"Cover Of The Rolling Stone" as written by and Shel Silverstein....
Oh, we're big rock singers.
We got golden fingers.
And we're loved everywhere we go.
We sing about beauty,
And we sing about truth
At ten thousand dollars a show.
We take all kinds of pills
To give us all kind of thrills,
But the thrill we've never known
Is the thrill that'll getcha
When you get your picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone...
Wanna see my picture on the cover.
Stone...
Wanna buy five copies for my Mother.
Stone...
Wanna see my smiling face
On the cover of the Rolling Stone.

I got a freaky old lady
Named Cocaine Katy
Who embroiders all my jeans.
Got my poor old grey-haired daddy
Drivin' my limousine.
It's all designed to blow our minds,
But our minds won't really get blown
Like the blow that'll getcha
When you get your picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone.

We gotta lotta little teenage blue-eyed groupies
Who do anything we say.
We got a genuine Indian guru
Who's teaching us a better way.
We got all the friends that money can buy,
So we never have to be alone.
And we keep getting richer,
But we can't get our picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone.


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"The Cover of the Rolling Stone" as written by Shel Silverstein

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    General Commentonly 5 comments for this song? what is wrong with yall? this is a great song
    Wedenfuddon February 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was by Poison, you know, the 80s hair band.
    sammy4770on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so...for lack of a better word, addicting! It gets stuck inside my head with just the first 6 notes!! I still think it's a good song though. Just a fun one
    inconceivableon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Almost Famous =)
    whatafeelingon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's too true. It seems that you have to that "something" to get on the cover of Rolling Stone. This song is just funny.
    OpinionHeadon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSammy-
    It was covered by Poison. It's on their 2000 album, "Crack a Smile...and More."
    2Loudon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWedenfudd, I agree... Although I think I commented most of Dr. Hook and the Medicine show under the artist Dr Hook so yeah..

    Hahaha.. I guess being on the cover of the Rollingstone is a big accomplishment.
    I love this song. A lot of my friends laugh at me for listening to Dr. Hook 'cause I'm only 18, but I grew up on it. My dad is an avid listener so naturally I am too. I think this song (& the rest of their songs) deserve a whole lot more comments and more recognition.. Oh yeah, and to be on the cover of the rollingstone :P
    stagnateon March 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe problem is that most of the people who get on here are too young to remember let alone know who the greats in music are. :( This is a great song. :)Ever try to embroider on jeans? It's hard to do!
    emuInAmuumuuon May 28, 2012   Link

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