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Amy MacDonald – Mr Rock N Roll lyrics

So called Mr Rock And Roll
Is dancing on his own again
Talking on his phone again
To someone who tells him that his balance is low
He's got no where to go
He's on his own again

Rock chick of the century
Is acting like she used to be
Dancing like there's no one there
Before she never seemed to care
Now she wouldn't dare
It's so rock and roll to be alone

And they'll meet one day
Far away
And say "I wish I was something more"
And they'll meet one day
Far away
And say " I wish I knew you, I wish I knew you before"

Mrs Black and White
She's never seen a shade of grey
Always something on her mind
Every single day
But now she's lost her way
And where does she go from here

Mr Multicultural
Sees all that one can see
He's living proof of someone
Very different to me
But now he wants to be free
Free so he can see

And they'll meet one day
Far away
And say "I wish I was something more"
And they'll meet one day
Far away
And say "I wish I knew you, I wish I knew you before"

He says "I wish I knew you, I wish I met you
When time was still on my side"
She'll say " I wish I knew you, I wish I loved you
Before I was his bride"

And so they must depart
Too many more are broken hearts
But I've seen that all before
In tv, books and film and more
And there's a happy ending
Every single day

And they'll meet one day
Far away
And say "I wish I was something more"
And they'll meet one day
Far away
And say "I wish I knew you, I wish I knew you before"

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    UnregisteredAug 4, 2012 at 9:43 am
    I have had dthe ring tone since the song came out and when my phone are ings everyone near says "oh that's a nice tune". So much better than a baby screaming! I was in a situation when the song came out - I met someone but I am happily married. It just seemed to sum up the situation - I wish I'd known him before! I did not follow my heart and stayed faithfull but was so tempted. Still think about him even though I have moved and especially when my phone rings of course!
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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 1:14 am
    To me it is about two people who are very different but perfect for each other who meet at some point in their life and realise how the other is the very person they have always wanted and only wish they'd known them sooner. Before all the other stuff they did. So that they could've done it together. But I'm not sure if amy means it to have a happy ending. I think it could be interpreted either way. Sad ending if she means that, after this realisation, the pair must depart each other again. Happy, if she means that they live happily ever after together! I prefer that ending!
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    sharpwhitAug 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    It's about people who are defined by their pasts or the longtime roles they have assumed. Clinging to these definitions of themselves has made them unhappy and unfulfilled in the realities of their current situations. They meet someone who they believe could have fulfilled them if they had only met years before, when they were that "rock and roll" person. However, now they are too "far away" from that moment of opportunity. The "happy endings" are both about other people who manage to seize that opportunity at the right time before it passes them by and--quite possibly and more importantly--the realization of the people in the song that they are past that moment and definition of themselves so that they can now move on and embrace their current realities. The song's chance encounters are about both regret and revelation.
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    JaneyJul 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    For me, it's about two people who have met at a time in there lives when they can't be together. They know that if things were different, another place, another time, then they would be together. But their lives have collided when it's complicated and it's the wrong time for them to be with each other. They know though, that one day their lives will bring them back together. That's what I think anyway.
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    clairebearJun 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm
    Its about people who can bring out the best in each other meeting, that connect, who know it, a woman that is good for a man & a man that is good for a woman but typically their worlds collide & they are constrained by choices they had made to commit to another earlier, they wish they had met earlier as they could have learned much from each other. I like to think this is what its about anyway.

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