Written by Miller, this song has the clever wordplay and catchy-as-hell guitar riffs that made him a star in the '70s. With a melodic rock sound that played well across a variety of radio formats, Miller tells a story about a guy who is down on his luck, trying to convince his girl that it will all work out in the end. He's a slick talker who apparently gets around (Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma), but now he swears that all his travels are so he can be with his baby, who he keeps reminding is also his friend ("Babe, you know you are a friend of mine"). Will she fall for it? Hard to tell, but he spits a good game.
Miller had road trip radio in mind when he wrote this song. A big fan of upbeat rockers that go great with driving, he knew "Rock 'N Me" would play well on FM radio, which was supplanting AM as the format of choice, especially in cars. In accordance with many famous traveling songs, this one mentions a bunch of places: Phoenix, Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Northern California.