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Righteous Rocker #1 - (Hard Rock Version)
Words and Music by: Larry Norman One, two, three... You can be a righteous rocker Or a Holy roller You can be most anything You can be a Leon Russell Or a super muscle You can be a corporate king You can be a wealthy man from Texas Or a witch with heavy hexes. But without love, you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love. You can be a brilliant surgeon Or a sweet young virgin Or a harlot out to sell You can learn to play the blues Or be Howard Hughes Or the Scarlet Pimpernel You can be a French provincial midwife Or go from door to door with a death-knife. But without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love. (Break) You can be a woman feeler Or a baby stealer You can drink your life away You can be a Holy Prophet Get a blessing off it You can fast for fifty days You can shake hands with the devil Or give your life to God on the level. But without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love. (You could be a righteous rocker, that's right) Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Forget your hexagram, you'll soon feel fine Without love you ain't nothing Without love Stop looking at the stars, you don't live under the signs Without love you ain't nothing Without love. Don't mess with gypsies or have your fortune read Keep your table on the floor and don't you listen to the dead You can't hitchhike your way to Heaven The devil's closed the roads You live once, you die once With no re-incarnate episodes You can't hitchhike to Heaven Or get there by being good The rules were set down long ago When the spikes went in the wood The rules were set down long ago When the spikes went in the wood The rules were set down long ago When the spikes went in the wood. Without love you ain't nothing You ain't nothing without love Without love you ain't nothing. (There ain't no way of getting around it) (Without love you ain't nothing) Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing You ain't nothing without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love Without love you ain't nothing Without love.