Hot In The Shade/ KISS

Live From Earth/ Pat Benatar

HIDE YOUR HEART

Writers: Holly Knight/ Paul Stanley/ Desmond Child

 

Johnny saw her riding on a streetcar named Desire

His fate was sealed

She could see him coming like a hundred other liars

It was no big deal

 

Rosa had a lover on the shady side of town

Tito, he was king of the streets

And she was his possession like a jewel on his crown

Johnny better run, better run

 

Better hide your heart, better hold on tight

Say your prayers cause there’s trouble tonight

When pride and love battle with desire

Better hide your heart ’cause you’re playing with fire

 

The ride was over but the story doesn’t end

He took her heart

She looked him in the eye

and said they couldn’t meet again

You could see the trouble start

 

The word went out that Rosa’s messin’ with someone

It was on the street

Tito looked for Johnny with a vengeance and a gun

Johnny better run, better run

 

Better hide your heart, better hold on tight

Say your prayers ’cause there’s trouble tonight

When pride and love battle with desire

Better hide your heart, ’cause you’re playing with fire, come on

 

Yes Johnny’s holdin’ Rosa on a rooftop in the night

As time stood still

They couldn’t hear him coming ’til he had them both in sight

You could feel a chill

 

A shot ran out like thunder and the blood was on her hands

With nothing won

When someone lies dying, lovers finally understand

 

Baby hide your heart better hold on tight

Say your prayers, ’cause there’s trouble tonight

When pride and love battle with desire

Better hide your heart cause you’re playing with fire come on

 

Better hide your heart, hold on tight

Cause when pride and love battle with desire

Hide your heart, ’cause you’re playing with fire

Hide your heart, hold on tight

Say your prayers, ’cause there’s trouble tonight

Yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Pride and love battle with desire

Hide your heart, ’cause you’re playing with fire

Hide your heart, hold on tight

 

 

 

Read more: KISS – HIDE YOUR HEART LYRICS

ul Stanley/ Desmond Child

 
Lyrics

1. HIDE YOUR HEART
 

‘Hide Your Heart has been covered by KISS, Bonnie Tyler, Molly Hatchett and Ace Frehley (formerly of KISS) , and I have to say that  while I love KISS’ version, Ace’s cover of of it is my favorite. It’s the most rocking.

‘I’ve known three of the members of Kiss since I was 20. When I joined my first band, Spider, our drummer Anton Fig was starting to do sessions on the side, and he got hired to play drums on Ace Frehley’s solo record. Through our friendship with Ace we met Bill Aucoin, Kiss’s manager, who also started managing us. The first record I ever played on was ‘Kiss Unmasked’. I was visiting another band at the Record Plant and was sitting in the lounge talking to them when Gene Simmons walked in and asked me if I would put a keyboard down on one of the tunes, and one tune led to another until I realized I had pretty much played on the whole record. When the record went gold, the band was really nice and sent me a gold plaque which I still treasure in my studio. I got to know Gene and especially Paul pretty well. Fast forward to years later after I had started having hits as a songwriter, I reconnected with Paul and he asked me to write with him for several records. Our first effort was ‘Hide Your Heart’(cowritten with Desmond Child) – Years later we worked on Psycho Circus together, and then Paul’s most recent solo record. 

I never really understood what Kiss was about til I went to see them live in the 80′s. At that point I already knew them, so seeing them dressed up in full Kiss Regalia, spitting blood and fire in huge arenas seemed surrealistic to me.  Back then no one knew what they looked liked without their makeup, but for me it was the other way around . I did have some fun times with those guys. Especially Ace because he was the most outrageous.’ –HK

 

 
 
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