About Deuce

"Deuce" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss, written by bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons. The song appeared on Kiss' eponymous 1974 debut album. In addition to being one of the band's most popular and most-covered songs, "Deuce" is a traditional concert opener. The song has appeared on many Kiss live and compilation albums.


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Get up
And get your grandma outta here
Pick up
Old Jim is workin' hard this year
And baby
Do the things he says to do

Baby, if you're feeling good
And baby if you're feeling nice
You know your man is workin' hard
He's worth a deuce

Don't put your man behind his years
And baby
Stop cryin' all your tears
Do the things he says to do
Do it

Baby, if you're feeling good
And baby if you're feeling nice
You know your man is workin' hard
He's worth a deuce

And baby, if you're feeling good
Yes baby if you're feeling nice
You know your man is workin' hard

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A kiss is the act of pressing one's lips against the lips or other body parts of another person or of an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship and good luck, among many others. In some situations a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect or greeting, as in the case of spouses kissing at the conclusion of a wedding ceremony or national leaders kissing each other in greeting, and in many other situations. more »

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Written by: Gene Simmons

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

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10 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Deuce" is one of the earliest songs written by the band's bassist and co-lead singer, Gene Simmons. He wrote it while he was still a student, long before KISS was formed.
Setup Instrumental
The song "Deuce" is a fan-favorite concert opener for KISS; it was first used to open shows on their "Hotter Than Hell" tour in 1974.
Album Placement
"Deuce" is actually the second track on KISS’s eponymous debut studio album which was released in 1974.
Song Composition
"Deuce" song features a distinctive and powerful opening bass line, highlighting Simmons' bass playing skills.
Music Video
The music video for "Deuce", which was shot in San Francisco in 1975, was showcased on ABC's show "In Concert."
Song Performance
"Deuce" has been performed on almost every tour, and it remains one of the band's popular live tracks.
Notable Covers
Several artists have covered "Deuce", including the Melvins and Lenny Kravitz during the KISS tribute concert at MTV Video Music Awards in 1996.
Chart Performance
Despite its popularity among fans, "Deuce" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Band's Perspective
Gene Simmons considers "Deuce" to be one of his favorite Kiss songs. He once stated in an interview with Classic Rock magazine that if he had to explain Kiss to a first-time listener, he would play "Deuce."
Inspiration Source
While the song lyrics are somewhat ambiguous, Simmons has admitted in an interview that "Deuce" was inspired by The Rolling Stones' "Bitch."

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