Today, Twitter decided to rewrite some rock songs, simply because, in the manner of all things Twitter, everyone else was doing it and it was fun. In the procrastinating spirit, we present some choice tweets of what the most famous songs would sound like if retracted with a twist.

Gary Shapiro starts it off by riffing on a Rob Parissi classic

"Okay, then... why don't you just lay down the boogie and play that funky music till you're tired?" #rockretractionsless than a minute ago via web


@Hugo, Obviously couldn't resist a Nine Inch Nails "Closer" redaction

i want to take you out on a nice dinner like an animal #rockretractionsless than a minute ago via HootSuite


Mother Jones's Adam Weinstein, who went on a spree today, first tackles U2...

I still haven't found what I'm lo-- oh, hey! There it is. #rockretractionsless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


and then The Beatles.

You're right, I can't be the eggman AND the walrus. #rockretractionsless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Comic Harry Shearer prefers his Bruce Springsteen with a side of politics

#rockretractions Born in the USA, But Republicans Doubt Itless than a minute ago via web


Mother Jones senior editor Michael Mechanic jumps on board with a Beatles variation (with some overtones of Ron Artest)

I get by with a little help from my therapist. #rockretractionsless than a minute ago via web


Reason editor Peter Suderman generously rewrites Kiss's "I Wanna Rock n' Roll All Night" for grown-ups

Actually, I'd be fine rock and rolling until about 11:30. #rockretractionsless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone