He sold his old car and bought a guitar
after quitting his nine to five
He rolled in at noon and packed up his things
and said to his pregnant wife,
"Well I gotta go, sweetie pie, I'm leaving this life
I'm going to L.A. and I'm gonna start a rock band."
Because its a long, long, long way up to the top of the charts
And I guess I'm just fed up

I'll start a rock band
And everyone will know
They'll scream my name out when they hear me on the radio
I'll be a rock star
And everyone will see
They'll be so jealous when they see me on T.V.
Hey!

He rolled into town with the windows rolled down
In the back of a stranger's Benz
He said, "Well would you mind if you'd spare me some time?
I'm new here and could use a friend.
See I need a bassist to play the same notes as me
if you wanna team up, then I'll let you join my rock band."
And the driver said, "Hey man, you gotta teach me to play."
And the two of them shook hands

I'll start a rock band
And everyone will know
They'll scream my name out when they hear me on the radio
I'll be a rock star
And everyone will see
They'll be so jealous when they see me on T.V.
Hey!

They met a drummer playing on the streets
His name was Funky and he had no teeth
He said he'd join them if they paid for all
The parking tickets that he got last Fall
They bought some instruments and practiced hard
They had their first gig at a local bar
The man had one too many rum and cokes
he choked, he choked, he choked!

The drummer is in jail after selling some drugs
and the driver died of heart disease
The man is still in Cali scrubbing dirty tile floors
in the bathroom of Studio B
Well he had a date with the fame and fortune
and he frequently thinks about the time he had a rock band
And anyone can see that it didn't work out
But he is happy as can be...

I'll start a rock band
And everyone will know
They'll scream my name out when they hear me on the radio
I'll be a rock star
And everyone will see
They'll be so jealous when they see me on T.V.
Hey!
I'll start a rock band
And everyone will know
They'll scream my name out when they hear me on the radio
I'll be a rock star
And everyone will listen
They'll be so jealous when they see me on the television


Lyrics submitted by jasonporter16

Rock Band song meanings
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