"I Dig Rock and Roll Music" as written by and James/stookey Mason....
I dig rock and roll music
And I love to get the chance to play (and sing it)
I figure it's about the happiest sound going down today

The message may not move me
Or mean a great deal to me
But hey, it feels so groovy to say:
I dig the Mamas and the Papas at "The Trip"
Sunset Strip in L.A.
And they got a good thing going
When the words don't get in the way
And when they're really wailing
Michelle and Cass are sailing
Hey, they really nail me to the wall!

I dig Donovan in a dream-like, tripped out way
His crystal images tell you about a brighter day
And when the Beatles tell you
They've got a word "love" to sell you
They mean exactly what they say

I dig rock and roll music
I could really get it on in that scene
I think I could say something if you know what I mean
But if I really say it, the radio won't play it
Unless I lay it between the lines!

Lyrics submitted by pieligero

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    Song MeaningOnly one comment? Wow.

    This song is about the music of an era that they saw as meaningless. They just say it between the lines, as is hinted in the last part. One day I paid full attention to the whole song which I previously thought was a tribute to some great music then I realized it was a thumb of the nose to it with a clever disguise. So even though I love the music they're talking about, I still love this song and how clever it is.
    theprynceon October 26, 2011   Link
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    General Commentsays a lot for being a song about not saying things through music
    ZinbobDanon April 10, 2003   Link

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