Rock'n'Roll Cover Band

from by Robert Childs Elastic Band

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lyrics

ROCK'N'ROLL COVER BAND (Words and Music - Robert Childs)

That's enough original music
That's enough selfindulgent rhyme
The promotor says he knows
What's best for his shows
The people just want to have a good time
If you want to get a better audience
You have to play what the people know
They don't want to hear it
It if they haven't ever seen it
Playing on their videos

Chorus
I play casinos
I play the front of the hotel bars
But I only sing songs
That were written by people
In England and America
And I'm paying off a secondhand Rickenbacker bass
Which I'm learning to play left hand
In my Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties
Rock'n'Roll Cover Band

First I play a rock'n'roll medley
Then the latest hits of sixty nine
Only three chords
And one syllable words
Which I slur with a rockabilly whine
My agent says I'm doing fantastic
It's just what the audience needs
And he's dressed me for the night
I look absolutely right
In my floral shirt and hippie beads

Chorus

Bridge

I had a song of my own
So I gave it a try
But my manager took me aside
Demanding why, why, why, why, WHY


My manager rang up my agent
Who spoke to an A&R man
Nothing is final
But there's a chance of vinyl
And maybe aluminium
But my publicist says I need a bunch of new songs
She knows just to whom she can talk
So my repertoire is coming
All the way from London
Except the ones who come from New York

Chorus

I play the Beatles
I play Elvis Presley and Stones
Abba and Soul
Even Billy Joel
As long as it's nothing of my own
And I'm paying off a secondhand Rickenbacker bass
Which I'm learning to play left hand
In my Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, Eighties
Rock'n'Roll Cover Band

Coda

Please please me (Rock'N'Roll Cover Band)
I want to be your man (Rock'N'Roll Cover Band)
Please release me (Rock'N'Roll Cover Band)
I want to say that I did it my way
I'm down (Rock'N'Roll Cover Band)
Way down (Rock'N'Roll Cover Band)
Downtown (Rock'N'Roll Cover Band)
Trying to get it all together now
All together now
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, YEAH!

credits

from Revenge, released April 20, 1994
Robert Childs - vocals; guitar
George Will - bass
Ren Forsaith - drums
Adrian Miller - keyboard; piano
Sean Mangan - backing vocals

Engineer - Geoff Prideaux
Recorded at The Sound Workshop, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia.
Mastered by Neville Clark at Disk-Edits.

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Robert Childs Australia

Robert Childs wrote his first song when he was about 10, continued writing and made a couple of demo albums before he founded SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association) in 1987. He released his debut album Revenge (with the Robert Childs Elastic Band) in 1994. He was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) for his services to music in 2004. ... more

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