The shopkeeper closed up,
A town turns it's nose up,
He never cried when his mother died they say.

Began with the rumors,
Spread like a tumor,
His choice of songs, it gave the game away.

It's only rock 'n' roll,
It's never gonna' change the world,
Well I'm tired of this town.
Another hero dies,
The cheers are drowning out the cries,
I look around at the madness of crowds.

The shopkeeper moved on,
A high-street improved on,
But fingers point and heads begin to nod.

The town grows suspicious,
The gossip malicious,
'Cos no-one here's above the Law of God.

It's only kiss 'n' tell,
I hear the Chinese whisper well,
But I'm tired of this town.
Another hero dies,
And the tears are drowning out the cries,
I look around at the madness...

I believe you'd like for me to be the same as you,
Don't you know that life could be so easy.
But you see I don't believe the things they say to me,
To me it's just madness gone mad.

The story just plays on,
McCarthy to Salem,
You're Communist or just a witch by day.

Now let's keep a vigil,
And watch each individual,
For signs that they may deviate or stray.

It's only rock 'n' roll,
It's never gonna change the world,
I'm tired of this town.
Another hero dies,
And the tears are drowning out the cries,
I look around at the madness of crowds.


Lyrics submitted by billyjerome

The Madness of Crowds song meanings
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