Another Rock 'n Roll Heaven

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Another Rock 'n Roll Heaven


As kids today listen to their mp3's,
As disc jockey's roll back time.
Ipod's are packed full of memories.
Old Time Rock 'n Rollers past their prime.

Reunions seem shadows of what fans long for,
Cover Bands now dilute concert streams.
Many a passed favorite no longer tour,
They're found only in recordings and dreams.

Consider these greats for instance:

Jagger, Richards, Wyman and Watts,
Got Satisfaction as The Rolling Stones.
Under the thumbs of mother helpers and clouds,
Woods was in the shadows after the death of Brian Jones.

An unknown soldier who often got lit,
Broke through other sides and road in soft parade storms.
Found people strange, loved LA women madly,
When the music's over, in the end, Jim Morrison was the Doors.

Dazed and confused, they sang of immigrants and Kashmir,
Found a whole lot of lovin', good times and fame.
Rambled on broken levees, gallows and battles evermore,
Bonham took heaven's stairway, Zeppelin's songs were never the same.
 
They sang of a generation,
There's no question who they were,
Daltry and Townsend were their inspiration,
Keith Moon personified their words.

They electrified the scene with High Voltage,
Like an explosion of TNT,
ACDC paved their own Highway to Hell,
Bon Scott's voice was quite unique.

A band that defined the Southern Rock genre,
Lynyrd Skynyrd always had One for the Road.
He lived his life like a Free Bird,
Ron Van Zant called Alabama his sweet home.

Bands don't get much bigger than the Beatles,
They practically defined British Rock on their own.
John Lennon wrote of peace and mind games,
Imagined a world where we all live as one.

They each found success working solo,
Paul found love with a new Band on the Run,
Wings brought McCartney to new hi hi hi,
If only Linda not died so soon.

Now George seemed to come with the sun,
There was something in the way he gave.
His guitar never weeped, he found the Lord sweet,
As a Harrison, all things passed his way.

The South lost a pioneer and rambler,
A blues legend in talent and name.
Duane Allman was a true midnight rider,
Melissa and Jessica brought him posthumous fame.

He had a certain kind of magic,
One sure to give Queens a sheer heart attack.
His Rhapsody was poignantly tragic,
Freddie Mercury was a Champion that gave back.

The orchestral pit that now plays in the stars,
Seats musicians once the rock world's rage,
They filled stadiums and arenas, clubs and small bars,
In music annals you'll find their legacies on each page.

They now live in vinyl, cd and ipod heaven,
Legends of a once classical age.
When cigarette lighters and cell phone lights beckon,
These rockers will no longer take the stage.



Copyright © August 2009
Kevin Mooney


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ShanneN commented on Another Rock 'n Roll Heaven

10-11-2009

wow this is amazing! i almost cried while reading the beatles parts. lol. GREAT poem =].

knight4696 commented on Another Rock 'n Roll Heaven

10-04-2009

LOVE IT!!!! A great Tributre to the legends of our era. I'm so happy I was there to enjoy it. I feel sad for the kids of today .. They have missed out on so much and don't realize it. Don't get me wrong - there are a lot of great newer artiists out there. Ie; 3 Doors Down, Staind, etc ... that I truly enjoy. But- If not for the Classics - they would not exist. Again, Kevin - you truly have a special gift - like those you speak of in this poem - you are a Classic as well!

StandingBear commented on Another Rock 'n Roll Heaven

09-19-2009

Rock on K! Glad i was able to see many of the acts before their time passed. Some years ago one of the best i saw was Kansas/Thin Lizzy before Phil passed on. Not to mention i can't count how many i saw since there were many. A few memorable small auditorium concerts .. Rare Earth, Rick Derringer, Uriah Heep, Robin Trower, Grand Funk .. etc... Great ROCK write.

ginga commented on Another Rock 'n Roll Heaven

09-19-2009

Mooney this poem is so awesome. Ode to all these rock legends as they live in our memories and let us not forget Elvis with His Blue Suede Shoes and how he couldn't help falling in love with you...wonderfully nostalgic poem! ginga

Tempy commented on Another Rock 'n Roll Heaven

09-15-2009

great work. i am well impressed. your selections were good choices

kmooney

09/15/2009

Thank you so much.

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