My Sunday Song – “She” by Kiss

For My Sunday Song #138, I am going to dive in to the song “She” by Kiss off their 1975 album ‘Dressed to Kill’.  “She” is one of only a handful of songs that originated with Wicked Lester which was Gene and Paul’s band prior to Kiss.  The song was written by Gene Simmons and Stephen Coronel from Wicked Lester.

The song was originally titled “She Walks By Moonlight” which is the first line of the song.  It was inspired by a line in the film ‘Hondo’ which was a western from 1953.  The song is basically about sex, go figure.  That is one of their favorite subjects.

The original version of the song had a flute, a tambourine and even some congas in it,   It was really cool with a real nice groove and had these earthy vocals to them.  Very Jethro Tull with that flute.  You can hear it on the Kiss Box Set.

Kiss removed all those instrumentations and really beefed up the guitars.  The groove was still there, but the song was much heavier and Ace takes it up a notch with the guitar.  The solo was even taken from The Doors song “Five to One”.  The song for me has this great flow and style and might be one of my favorite tracks from ‘Dressed to Kill’ as it is not a full on rocker in the “anthem” sense, but something really cool and different.

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Give the track a listen and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!!

“She”

She walks by moonlight
No one really knows
Enchanted starlight
Never goin’ homeI know she’s goin’ down, goin’
Everybody knows she’s so goodDoin’ well for others
She doesn’t really know
The powers are within her
As she takes off her clothes

I know she’s goin’ down, goin’
Everybody knows she’s so good

Doin’ well for others
She doesn’t really know
The powers are within her
As she takes off her clothes

I know she’s goin’ down, goin’
Everybody knows she’s so good

Written by Gene Simmons and Stephen Coronel
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8 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “She” by Kiss

  1. The Flute hahaha…and than it made its return on The Elder!
    Cool song though always has been.
    Love that part of Gene’s Bass rumble with Pete’s drums right before the solo…so good!
    Great selection Mr Snow!

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