Song Lyric Sunday – “Devil Gate Drive”

Last week the lovely Helen of This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time picked “Angels” for the lyric prompt so it was only fitting that she pick “Devils/Demons” for this week. And I am a day late, but still wanted to get my pick in here.

In the early 1970’s I was in my teens and loved Happy Days. A young rocker chick by the name of Suzi Quatro played of all things a young rocker chick by the name of Leather Tuscadero. She was the younger sister of Fonzie’s girlfriend, Pinky.

My friends and I loved Suzi’s music and this song was always one of my favourites. She became known as the Queen of Glam Rock and paved the way for other female rockers. I had forgotten all about it until this category came up. “Devil Gate Drive” has a great beat and catchy lyrics of the type that will have them rolling through my head until the new prompt next week puts something else there. I hope you enjoy it.

Lydia!

“Devil Gate Drive”
[Spoken] “Hey, you all want to go down to Devil Gate Drive? Well, come on”!
“Welcome to ‘The Dive’!”

Well, at the age of five they can do their jive
Down in Devil Gate Drive
And at the age of six they’re gonna get their kicks
Down in Devil Gate Drive
Well your mama don’t know where your sister done go
She’s gone down to the Drive. She’s the start of the show
And let her move on up. Let her come let her go.
She can jive
Down in Devil Gate Drive

[Chorus]
So come alive. Come alive
Down in Devil Gate Drive
So come alive. Come alive
Down in Devil Gate…down in Devil Gate
Down in Devil Gate Drive
Down in Devil Gate…down in Devil Gate
Down in Devil Gate Drive

When they reach their teens,
That’s when they all get mean
Down in Devil Gate Drive
When I was sweet sixteen
I was the jukebox queen
Down in Devil Gate Drive
I lead the angel pack on the road to sin
Knock down the gates!
Let me in. Let me in
Don’t mess me ’round, cause you know where I’ve been
To ‘The Dive’ down in Devil Gate Drive

[Repeat Chorus]

Well your mama don’t know where your sister done go
She goes down to the Drive. She’s the start of the show
Let her move on up. Let her come let her go.
She can jive
Down in Devil Gate Drive

[Repeat Chorus]

[Spoken] “Come on, boys. Let’s do it one more time for Suzi!
Are you ready, now?”
Come alive. Come alive Yeah!

Writer(s): Michael Donald Chapman, Nicholas Barry Chinn
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3 Replies to “Song Lyric Sunday – “Devil Gate Drive””

    1. No problem! I love how your challenge is challenging me to look back at all the music I have loved over the years. I can’t wait for next Sunday’s prompt!

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