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I'm going down to the basement, y'all
Where people have a good time
The parties that I hit
Have nothing to do with wit
My ears are going out of their mind, mind, mind, mind, mind
Down here they play the real thing
Songs that really are rock and roll
It's a cliche to put it this way
But they don't make 'em like that any more, more, more, more, more
And if they put me in the spotlight
I'm never leaving the floor

I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
Cause I really wanna rock and roll

An older man gets on the mic
Tells us to hang our burdens up
He says songs you hear today
All start to get in the way
Til you're barely even feeling the love, love, love, love, love
He drops the needle on a pop song
He drops the needle on some soul
I watch a pair fall in love over there
Dancing to songs their parents would know, know, know, know, know
So everybody give me room now
Watch me cut a rug in the show

I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
Cause I really wanna rock and roll

Alright
Party people sweat out the night
Let your body do just what it likes, no
I just wanna hear
Something from before my years
Dance soldiers
Forgetting our day jobs
Trying get our funk on
Cause they came to rock and roll

I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
Cause I really wanna rock and roll

It goes like this

I'm going down to the basement

I'm going down to the basement

I'm talking little Stevie Wonder

I'm talking Mr. Ronald Isley

I'm talking J-J-J-J-James Brown

I'm talking Miss Aretha Franklin

I'm talking sister, sister?

I'm talking M-M-Michael Jackson

I'm talking Mr. Otis Ray

I'm talking Ike and Tina Turner

Oooo!

I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
I'm going down to the basement
Cause I really wanna rock and roll

I said really wanna rock and roll
I said really wanna rock and roll
I said really wanna rock and roll
Said I really wanna rock and roll
Said I really wanna rock and roll



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