Had to make do with a worn out rock and roll scene
The old bop is gettin' tired need a rest
Well you know what I mean
Fifty eight that was great
But it's over now and That's all
Somethin' harder's coming up
Gonna really knock a hole in the wall
Gonna hit ya grab you hard
Make you feel ten feet tall

Well I hope this baby's gonna come along soon
You don't know it could happen any ol' rainy afternoon
With the temperature down
And the jukebox blowin' no fuse
And my musical life's feelin'
Like a long Sunday School cruise
And you know there's one thing
Every single body could use
Yeah listen to me baby
Let me tell you what it's all about
Modern times rock and roll
Modern times rock and roll

Get you high heeled guitar boots and some groovy clothes
Get a hair piece on your chest
And a ring through your nose
Find a nice little man who says
He's gonna make you a real big star
Stars in your eyes and ants in your pants
Think you should go far
Everybody in this bum sucking world
Gonna know just who you are
Look out

Modern times rock and roll

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Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll Lyrics as written by Roger Meddows Taylor

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song seems to describe punk rock before the sex pistols or ramones were ever imagined
    smcoscion December 12, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA clever and hyper rock song that I just never grow tired of. A great album and this is the most nervous moment on the album. A great Roger Taylor song.
    akanawhaon January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQueen where always ahead of their time, and this early metal song shows it perfectly.
    Ben2k9on January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI still can't believe Taylor crammed so much lyrics into a minute and a half and manages to sound coherent ...
    Child Of Musicon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea really. i think its about a guy who wants to be a rocker, but is stuck in the reality of famliy and just wants to keep rockin. like me :)
    ElKarmaScaramoucheon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"With the temp'rature down
    And the juke box blowin' no fuse"

    Props to the incomparable Roger Taylor for the Chuck Berry, Roll Over Beethoven reference!
    Telewhackeron January 04, 2014   Link

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