You're sittin' in your seat
And then you stand and clutch your breast
Our music drives you wild along with the rest

You watch me singing this song
You see what my mouth can do
And you wish you were the one I was doing it to

And you watch me playin' guitar
And you feel what my fingers can do
And you wish you were the one I was doing it to

Well, listen
You've got great expectations
You've got great expectations

You're dying to be seen
And you wave and call my name
But in the day it seems that I'm a million miles away

You watch me beatin' my drum
And you know what my hands can do
And you wish you were the one I was doing it to

Well, listen
You've got great expectations
You've got great expectations
You've got great expectations

Then you feels these eyes from the stage
And you see me staring at you
And you hear between the lines, my voice is calling to you

Well, listen
You've got great expectations
You've got great expectations

You've got great expectations, do you want to play the role
You've got great expectations, you'd even sell me your soul

You've got great expectations
You've got great expectations

You've got great expectations, do you want to play the role
You've got great expectations, you'd even sell me your soul

You've got great expectations, as long as you can play the role
You've got great expectations


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Great Expectations Lyrics as written by Bob Ezrin, Gene (usa 2) Simmons

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    It's about a girl watching him sing/play, and she wants to fuck him.

    2006200720082009on November 01, 2006   Link
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    this song is so over the top it's ridiculous. pure Kiss. definitely Gene crooning to a woman in the crowd. he doesn't mince words.

    nittanylion0on October 04, 2007   Link
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    I Don't Think It's Specifically Gene Cuz It Says Watch Me Sing And Play Drums And Guitar So Someone Wants The Whole KISS Kake Lol, Some Chick In The Audiance Is Lucky As Hell Cuz It Says They Were Calling To Her

    SonofSimmons1994on September 01, 2009   Link
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    i love the sexual ANALogies like "And you feel what my fingers can do"...

    ladiezroomon May 01, 2010   Link
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    Well the title is obviously a reference to the classic Charles Dickens novel by the same name, so I'm guessing that the lyrics have something to do with orphans and the industrial revolution.

    spokmageon June 02, 2011   Link

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