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A topic I can't recall seeing recently, what would you consider as the best Ace written lyric? I know it's not his biggest strength as a songwriter but he has certainly written some very cool and reflective lyrics in his time.
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Rock Soldiers has some pretty cool lyrics.
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Funny enough I was going to say Rock Soldiers had some of the worst lyrics lol. Actually most of Ace`s tunes have pretty awful lyrics, even by Kiss` standards.
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Looking out my window sometimes I wonder
Am I ever gonna get, to where I'm gonna go home
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Hard Times.
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We'd go to school and then we'd cut out
Go to the park and space our heads out
We'd call it fun, but there was some doubt
Hangin, out down in the city

Hard Times, I love the sentiment of this verse.
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Always liked....

I've met some ladies, I've met some girls
but they don't tell you, they just want a whirl
to be with me, just for the night
and maybe even turn out the light, turn out the light
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"Ive met some ladies and then some girls
But they dont tell ya they just want to whirl."

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There's too many voices you can't control.
You better think twice before you're too old.

And this is a favourite too

Friends say they'll stay with you
Right through that danger zone
But the closer you get to that fiery hole
You'll have to make it alone
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Love the lyrics on Wiped-Out & Torpedo Girl - always makes me chuckle, silly & perfect rock & roll lyrics!

I really love Reckless which is recent but it has awesome lyrics & it's a great smooth tune to boot

Overall my fave Ace lyric has already been mentioned & that's Hard Times - absolutely love that tune & its lyrics
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"What's On Your Mind?", "Hard Times" and "Save Your Love" are pretty well written. And for a kick ass rock'n'roll song, about ass kicking rock'n'roll, "Shot Full Of Rock" is damn near perfect.
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Going Blind wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:10 am Fractured Mirror
Damn, you beat me. My first thought as well.
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You gotta separate the men from the boys
If you hesitate, you might lose a lot of joys
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It seems Ace was a much better writer when he had no intention of singing the song himself. I like what he wrote on the first 3 albums quite a bit, and I keep forgetting he co-wrote Coming Home. It seems like he had a gift for writing for others at the time.
To me it seems like a missed opportunity that if he did not sing on those tracks that he did not at least demo those vocals. I would have loved to hear it. I would have also loved to hear Pete do the vocals for Cold Gin. I think that would have been mind blowing, it seems up Pete's ally more than Gene's.
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StillAlive wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:35 am New York Groove
But Ace did not write it.
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It's kinda funny
A little sad
Cuz they're not happy
They're just kinda glad

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Going Blind wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:10 am Fractured Mirror
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Thats a hard one. My favorite Ace songs are covers or lyrics written by Tod or someone else.

Probably Dolls or Rock Soldiers.
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Speaking of Fractured Mirror I have a dumb question. Towards the end of the song it sounds like Ace is humming along but it could be an instrument, I am not a musician in the least so I can't figure it out. Is Ace doing some vocal thing or is it a synthesizer or other effect?
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Super Bee wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:05 am
StillAlive wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:35 am New York Groove
But Ace did not write it.
I think that's the joke.
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Going Blind wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:12 am
Super Bee wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:05 am
StillAlive wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:35 am New York Groove
But Ace did not write it.
I think that's the joke.

Gotcha. Sometimes hard to tell online.
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Super Bee wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:05 am
StillAlive wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:35 am New York Groove
But Ace did not write it.
I think that was the joke...

What actually is funny, though, is that dude cries about people trolling here, yet that's all he does any time he posts about Ace, and he does it frequently... Seeing him complain about 'trolls' in other threads is pure comedy!
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:lol: Then you decide to pick a mate
Because you're tired of all those dates, of all those dates
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Hi I'm Witz wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:07 am "Ive met some ladies and then some girls
But they dont tell ya they just want to whirl."

Wow!
You need time to ease your mind.
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Two Sides of the Coin, even with the lazy rhyming in the verses. That's quintessential Ace writing for me. Save Your Love and Hard Times round out my top three.
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Going Blind wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:11 am Speaking of Fractured Mirror I have a dumb question. Towards the end of the song it sounds like Ace is humming along but it could be an instrument, I am not a musician in the least so I can't figure it out. Is Ace doing some vocal thing or is it a synthesizer or other effect?

No hum. Most likely a synth
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PUNCHLINE wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:28 am Funny enough I was going to say Rock Soldiers had some of the worst lyrics lol. Actually most of Ace`s tunes have pretty awful lyrics, even by Kiss` standards.
With a rhyme scheme capability of a third grader.
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"Things keep on turning 'round, when things should be sittin' straight
Now turn around
Girl it's not my fault, I guess it's just my fate"
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It started with:
"I found me a station, now I got acceleration to get back"

But then it peaked in Talk To Me with:
"... I get a good vibration ... I get a strange sensation ... I get no relaxation ... a little conversation ... You got a bad reputation ... It's a fascination ... kind of relation ... it's infatuation ... can't stand the frustration"

That is just amazing. :-)
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Asking for Ace Frehey's best lyrics is like asking Walmart for their finest evening wear.
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When I wake they're always there
Waiting just to freely please me
While I wash they're occupied
Cleaning things so sweetly neatly
When I play they play with me
Willing to do anything
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It's far from his best, but my favorite is:

"Wise up,
You better watch your step---you better watch your STEP!"
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sugardaddy wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:34 am
Going Blind wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:11 am Speaking of Fractured Mirror I have a dumb question. Towards the end of the song it sounds like Ace is humming along but it could be an instrument, I am not a musician in the least so I can't figure it out. Is Ace doing some vocal thing or is it a synthesizer or other effect?

No hum. Most likely a synth
THANK YOU!!! This has been driving me nuts for years!!!
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His Majesty wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:04 pm Asking for Ace Frehey's best lyrics is like asking Walmart for their finest evening wear.
I think lyrically Ace hit his height on Parasite, but it just may be the way Gene delivers the song.
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MikeyB wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:47 am Then you decide to pick a mate
Because you're tired of all those dates, of all those dates
... unforgettable!
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Ace is no lyric writer but Two Sides of The Coin is at least a fun take on a typical subject matter of rock songs.
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Hard Times was always a favourite, and Audio Video, a catchy tune with great lyrics.
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Rhiannon wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:37 am Hard Times was always a favourite, and Audio Video, a catchy tune with great lyrics.
That's a great one for sure, but we don't know that Ace wrote it.
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Uzi_of_Ooze wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:05 pm Toys (Toys)
For big boys (boys)
You'd be surprised
The joy they bring

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I went to a party, just so smartly, cool as cool could be
I knew I could make it, knew I could shake it, loose and fancy free
So I went to the table and reached for a bottle
And poured me a glass of wine
Took a few sips and looked around, I was feelin' fine
But an hour along, comin' on strong, I was gettin' drunk
The next thing I knew I looked at you, I was blind as a skunk
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Ziggy wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:11 am I went to a party, just so smartly, cool as cool could be
Dressed so smartly, I would've thought. :roll:
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Ziggy wrote: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:11 am I went to a party, just so smartly, cool as cool could be
I knew I could make it, knew I could shake it, loose and fancy free
So I went to the table and reached for a bottle
And poured me a glass of wine
Took a few sips and looked around, I was feelin' fine
But an hour along, comin' on strong, I was gettin' drunk
The next thing I knew I looked at you, I was blind as a skunk
I like it and how he says "skunk" :drunken: