"Beth" as written by and Peter/ezrin Criss....
Beth I hear you calling
But I can't come home right now
Me and the boys are playing
And we just can't find the sound

Just a few more hours
And I'll be right home to you
I think I hear them calling
Oh Beth what can I do
Beth what can I do

You say you feel so empty
That our house just ain't our home
I'm always somewhere else
And you're always there alone

Just a few more hours
And I'll be right home to you
I think I hear them calling
Oh Beth what can I do
Beth what can I do

Beth I know you're lonely
And I hope you'll be alright
'Cause me and the boys will be playing all night


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Beth" as written by Peter Criss Stan Penridge

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Comment*gleams* My name is Beth... hehe... this is an awesome song...
    twisted_fateon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite song ever...of course it could be because my name is Beth....
    dirty_pop_singer413on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPeter Criss (X-KISS drummer) wrote this song befor ehe was even in KISS. He wrote it to his wife at the time, and when he was in KISS the song was changed and modified a little, by peter and KISS' manager, and then it was recorded and put on the 1976 album 'Destroyer' , Peter origionally recorded this song with his Pre-KISS band 'Chelsea' and it was entitled 'Beck', presumed to mean 'Becky'
    GodessOfThunderon February 02, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationBefore ya'll go after me about not having the "correct" interpretation (some of you say there is no deeper meaning, just emotion), I want to say this is how I felt when I first heard this song and it's my personal interpretation of the song.

    The speaker of Beth is a soldier fighting in the war and talking to his wife back home. "I can't come home right now / Me and the boys are playin'" The "boys" being the other soldiers and "playin'" being the fighting against the enemy.

    While this was not the intention of the song and some lyrics don't support this, I still feel this way after every listen. Anyone agree?
    xraindropsxon June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen Peter Criss sings this in concert, it's absolutely amazing.
    patchworkangelon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout his torn feelings between touring with kiss or staying at home with his family
    emmychloeon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a great song with some deep, deep meanings. one of my personal favorites from KISS.
    punkerinda808on September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsuch a great song with a lot of emotion. one of my personal favorites from KISS.***

    damn im too tired, this song doesnt have a lot of meanings because theres nothing to translate, the meaning of this song is in the lyrics as it is, so its just very emotional.
    punkerinda808on September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's nice because it's really unlike what the rest of KISS's work is like. It's also really sweet. I like it.
    loversandliarson November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've heard Peter Criss dedicated this song to his mother, whose name is Beth, and that it referrs to all those nights when he wouldn't get home and she missed him.

    It's like a lullaby for a mother...
    Alienoon November 30, 2004   Link

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