GALLEON!ROCK 'N' ROLL STILL MATTERS (Michaels/Easterling)
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This may well be GALLEON's next big hit. Listen and get into the groove!

Written by June E. Michaels, William A. Easterling, and Elliott C. Michaels. Personnel: Elliott Michaels, rhythm guitar & lead vocal; William Easterling, synthesizer & keyboard bass; Mike Shea, drums/percussion; John Patka, lead guitar; June Elise Michaels, hand percussion.

GALLEON plays music involving a wide variety of genres, styles and influences. But we steadfastly believe that rock & roll still matters. We think you'll appreciate our attitude, and more importantly, we think you'll LOVE THIS SONG!
ROCK & ROLL STILL MATTERS
(June E. Michaels/William A. Easterling/Elliott C. Michaels)


Moderate rock & roll (128 beats per minute)

A E A E

A E
I fell in love with rock & roll when I was just a lad,

Bm F#m E
I still play the first guitar that I ever had.

A E
Rock & roll and me, you might say we grew up together,

Bm F#m E
Rock & roll truly saved my soul through all kinds of weather.

D A
Oh, I believe that rock & roll is the voice of today's human race.

D E
And rock & roll is more to me than just another pretty face.

D A
I will always yearn for those old rock radio stations.

G Bm E
The feeling this music gives me is such an inspiration!

F#m E D
Rock & Roll Still Matters to me,

Bm E
That hard-driving rhythm sets my soul flyin' free,

F#m E D
Music opened my eyes and made me see,

Bm E A
That Rock & Roll Still Matters to me!

G F#m
I don't listen when they say, "Oh, rock is just so yesterday!

F
And power chords are so passe,

Esus4 E A E A E
And using real instruments just ain't the way to play!"

A E
The music on the dial today sounds so stale, timid and vile!

Bm F#m E
The rock & roll of days gone by has it beat by a mile!

A E
The tunes I cut my teeth on never fail to make me smile.

Bm F#m E
They take me right back to the days when we were young and wild!

D A
Oh, I believe that hip-hop and jazz fusion just don't mean a thing.

D E
Just give me hot sweet rock & roll that I wanna play and sing.

D A
The other stuff's all well and fine but not for this rockin' man.

G Bm E
It's time for us rock warriors to make our fearless stand!

F#m E D
Rock & Roll Still Matters to me,

Bm E
Those power-driven chords set my soul flyin' free,

F#m E D
Music opened my eyes and made me see,

Bm E A
That Rock & Roll Still Matters to me!

C#m F#m
Rock & Roll Still Matters, from Floyd and Coldplay to the Platters.

D
When I say I'm gonna rock you, baby,

E
You know I ain't saying maybe!

F#m B7
Don't keep your feelings on the shelf; go ahead and express yourself;

D E A E A E
'Cause Rock & Roll Still Matters ... to you! ... and me too!

A E Bm F#m E

A E Bm F#m E

D A
Oh, I believe that rock & roll was never part of any sinister plot.

D E
It's just a way to make people happy right on the spot.

D A
It gives a sweeter high than I ever felt after smoking pot.

G Bm E
So let's get up and dance and clap our hands and give it all we've got!

F#m E D
Rock & Roll Still Matters to me,

Bm E
The message in the lyrics sets my soul flyin' free,

F#m E D
Music opened my eyes and made me see,

Bm E A
That Rock & Roll Still Matters to me!

F#m E D
Rock & Roll Still Matters to me,

Bm E
Those fired-up singers set my soul flyin' free,

F#m E D
Put it all together, it's as great as can be,

Bm E A
Oh, Rock & Roll Still Matters to me!

Bm E A
Yeah, Rock & Roll Still Matters to me!

Bm E A E A E
I said, Rock & Roll Still Matters ... to me!

A (hold for coda)
... Oh, yeah!

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