ALL SCHOOL SONG LYRICS Destination rock n roll! We built this city, we built this city on rock n roll. Destination rock n roll. We built this city, we built this city on rock n roll. Say you don’t know me or recognize my face, Say you don’t care who goes to that kind of place. Marconi plays the Mamba, listen to the radio, Don’t you remember? We built this city, We built this city on rock n roll. We built this city, we built this city on rock n roll, Built this city. We built this city on rock n roll! We built, we built this city now, built this city, We built this city, we built, we built this city now, Built this city, we built this city with rock n roll! (shouted) Rock in roll! Kindergarten: Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll Dialogue: Destination? Memphis, Tennessee! The place? Sun Records! The Song? “Blue Suede Shoes!” When Carl Perkins first recorded that unforgettable song it became the first of a new style of music to make its way to the top of the charts. Nobody knew where this sound was going to take us. But with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis as our guides we knew the destination just had to be Rock n Roll! We don’t care what people say, rock n roll is here to stay. One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go! But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes. You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes. Well you can knock me down, take me place, shout my name all over the place; Do anything that you wanna do, But uh-huh, honey, lay off of my shoes. Yeah, don’t you step on my blue suede shoes. You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes. You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time. You ain’t nothing but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time. Well, you ain’t never cought a rabbit and you ain’t no friend of mine. When they said you was high-classed, well, that was just a lie. You know they said you was high-classed, Well, that was just a lie. Well you ain’t never caught a rabbit and you ain’t no friend of mine. (shout) Rock n’ roll! Oh, baby, rock rock___rock_____ (3 times) All: Rock n’ roll is here to stay, It will never die. It was meant to be that way, though I don’t know why. I don’t care what people say, rock n’ roll is here to stay! We don’t care what people say, rock n’ roll is here to stay! Here to stay, here to stay! Third & Fourth Grade: Motown Rockin’ In Rhythm Dialogue : Detroit, Michigan gets its name as Motor City USA due to all of the automobile assembly lines found there. When you combine that with the fact that it was in Detroit that a producer named Berry Gordy first blended Rock n’ Roll with Soul music and came up with a whole new art form, you also get a whole new nickname. Ladies and gentleman, Destination: Motown! Destination rock, destination roll (repeat) It took me by surprise, I must say When I found out yesterday. Don’t cha know that I heard it through the grapevine, Not much longer would you be mine. Oh, I heard it through the grapevine. Oh, I’m just about to lose my mind. I wanna stop and thank you, baby; I wanna stop and thank you baby! How sweet it is to be friends with you! Hey! Calling out around the world, “Are you ready for a brand new beat?” Summer’s here and the time is right, We’re dancing in the streets. Oh, it doesn’t matter what you wear just as long as you are there. C’mon everybody grab a friend Everywhere around the world they’ll be dancing dancing’ in the streets. 2: They’re dancin’ in the streets. 1: Dancing’ in the streets 2: They’re dancing in the streets. All: Dancin’ in the streets. (Jackson 5 enter) Dialogue : Believe it or not, Motown became such a national phennmenon that 75% of the single records released by Berry Gordy’s label found themselves a destination on the national pop charts! Motown: how sweet it is! How sweet it is to be friends with you Oh, baby. How sweet it is to be friends with you! Dialogue : In the 1960s Motown reached its peak and top-hit groups such as Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles and Martha and the Vandellas all made the Motor City their favorite destination. A, B, C; easy as 1, 2, 3; Simple as Do, Re Mi; A, B, C; 1, 2, 3; Baby you and me. A, B, C; easy as 1, 2, 3; Simple as Do, Re Mi; A, B, C; 1, 2, 3; Baby you and me. A, B, C; easy as 1, 2, 3; Simple as Do, Re Mi; A, B, C; 1, 2, 3; 1, 2, 3; Baby you and me. 1, 2, 3; Baby you and me. 5th-8th Grade:British Invasion Dialogue: Travelers? The British! Destination? America! Up to now Rock n’ Roll had been an exclusively American product, exported to fans around the world. But in 1964, thanks to a group of lads from Liverpool who called themselves “The Beatles,” The British Invasion blew open the American music scene and for popular music lovers everywhere, the world would never be the same. Help! I need somebody! Help! Not just anybody! Help! You know I need someone, help! th 5 Grade: When,…when I was young…I never need 6-8 Grade: When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s All: Help in anyway. th 5 Grade: Now….these days are gone,…but now I find… 6-8th Grade: But now these days are gone, I’m not so selfassure, 5th Grade: But now I find… 6-8th Grade: now I find I change my mind and All: open up the doors Help me if you can I’m feelin’ down; And I do appreciate you being ‘round. Help me get my feet back on the ground. Won’t you please please help me, help me, help me? Oo Dialogue: With The British Invasion, American Rock ‘n’ Rollers learned to “drive on the other side of the road,” musically speaking! It wasn’t long before British bands began to top the charts regularly alongside American artists. The Rolling Stones, creators of 30 top-ten albums, were obvious leaders and even Herman’s Hermits logged 10 weeks with the No. 2 song in the country! “Second verse, same as the first!” Second verse, same as the first! I’m Henery the Eighth, I am! Henery the Eighth, I am, I am! I got married to the widow next door. She’s been married seven times before. And everyone was a Henery (Henery) She wouldn’t have a Willie or a Same (Or a Sam) I’m her Eighth old man named Henery, Henery the Eighth I am! Henery, Henery, Henery the Eighith I am, I am Henery the Eighth I am! Dialogue: The Who’s, “Pinball Wizard,” from the rock opera “Tommy”, carved out a new musical destination called Theatrical Rock! And when Queen decided to release “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 1975 at 5 minutes and 55 second, everyone told them it was way too long and could never be a hit. Singer, Freddie Mercury, gave a copy to a friend and London D.J., Kenny Everett. It was a colossal hit, and established Queen as THE band of the era. Hey, that’s what friends are for! Ever since I was a young kid, I played the silver ball; From Soho down to Brighton I must have played ‘em all— But I aint seen nothin’ like her, in any amusement hall. That arcade kid, she sure plays a mean pinball. She’s a pinball wizard there has to be a twist, A pinball wizard’s got such a supple wrist. That arcade kid, she sure plays a mean pinball! I see a little silhouette of a man, Scaramouche, Saramouche, Will you do the Fandango. Thunder bolt and lightning very, very frightening me. Gallileo (Gallileo) Gallileo (Gallileo) Gallileo Magnifico, co. (co, co.) I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me. He’s just a poor boy from a poor family, Spare him his life from this monstrosity. Easy come, easy go, will you let me go, Bismilah (NO) We will not let you go. (Let him go!) Bismilah? We will not let you go. (Let him go!) Bismilah? WE will not let you go. (Let him go!) Will not let you go. (Let me go!) Will not let me go. Let me go (Oh, oh) Oh All: No, no, no, no, no, no, no Oh, mama mia, mama mia. All: Mama mia, let me go. Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me! Yeah! 1st Grade: Rock This Town L.A. Dialogue : Destination? Los Angles, California! Here’s the story of three brothers, their cousin, a family friend, and lives of surf and sand. One of the most incredible success stories in the history of American Rock ‘n’ Roll started right here, dude! And they called themselves The Beach Boys! I wish they all could be California girls_____________. (I wish they all could be California) I wish they all could be California girls! Well, she got her daddy’s car and she cruised through the hamburger stand, now. Seems she forgot all about the library like she told her old man, now. And with the radio blastin’, goes cruising just as fast as she can now. And she’ll have fun, fun, fun, till her daddy takes the T-Bird away. Fun, fun, till her daddy takes the T-Bird away. Fun, fun till her daddy takes the T-Bird away____. Dialogue: Through the decades of the 1960s to today, from mainstream Rock ‘n’ Roll to sub-culture Punk, there are no signs of “Destination L.A.” slowing down in its role as the place to be for the very best of Rock. Well, my friend and me went out late Saturday night. I had my hair piled high, and we just looked so right, Weh-ell, pick you up at ten, gonna get you home at two. Your mama don’t know what I got in store for you. But that’s all right, we’re lookin’ as cool as can be. We’re gonna rock this town, rock it inside out. We’re gonna rock this town, make ‘em scream and shout. Well, let’s rock, rock, rock, man, rock. Rock till we pop; we’re gonna roll till we drop. We’re gonna rock this town, rock it inside out. I thought love was only true in fairy tales, Meant for someone else but not for me. Love was out to get me. That’s the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams.______ Then I saw her face; Now I’m a believer. Not a trace of doubt in my mind I’m in loe, ooo, ahh_________ (I’m a believer) I couldn’t leave her if I tried. Second Grade: Rock ‘n’ Roll Planet Callin’ out around the world, “Are you ready for a brand new beat?” Dialogue:Once Uniquely American, Rock ‘n’ Roll now rocks to a global beat. 2 From the U.S.A. to Latin America, from Europe to the South Pacific and from Africa to Asia, 3. The one thing we can count on when we reach our destination.. 4. Ladies and gentlemen—it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll! (solo 1)I’m going to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come. (solo 2)I’m going to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come. They got a crazy way of lovin’ and I’m gunna find some love. Take the last train to Clarksville and I’ll meet you at the station You can be there by four thirty ‘cause I’ve made your reservation. Don’t be slow. Oh no, no, no! Oh no, no, no! And I don’t know if I’m ever coming home. Walk like an Egyptian All the old paintings on the tombs, they do the sand dance don’t you know? If they move to quick oh, way oh, They’re falling down like a domino. All the kids in the market place say, Way oh, way oh, oo way--- oh way oh--Walk like an Egyptian Walk like an Egyptian. Flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C. Didn’t get to bed last night On the way a paper bag was on my knee, Man, I had a dreadful flight. I’m back in the U.S.S.R. Don’t know how lucky you are, boy. Back in the U.S., back in the U.S., Back in the U.S.S.R.! Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder. Don’t cha hear don’t cha hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover. Dialogue: American Rock ‘n’ Roll has taken on a lot of influences through the ages, but one thing’s for sure. America really knows how to rock. Thanks for joining us in a journey around the globe exploring Rock ‘n’ Roll! New Orleans (New Orleans) Detroit City (Detroit City) Dallas (Dallas) Pittsburg, P.A. (Pittsburg, P.A.) New York City! (New York City!) Kansas City! (Kansas City!) Atlanta (Atlanta!) Chicago, L.A! Living in America! Living in America Living in America! Got to have a Celebration I live in America (3X) Got to have a celebration! Yeah!
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