Joni Mitchell – electric guitar, vocals
Pat Metheny – lead guitar
Jaco Pastorius – bass
Don Alias – drums
Lyle Mays – keyboards
Michael Brecker – saxophone
The Persuasions – backing vocals on “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” & “Shadows and Light”
Andy Johns – engineer

My darling dimestore thief
In the war of independence
Rock n roll rang sweet as victory
Under neon signs
A girl was in bloom
And a woman was fading
In a suburban room
I said, take me to the dance
Do you want to dance?
I love to dance
And I told him, they dont take chances
They seem so removed from romance
Theyve been broken in churches and schools
And molded to middle class circumstance
And we were rolling, rolling, rock n rolling

The dance halls and cafes
Feel so wild you could break somebodys heart
Just doing the latest dance craze
Gail and louise
In those push-up brassieres
Tight dresses and rhinestone rings
Drinking up the bands beers
Young love was kissing under bridges
Kissing in cars, kissing in cafes
And we were walking down main street
Kisses like bright flags hung on holidays
In france they kiss on main street
Amour, mama, not cheap display
And we were rolling, rolling, rock n rolling

In the pinball arcade
With his head full of pool hall pitches
And songs from the hit parade
Hed be singing bye, bye, love
While hes racking up his free play
Let those rock n roll choir boys
Come and carry us away
Sometimes chickie had the car
Or ron had a car
Or lead foot melvin with his hot-wire head
Wed all go looking for a party
Looking to raise jesus up from the dead
And Id be kissing in the back seat
Thrilling to the brando-like things that he said
And wed be rolling, rolling, rock n rolling