"Detroit City" as written by Ryan Roxie, Alice Cooper and Chuck Garric....
Me and Iggy were giggin' with Ziggy and kickin' with the MC5
Ted and Seger were burnin' with fever
and let the Silver bullets fly
The Kid was in his crib, shady wore a bib
and the posse wasn't even alive
Shock rock choppin' block, songs to make your heart stop
Shovie it in to overdrive

Playing loud and fast
Make that guitar blast
Playing like today will be your last...

Well I was born there
Gonna die there
With all my long hair
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
You hit the concrete
Dance the mean street
Detroit City

There's a riot raging downtown
Tryin' to burn the place down
Skies glowin; red and grey
But the Riff kept a Rockin'
The Creem kept a-talkin'
And the streets still smokin' today

Playing loud and fast
Make that guitar blast
Playing like today will be your last...

Well I was born there
Probably die there
With all my long hair
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
You hit the concrete
Dance the mean streets
Detroit City

Six mile seven mile eight mile nine mile
Ten mile eleven mile Detroit city

Louder
Faster
Louder
Detroit City

Well I was born there
Gonna die there
We don't belong here
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
Hit the concrete
Dance the mean street
Detroit City

Well I was born there
Probably die there
With all my long hair
Detroit City
You feel your heart beat
You hit the concrete
Dance the mean street
Detroit City


Lyrics submitted by burningwater

"Detroit City" as written by Cooper/roxie/garric

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    General CommentOk, for anyone who looks this up and wonders what he is talking about here it is...
    Iggy Pop who some consider the grandfather of punk
    Ziggy Stardust A.K.A David Bowie
    MC5 or the Motor City 5 an early Detroit punk band
    Ted Nugent legidary rock guitarist
    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
    Kid Rock HipHoper who is now country/rock
    Shady A.K.A Eminem
    Insane Clown Posse crazy clown rappers
    OK that was the name dropping all (except Bowie) are from Detroit now for the rest
    Alice sings of the Detroit riots then he mentions the Riff which is an awsome radio station (101 WRIF) and the Creem is a rock n' roll magazine based in Detroit then later he talks about mile streets
    burningwateron March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow, thanks for that info burningwater.
    Catroaron October 17, 2006   Link

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