Tommy got off at the Texaco Came bustin' in to Norma's Cafe Said come on man we gotta go You know how those party girls hate to wait Filled up his daddy's trunk with ice and beer Yeah he was always stealin' the old man's car Radio never came in too clear So I'd hang out one on my piece of junk guitar
[Chorus] Yeah we ruled from the blacktop To the levee where the party never stopped Yeah there was power in the night The spirit was alive When we would sing Shan na na na na na na na When we were kings When we were kings
Sittin' around the fire one night Tommy called my name I turned around, he said what do ya think Had his arm around the prettiest girl I'd ever seen He kissed her hand and took another drink I say you must be an angel puttin' up with this guy She laughed and said play me some Rolling Stones I couldn't let that chance go by Yeah I sang her "You Can't Always Get What you Want"
That was the fall of '65 I guess Uncle Same was hedging his bet Tommy's number cam up he said "Hey, I'll be Fine" "I'll teach 'em a lesson they'll never forget" Angel and I went to wave goodbye I guess we'd always thought we'd see him again You know I took her out a couple of times We always just wound up talkin' 'bout him
Shan na na na na na na na When we were kings Shan na na na na na na na Shan na na na na na na na