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Just A Boy

Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin

Written by Bob Ezrin and Paul Stanley while working together in a small 8-track studio in Ontario with Bob playing drums. The concept of this piece is the protagonist of the plot, "Feeling exempt from the responsibility of leadership because of his age" (KISS PR). In other notes concerning the storyline, the premise of the song is that the young hero, and indeed individuals, need to look inside themselves and take control of their destinies to, as the analogy goes, "steer their own ships" without looking for excuses not to do so. Several different experimental mixes of this song exist, including an odd version with a Bach "Toccata & Fuge" styled organ background. Several rehearsal takes show Paul to have had some issues with the falsetto in which the song is sung. According to Bob, they really should have stopped the whole project when they heard this resulting piece!
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