It's Been a Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled

It's been a long time since I rock and rolled,

It's been a long time since I did the stroll.

Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back,

Let me get it back, baby, where I come from.

We were going to be rock legends, but it didn't quite turn out like that.

I realized a few days ago that my kids had never heard Led Zeppelin, and that seemed almost criminally negligent. I rushed out to get "Zoso", played it while I drove them to school, and dropped them off just as "Black Dog" was finishing. Then "Rock & Roll" kicked in and I thought about my best friend in high school, Rob. He's writing graphic novels these days and I'm wrangling bits. He's at least managed to get himself recorded, but the piano in my living room is about as close as I'll come to playing in front of an audience again.

Don't get me wrong — I wouldn't trade the life I have for anything. I'm happy, and as far as I know, so is Rob. It's just that we were supposed to be on the cover of Rolling Stone by now.