Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin' she puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn't believe what she heard at all
She started shakin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll

Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock 'n' roll station

It was alright (it was alright)
Hey baby, you know it was alright (it was alright)

Jenny said
When she was just about five years old
You know why parents gonna be the death of us all
Two TV sets and two Cadillac cars
Well you know, it ain't gonna help me at all, not just a tiny bit
Then one fine mornin' she turns on a New York station
She doesn't believe what she hears at all
Ooh, she started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life is saved by rock 'n' roll, yeah rock 'n' roll

Despite all the computations
You could just dance
To that rock 'n' roll station

And baby it was alright (it was alright)
Hey it was alright (it was alright)
Hey here she comes now!
Jump! jump!

Jenny said when she was just about five years old
Hey, you know, there was nothing happening at all, not at all
Every time I put on the radio
You know there's nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin' she hears a New York station
She just didn't believe what she heard at all, hey, not at all
She started dancin' to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll, yes rock 'n' roll

Despite all the computation
You know you could just dance
To a rock 'n' roll station

All right
All right
And it was alright
Well, listen to me now
And it was alright
Come on, man, listen
It was alright
It was alright
And it was alright
Alright!
It's alright
Alright!
Yeah, it's alright now
Alright!
Yeah, it's alright now
Alright!
It is all alright
Alright!
Yeah, alright now
Alright!
And it's alright right now
Alright!
And it's alright now
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Oh baby
Alright!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Alright!
Now it's alright now
Alright!
Ooh, it's alright now
Alright!
Oh, alright
Alright!
Alright now
Alright!


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Rock & Roll Lyrics as written by Lou Reed

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  • +2
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    probably the single greatest rock song ever.

    dockthedogon April 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    RIP Lou! <3

    minuetteon October 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
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    this song is the greatest ballad about the power of rock ever. Ever. Its is a fucking amazing song

    goodmusic44on May 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    I have standing orders with the girlfriend to have "His life was saved by rock 'n' roll" put on my headstone. Not joking.

    ubermaxon June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    This song is truth. Rock and roll is a religion to me; this is my Psalm 23.

    evilfishmanon September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    just a good ol' fashioned rock 'n' roll song about listenig to the genre

    lou_reedon July 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    I love the guitar solo on this.

    alfiebabyon May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    i love this song live

    rufiohaspanon November 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    jane's addiction does a really good cover of this, i think you can find it on "strays". fantastic song.

    aceofhearts1on February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is more than just a song it's an opiate for the mind to escape from the dulldrum of life and rock to something that truly is one of the greatest rock songs ever made from an underappreciated legendary band.

    floydian18on May 03, 2007   Link

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