"Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)" was a #8 hit in 1974 for RCA
studio group "Reunion". The lead singer was Joey Levine who used to be in
Ohio Express (the sixties bubblegum group that did "Yummy Yummy Yummy").

B.B. Bumble and the Stingers, Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers
Lonnie Mack and twangin' Eddy, here's my ring we're goin' steady
Take it easy, take me higher, liar liar, house on fire
Locomotion, Poco, Passion, Deeper Purple, Satisfaction
Baby baby gotta gotta gimme gimme gettin' hotter
Sammy's cookin', Lesley Gore and Ritchie Valens, end of story
Mahavishnu, fujiyama, kama-sutra, rama-lama
Richard Perry, Spector, Barry, Archies, Righteous, Nilsson, Harry
Shimmy shimmy ko-ko bop and Fats is back and Finger Poppin'

Life is a Rock,
But the radio rolled me.
Gotta turn it up louder,
So my DJ told me.

Life is a Rock,
But the radio rolled me.
At the end of my rainbow
Lies a Golden Oldie.

FM, AM, hits are clickin' while the clock is tock-a-tickin'
Friends and Romans, salutations, Brenda and the Tabulations
Carly Simon, I behold her, Rolling Stones and centerfoldin'
Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers, can't stop now, I got the shivers
Mungo Jerry, Peter Peter Paul and Paul and Mary Mary
Dr. John the nightly tripper, Doris Day and Jack the Ripper
Gotta go Sir, gotta swelter, Leon Russell, Gimme Shelter
Miracles in smokey places, slide guitars and Fender basses
Mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett, Wilson Pickett, stop and kick it

Life is a Rock,
But the radio...

Life is a Rock,
But the radio... Woo

Arthur Janov's primal screamin', Hawkins, Jay and
Dale and Ronnie, Kukla, Fran and Norma Okla
Denver, John and Osmond, Donny
JJ Cale and ZZ Top and LL Bean and De De Dinah
David Bowie, Steely Dan and sing me prouder, CC Rider
Edgar Winter, Joanie Sommers, Osmond Brothers, Johnny Thunders
Eric Clapton, pedal wah-wah, Stephen Foster, do-dah do-dah
Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Surfer Girl and Little Honda
Tighter, tighter, honey, honey, sugar, sugar, yummy, yummy
CBS and Warner Brothers, RCA and all the others

Life is a Rock,
But the radio rolled me.
Gotta turn it up louder,
So my DJ told me.

Life is a Rock,
But the radio rolled me.
At the end of my rainbow,
Lies a Golden Oldie.

Extended fade-out (with chorus singing in counterpoint):
(musical intro to "Baby I Need Your Loving")
(spoken: Listen--remember, they're playing our song!)
Rock it, sock it, Alan Freed me, Murray Kaufman, try to leave me
Fish, and Swim, and Boston Monkey,
Make it bad and play it funky.
(Wanna take you higher!)
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Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) Lyrics

Reunion – Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) Lyrics