Roc n' Rose

Roc n' Rose

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Most songs lean towards classic rock style, but very diverse library of songs include R&B, Disco, Country and Folk.

Biography

Roc N. Rose... The Story - Brooklyn Boy - meets Island Girl. Rock, born in Brooklyn, NY Rock grew up loving music. His father, a professional musician, taught his children love of family, love of country and love of music. A member of the band Love's Children, (1966-1970), he learned the sacrifices needed to pursue a dream in music. But dreams often fade and life took him down roads he never anticipated. He met and married Rose, a singer. Roc's committment to take care of his family, led him to earn his living as a produce manager in a supermarket. Roc knows first hand what it's like being the backbone of America. Working with your back leaves little for the soul, so music took a backseat. Recent events have inspired him to pick up his guitar and in the spirit of those great musicians of the 60's these songs flowed from him. These songs have been sitting on a shelf along with some 500 songs Rock has written. Having attended the recent Freedom of Speech Tour of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young the two became inspired to get their message out. .........

Lyrics

Mr. President (Plastic Hands)

Written By: Peter DeStefano

Well I was working at the local mill, when I got a call from my wife Jill
She said a letter came and they want you to go fight.
Then I reported as the letter said, got my orders to go invade
a country whose leader was threatening our lives.
But after landing in Iraq my vehicle was blown up from a motor attack,
and when I woke up they told me I lost my hands.

Tell me, how do I hug my kids Mr. President
Tell me, how do I dry the tears from their eyes
Tell me how many more soldiers have to be maimed like me
Before you admit this war was based on lies.

And as I try to rearrange my life, I get so angry of all the lies
that you told us soldiers so we would go and fight.
You said there were weapons of mass destruction
And that Suddam was totally dysfunctional
And that he would release his weapons on us

But now we know that you lied
And all you wanted was to get inside
This country so you can control all the oil

Tell me how do I hug my wife Mr. President
Tell me how do I dry the tears from her eyes
Tell me how can these plastic hands take the place of mine.
That were there before you told us all those lies.

Tell me how do I hug my kids Mr. President
Tell me how do I dry the tears from their eyes
Tell me how can these plastic hands take the place of mine.
That were there before you told us all your lies.

Tell me how do I hug my wife Mr. President
Tell me how do I dry the tears from her eyes
Tell me how many more soldiers have to be maimed like me
Before you admit this war was based on lies.

Take the Garbage Out!

Written By: Peter DeStefano

Wake up people our soldiers are dying
fighting this unjust war.
This administration is so corrupted
And their lies are destroying us all.

So take the garbage out!
Send Georgie back to his cows.
Take the garbage out!
Send Cheney back to his fowls.

Bush and Cheney get up every morning
And think how to screw us some more.
Their only mission is that Halliburton
Control the flow of the oil.

So take the garbage out!
Send Georgie back to his cows.
Take the garbage out!
Send Cheney back to his fowls.

Spineless Leaders

Written By: Peter DeStefano

See the sun
The birds flying so free
But I call your name, but you’re not here.
And I start to cry
As the tears slowly flow
And I can’t believe you’re never coming home.

Spineless leaders
They send our kids to war
And let them fight there
For control of the oil.

I wear your tags
It says Private First Class
Instead of having you
They hand me a flag
And I get so mad
Of the lies that were told
And I can’t believe you’re never coming home.

Spineless leaders
They send our sons to war
And let them die there
For control of the oil.

Discography

Hot Blood and Hot Natured Woman were released in 1984 on Jocelyn Brown's "Somebody Else's Guy" album. Currently have 4 songs on MySpace.

Set List

Don't do sets......presently writing and recording. Would like to see my songs performed by current popular artists - or emerging artists.