I still remember, it was autumn and the moon was shining
Our '60 Cadillac was rolling through Nebraska whining
Doing a hundred-twenty, man the fields was bending over
Hauling up for the mountains knowing we was traveling further
All our fires were blazing and the spinning wheels were turning, turning
Had my girl beside me, brother, brother, she was burning, burning

I walked up back to speak to this southern funky school teacher
She had a lot of something heavy but we couldn't reach her
We told her that we needed something that would get us going
She pulled out all she had and laid it on the counter showing
All I had to do was lay my money down and pick it up
The cop came busting in and then we lit out in a pickup truck

Go! Get out of Denver, better go, go
Get out of Denver, better go
Get out of Denver, better go, go
Get out of Denver
'Cos you look just like a commie and you might just be a member
Better get out of Denver, better get out of Denver

Well, red lights were flashing and the sirens they were screaming
We had to pinch each other just to see if we were dreaming
Made it to Lovely Pass in under less than half an hour
Lord, it started drizzling and it turned into a thundershower
Well, red lights were flashing and the sirens they were screaming
We had to pinch each other just to see if we were dreaming
Made it to Lovely Pass in under less than half an hour
Lord, it started drizzling and it turned into a thundershower

The rain was driving but the Caddy kept on burning rubber
We kept on driving 'til we ran into some fog cover
We couldn't see a thing but somehow we just kept on going
We kept on driving all night long and then into the morning
Morning fog had lifted when we looked to see where we was at
We're staring at a Colorado state policeman trooper cat

Go! Get out of Denver, better go, go
Get out of Denver, better go
Get out of Denver, better go
Get out of Denver
'Cos you look just like a commie and you might just be a member
Better get out of Denver, better get out of Denver
Better go! Get out of Denver, better go
Get out of Denver, better go
Get out of Denver, better go
Get out of Denver
'Cos you look just like a commie and you might just be a member
Better get out of Denver, better get out of Denver
Better go!

Get out of Denver, better get out of Denver
Better get out of Denver, better....go! Get out of Denver , better go, get out of Denver
Better get out, get out, get out
Get out of Denver
Better go, get out of Denver better go get out of Denver
Better, better
Get out, get out, get out, get out, get out


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    General CommentActually, that is incorrect. It's a song done in the style of Chuck Berry, but written by Seger (the studio version appears on his out-of-print album "Seven").

    Seger: "It was more like Get Out of Aspen, really. I used Denver because it was a better rhyme...we played a club up in Aspen, and Aspen was such a high-priced ski resort that they were charging people at the door something like nine dollars with a two-drink minimum, which was another eight dollars to get in and see the band, so there weren't very many people in there. We played a six night stint there, and after about the fourth night we just said, 'This is it,' because we were playing for five or six people a night. We were fairly well known and everybody liked us, but nobody wanted to pay 17-18 dollars just to sit in a club and watch us.

    "What happened is, my manager, Punch, showed up to go skiing and we were walking out with our equipment...it doesn't really go with the story of Get Out of Denver, but that's how the real situation happened."

    segerfile.com/…
    Katenesson March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's an old blues song that Seger covered on one of his live albums.
    kfe2on February 04, 2006   Link

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