REO Speedwagon Rock 'n' Roll Star cover

Rock 'n' Roll Star
by REO Speedwagon
Lyrics and Meaning

Jan 22, 1985

Rock 'n' Roll Star Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I was just a boy when the river ran dry
And I can still remember my mama cry
She said "Son, leave as fast as you can
But don't waste your life in this rock'n'roll band"
I saw the light and left as fast as I could
I knew deep down it was gonna do me good
So I threw my Fender in an old friend's car
I knew I'd come home a rock'n'roll star
Verse 2
So we hit the road but the road hit back
We thought we'd take the world with a hit-and-run attack
Now I'm center stage but it feels bizarre
Despite new cars and caviar
Verse 3
An overnight success created by the press
But they'll eat you up if you show them any stress
So I lick my wounds and I hide my scars
The whole world thinks I'm a rock'n'roll star
Verse 4
Rock'n'roll star, rock'n'roll star
That's what they call you
That's not what you are
Rock'n'roll star, rock'n'roll star
I still wanna be a rock'n'roll star
Verse 5
So we got a break in our whirlwind tour
I called home, said I'm comin' home for sure
I'm tired of "Hurry up, make the plane, jump in the car"
I'm home on loan, I'm a rock 'n' roll star

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