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Love 'em And Leave 'em

Gene Simmons

This song was yet another prime example of Gene's recycling, with parts of the lyrics originally being part of the "Drive Me Wild" song, which in turn became "Rock And Roll All Nite" in 1975. By writing another automobile, related demo, "Rock And Rolls Royce," Gene had the core of the song. The first verse of that earlier version went, "My limousine is awaiting / And I see you comin' my way (hey) / I'm sitting by the window / And you ask me which hotel I stay in / Well make a reservation / Between the hours of ten and two / Well, if you've got an opening (I'll remember) / I've got a stiff proposition for you." This is very nearly identical to the first verse of "Love 'Em And Leave 'Em," with some minor modifications. The second verse stayed pretty similar. Where "Rock And Rolls Royce" had no chorus, Gene solved the problem with the simple repetition of the title.

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