How do you afford your rock ‘n roll lifestyle?

[AG Legging jean + Sam Edelman Luella OTK fringed boots + Free People Keep Me tee, maybe the best thing ever stitched and sewn on earth + Vanessa Mooney Eeva Necklace + Made with Love bracelets, vintage turquoise, Billy Kirk cuff, etc.]

Well, your CD collection looks shiny and costly… how much did you pay for your bad Moto Guzi? And how much did you spend on your black leather jacket?

Is it you, or your parents, in this income tax bracket?


…Tickets to concerts and drinking at clubs, sometimes for music that you haven’t even heard of. And how much did you pay for your rock’n’roll t-shirt, that proves you were there.. that you heard of them first?

How do you afford your rock’n’roll lifestyle?

Tell me.

How much did you pay for the chunk of his guitar? The one he ruthlessly smashed at the end of the show?

And how much will he pay for a brand new guitar, one which he’ll ruthlessly smash at the end of another show?

And how long will the workers keep building him new ones? As long as their soda cans are red, white, and blue ones…

Aging black leather and hospital bills… tattoo removal, and dozens of pills.

Your liver pays dearly now for youthful magic moments, but rock on completely… with some brand new components.

Excess ain’t rebellion.

You’re drinking what they’re selling?

Your self-destruction doesn’t hurt them… your chaos won’t convert them; they’re so happy to rebuild it.

You’ll never really kill it.

-Cake, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle”

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3 Responses to “How do you afford your rock ‘n roll lifestyle?”

  1. Natalie
    November 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    i’ll jam out to this all night….no really….

  2. November 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Preach it sister. This thing is the jam–lyrics and attire.

  3. November 30, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Best tees EVER…. sorry I really wish I knew this song. Xo

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