"Rock 'n' Roll with Me" as written by Geoffrey Alexander Maccormack and David Bowie....
You always were the one that knew
They sold us for the likes of you
I always wanted new surroundings
A room to rent while the lizards lay crying in the heat
Trying to remember who to meet

I would take a foxy kind of stand
While tens of thousands found me in demand

[Chorus]
When you rock 'n' roll with me
No one else I'd rather be
Nobody here can do it for me
I'm in tears again
When you rock 'n' roll with me

Gentle hearts are counted down
The queue is out of sight and out of sounds
Me, I'm out of breath, but not quite doubting
I've found a door which lets me out!

[Chorus x 3]


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"Rock 'n Roll With Me" as written by Geoff Mc Cormack David Bowie

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  • +2
    General CommentAs with all '70's Bowie songs, best listened at maximum Mick Ronson.
    garyrboyceon October 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBowie's love letter, to all his true blue fans in the audience.

    flayerhateron August 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song always makes me think of someone I love, and how joyous the moment is when you're with that person, doing something simple like dancing to rock and roll music.
    RNRShamanon June 26, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis one an odd fit for Diamond Dogs...but it serves the purpose of tempo change up I guess
    coo2kachooon June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty class song, the chorus is a good one to sing along to. For some reason I just started randomly singing it to myself at work just now...
    Lailseaxon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's so dramatic! I agree with flayerhater. =) *thumbs up*
    sparklybowieon April 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThough many people believe this song not to be connected to the 1984 idea, but I actually found a way it could fit. I always thought of "Rebel Rebel" of being about Halloween Jack finding love with an unusual girl in the post-Apocalypse world and this song is about him and her spending time together and finding solace in rock music even though of the bad times which is why he is in tears because he is just so happy yet he knows that it's the Apocalypse and they could die anytime. He already references the relationship when he has them "taking drugs" and "jumping into the river holding hands" in Sweet Thing / Candidate.
    DavidBowieFanon March 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis is Winston and Julia's love song. The line "A room to rent while the lizards lay crying in the heat" reminds me of the room above the shop that they would meet before Big Brother busted them.
    ziggytwigon March 01, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMy least favorite track off of Diamond Dogs but I still like it.
    It's about finding solace in rock music, pretty obviously.
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentA crying organ
    nagromnaion September 06, 2007   Link

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