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


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Detroit Rock City" as written by Robert A. Ezrin Paul Stanley

Lyrics © WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    Song Meaningthis song is about a fan who was going to their concert in Detroit but he was drinking and driving and he crashed and passed away so it is sort of a lament to this fan
    irishmikeon May 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentPhiladelphia Eagles ok its youre opinion ,KISS are classical along with the sex pistols , acdc ,black sabbath, cream ,the cramps etc. i suppose compared to the music now kiss aren't as good but it doesn't mean they aren't awsome not compared. peter criss is not a bad drummer, and i like paul stanley's voice also in my opinion out of the whole kninghts is satans service i think paul's (star child)and ace's (space-ace)make up is the best.. did you know gene simmons acted in "The New Guy" i found that interesting.. it doesn't even look like himself from the good days.Also the movie was soo great... the bass player in the movie is so awsome aswell as the song they play at the start "rock n roll all nite".
    (Youre clothes say stella but youre eyes say rock n roll) anyway good band great movie
    trainspotting_R2D2on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentphilladelphia eagles is a gay ass faggot who sucks huge throbing donkey cock
    opinion head is gay too
    kiss rules
    we're playing 5 big shows in 5 nights so if you-
    ROCK AND ROLL!
    why dont you just go sit in the corner huh?
    go on
    zeppelinrocks14on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentT
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 20, 2007   Link
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    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh god... gene simmons is the biggest dickhead ever. And all of you who listen to this shitty band should drop dead. Seriously... hate that guy. Greedy bastard. why doesn't someone kill him...? fuck you very much. have a nice day. bye bye...
    MissNeuroticon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, but I do think the movie is funny. I saw it once... But that was before I knew what kinda of egoistic, self-centered cunt simmons is. I seriously think he needs to die.

    And people like us comment the songs we don't like, because we think it's so much fun to make people like you whine about it ;)

    By the way, persons tongue is a crappy reason to idolize someone. I wish I could cut the damn thing off. maybe at least then he would shut up.
    MissNeuroticon February 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat simmons guy is a self centered ego mainiac that is nothing but a fake. He is a loser. He is a dick, don't you guys realise how stupid he is, he is just another man trying to make money (by taking away yours) so he can have the fancy cars not you. Somebody must go kill that guy. I hate their stupid face paint and outfits, they look like gothic little clowns with big tounges. Stupid clowns.
    ghjkdtyertycxvbon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentguess what, you haters can go ahead and hate kiss, but you dont hate the music, you hate everything they stand for. sit your butts down and listen to some of their music. they have AMAZING tunes. so shut up.

    and yes, KISS are a classic RnR band, so shut up, again :)
    biggestkissfaneveron August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've been to three KISS shows and they always played this song. It's was written for one of their fan who died in a crash while heading to their show. Beautiful sad song.
    Judyapplesauceon April 11, 2017   Link

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