ROCK OF LIFE
 
(Music & Lyrics by Rick Springfield) 


.....Waking up blind with the house on fire

Well I pick up my guitar
....
I look in the mirror
It's like a stranger in my hand (the baby is crying)
There comes a time when the boy must leave
...
And the man has to enter
For the soul to understand (all of the changes)
It ain't no perfect life, this one I'm living in
I was caught with my guard down
When the world came knocking

I
hear the big beat, the Rock Of Life
Big beat talk to me, (
talk to me say)Hey - Woo
I feel the back beat, the Rock Of Life
Waking up blind with the house on fire

Is it something in my head
.....
Or the time
or the season
Or the little boy in my hands (must be a reason)
Yeah, there's new meaning in my life
....
But there's pain and confusion
And I'm trying to understand (all of the changes)
I've been cut so deep but I can't make it bleed
I was caught with my
guard down
When the world came knocking

I
hear the big beat, the Rock Of Life
Big beat talk to me, Hey-Woo
I feel the back beat, the Rock Of Life
Waking up blind with the house on fire

It ain't no perfect life
This one I'm living in
I was caught with my guard down
When the world came knocking

I
hear the big beat, the Rock Of Life
Big beat talk to me, Hey - Woo
I feel the back beat, the Rock Of Life
Waking up blind with the house on fire

I hear the big beat, the Rock of Life
Big beat talk to me,
(one more time, say:)Hey - Woo
I feel the back beat the Rock Of Life
Waking up blind with the house on fire


 

(total playing time 4:26)

*note - red text indicates differences between recorded and live versions

Footnote - background picture was taken at Ft. McDowell, AZ on 4/5/03 by Renata Hearn during this song