We found ourselves in dire straits as the last requiem was played
The passion and expression would no longer be displayed
It was a cold drizzly night on a dark London stage
When a way of life was put to rest and the last requiem played
It was not so much a genre but a way to see the world
It kept us together showed us a way
As that light slowly dimmed and the drums faded away
The last note rang out in LA as the last requiem played
It was the saddest of songs – an ominous guitar solo played
The last requiem for rock and roll – and that Fender rang true as the curtain fell
The full rock orchestra left the stage as the last stanza was played
The lone guitarist Gibson in hand the last man on stage
Tears fell from all six strings as the last riff was laid
The outro was played and it all came to rest on that fateful day
It hurt prayers were sang the last requiem for rock and roll
That Marshall Stack one last roar vibration we’d feel no more
The last verse that final refrain the last requiem was played
The curtain lowered slowly darkness silence an empty stage
Words and Music by Bob Crain All rights reserved © 2014 B#Music/R.G. Crain – APRA Registered
THE LAST REQUIEM FOR ROCK N ROLL as performed by Ashbury Medicine Show live at Hobson’s Stores, Sandringham Australia.
Erik Adams on bass, Anita Paul on vocals and hand percussion, Bob Crain on vocals and rhythm guitar and Tim Tolhurst on lead guitar.
Now we hope that this song is never played for real as Rock N Roll Music is marched on a horse drawn caisson to be buried somewhere in the depths of the commercial music business murdered by cheap commercial pop, the unintelligible lyrics of over hyped Korean boy Bands and the stuffed suited Music Executives that know all the tricks in the business to keep artists from their fair share.