Kiss - Detroit Rock City

Kiss - Detroit Rock City




From the album "Destroyer", here's one of the most beautiful songs of the greatest rock band in the world, KISS!


Breaking away from their typical partying-style lyrics, Bob Ezrin and Kiss' Paul Stanley wrote this song about a young fan who was killed in a car accident on his way to a Kiss concert. The loud, driving beat of the music belies the seriousness of the lyrics. Stanley said: "On a previous tour somebody had gotten hit by a car and killed outside the arena. I remember thinking how weird it is that people can be on their way to something that's really a party and a celebration of being alive, and die in the process of doing it. So that became the basis of the lyric."


Although the album was a great success, this song as a single did not even chart in the US. Released as the "A" side to "Beth," a Peter Criss ballad, "Beth" is the song that became popular among the mainstream, and the single was re-released with "Beth" as Side A.






Lyrics



I feel uptight on a Saturday night

Nine o' clock, the radio's the only light

I hear my song and it pulls me through

Comes on strong, tells me what I got to do

I got to


Get up

Everybody's gonna move their feet

Get down

Everybody's gonna leave their seat

You gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City


Get up

Everybody's gonna move their feet

Get down

Everybody's gonna leave their seat


Getting late

I just can't wait

Ten o'clock and I know I gotta hit the road

First I drink, then I smoke

Start the car, and I try to make the midnight show


Get up

Everybody's gonna move their feet

Get down

Everybody's gonna leave their seat


Movin' fast, doin' ninety five

Hit top speed but I'm still movin' much too slow

I feel so good, I'm so alive

I hear my song playin' on the radio

It goes


Get up

Everybody's gonna move their feet

Get down

Everybody's gonna leave their seat


Twelve o'clock, I gotta rock

There's a truck ahead, lights starin' at my eyes

Oh my God, no time to turn

I got to laugh 'cause I know I'm gonna die

Why


Get up

Everybody's gonna move their feet

Get up

Everybody's gonna leave their seat



Writer/s: PAUL STANLEY, ROBERT A. EZRIN

Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management






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