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Rock And Roll Band Lyrics

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Title: Rock And Roll Band
Artist: Boston
Album: Boston
Year: 1976

Interesting: This song is not about the band. Many people assume it is because the lyrics are in the first person and they sing about being from Boston, which they are. Group leader Tom Scholz wrote the song based on conversations he had with Jim Masdea, a musician who has played with many local bands in Boston. Masdea was always telling Scholz about struggling bands trying to get signed to record contracts.

Well, we were just another band out of Boston
On the road and trying to make ends meet
Playin' all the bars, sleepin' in our cars
And we practiced right on out in the street

No, we didn't have much money
We barely made enough to survive
But when we got up on stage and got ready to play
People came alive

Rock and roll band
Everybody's waitin'
Gettin' crazy
Anticipating love and music
Play, play, play, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Dancin' in the streets of Hyannis
We were getting pretty good at the game
People stood in line and didn't seem to mind
You know everybody knew our name

Livin' on rock-n'-roll music
Never worry 'bout the things we were missing
When we got up on the stage and got ready to play
Everybody'd listen

Rock and roll band
Everybody's waitin'
Gettin' crazy
Anticipating love and music
Play, play, play, yeah, yeah

Playin' for a week in Rhode Island
A man came to the stage one night
He smoked a big cigar
And drove a Cadillac car
And said, "boys, I think this band's outta-sight"

Ohhhhh siiign a record company contracts
You know I've got great expectations
When I hear you on the car radio
You're goin' to be a sensation!

Oh yeah!

Rock and roll band
Everybody's waitin'
Gettin' crazy
Anticipating love and music
Play, play, play, yeah, yeah

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