Deuce
by Kiss

Album: Kiss (1974)
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  • Get up
    And get your grandma outta here
    Pick up
    Old Jim is workin' hard this year
    And baby
    Do the things he says to do

    Baby, if you're feeling good
    And baby if you're feeling nice
    You know your man is workin' hard
    He's worth a deuce

    Honey
    Don't put your man behind his years
    And baby
    Stop cryin' all your tears
    Baby
    Do the things he says to do
    Do it

    Baby, if you're feeling good
    And baby if you're feeling nice
    You know your man is workin' hard
    He's worth a deuce

    And baby, if you're feeling good
    Yes baby if you're feeling nice
    You know your man is workin' hard
    Yeah Writer/s: Gene Simmons
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 35

  • Luna Loud from Royal Woods, Michigan@Dixie Normiss It's rare but unfortunate when your tongue is longer than your manhood, lol!
  • Dixie Normiss from LaI always thought Gene was saying deuce referring to his 2 inch penis. Telling her to take all 2" from him because he's worth it.
  • Joejoe from KokomoHe’s worth having anal with his girlfriend. Came directly from Gene in an interview. Wish I could remember where…
  • Comfortably Dumb from OnTwo bucks, the cover charge to watch a bar band back in the day. What I want it to mean, anyway.
  • Ace from UkIts a number 2....
    Anal
    Lol
  • AnonymousI think it's her and her sister /best friend type thing
  • James from TennesseeTwo rounds of sex.
  • Top Hoffman from Colorado Grew up seeing KISS every few weeks, sometimes 2-3 times in a week.
    “Deuce” , is about getting it twice from ones girlfriend or hookup. Period. In the early days most lyrics were about ‘chicks’.
  • Brian from Fort Worth, TxGet your Grandma out of here!
    What did poor Grandma do?
  • Duane from Temple, TxOne of the dumbest songs lyrically ever written.
  • Greg from Kentwood, MichiganWorth a deuce. Deuce mean two. As in going #2. Meaning s**t. He's worth a s**t so treat him well. That how I interpret it.
  • Burnley from Va.beachI original thought 2 girls at once but then heard ,when he gets home from work,give him a 24 oz .beer,2xbeer,a Deuce.Now hearing a NY term for BJ .Maybe its just WHATEVER you give him he's worth double what your planning cause he's working hard .Maybe it mean not a thing,itjust sounds good .after all i loved my Grandmother and this sounds harsh,but it sounds so powerful with the chords.its in your face ,fist pumping ,kick ass hard rocking .My favorite intro song .it sets the crowd Alive the whole show
  • Dale from 45648Gene said it means nothing- but I always figured it meant sex.
  • Jim from KalamazooYour man is workin' hard, he's worth you being faithful. Worth a second thought.
  • Kirk from Michigan I always thought "Deuce" referred to the two "B's"... a backrub and a bl--job!
  • Stix from Illinois I thought the song meant you know your man is working hard so give him good sex.
  • Gino Schafer from 48231A Deuce is a half oz of coke. Duh.
  • Juanita from Glendale AzThanx to John from Seattle! Your answer was the best & pretty much what I thought! Knowing Gene like I do. I've done some art for him & he was nice enough to call me! Love that man!
  • Bryan from Douglasville, GaThis is an easy one. Deuce means 2, as in going number 2 or taking a s--t. So, to say "he's worth a deuce" is saying "he's worth a s--t" so treat him right.
  • Michelle from Detroit, MiI always thought they were talking about anal sex...hence #2=deuce.
  • Malcolm from Adelaide, AustraliaI always thought "He's Worth a Deuce" meant that a man was worthy of having sex with 2 bisexual woman at the same time. ie, getting a "b--wjob in stereo", etc.
  • Tony from Moreno Valley, CaA Deuce is paying 20 dollars for a blow job.
  • John from Tujunga, Cai think it means he worth having sex with twice in one night. regardless, its not about taking a dump.
  • Axeman from Melbourne, AustraliaWe used to play this 1, always went OFF!
    We did the movements too!
    That was a laugh!
  • Axeman from Melbourne, AustraliaWe used to play this 1, always went OFF!
    We did the movements too!
    That was a laugh!
  • Jason from Denver, CoI dig that rocking side to side thing they do towards the end of the song when they play it live. I wonder who came up with it.
  • Randy from Colerain Twp., Oh'Deuce' is also slang for sh!t- possibly in regards to a 'No. 2'.
  • Randell from Sydney, AustraliaThis is one KISS's best songs ever and one of my favourite songs too!
  • Haggai from Hobart, Australiayeah, i always thought deuce was about a encouraging a woman to cheat on her man
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoI thought the Duece was getting laid twice. But whatever it is, the guy's worth it...if the gal's still with him!!
  • Kevo from St.augastine, FlDeuce is definatley one of Kiss's most hard driving songs,the first time i saw them[8 times all together],Roosevelt Stadium,N.J.in 1976,they opened their set with Deuce and to this day some 100 concerts later have never seen a band even come close to rocking out that hard,a Kiss fan for life,Kevo.
  • Andrew from TorontoThe main riff in Deuce is ripped off from the Stones tune Bitch addmittingly by Gene.Listen it's slowed down a bit but it,s there.It does,nt matter great song anyway.
  • Matt from Charleston, ScIn school, we always thought that the deuce referred to a woman's fine "pair" and that the guy coming home was worthy of being "flashed" or more... How dumb.
    Anyway, there is a killer version by Lenny Kravitz Kiss My A** tribute album, whats even cooler is Stevie Wonder appearing, playing harmonica!
  • Frank from Staten Island , NyThis is a KISS Klassic! Opened the show on many tours. Ace shines on this one.
  • John from Seattle, WaOn genesimmons.com, Gene stated that "worth a deuce" means "twice as important," but in an admittedly sexist way. Basically, if a man works all day to pay the rent, and his girlfriend sits around all day, then the man's opinions and wants are twice as important. He says as much in his second book too, and admits that it was a rather sexist but prevalent attitude in the early 70s.
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