Who Sang One of the Survivors? The Kinks

The Kinks Preservation Act 1 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ray Davies
release date: 1973-11-16
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 4:32
See Johnny Thunder sitting on his motorbike
Riding along the highway,
Rock and roll songs from the nineteen-fifties
Buzzing around in his brain.
Johnny Thunder he's one of the original bebop generation
And he's got no time for complicated music
Or too much sophistication.

He's one of the survivors,
The motorbike riders.
You ought to see Johnny Thunder
Riding down the highway
One of the rock and roll survivors,
Twelve bars flowing through his brain.
He digs Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion and The Belmonts,
And Johnny and The Hurricanes.

He plays Hound Dog, Oh Boy,
And Great Balls of Fire
And Boppin' At The High School Hop.
And he's got no time for phonies or posers
Cause they don't know how to reel and rock.
And he plays Little Egypt and Ooh Poo Pah Doo,
And he plays Poison Ivy and Blue Suede Shoes,
The Hollywood Argyles, Danny and The Juniors,
Dion and The Belmonts, Johnny and The Hurricanes.

He's one of the survivors,
The boppers and the jivers,
Yeah and he rocks all day.
Johnny and The Hurricanes, Johnny and The Hurricanes.

Got my freedom riding along the freeway.
I ride a hundred miles an hour
But I don't mess up my D.A.
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock 'n' roll.
You can't stop rock 'n' rollin' music play.
Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock 'n' roll.
You can't stop rock 'n' rollin' music play.

Feel those vibrations flow in my brain.
Got my freedom riding down the highway,
Keeps me sane, feel alive,
I'm one of the survivors.

Feel all right.
First gear, second gear,
Third gear, fourth gear, all right.
Old Johnny Thunder looks a little overweight,
And his sideburns are turning grey.
But he still likes to bebop, boogie and jive
To his worn out seventy-eights.
Johnny Thunder.
He's alright.
He's one of the survivors,
Twelve bars flowing through his brain,
Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion and The Belmonts,
Johnny and The Hurricanes,
Johnny and The Hurricanes.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Morning Song
  • 2 Daylight
  • 3 Sweet Lady Genevieve
  • 4 There’s a Change in the Weather
  • 5 Where Are They Now?
  • 6 One of the Survivors
  • 7 Cricket
  • 8 Money & Corruption / I Am Your Man
  • 9 Here Comes Flash
  • 10 Sitting in the Midday Sun
  • 11 Demolition

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin