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Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages


Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages - Meaning of the song


Written to excite stadium-sized crowds. Lead singer Joe Elliott called this song a "call to arms. It was released as the second single from the Pyromania album, following "Photograph," which was also a big, rousing anthem.

"We'd have never written 'Rock Of Ages' if we hadn't have heard 'I Love Rock And Roll' by Joan Jett. But we didn't steal her entire sound. We took that one song and thought, 'This is very anthemic. We could get away with writing songs of this standard and style.' And that's what we did. It doesn't particularly sound that much like her, the chorus a bit. The actual structure of the song is nothing alike."


Rock Of Ages - Lyrics


Gunter glieben glauchen globen All right I got something to say Yeah, it's better to burn out Yeah, than fade away All right Ow gonna start a fire C'mon! Rise up! Gather 'round Rock this place to the ground Burn it up let's go for broke Watch the night go up in smoke Rock on! Rock on! Drive me crazier, no serenade No fire brigade, Just the pyromania, come on What do you want? What do you want? I want rock'n'roll, yes I do Long live rock'n'roll Oh let's go, let's strike a light We're gonna blow like dynamite I don't care if it takes all night Gonna set this town alight C'mon! What do you want? What do you want? I want rock'n'roll, all right! Long live rock'n'roll Rock of ages, rock of ages Still rollin', keep a-rollin' Rock of ages, rock of ages Still rollin', rock'n'rollin' We got the power, got the glory Just say you need it and if you need it Say yeah! Heh heh heh heh Now listen to me I'm burnin', burnin', I got the fever I know for sure, there ain't no cure So feel it, don't fight it, go with the flow And gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme one more for the road What do you want? What do you want? I want rock'n'roll, you betcha Long live rock'n'roll Now hit it Rock of ages, rock of ages Still rollin', keep a-rollin' Rock of ages, rock of ages Still rollin', rock'n'rollin' We got the power, got the glory Just say you need it and if you need it Say yeah! Say yeah! We're gonna burn this damn place down Down to the ground Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh


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