Lyrics for Last Flash Of Rock And Roll

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Late last night, going insane
I tore out smokin' in the pourin' rain
I tuned into a K-Jam Jelly Roll
They got a little less talk and a little more soul
I thought I heard Laura - or was it Bette?
Singing "Nearer My God but Not Just Yet"
Singing "Blue, Blue, Am I Blue?"
You nearly blew me down!
I heard "Long Tall Sally" in terminal pain
Then they played the Rolling Stones again

It was the last flash of rack and roll
A jack-beat boogie with a two-stroke roll
Last flash of rock and roll
Catch it quick 'cause it rolls along
Last flash, last flash
Last flash, last flash of rock and roll

Heard "Who Do You Hate?" and "Who Do You Love?"
Heard "Tired of Countin' the Stars Above"
My own voice singing screams profane
It was four on the floor in the driving rain
The way they lay you get just one chance
Pick it up, Baby, learn to dance
Go for gold, you can go for broke
but don't go for dreams that go up in smoke
Love's to love, not to hold
It's been said before but it's never been told
You can say it right or say it wrong
but it's got to be the heart of a rock and roll song

That's the last flash of rock and roll
A true fine mama with a heart of gold
It was never new, it will never grow old
That's your last flash of rock and roll
Last flash, last flash
Last flash, last flash

Play it loud, you can play it long
Turn it off or you can turn it on
Save it up or you could use it now
with a thousand singers all tellin' you how
to trip on your fancy - to trip on your feet
trip the light fantastic right down to the street
With a back-beat boogie you never can lose
we tell one another what we all can use

That's the last flash of rack and roll
A jack-beat boogie with a two-stroke roll
It was never new, it will never grow old
That's your last flash of rock and roll
Last flash, last flash
Last flash, that's the last flash

Saw you grinnin' in the magazine
making all the parties and the rock-and-roll scenes
You blew the words and you called it soul
but we all fall a little short of rock and roll
Step up closer, see what you get
A little nearer to thee but not just yet
Singing "Blue, Blue, Am I Blue?"
You nearly blew me down!
I heard "Long Tall Sally" in terminal pain
Then they played the Rolling Stones again

It was the last flash of rock and roll
A true fine mama with a heart of gold
It was never new, it will never grow old
That's your last flash of rock and roll
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1974 Tiger Rose Robert Hunter


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For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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