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

Moving fast, down 95
Hit top speed, but I'm still moving much too slow
I feel so good, I'm so alive
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

You gotta lose your life in Detroit Rock City

Twelve o'clock, I gotta rock
There's a truck ahead, lights staring 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 down
Get up
Everybody's gonna leave their seat
Get down


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Detroit Rock City [Single] Lyrics as written by Robert A. Ezrin Paul Stanley

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    this 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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    Philadelphia 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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    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 20, 2007   Link
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    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 20, 2007   Link
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    Oh 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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    Oh, 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
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    That 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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    guess 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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    I'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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    based on a true story of a kid goin to a kiss concert.....the beginning part tells the rest

    beemer11on June 11, 2002   Link

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