Who Killed Rock N Roll
†(Rick Springfield)
(This song is available for download on itunes)

Rap put the bullet in Rock and Roll's Head
Radio used her and left her for dead
Black roses bloomed from where she bled
Come on, come on is there anybody out there.

Crime scene's closed there's a body on the floor
Fifty million kids knocking on the door
Everyone's horny, no one can score
They need rock n roll

Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll

There's a riot in heaven and the dead are placing bets
Angels shooting pool and smoking cigarettes
Big man's angry,  as angry as he gets
God wants rock n roll

Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll

Who smacked her and trapped her, 
and kicked her in the head

Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll

I turn on my radio and all I hear is this.....
(crickets)
Rock and Roll's sleeping in the black abyss
All she needs is a long wet kiss
All Hail Rock

Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll

Who smacked her and trapped her 
and kicked her in the head

Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll
Who Killed Rock N Roll

Who Killed Rock N Roll

Who Killed Rock N Roll

Song Facts: Rick performed this song for the first time in Mt. Pleasant, MI on 7/7/06.  It was the 2nd song into the show.  After that, it became the opening song for the show.

Rick performed this song on General Hospital on 8/24/07

The line "Radio used her and left her for dead" was originally written "Radio raped her and left her for dead"

 


Stafford, TX 10/06/06 - "I turn on the radio and all I hear is this"

According to US

It took me several listens to the song before I could figure out most of what the lyrics were. Again, Rick had wrote and recorded a song that was somewhat complicated (to me, anyway) But I love that about his music.

The thoughts and ideas that obviously go through this manís head! Musical genius, indeed. I love the Ďwonderí and questioning, but still again the answer to who indeed killed Rock and Roll and turned it into a whole different world in the music universe.

Guitar music is and always has been my favorite, and this song, without a doubt, does it for me. I love it and itís a really kicker song. - Amy L

Rick Springfield - Who Killed Rock and Roll lyrics.