"Rock and Roll" as written by and Rick Derringer....
It's been a long time since I Rock and Rolled
It's been a long time since I did the Stroll
Oh let me get it back let me get it back
Let me get it back baby where I come from

It's been a long time been a long time
Been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely lonely time
Yes it has
It's been a long time since the book of love
I can't count the tears of a life with no love
Carry me back carry me back
Carry me back, baby, where I come from

It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time
Seems so long since we walked in the moonlight
Making vows that just can't work right
Open your arms, opens your arms
Open your arms, baby, let my love come running in
It's been a long time, been a long time
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time

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"Rock and Roll" as written by Rick Derringer

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is actually about sex, not rock and roll. "Rock and Roll" here is another word for sex.
    Philadelphia Eagleson September 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song harkens back to the rock and roll of the 1950's and the way rock and roll used to sound at that time.
    OceanOfChaoson May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this is sort of the quintessential "we're back" song. this is one of the first songs on their 4th album, and it had been over a year since their last release, which up to that point was a long time on the Zeppelin calendar. it's all about them loving their job and being glad to be back doing it, sort of like the opening count in to "The Ocean", which is the last track off their next (5th) album. they love to rock and roll, love to play to the ocean.
    AirCav1stOfThe9thon May 04, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"the only good thing about that stupid cadalliac commercial is that damn good zep song in the beginning"
    DMBgurl4141on May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was a "Oh yeah? Well f**k you!" to the critics of Led Zeppelin's third album. The critics said that in III, Zep didn't really rock like they used to. And, yeah, the song probably has plenty of inuendo.
    star7956on December 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe drum lead in is taken directly from a Little Richard song
    hayes6on December 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTHis is a great song. However Dodge completly ruined it for me by playing it ALL THE TIME ON THIER DAMN TRUCK COMMERCIALS. SO now whenever i listen to it i do not think of its meanings or lyrics or anything, all i think of are damn trucks. Good job DOdge car company, u did exactly what u meant 2 do fuckers. O well, great song, though i cant listen 2 it n e more :'(
    FloatOn33on February 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe song formed when the band became sort of upset when they were told that Led Zeppelin III wasn't really a "Rock and Roll" album, so they struck back with the song, basically saying," well, we did stray a bit from rock and roll, but were back, and were not about to quit".
    ledzepheadon February 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis a great example of a song ruined by a commercial.
    bleachon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank God we don't get Dodge/Cadillac ads here in Australia.
    Stairway-to-Kashmiron March 31, 2007   Link

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