The couple in this song seem to live on their own terms: If they wanna rock they rock
If they wanna roll they roll
But there's something sad about this carefree existence: it lacks meaning. "I always felt 'Rock and Roll' was a little bit misunderstood as a song," Hutchinson said
in a Songfacts interview. "It's upbeat and catchy, but it's a pretty cynical view of people and partying and love."