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Song lyrics speak to us about everything from love to war from surrender to defiance from innocence to depravity, from sunshine to the storms of heartbreak. The powerful messages and moods that flow out of Rock-N-Roll’s words give us, the faithful, an ageless exhilaration, a mainline rush of electricity, a glow we can always bask in and tap for strength.

The lyrics have become our poetry, our holy book of work. Hearing them, reading them, repeating them can be the closest many of us come to finding religion.

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Big Dogs – The Real Earworms

Hey, hound dog, how does it feel to have fun, fun, fun on the stairway to heaven?

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Garage Band Crazy List

We listened to decks of songs over the course of a few days and asked: what ever possessed them to make this kind of music? (Possible answers – the devil, their mean old mamas, swimmer's ear, witnessing animal sacrifice before age six, and a natural-born perverseness.)

Gimme Some Lovin’ The Spencer Davis Group

She’s About A Mover Sir Douglas Quintet

Substitute The Who

Bottle Of Wine The Fireballs

Psychotic Reaction The Count Five

Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow The Rivingtons

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Songs Of San Francisco

In a few short strokes, here are a handful of songs that made San Francisco an epicenter for great music and why the aftershocks continue to this day...

Somebody To Love Jefferson Airplane

Standing On The Moon The Grateful Dead

Piece Of My Heart Big Brother & The Holding Company

Peace Of Mind Blue Cheer

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When Bruce First Cut Loose

Early on, Springsteen brought into high relief America's forgotten, abused, misused, its heroes, its villains, and a system that is designed to degrade and discard human beings. He glorifies faith, hope and charity – the three grandest virtues.

Spirit In The Night Bruce Springsteen

Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Bruce Springsteen

Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen

Born To Run Bruce Springsteen

The Promised Land Bruce Springsteen

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The Best Lyrics About Rock's Heaviest Drug

For decades, heroin has been a plague on the House of Rock-N-Roll, leaving a long trail of tragedy and despair in its wake. The silver lining is that smack has led to an exclusive group of brutally authentic and deeply personal songs.

Dead Flowers The Rolling Stones

Essence Lucinda Williams

She Talks To Angels The Black Crowes

The Needle And The Spoon Lynyrd Skynyrd

Golden Brown The Stranglers

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The Endless Summer Lyrics List

It may seem a little odd to introduce a list of great rockin' summer songs with words written by mainstreamer Johnny Mercer and sung by Frank Sinatra, but those lines sum up summer feelings of freedom, warmth, easy living, longing and loss.

School Is Out Gary U.S. Bonds

Black Summer Rain Eric Clapton

Summer of ’69 Bowling For Soup, Bryan Adams

Do It Again Beach Boys

Heat Wave Martha & The Vandellas

Hot Fun In The Summertime Sly & The Family Stone

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