Back to Detroit (Motor City Remix)

by Beatdrum

Released 04/06/2015
Released 04/06/2015
A nostalgic tribute to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Are you ready to go back?
  • 04:04 Story Lyrics Back to Detroit (Motor City Remix)
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    uh-oh, what you gonna do tonight
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    Greektown, Wormwood, Renaissance Center
    Grand Circus Station, what could be better?
    Drive across world-famous Ambassador Bridge
    Kaline, Trammel, Horton and Lou
    Miggy and Maggs say, "I can hit too"
    He stood there like the house by the side of the road
    (repeat chorus)
    See a show at the Fox or maybe the Fillmore
    Hear Kid Rock, yeah we can do more
    Mo-Mo-Motown greats at Hitsville USA
    Yeah the city's coming back, it's here to stay
    10 Mile, 9 Mile, 8 Mile hey!
    Throw another octopus down at the Joe
    (repeat chorus)
    I feel like I've been here before
    Pistons, Lions, Tigers and Wings
    Aretha and Marvin make to sing
    Woodward, Michigan and Trumbull
    Community spirit never will crumble
    Sparky, Gordie, Lidström and Ty
    Fill our hearts with unquenchable pride
    Henry's horseless automobile
    Never could a place be so ideal
    (repeat chorus)
    uh-oh, Welcome back to Detroit
    uh-oh, I know where I will stay tonight
    uh-oh, I feel like I've been here before
    (repeat chorus)
The song lists many things to do, see, and hear in the city including artists and athletes. I am especially fond of the Detroit Tigers and devote a full verse to the major league baseball sports club. Mentions include Al Kaline, Ernie Harwell, Willie Horton, Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell, Magglio Ordóñez, Miguel Cabrera, Ty Cobb, Nicklas Lidström, Gordie Howe, Fox Theatre, The Fillmore Detroit, Greektown, GM Renaissance Center, Grand Circus Station, Kid Rock, Motown (Hitsville U.S.A.), Joe Louis Arena, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and many other Motor City related people, places, and things. The song is intended to bring a new, positive image to Detroit that has suffered so much in the past.

This is the radio edit version that was broadcast in 2015 prior to baseball games.