You're no rock n' roll fun
like a party that's over
before it's begun
You're no walk in the park
more like a shot in the dark
with clues left for no one

And all the boys in the band
know how to get down
fill our Christmas socks
with whiskey drinks
and chocolate bars
and when the evening ends we won't
be thinking of you then
Although the best man
won't hang out with the girl band!

You're no rock n' roll fun
like a piece of art
that no one can touch
Your head is always up in the clouds
writing your songs
won't you ever come down?

And all the boys in the band
know how to get down
fill our Christmas socks
with whiskey drinks
and chocolate bars
and when the evening ends we won't
be thinking of you then
Even if your song
is playing on the jukebox

You wanna party with the lights on
Come on I like it dark!
You always wanna hear the same old song
Come on play another song!

You're no rock n' roll fun


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  • +1
    General CommentI like it too! When I first saw the video for it, I was kind of surprised to see them doing the generic "band playing and dancing around" video. I mean, they've only made 2 thus far, you'd think they'd want to make another really deep and meaningful one, ya know?

    But then I was thinking it IS a fun video, and maybe there is also a little sarcasm in it? Like they're poking fun at all the sugary pop singers or something? Opinions?
    StephNJon June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha such an awesome song! i suggest downloading it.
    asilbaby23on October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the greatest pop songs I've ever heard
    gilbagon October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read in a show review website that this song is about bands/musicians who are not really down to earth. it makes sense, cos they say "you're no rock'n'roll fun" cos they are "like a piece of art that no one can touch
    their head is "always up in the clouds" writing their songs, so s-k asks "won't you ever come down?"

    "And all the boys in the band
    know how to get down
    fill our Christmas socks
    with whiskey drinks
    and chocolate bars
    and when the evening ends we won't
    be thinking of you then
    Although the best man
    won't hang out with the girl band!"

    I think this part is both about boy bands' attitudes against girl bands, like "yeah, they are cool and alright but the best man won't hang out with us. cos he's too arrogant." and still about the "high and mighty" rockers when she says "and when the evening ends we won't
    be thinking of you then" cos "you're no rock'n'roll fun"

    that's part of what the reviewer and part of what I think about the song. and about the video, I think it might as well be pure rock'n'roll fun, without all the fuss about being too cool to have fun. and with a sweet twist at the end when we see a guy turning carrie's platform around, which could mean "we are no superheros, this is how it's done. so see him too!" or I'm just crazy :)

    anyways it's very sweet song.
    salvoon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not familiar with this band at all, so maybe that's just how they play, but in the video it seems like they're playing in a stereotypically male way, showing off and all. And that switches with them dancing around and wearing makeup, which is maybe women's stereotypical place in music. I'm just interpreting it that way because of the comments here though--before that I was just like "oh man, they play awesome!"
    mockingsmileon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentespecially with the shiny stars and the rotating platforms.

    I read in an interview that YNRRF was written about a certain band s-k had the 'pleasure' of supporting with a female lead singer. Any ideas?
    amberbreathon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey..i noticed the other day in this clip.
    janet keeps changing.
    one second she has her sparkly jacket on.
    then it's off.
    then she has a red hat on.
    then it's off.
    then she's just wearing a shirt.

    i don't know if this was done on purpose.?
    or not.

    and on the bands website.
    when they have a photo of the crew from this video clip.
    someone in the crew is wearing janets red hat.

    yeah..just weird things i notice.

    great song.!
    i dance to it often.
    the_redsungirlon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningthis is about James Mercer of The Shins
    NeilGarciaon April 07, 2011   Link
  • -5
    General CommentWhat's with this song? Girls don't play guitar.....
    Won'tBeatThe'60son July 06, 2003   Link

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