You may drive around in your town Ina brand new shiny car Your face in the wind your haircut's in And your friends think you're bizarre You may find a cushy job and I hope that you go far But if you really want to taste some cool success You better learn to play guitar
[Chorus:] Play guitar--play guitar (3X)
You got your eyes on the cheerleader queen And you're walkin' her home from school You know that she's only seventeen But you know that your a fool You know you can't touch this stuff Without money or a brand new car Let me give you some good advice young man You better learn to play guitar
All women around the world want a phony rock star Who plays guitar
Well you can pump your iron and shine your shoes And wear your hair just right You go down out on cruisin' street 'Cause you want to score tonight We all want to strut our stuff And you really want to show your scars Forget all about that macho shit And learn how to play guitar
Writer/s: DAN ROSS, JOHN MELLENCAMP, LARRY CRANE
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.