In a follow-up to my earlier post about learning all I need to know from The Eagles, here are some life lessons I’ve picked up from the poets of classic rock. I’m sure there will be further wisdom from the rockers in the future.
[with apologies to Robert Fulgham]
All you need is love. The Beatles. And let your love shine and you’ll know what I mean that’s the reason. The Bellamy Brothers. Don’t have to be ashamed of the car I drive. The Traveling Wilburys. I know it’s only rock and roll, but I like it. The Rolling Stones. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The Who. Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy. The Eagles. Dream on. Aerosmith. American woman gonna mess your mind. The Guess Who. Gonna buy me a dog, ’cause I need a friend now. The Monkees. It don’t take plans to clap your hands. Neil Diamond. When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all. Paul Simon. And you, who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. It’s such a fine line that keeps me searching for a heart of gold. Neil Young. He ain’t heavy…he’s my brother. The Hollies. Life’s been good to me so far. Joe Walsh.
[Songwriters – John Lennon/Paul McCartney, Larry E. Williams, Roy Orbison, Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend, Glen Frey/Jackson Browne, Steven Tyler/Steven Victor Tallarico, Burton Cummings/Garry Peterson/Jim Kale/Randy Bachman, Hart/Tommy Boyce, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Bob Russell/Bobby Scott, Joe Walsh.]