I can't get enough of what I need
People all around me lettin' me bleed
Waitin' for the darkness to blind the heat
I make my livin' out on the streets

Dirty livin', ahh, dirty livin'
I can't wait any longer to set myself free

Flashin' lights keep runnin' through my brain
Someone find the doctor to ease all the pain
Traffic in the city is burnin' me out
She makes me want to jump up and shout

Dirty livin', ahh, dirty livin'
I can't wait any longer to set myself free, ahh
I can't wait any longer to set myself free, ahh

No more, no more
I've gotta get away

Dirty livin', dirty livin'
Ahh, dirty livin'

Late night outta China is due in tonight
Mother, sister, brother are lyin' uptight
I can hear the jukebox poundin' out loud
I take my fury out on the crowd

Dirty livin', ahh, dirty livin'
I can't wait any longer to set myself free, ahh
I can't wait any longer to set myself free, ahh

No more, no more
I've gotta get away
Dirty livin', dirty livin'
It's gettin' to me, it's gettin' to me
I can't wait, I can't wait
Dirty livin', dirty livin', yeah
Why don't you set me free


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by WesterMats

Dirty Livin' Lyrics as written by Stanley Penridge Peter Criss

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    General CommentThis is a really cool song! I get so happy when I listen to it. Rock on, Peter!
    Starchildon April 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me wanna dance, even considering that I don't like dance. =D
    Tsuuion April 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe correct lyric is "Mainline outta China is due in tonight," not "Last night outta China is due in tonight," which also doesn't make any sense. It's a reference to the Kiss song "Mainline" sung by Peter Criss, similar to other Criss-sung song references throughout the song, like "Getaway" and "Waitin' for the darkness to blind the heat, I make my livin' out on the streets" allusion to "Black Diamond."
    WesterMatson January 21, 2019   Link

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