Kiss - Beth




"Beth" is a song by American rock band Kiss, originally released on their 1976 album Destroyer. It was composed by drummer Peter Criss, his friend Stan Penridge and producer Bob Ezrin. Casablanca Records released it as a single in August 1976, after it was released as the B-side of "Detroit Rock City". "Beth" is Kiss's biggest commercial hit in the United States; it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, received a Gold Record certification from the RIAA, and won the 1977 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Song". In 2003, "Beth" ranked #3 in VH1's 25 Greatest Power Ballads.


The song, originally titled "Beck", was composed by Criss and Penridge during their time with the band Chelsea. During the recording of Destroyer, Criss showed it to Ezrin, who made several changes to it and recommended changing its title to "Beth". "Beth" has appeared on several compilations and live albums, including Kiss Unplugged (1996), where the group performed it acoustically.




Lyrics


Beth, I hear you calling

But I can't come home right now

Me and the boys are playing

And we just can't find the sound


Just a few more hours

And I'll be right home to you

I think I hear them calling

Oh, Beth what can I do

Beth what can I do


You say you feel so empty

That our house just ain't a home

And I'm always somewhere else

And you're always there alone


Just a few more hours

And I'll be right home to you

I think I hear them calling

Oh, Beth what can I do

Beth what can I do


Beth, I know you're lonely

And I hope you'll be alright

'Cause me and the boys will be playing

All night