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Rock N' Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life Lyrics by Mac Davis

 

Rock N' Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life by Mac Davis


Oh, I can still remember
When I bought my first guitar
Remember walking from the shop
To put it proudly in my car
And my family listened fifty times
To my two song repertoire
I told my mom her only son
Was gonna be a star
Well, I bought all the Beatles records
Sounded just like Paul
I bought all the old Chuck Berrys
78s and all
And I sat by my record player
Playing every note they played
I watched them all on TV
And copied every move they made
Aw, rock and roll, I gave you all
The best years of my life
All the dreamy sunny Sundays
All the moonlit summer nights
I was so busy in the backroom
Writing love songs to you
While you were changing your direction
And you never even knew
That I was always just one step behind you
Well, '66 seemed like the year
I was really going somewhere
I was living in San Francisco
Wearing flowers in my hair
Singing songs of kindness
So the world would understand
The guys and me thought we were more
Than just another band
Aw, rock and roll, I gave you all
The best years of my life
All the crazy, lazy, young days
All the magic moon at nights
I was so busy on the road
Singing love songs to you
While you were changing your direction
And you never even knew
That I was always just one step behind you
Well, '71, I was all alone
When I met Sarah Jan
I was trying to go it solo
With someone elses band
And she came up to me softly
And she took me by the hand
She listened to my problems
And she seemed to understand
And she followed me to London
To a hundred hotel rooms
Through a hundred record companies
Who didn't like my tunes
She followed me back to Tennessee
Where she finally made me see
I'm just a plain old country boy
That's all I'll ever be
Aw, rock and roll, I gave you
All the best years of my life
All the dreamy, sunny Sundays
All the moonlit summer nights
And though I never knew
The magic of making it with you
I'm getting along with my country songs
Doing what I was born to do
But I was always just one step behind you
Aw, rock and roll, I gave you
All the best years of my life
All the dreamy, sunny Sundays...