"Rock Me" as written by and John Kay....
She asked me maybe
I would share her sorrow
About the men that tried to treat her wrong

Though just a baby
A waiting her tomorrow
It's rock me baby, rock me baby
All night long

She needs an answer to her confusion
Someone to guide her with tenderness
But if she's asking for a solution
All that she gets
You know it's something like this

Don't know where we come from
Don't know where we're going to
But if all of this should have a reason
We would be the last to know

So let's just hope there is a promised land
Hang on till then as best you can
Everybody's ills you know it

Fills her with compassion
That's why she tries
To save the world alone

She helps the needy in her own fashion
And tries to give them all her own
Rock me baby, rock me baby
All night long


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"Rock Me" as written by Nick Beggs Austin Howard

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  • +2
    General Commenton the surface, this song may seem like your typical "lover scorned" type song, but reading between the lines, pondering on the underlying meanings, it seems to me to be about mother nature and what we collectively have done to her (in particular the wealthy patriarchical military industrial complex) I'll elaborate :

    She asked me maybe
    I would share her sorrow
    About the men that tried to treat her wrong

    it's kind of obvious that mother earth is crying out for our help, so we can share her pain and possibly start to make the environment and the world a better place, and of course "all the men who treated her wrong" is an obvious reference to the white male dominated corporate military indurtrial complex, who everyone knows are the major causers of war, poverty, suffering and of course environmental destruction as of recent decades, including the 60's.

    Though just a baby
    A waiting her tomorrow

    this could be a reference to the fact that life and the
    present natural wonder and beauty of our planet is a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of the universe, and awaiting tommorrow, is trying to tell us that its not too late to change our dectructive course..

    She needs an answer to her confusion
    someone to guide her with tenderness

    the earth needs environmentally conscious people to tend to her wounds, is confused on why we would treat the only place we have as a home in such a manner


    Don't know where we come from
    Don't know where we're going to
    But if all of this should have a reason
    We would be the last to know

    that our future does look grim at the moment, religion and science aside, none of us really know where we came from, and we dont know where we are heading, and of course with our "primitive" intellect, we would be the last to know what our purpose in the greater universe is...

    So let's just hope there is a promised land
    Hang on till then as best you can

    this one is fairly obvious, those of us who want a better future and to protect the environment are in a minority, and we try to survive until this utopia can be a reality

    (continued)
    dougquaidon April 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationBrilliant analysis Doug, but it's not simply about "Mother Nature"...there's more to it than that. This is why John Kay was such a master songwriter...the song had layers. Upon its simplest layer it's about a young, naive girl entering into the world of men and looking for at least "one good man" to step forward out of the bunch and guide her with Love and respect. However, there's also your much larger layer that references Mother Nature in her infancy with mankind. But ultimately, the song is at an even deeper level...and that is the SACRED FEMININE. The Earth, and many of man's most ancient realms were guided thru the wisdom of the sacred feminine (Ancient Egypt and Atlantis, if you are prepared to believe this truth). But after the great flood (approx. 10,000 years ago) the Male energy has slowly taken full control of this wondrous Earth to her full detriment.

    John Kay was simply saying that what all of us needed then (even MORE relevant today) was a shift back to the Sacred Feminine, starting by listening and loving the female energy that is crying out for SINCERITY, COMPASSION, TOLERANCE and LOVE...all the things that this Corporate-owned world is not...

    Again, great analysis!
    CharlieFreakon December 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI seen 5 comments on Monster, when Rock Me is little more better than that.

    But anyways, great song!
    Pink_Floyd_fanon February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think both of the previous comments might be good, but not being able to ask John Kay, I can give my thoughts of when the song was on the charts, where I first heard it. The '60s, and what was happening in the US, I
    and others took the song as to be about America and what was happening and being done in her name. The powers-that-be in the name of greed and power, and furthering their own agenda, which appears to be happening again, but in a more pseudo-sophisticated and they hope, a more hidden way. To us, who have been there previously, are not fooled. In any case, the song spoke to me as a declaration of sorrow for the country and her true sons and daughters who tried to save her.
    linda10211on January 05, 2017   Link

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