A yellowed eight by ten in a ragged press kit folder A tattered poster hanging on my bedroom wall A snakeskin jacket in the back row of my closet I can hear the echoes as the music rocks the hall A bygone day in its grandeur and its glory The scent of illegal incense in the air Everyone I know has at least a few good stories But if you recall the eighties – were you really there?
Hop aboard this laser beam – it’s eighties on my time machine When rock was king Zeppelin dropped the wrecking ball Loverboy would lead the call – to keep rocking These times are taller than the tale You can’t exaggerate the power and the scale When rock was king
Styx would rock the paradise – survivor saw with tiger’s eye When rock was king Motley crue and toto too – boston – kansas and mr. mister We lived the dream Even though eighties are a triumph come and gone The tenors of these times are singing strong When rock was king
When ac/dc rock the sheds Angus would take control Ann wilson left the house in shreds – with heart Stopping rock and roll When rock was our religion Big dreams – big hairs – big visions
Quiet riot felt the noise – 38 special were wild-eyed boys When rock was king Surrendering to the cheap trick – with reo and aerosmith When got our wings So climb aboard the starship – rainbow bound This journey’s come full circle to the sound When rock was king - when rock was king - when rock was king
Everything old is new again - when rock was king Everything new is old again – when rock was king