Detroit Stories


Rock'n'Roll (Reed)

Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothin' happ'nin' at all
Every time she turned on the radio
There was nothin' goin' down at all
Then one morning on a Detroit station,
couldn't believe what she heard at all
She started shaking to that fine, fine music
and her life was saved by rock and roll

Despite all the amputations
You could just dance to that rock and roll station
And it was all right (It's all right)
Oh, it was all right (It's all right)
Yeah, it was all right (It's all right)
All.... right

Jenny said when she was still 5 years old
"You know, my parents be the death of us all
Two TV sets, two Cadillac cars
You know that ain't gonna help me at all, not at all"
Then one morning on a Detroit station,
can't believe what she hears at all
She started dancin' to that fine, fine music,
and her life was saved by rock and roll

Despite all the compligrations
You could just dance to that rock and roll station
And it was all right (It's all right)
Ha, it was all right (It's all right)
Oh, all right (It's all right)
She said now it's all right (It's all right)

Jenny, Jenny, five years old
Nothing goin' on at all
Every time she turned on the radio
There was just nothin' goin' down at all, not at all
And then one fine morning on a New York station
She could not believe what she heard at all
She started shakin' to that fine, fine music
And her life was saved by rock and roll

Despite all the agitation
She could just dance to that rock and roll station
And it was all right (It's all right)
Oh baby it's all right (It's all right)
Oh, it's all right (It's all right)
I'll tell ya it's all right (It's all right)

(It's all right) Ohhh...
(It's all right) Turn it up, turn it up
(It's all right) Up, up, yeah...
(It's all right) More... yeah....

Go Man Go (Cooper, Ezrin, Henriksen, Kramer)

I just got outta jail (go man go)
Stole me a hellcat (go man go)
Pickin' up my baby (go man go)
She works at the gay bar (go man go)
She knows that I'm a man (go man go)
She knows that I'm a moron (go man go)
I ain't got no plan (go man go)
But that's okay (go man go)
(Go man go)
She don't care anyway (go man go)

We ride into the night
And everything's alright
I try to take it slow
But she yells go man go

Call me "Hamtramck Hammer" (go man go)
She just Crazy Jane (go man go)
Don't care about tomorrow (go man go)
She don't know when to stop (go man go)
(Go man go)
That's when we blew past the cops (go man go)

We ride into the night
And everything's alright
I try to take it slow
But she yells go man go

We flew past a cruiser (go man go)
He lit up like a christmas tree (go man go)
I sure ain't gonna stop (go man go)
She laughs and kisses me (go man go)

We ride into the night
A train comes into sight
Do we make it, I don`t know
Should I slam on the brakes or step on the gas?
And she said "Go man go"

Our Love Will Change The World (Matthew Smith)

We have very little respect for everything
Very little regard for anything
We've got something against so much
And we're only beginning

Our mind's a cynical machine now
That'll never run out of steam
We're all pessimistic creeps, or so it seems
'Cause that's how we're living

Our love will change the world
Our love will change the world
Into a strange place that you won't recognize
When you look into its eyes
Our love will change the world
Our love will change the world
You may not like it now
But, you'll get used to it anyhow

We don't have near enough time
To even dream of committing a crime
Got no future, got no reason, got no rhyme
'Cause that's all we're given

We'll kill any possibility
Or any illusion of synchronicity
'Cause that's been effective to a certain degree (Oh, ooh)

Our love will change the world
Our love will change the world
Into a strange place that you won't recognize
When you look into its eyes
Our love will change the world
Our love will change the world
You may not like it now
But, you'll get used to it somehow

So little regard, so very little regard, for anything
We've got something against so much
And it's only beginning

Our love will change the world
Our love will change the world
Into a strange place that you won't recognize
When you look into its eyes
Our love will change the world
Our love will change the world
You may not like it now
But, you'll get used to it anyhow
You may not like it now
But, you'll get used to it anyhow
You may not like it now
But, you'll get used to it anyhow
You'll get used to it anyhow
You'll get used to it somehow
(Our love will change the world)

Sister Anne (Fred Smith)

Sister Anne don't give a damn about evolution
She's a liberated woman, she got her solution
Gotta a heart of gold, save a bitch's soul
From goin' down ol' Satan's way

She can, I know she can
I know she can, she's my sister Anne

Such truth, such beauty, such purity
She wears a halo around her head
She got all the ten commandments tattooed on her arm
If she died she'd raise up from the dead

She's every man savior and mama too
If you do what she said she'd save hell from you

She can, I know she can
I know she can, she's my sister Anne

Sister, won't you tell me where I went so wrong
I used to say my prayers baby, all night long
I listen to the Gospel ringing in my ears
Come on sister Anne, save me from my fears
If you can, I know you can
I know you can, 'cause you're my sister Anne

Sister, won't you tell me where I went so wrong
I used to say my prayers baby, all night long
I'd listen to the Gospel ringing in my ears
Come on sister Anne, save me from my fears

If you can, I know she can
I know you can, 'cause she's my sister Anne
I know you can, 'cause she's my sister Anne
I know you can, 'cause she's my sister Anne
Yes she is...

She's my sister Anne
She's my sister Anne
She's my sister Anne
She's my sister Anne
She's my sister Anne
She's my sister Anne
She's my sister Anne
She's my sister Anne

East Side Story (Bob Seger)

Beneath the bare light bulb above
She gazed into the eyes of love
Bathed in the dirty neon lights
She begged him "don't go out tonight"
If we work out somehow maybe
We could find a way out baby
And he laughed and said "I got to go"
And she cried "no"
Johnny Johnny no
Oh Johnny Johnny no

His arms were warm and strong and young
"I promise I won't hurt no one"
"Oh baby when you gonna learn,
Them folks uptown got bread to burn,
When they see me flash my knife,
They'll be fearin' for their life,
They won't give me trouble this I know"
And she cried no
Oh Johnny Johnny no
Johnny Johnny no

The night passed like a thousand years
The tenemant room had culled her tears
Then came a knock upon the door
Two men she'd never seen before
"Did you know Johnny Brown miss?
Err, we hate to tell you this but
Has he a relative you know?"
And she cried no
Oh Johnny Johnny no
Oh Johnny why'd you go?
Johnny Johnny no
And she cried no