Steve Perry answers the South Detroit question from Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin''
Reached at home in San Diego, former Journey frontman Steve Perry admitted for the first time that he totally made up the geographic locale of "South Detroit." The world's all-time most-downloaded mp3 has inspired confusion in the hearts of Detroiters since being released in 1981.
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#1 Jan 11, 2012
He was talking about Downriver communities that are hard working blue collar. The mood he caught was not ghetto so thats what confuses the Detroiters. South of Detroit is what he meant, but doesnt want to embarrass the fools that shovel million after million into a dead skeleten of a city.
#2 Jan 12, 2012
Artistic expression. Most music lyrics don't make sense.
#3 Jan 13, 2012
I always thought South Detroit is next to Delray. That mucky strip along W. Jefferson over the bridge where Dexter Bar and Scott Paper was in and beyond. Or should it be called southside of Detroit. I remember hanging in that area when I was a kid. The area was a little more civilized then.
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