Monáe, Janelle - We Were Rock & Roll Lyrics




[Verse 1:]
I remember round’ Autumn time
I smell the breeze. I feel the sun
Old memories come back to me
The way we used to dance
The way you clapped your hands
And I remember the smell of guns
War lived in me but love finally won
I’ve been delayed I’ve been denied
And then you came around and took the crown

[Chorus:]
We were unbreakable
We were like Rock n’ Roll
We were like a king and queen
I want you to know
No matter how the story’s told
We were like rock n’ roll
We were like a king and queen
I want you to know

[Verse 2:]
I remember our time alone
Wanting to dance locked in your arms
Your melody stays haunting me
We were twenty one and thought we owned the sun
And I remember our plan to run
My rebel ways and your utter nonsense
We’d go insane but it felt so fun
And now your queen is home to take your throne

[Chorus:]
We were unbreakable
We were like Rock n’ Roll
We were like a king and queen
I want you to know
No matter how the story’s told
We were like rock n’ roll
We were unbreakable
I want you to know

[Bridge:]
Now help me say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
You help me say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
Say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
Alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
Say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
Now help me say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
Ooh alright Uh-huh (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
Say it’s alright alright, alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
Kellindo help me sing it louder!

[Chant:]
So what are you gonna do? (I wanna be your rock n’ roll)
Down in Mexico (you were just my rock n’ roll)
Off in Paris, France (we taught poets how to dance)
Back to Tokyo (remember saki in Japan)
When Jamaica got way too cold (and your kisses warmed the sand)
And every time I think of you (I wanna be your rock n’ roll)
So What are you gonna do? (so what are you gonna do?)
Cause I remember you (because I remember you)

[Vamp (x2):]
Keep marching on we will love when the time is right





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Monáe, Janelle We Were Rock & Roll Comments
  1. Paris Rembare

    the VOCALS

  2. Casey W. Goss

    I heard the Jackson State Band play this. I was inspired to come to this site and hear this beautiful artist perform it .

  3. allthemoneyintheworl

    Why am I just hearing this? I love ❤️!!!

  4. kallofduty3

    JSU Sonic Boom & J-Settes brought me HERE!!! I need to explore more of Janelle Monae's music collection :)

  5. Mimi Brown

    That guitar at 3:25 though... perfection

  6. Johanna V

    Heard this song while shopping in target.. I LOVED IT

  7. wizardari

    3:26 slowed down to 0.75x ❤❤❤

    Mimi Brown

    Great advice..... that's my favorite breakdown of any song ever :)

  8. Charles צ'ארלס

    DJ Lean Rock mixed this :)
    Bboy Cheerito @ Silverback Open 2017

  9. Raidix 55

    this is the song that plays in a 70's cop show

  10. Uriel Reyes

    just heard this for the first time lat night at Target. i raised my phone up to a speaker in order to Shazam it. Why the F does this track not have over 1 million + views? WTF is wrong with music listeners now a days>? Every song on the radio sounds the same!!! This... this is a masterpiece ! it's just so sad.

    Joanna Ross

    Uriel Reyes people don’t listen to good music anymore . THIS is music ! I love this track

  11. CapitalCH

    This song deserved a video

  12. Frank Williams

    Phenomenal record

  13. tropicwave1

    We Were Rock & Roll
    Janelle Monáe
    Produced by Janelle Monáe, Roman GianArthur, Nate "Rocket" Wonder & Chuck Lightning
    Album: The Electric Lady

    [Verse 1]
    Ooh ooh ooh
    I remember, ‘round Autumn time
    I smell the breeze, I feel the sun
    Old memories, come back to me
    The way we used to dance, the way you clapped your hands
    And I remember the smell of guns
    War lived in me, but love finally won
    I've been delayed, I've been denied
    Then you came around and took the crown

    [Chorus]
    We were unbreakable
    We were like rock & roll
    We were like a king and queen
    I want you to know
    No matter how the story's told
    We were like rock & roll
    We were like a king and queen
    I want you to know

    [Verse 2]
    I remember, a time alone
    Wanted to dance, locked in your arms
    Your melody, stays haunting on me
    You were twenty-one, thought we owned the sun
    And I remember, our plan to run
    My rebel ways, and your utter nonsense
    We’d go insane, but it felt so fun
    And now your queen is on to take the throne

    We were unbreakable
    We were like rock & roll
    We were like a king and queen
    I want you to know
    No matter how the story's told
    We were like rock & roll
    We were unbreakable
    I want you to know

    [Bridge]
    Now help me say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    You help me say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    Say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    Alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    Say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    Now help me say it’s alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    Ooh alright Uh-huh (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    Say it’s alright alright, alright (It’s alright! It’s alright!)
    Kellindo help me sing it louder!
    Help me sing it louder!

    [Guitar Solo]

    [Outro]
    So what are you gonna do? (Wanna be your rock and roll)
    Down in Mexico (You were just my rock and roll)
    Off in Paris, France (We taught poets how to dance)
    Then back to Tokyo (And it was sake in Japan)
    When Jamaica got way too cold (and your kisses warmed the sand)
    And every time I beat for you (Wanna be your rock and roll)
    So what are we gonna do? (So what are you gonna do)
    ‘Cause I remember you (Because I remember you)

    Written by: Janelle Monáe, Roman GianArthur, Nate "Rocket" Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Kellindo Parker
    ℗ 2013 Bad Boy Records, LLC.
    Released: 10 Sep 2013

  14. Tony Wright

    I had to give this song a break after a breakup.. but I'm back and can fully enjoy it

  15. Malendie Gaines

    I feel like she is describing how black ppl used to flourish in Africa. Am I the only one?

    maya hayes

    I can completely see that.

    Joanna Ross

    That’s how I took it. -&knowing her style ... we are exactly what she is talking about

  16. Dina love

    I still love this song so much

  17. KD M

    Man I luv this chick

  18. Juice

    this woman is perfect.

    KD M

    I concur

    ThinWhiteAxe

    I concur with your concurrence

    grewn d

    As close to it as any other woman born of flesh

  19. Bre'ona Russ

    We had an incredible, unshakable, unbreakable love... ♥