Hahaha, I don't believe it
Da, da, ah, ah don't touch me
Hey ray, hey sugar, tell them who we are

Well, we're big rock singers
We got golden fingers
And we're loved everywhere we go ("That sounds like us")
We sing about beauty and we sing about truth
At ten thousand dollars a show (right)
We take all kinds of pills that 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 Rollin' Stone

(Rollin' stone) wanna see my picture on the cover
(Stone) wanna buy five copies for my mother (yes)
(Stone) wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the Rollin' stone ("That's a very, very good idea")

I got a freaky ole lady name a Cocaine Katy
Who embroiders on my jeans
I got my poor ole grey haired daddy
Drivin' my limousine
Now it's all designed to blow our minds
But our minds won't really be blown
Like the blow that'll getcha when you get your picture
On the cover of the Rollin' Stone

(Rollin' stone) wanna see our pictures on the cover
(Stone) wanna buy five copies for our mothers (yeah)
(Stone) wanna see my smilin face
On the cover of the Rollin' stone

Hey, I know how (sure enough)
Rock and roll

"Ah, that's beautiful"

We got a lot of little teenage blue eyed groupies
Who do anything we say
We got a genuine indian guru
He'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 gettin' richer but we can't get our picture
On the cover of the Rollin' stone

(Rollin' stone) wanna see my picture on the cover
(Stone) wanna buy five copies for my mother ("I want one")
(Stone) wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the Rollin' stone
On the cover of the Rollin'
(Stone) gonna see my picture on the cover
"I don't know why we ain't on the cover, baby"
(Stone) wanna buy five copies for my mother
"We're beautiful fellas"
(Stone) wanna see my smilin' face
"I ain't kiddin' ya, oh, we would make a beautiful cover"
On the cover of the Rollin' stone
"A fresh shot, right up front, man
I can see it now, we'll be on the front
Smilin', man
Ahh, beautiful"


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Cover of the Rolling Stone Lyrics 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 27, 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 04, 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 29, 2012   Link

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