Well, your CD collection looks shiny and costly
How much did you pay for your bad Moto Guzzi?
And how much did you spend on your black leather jacket?
Is it you or your parents in this income tax bracket?

Now tickets to concerts and drinking at clubs
Sometimes for music that you haven't even heard of
And how much did you pay for your rock 'n' roll T-shirt
That proves you were there, that you heard of them first?

Now how do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?
How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?
How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?
Oh tell me
Oh yeah alright, alright, oh yeah, alright, oh

How much did you pay for the chunk of his guitar
The one he ruthlessly smashed at the end of the show?
And how much will he pay for a brand new guitar
One which he'll ruthlessly smash at the end of another show?

And how long will the workers keep building him new ones?
As long as their soda cans are red, white and blue ones
And how long will the workers keep building him new ones?
As long
(As their soda cans are red, white and blue ones)
Oh yeah, oh
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, alright

Oh no aging black leather and hospital bills
Tattoo removal and dozens of pills
Your liver pays dearly now for youthful magic moments
But rock on completely with some brand new components

Now how do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?
How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?
How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?
Alright, oh yeah, so good alright

Excess ain't rebellion
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
You're drinking what they're selling
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
Your self destruction doesn't hurt them
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
Your chaos won't convert them
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
They're so happy to rebuild it
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
You'll never really kill it
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
Yeah, excess ain't rebellion
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)

You're drinking what they're selling
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
Excess ain't rebellion, you're drinking
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
You're drinking, you're oh yeah drinking what they're selling
(How do you afford your rock 'n' roll lifestyle?)
Oh yeah alright, oh yeah alright
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Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle Lyrics

Cake – Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle Lyrics

Songwriters: MCCREA, JOHN
Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle lyrics © Cake - Stamen Music

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