"Saturday Night" as written by and Michael C. Emanuel....
There's 52 ways to murder anyone
One and two are the same
And they both work as well

I'm coming clean for Amy
Julie doesn't scream as well
And the cops won't listen all night

And so maybe I'll be over
Just as soon as I fill them all in

And I can't remember when I saw her last
We were running around and having a blast
But the backseat of the drive-in is so lonely without you
I know when you're home

I was thinking about you
There was something I forgot to say
I was crying on a Saturday Night

I was out cruising without you
They were playing our song
Crying on a Saturday Night

As the moon becomes the night time
You go viciously, quietly away
I'm sitting in the bedroom where we used to sit and smoke cigarettes
Now I'm watching
Watching you die

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"Saturday Night" as written by Michael C. Emanuel

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  • +5
    General Comment"There's 52 ways to murder anyone" - There are (usually) 52 Saturdays in a year the person in the song could be dating and killing, we're inclined to think women, on Saturday nights. Maybe in his time killing he has murdered 52 different women 52 different ways.

    One and two are the same, and they both work as well" - All methods he's used so far have achieved desired results. (the women die)

    "I'm coming clean for Amy" - I think Amy was one of his victims whom he totally fell in love with.

    "Julie doesn't scream as well" - After Amy he could not find any fulfillment in his victim(s) during the normal routine. Julie could represent 1-51 other women.

    "and the cops won't listen all night." - Perhaps he is only confessing for Amy, or for a select few other victims because the cops won't listen to him(they totally would for 52 murders, so maybe he has killed tons of people this line is kinda strange)

    "And so maybe I'll be over just as soon as i fill them all in" - his murdering escapade will be over once the cops have been filled in good and proper.

    Next few lines are reminiscing on Amy with some juicy 50s horror allusions thrown in. Chorus - No longer dating and killing on Saturday night, he breaks into tears as he remembers his brief time with Amy, regretting not telling her of his true feelings for her before she died.

    "As the Moon becomes the night time you go viciously, quietly away, I'm sitting in the bedroom: where we used to sit and smoke cigarettes. Now I'm watching you die." - His final moments with Amy. Gotta love that smokin' cigarettes in the bedroom like 50s youth feeling you get here.
    I dunno how you could think this song isn't about killing anyone, It's possible Graves wanted to write a song about regret due to some love problems he had in his life, and due to being in the misfits threw in the 50s horror theme into the song. Truth may never be known but this song definately involves a serial killer. My two cents,
    TheBrigandon June 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm sorry guys but you are all SOOO wrong about this song! He didn't kill anyone. "There are 52 ways to murder anyone", he means there are 52 ways to break anyones heart."One and two are the same", like cheating or falling out of love they hurt just as much. He is coming clean for amy because he used to love her, just like he used to love julie, but amy was the one he was really in love with but he messed it up and is now in love with someone else. However, the girl he is now in love with doesn't want him because he hurt her too. But he says "maybe he'll be over once he fills them all in", all of them are the graves he speaks of earlier, but it's a metaphor for ending his relationships for good with all of these other girls. And so he's "crying on a saturday night.", " the backseat of the drive in is so lonely without you." because he wants to be with this new girl.
    lovepeacecobainon July 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about him losing someone (and or killing her) and is regreting it because he misses her...pretty touching for misfits
    emotional suicideon June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I think his feelings toward amy is he wants to come clean for the girl. He truly loves her. and now that shes gone his Saturdays are lonely. Don't really know!!!!! But thats what comes to my mind. Anyways I love this song!!!!
    blackarmy-13on August 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am planning to make a music video of this song... with two of my friends. One of them will be playing guitar in it (in the background) and the other will be singing / main character/

    I am thinking about not trying to make the video too specific... meaning i wont include murder in the vid.

    half of it will be them "playing/singing" and during the chorus it will be shots of the guy driving and singing...

    What do you think?

    BTW I think both Danzig and Graves kicked @ss... and Jerry Only needs vocal lessons...
    JayRemEon August 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I'm coming clean for Amy
    Julie doesn't scream as well
    And the cops won't listen all night"

    he killed amy and julie. he killed amy who probably was his girlfriend and even though he loved her he ended up killing her (for whatever reason). the guy is confessing to the police for his crimes because he feels guilty. he feels guilty over killing amy ("im coming clean for amy") but not julie, because she wasnt as entertaining a kill / maybe fuck ("julie doesnt scream as well"). he then kind of sarcastically mentions that "the cops wont listen all night", basically that he's only gonna talk about amy, who is the reason he's confessing.

    "And so maybe I'll be over
    Just as soon as I fill them all in"
    like i said he's guilty, so kind of flippantly he says "maybe" he'll stop killing just as soon as he tells the cops about what he did ("fill them all in")

    the rest of the song is pretty straightforward, he misses her and he's crying.

    the first few lines though, no idea...52 ways to murder anyone? one and two are the same? no idea.
    ZodiacDon September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with horrore, love this song, one of the few that I really enjoy by graves, the more I listen to it the more I hear the pain in his voice and the creepiness of the whole song makes me love it more.
    *onethirtyeight*1523on December 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis has probably all been said before, so I apologize if it has.

    My interpretation of this song is that it is about a serial killer who routinely murders his girlfriends. However, he grows attached to his most recent one (presumably Amy), but his compulsion forces him to kill her anyway. As a result, he feels lonely, depressed, and guilty. It's possible (although this is speculation) that he was so hurt by losing her that he can't stand the killing anymore, so he turns himself in to the authorities to finish it. For her. By then it's the ONLY thing he can do for her.

    Yes, yes, I know: the Danzig Misfits were far superior. Everybody knows that. That being said, I really enjoyed this album, and this song especially (also, Scream!, if only for the Romero-directed music video). I mean, punk AND doo-wop? Genius. And the genre-bending fits perfectly with the subject matter. This song is touching and heartbreaking in a way only the Misfits (Danzig or not) could pull off. Also, it's an absolute blast to sing. The change to a higher key for the second chorus really adds some genuine emotion. Brilliant all around.
    CapnKenIIIon April 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, glad I came to this site. Forever I was thinking that it was this great, yet a little morbid, song...but I actually think that what has been said about relating the song to drug use or former/current girlfriends or lovers actually fits the lyrics the best.

    That being said, I sadly still hear it and think that he's killed Amy, that his new GF Julie just wouldn't be able to replace Amy (as he loved Amy for everything, even the way she screamed when...well...you know), and that the cops wouldn't be able to hear Julie because she wouldn't cry out the same as Amy....

    Again, after reading, I think that the other posters have really given the "true" meaning of the song, but I can't help but, dear I say, a little morbidly, like the other possible rational a little bit more. Just makes it ironic how catchy the song is, and yet, how macabre it really might be.
    GoHeels211on January 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEverybody reads the lyrics and thinks it’s about murder. …just because he says 52 ways to murder anyone. It’s not a physical murder., it’s that he feels like he has been murdering somebody psychologically.
    However…there are 52 Saturday’s in a year. This is not a song about murder…it’s about cheating.
    Every Saturday night he has been with another woman….Julie. (Julie doesn’t scream as well isn’ t about killing….it’s about sex)
    He’s coming clean with the lyrics/confession.
    He is cheating on his dying wife Amy. She is dying, and he hasn’t been able to face this, and was trying to re-live some of their youthful moments by ignoring the present situation with his wife and finding solace in the arms of a younger woman. Once this brings him to remember his youthful courtship with his wife, he is forced to face the present fact.
    When he says the cops won’t listen……do you really think the cops wouldn’t listen to a murder confession if it was serious??? The ‘cops’ he is referring to is him talking about the authoritive figures in his life…ie, her parent’s or his., who can’t cope with this admission…hence, they won’t listen.
    Right or wrong., this is a song about guilt. Plain and simple….he is feeling the guilt and missing his relationship that he experienced before his wife was dying.
    BradleyBryanton June 14, 2014   Link

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