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Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock



The title explains the whole meaning of this song: Dee Snider wants to rock. The song tapped into the psyche of kids who felt besieged by pressure from parents and teachers to conform to societal norms and behave themselves.

Dee Snider joined Twisted Sister three years after the band formed, but he quickly took over the songwriting. He studied the craft, learning how metal masterpieces were made and applying that to the songs he wrote. Snider explains:

"'I Wanna Rock' was designed when I realized that Iron Maiden was having tremendous success with their sort of galloping metal rhythms, and then there was the anthemic thing that I like to do, which bands like AC/DC do, and one of my biggest influences, especially in that area, Slade," he said. "I thought that if I could combine the drive of a Maiden song with the anthemic quality of an AC/DC song, I'd have a f--king huge hit. And I was right."


Lyrics


I wanna rock! (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) I want to rock! (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) Turn it down you say But all I got to say to you is time and time again I say, "no!" No! No, no, no, no, no! Tell me not to play Well, all I got to say to when you tell me not to play I say, "no!" No! No, no, no, no, no! So, if you ask me why I like the way I play it There's only one thing I can say to you I wanna rock! (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) I want to rock! (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) There's a feelin' that I get from nothin' else and there ain't nothin' in the world that makes me go! Go! Go, go, go, go, go! Turn the power up I've waited for so long so I could hear my favorite song so, let's go! Go! Go, go, go, go, go! When it's like this I feel the music shootin' through me There's nothin' else that I would rather do I wanna rock! (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) I want to rock! (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) Rock (rock) Rock (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) Rock (rock) Rock (rock) I want to rock! (rock) Rock (rock) Rock (rock) I wanna rock! (rock) Rock (rock) Rock (rock) I wanna rock! ...




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