I Wanna Rock (Socially Responsibly)

by Phil Johnson and Roadside Attraction

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I realized recently that a lot of the rock and metal stuff I listened to as a kid just isn't acceptable in our modern world. It's sexist, violent, homophobic... So I thought I'd write something in that style with a more modern mindset.

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Lock up your daughters
We're coming for them
Gonna have some consensual sex
If they don't wanna
We're gonna respect that
Cuz I'm a good male feminist

Well it's Saturday night
I'm feelin' alright
I manifest gratitude, I'm blessed
And tonight we're gonna rock til an appropriate hour
And then get eight hours of rest
Eight hours of rest

I wanna rock
But that means being inclusive
Of people and their cultures
Without appropriating them
I wanna rock
But that means being conducive
To a balanced life of work and play
And avoiding all gluten
I wanna rock

Don't drink too much
Don't drive, there's Uber
Make sure you're staying hydrated
And then tomorrow
Go do some yoga
Your root chakra's looking kinda faded

Well we're hitting the town
And tearing it down
We're gonna up and gentrify this bitch
But we'll always make sure that there's affordable housing
We'll put it underneath a bridge
Underneath a bridge

I wanna rock
Cuz I find my work fulfilling
In invest in companies that ecologically sound
I wanna rock
I don't need no 401k
Cuz I'm a cowboy and a rebel
With a maxed out IRA
I wanna rock

I wanna rock
Do you wanna rock?
If you don't wanna rock then that's ok
This is a judgment free zone
And everybody to each their own
But I wanna rock
If you don't wanna rock
Our differences are just to be embraced
I don't see color, I don't see race
I'm not even sure you've got a face
Not even sure you've got a face

I wanna rock
Because you're you and you've got spunk
You'll never hear me use a slur
Not even when I'm drunk
I wanna rock
With respect for your religion
Whether Jesus or Mohammed or a goat with sixteen heads
I wanna rock

And I'll tolerate you
I'll tolerate you
I'll tolerate you
I'll tolerate you
I'll tolerate you
I'll tolerate you
I'll tolerate you
I'll tolerate you
Can I have permission to rock?

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released February 14, 2017
Words and music by Phil Johnson
Published by Bucky Mack Music (ASCAP)

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Phil Johnson is a man who gets mistaken for a woman, but only by those not paying attention. That revelation kicks off a battle for self-awareness where comedy and music are the weapons of choice. It’s a battle that has taken Phil to such esteemed festivals as the Edinburgh Fringe and Sundance Film Festivals and the Top 8 Finals of the World Series of Comedy. ... more

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