It's getting late have you seen my mates
Ma tell me when the boys get here
It's seven o'clock and I wanna rock
Want to get a belly full of beer

My old man's drunker than a barrel full of monkeys
And my old lady she don't care
My sister looks cute in her braces and boots
A handful of grease in her hair

Oh, don't give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline
Oh, Saturday night's alright for fighting
Get a little action in

Get about as oiled as a diesel train
Gonna set this dance alight
'Cause Saturday night's the night I like
Saturday night's alright alright alright, ooh

Well they're packed pretty tight in here tonight
I'm looking for a dolly who'll see me right
I may use a little muscle to get what I need
I can sink a little drink and shout out she's with me

A couple of the sounds that I really like
Are the sounds of a switchblade and a motorbike
I'm the juvenile product of the working class
Whose best friend floats in the bottom of a glass, oh

Don't give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline
Saturday night's alright for fighting
Get a little action in

Get about as oiled as a diesel train
Gonna set this dance alight
'Cause Saturday night's the night I like
Saturday night's alright alright alright, ooh

Oh, don't give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline
'Cause Saturday night's alright for fighting
Get a little action in

Get about as oiled as a diesel train
Gonna set this dance alight
'Cause Saturday night's the night I like
Saturday night's alright alright alright, ooh

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday
Saturday night's alright

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday
Saturday night's alright

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday
Saturday, Saturday
Saturday night's alright, ooh


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by D. Dodge Silver

Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting Lyrics as written by Bernard Taupin Elton John

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  • +5
    General Comment

    This song rocks! It's the most ass-kicking thing Elton ever recorded. My only bummer: I always thought the refrain said, "Girl, I'm gonna come on like a diesel train," and I thought that was such a great image, only to find those aren't the real words! I still sing it my way though.

    BTW, for those who are non-Brits, "braces" are our "suspenders," not metal bands on her teeth.

    law4on April 04, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    This song kicks godly amounts of ass. I listen to it when I need to get pumped up for something. Be it a night out drinking, hanging with friends, or just trying to get with the girl I like ;)

    Ludeyon July 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i love this song, it has great energy...lol, it's rare that i rock out to a song with piano in it. :-) this is the first time i've read the lyrics, and i'm a bit put off by the "I may use a little muscle to get what I need" line, lol, but hey...elton can do no wrong.

    emoBettyrocketon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Bernie said this is the first truly English (his home town) inspired song. (All the rest were inspired by his new found love for the American West)

    lizard_kingon November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Elton John rules, I wish he was my mom!

    Indiana Joneson April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song kicks ass literally. Not usually does Elton rock out like he does in this number.

    Nolesy101on May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    wow thanks law4 i really didn't know that about braces. BTW: Elton didn't write these lyrics emobettyrocket, even though that comment was like 4 years ago haha, Bernie Taupin did, so Elton literally did no harm with these lyrics, unless you were to hold him responsible for singing another person's lyrics.

    robguglion November 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    How can you float on the bottom of the glass?

    FanOfToddR.on May 02, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    That good time feeling while listening to good ol rock and roll.

    enchantedwiseon September 22, 2021   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    I LOVE ELTON!!

    .::A.Fire.Inside::.on March 22, 2003   Link

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