destroyer

1976 casablanca records



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1. detroit rock city
2. king of the night time world
3. god of thunder
4. great expectations
5. flaming youth
6. sweet pain
7. shout it out loud
8. beth
9. do you love me



killer new costumes and album cover.
"beth" gains kiss radio acceptance and possibly
the beginning of parents consent.
"god of thunder"-heavy!!
it's hard to believe paul stanley wrote
this gothic metal song.-lynn


song by song

detroit rock city - a very haunting and strong song by kiss.
the beat is driving.

king of the night time world - a "strange" mix on this one.
the ending stomps as hard as gene's dragon boots!

god of thunder - this song, written by paul stanley,
is the perfect song for gene. i've always thought the drums
did'nt quite give the song the "depth" it needed.
lots of cool effects on this one.

great expectations - i'm drawn to this "different" kiss song.
peter does'nt have much of a part at first - but it must
have been awful hard to put a beat to this one.
i love the words, they are very true. every girl kiss fan
wants to think the band is singing to her!

flaming youth - not a bad song. the instruments kind of play
against each other, but it fits.
where did the organ grinder come from?

sweet pain - i like this song. it fits gene well.

shout it out loud - a good rock n' roll anthem.
a great sing a-long. very upbeat.

beth - pretty, soulful, nice arrangement. no one but peter
could ever sing this song with so much feeling.
this song brought a crossover of fans kiss never had before.

do you love me - heavy, stomping, raunchy rock! cool beat.


detroit rock city
paul stanley, bob ezrin

"... congressional reports. president ford says that
he's disappointed with congress's performance.
in detroit, a pontiac, michigan youth was reported
dead at the scene of a head-on collision on grand avenue this morning.
the youth was reportedly driving on the wrong side
of the boulevard when he struck a delivery truck
and was catapulted through the windshield of his car.
the driver of the truck is reported to be uninjured.
the identities of both men are being withheld by local police.
county legislatives today are expected to rally to the aid of striking
longshoremen in hopes of ending the 9 month deadlock ..."
"..roll all night and party every day
i wanna rock and roll all night and party every day"

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 up 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
movin' fast, doin' 95
hit top speed but i'm still movin' much too slow
i feel so good, i'm so alive
i 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
twelve o'clock, i gotta rock
there's a truck ahead, lights starin' 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 up
everybody's gonna leave their seat

king of the night time world
kim fowley, mark anthony, paul stanley, bob ezrin

it's so sad, livin' at home
far from the city and the midnight fun
it's so bad, goin' to school
so far from me and the dirty things that we do
i'm the king of the night time world
and you're my headlight queen
i'm the king of the night time world
come live your secret dream
it's so fine, lovin' with ease
far from the house and the family fights
it's so fine, bein' with you
bein' with me makes everything alright
i'm the king of the night time world
and you're my headlight queen
i'm the king of the night time world
come live your secret dream, alright
it's so sad, you're not content
far from the music and the neon glow
ain't you glad we got the time
far from our folks, they'll never ever know
i'm the king of the night time world
and you're my headlight queen
i'm the king of the night time world
come live your secret dream
i'm the king, i'm the king, i'm the king, i'm the king
i'm the king, i'm the king, i'm the king, i'm the king
i'm the king of the night time world
and you're my headlight queen
i'm the king of the night time world
come live your secret dream
i'm the king of the night time world
and you're my headlight queen
i'm the king of the night time world
come live your secret dream
i'm the king of the night time world
and you're my headlight queen
i'm the king of the night time world
come live your secret dream
i'm the king of the night time world

god of thunder
paul stanley

you've got something about you
you've got something i need
daughter of aphrodite
hear my words and take heed
i was born on olympus
to my father a son
i was raised by the demons
trained to reign as the one
god of thunder and rock and roll
the spell you're under
will slowly rob you of your virgin soul
i'm the lord of the wastelands
a modern day man of steel
i gather darkness to please me
and i command you to kneel
before the
god of thunder and rock and roll
the spell you're under
will slowly rob you of your virgin soul
i am the lord of the wastelands
a modern day man of steel
i gather darkness to please me
and i command thee to kneel
before the
god of thunder and rock and roll
the spell you're under
will slowly rob you of your virgin soul

great expectations
gene simmons, bob ezrin

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

flaming youth
paul stanley, gene simmons, bob ezrin

whoo yeah
my parents think i'm crazy and they hate the things i do
i'm stupid and i'm lazy, man, if they only knew
how flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth, our flag is flying higher and higher and higher
my uniform is leather, and my power is my age
i'm gettin' it together to break out of my cage
'cause flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth, our flag is flying higher and higher and higher
flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth will set the world on fire
flaming youth, our flag is flying higher and higher
and higher and higher and higher and higher and higher

sweet pain
gene simmons

ahh
my leathers fit tight around me my whip is always beside me
you want the same thing every day
i'll teach you love a different way
you'll learn to love me and my sweet pain
my love will drive you insane
sweet pain, my love will drive you insane
and pain has got its reason
and if you don't stop your teasin', baby
i'm gonna show you now
you'll get your lovin' anyhow, anyhow
and you'll get to love me and my sweet pain
my love will drive you insane
ahh, sweet pain, my love will drive you insane
ahh, you get to love me any way i say
ahh, you get to love me and my sweet pain
oh
pain has got it's reason
you find it pleasin', yes you do, yes you do
and i'm gonna show you now
you'll get to love it anyhow, anyhow and
you'll get to love me and my sweet pain
my love will drive you insane
ahh, sweet pain, my love will drive you insane
sweet pain my love will drive you insane
sweet pain my love will drive you insane
ahh, sweet pain (sweet pain) my love will drive you insane
sweet pain (sweet pain) my love will drive you insane
sweet pain (sweet pain) my love will drive you insane
sweet pain (sweet pain) my love will drive you insane

shout it out loud
paul stanley, gene simmons, bob ezrin

well, the night's begun and you want some fun
do you think you're gonna find it (think you're gonna find it)
you got to treat yourself like number one
do you need to be reminded (need to be reminded)
it doesn't matter what you do or say
just forget the things that you've been told
we can't do it any other way
everybody's got to rock and roll, whoo, oh, oh
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
if you don't feel good, there's a way you could
don't sit there broken hearted (sit there broken hearted)
call all your friends in the neighborhood
and get the party started (get the party started)
don't let 'em tell you that there's too much noise
they're too old to really understand
you'll still get rowdy with the girls and boys
'cause it's time for you to take a stand, yeah, yeah
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
you've got to have a party
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
turn it up louder
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
everybody shout it now
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
oh yeah
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
hear it gettin' louder
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud
and everybody shout it now
shout it, shout it, shout it out loud

beth
peter criss, stan penridge, bob ezrin

beth, i hear you callin'
but i can't come home right now
me and the boys are playin'
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 callin'
oh, beth what can i do
beth what can i do
you say you feel so empty
that our house just ain't a home
and 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 callin'
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 playin'
all night

do you love me
ken fowley, bob ezrin, paul stanley

you really like my limousine
you like the way the wheels roll
you like my seven inch leather heels
and goin' to all of the shows, but
do you love me, do you love me
do you love me, really love me
you like the credit cards and private planes
money can really take you far
you like the hotels and fancy clothes
and the sound of electric guitars, but
do you love me, do you love me
do you love me, i mean like do you
really love me
you really like rock 'n' roll
all of the fame and the masquerade
you like the concerts and studios
and all the money, honey, that i make, but
do you love me, do you love me
do you love me, really love me
your backstage pass and black sunglasses
make you look just like a queen
even the fans, they know your face
from all of the magazines, but
do you love me (do you love me)
do you love me (do you love me)
do you love me (do you love me)
really love me (really love me)
i wanna know
do you love me (do you love me)
do you love me (do you love me)
do you love me (do you love me)
i mean like do you
really love me (really love me)
i wanna know
do you love me (do you love me)
do you love me (do you love me)
do you love me (do you love me)
i mean like do you
really love me (really love me)
i want you to (do you love me, do you love me)
i need you to (do you love me, do you love me)
and you know i'm so tired of everybody sayin' it
and you know, (do you love me, do you love me)
i just gotta know if you really really really, really love me
(do you love me, do you love me)
so come on, do you love me (do you love me)
i need you to
do you love me (do you love me) i want you to
do you love me (do you love me) i need you
really love me (do you love me)
i wanna know
do you love me (do you love me) do you, do you
do you love me (do you love me)
i just got to have some love (do you love me, do you love me)
i just got to have some love (do you love me)
i just got to have some love, love, love, love, love



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