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Radio XXXVI, side A, track 9: “Do You Like It” by Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come - Do You Like ItOh, Kingdom Come, when this song came up on the track list, I was like “‘Do You Like It’?  Kingdom Come?  Hm.  Doesn’t ring a bell.”  Cut me some slack, Kingdom Come, it’s been awhile since I recorded this song off the radio.  But as SOON as I hit Play and started listening to this again, I was like “Oh YEEEEEEAH!!!  I TOTALLY remember this song.”  This is one of those hard rock/heavy metal songs that has some of the most completely generic lyrics you’ll find, but it’s what it does with those generic lyrics that makes it so great.  As soon as that guitar starts growling you know you’re listening to an awesome song, and the lyrics are basically inconsequential when you’ve got someone singing them in that classic just south of a banshee rock scream.

Speaking of those lyrics, though, I do remember that I thought the lyrics were “If you want to touch this guy, we can do it, you and I”, which I thought meant that you and the girl were going to be touching another guy, which, well, my little farmboy couldn’t even begin to comprehend what that meant.  But, according to the Lyric Wiki that I frequent, the actual lyrics are “If you want to touch the sky, we can do it, you and I”.  All right, Kingdom Come.  If you say so.  It certainly sounds more rock-poetic.  But I’ve listened to this song a couple of times now, and I’m PRETTY sure you’re singing “this guy”.  I mean, it really does sound like that.  And you can laugh, but I’m clearly not the only one who has problems with this sort of thing.  What I DON’T know is why myself and others have chosen to give these lyrics homoerotic overtones. . .

“Do You Like It”

<awesome Kingdom Come jam>

Ow!

Now is the time that we’ll give it ta you
Slam out the beat until it’s
Black and blue
We’re ready to rock ’til the morning light
Scream at the night ’cause ya feel all right, do ya like it

Do ya like it

The fever is rising, we don’t wanna stop
The power to take it to the top
Doing the things that we all love to do
I know you can feel it inside of you, do ya like it

Oh

Do ya like it

Now you knooow the tiiime is right

And you waaant to rooock tonight

If you waaant to tooouch the sky

We can dooo it, you and I

Ow

<awesome Kingdom Come jam>

Woo

If you waaant to tooouch the sky

We can dooo it, you and I

Do ya like it

The fire’s burning, it’s outta control
The blazing heart of rock and roll
Feels so much better than it
Did before
Just can’t get enough, coming back for more, do ya like it

Do ya like it

Yeah

Do ya like it

Do ya like it

Now you knooow the tiiime is right

And you waaant to rooock tonight

If you waaant to tooouch the sky

We can dooo it, you and I

<awesome Kingdom Come jam>

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