Motor City Serenade

Well the riverside is alive tonight,
a sliver of light keeps the buildings bright.
Cars rumble down Woodward, on to Circus Park
Mitch Ryder on the radio after dark.

Ride from Menjos to the Bluebird to the Minor Key;
Ernie’s voice still floats inside the factories.
A hurricane of color waits at Motor’s door,
the techno holy trio will fill the floor.

Baby let the night swallow us whole
’cuz we’re alive in this city of soul
Hear the music, hear the rock & roll…
We’ve worked so hard, we’ve paid our dues,
so let’s lose ourselves…sing a Motor City Serenade.

Drinkin’ Strohs out on the landing of the old canals
Wake up on weekend mornings with Soupy Sales
Through rain & snow & ice we drive to go to work
Then we gather in our neighborhoods and go to church.

Baby let the night swallow us whole
’cuz we’re alive in this city of soul
Hear the music, hear the rock & roll…
We’ve worked so hard, we’ve paid our dues,
so let’s lose ourselves…sing a Motor City Serenade.

Oh my love, it takes some faith to survive
Sky above, tonight the highway’s alive

Well the riverside is alive tonight
A sliver of light keeps the buildings bright
I hear Nolan Strong and Marvin somewhere in the air
Stoney, Wojo, Gordie Howe & John Sinclair.

Baby let the night swallow us whole
’cuz we’re alive in this city of soul
Hear the music, hear the rock & roll
We’ve worked so hard, we’ve paid our dues,
so let’s lose ourselves…sing a Motor City Serenade.