Songs About Cars About Girls About Sex

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It is an ancient construct of Rock'n'Roll for a song to be ostensibly about cars when they are really about girls and sex. It is a mechanism to bypass the censor and get lude, lascivious songs on the radio.

Here's the filthiest one I know and it's performed by a 'lady', Grace Jones's Pull Up To The Bumper (sample lyric, "pull up to the bumper, baby, and drive it in between")

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There must be millions of examples. Let's fire up the corvette & get posting!

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Little Feat's "Two Trains" is startlingly filthy.

All that willin' to be moving up the back roads!!

Anyway, I know you are familiar with this version of Two Trains, Burt, but others might not & it's always a wonderful listen.

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But it' difficult to argue with these sentiments:

"So if you feel me let me know, know, know
Come on now what you waiting for, for, for
My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
So start me up and watch me go, go, go"

One would have thought if she was being felt, she would have known about it.

The Boss.

But come on over here and hug me, hey baby I'll spill the facts....my love is bigger than a Honda, it is bigger than a Subaru

Little Red Corvette

"Baby, have you enough gas?"
Oh yeah!

I drove my tractor through your 'aystack last night.

Robert Johnson.

but Peter Gabriel does evoke the notion of 'chauffeuring'

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Don't you think, Fatima?

look at those SHADES!!!!

(within reason) but if she wants to wear shades, she may as well put a bag over her head!

In a world where this is true I just don't know who to trust anymore.

Just analyse these words from the end of the song:

"Pull up to my bumper baby,
In your long black limousine,
Pull up to my bumper baby,
And drive it in between.

Pull up to it, don't drive through it,
Back it, up twice, now that fits nice,
Race it, straighten it, let me lubricate,
Pull up to my bumper baby."

Either there is a staircase that endlessly repeats itself or parking is tricky in Grace's garage.

Fnarrrrrrrr.....

(from the other thread)

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What a filthy rhythm!

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what he's singing about exactly, but it's bound to be mucky, non?

Or, that's what my mum told me, anyway. I thought you could speak French, Ms Petit Dejeuner?

mange tout!

I found out what my baby likes...

One of my favourite pieces of Depeche Mode footage.

Sorry. What was the song again?

A very small car, a tractor, a moped and a girl. And a song about sex. Note the spinning wheel stops at the number 69 - ooh!

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Here's the lyrics. Percy excelled himself here...

Greased and slicked down fine, groovy leather trim
I like the way you hold the road, mama, it ain't no sin

Talkin' 'bout love

Trouble-free transmission, helps your oil's flow
Mama, let me pump your gas, mama, let me do it all

Talkin' 'bout love

Dig that heavy metal underneath your hood
Baby, I could work all night, believe I've got the perfect tools

Talkin' 'bout love

A model built for comfort, really built with style
Specialist tradition, mama, let me feast my eyes

Talkin' 'bout love

Factory air-conditioned, heat begins to rise
Guaranteed to run for hours, mama it's a perfect size

Talkin' 'bout love

Groovin' on the freeway, gauge is on the red
Gun down on my gasoline, I believe I'm gonna crack a head.

Talkin' 'bout love

I can't stop talkin' about...

Come to me for service every hundred miles
Baby, let me check your points, fix your overdrive

Talkin' 'bout love

Fully automatic, comes in any size
Makes me wonder what I did, before we synchronized

Talkin' 'bout love

Feather-light suspension, Koni's couldn't hold
I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors

Talkin' 'bout love

Oh, I can't stop talkin' about love.

Doncha just love zep!?

Drive My Car by the HJHs.

But is it really JPM contributing to this debate?

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=86

&, yes, it does look like James from Liverpool knows his stuff!!

And, while we are here, let's enjoy it all over again.

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thought it's about, then it's the consequence of all the above....

Del Amitri "Driving With The Brakes On"

It's romantic rather than riddled with lust.

abortion, Mr Currie knows how to pull a heart string.

Wilson Pickett's voice is a force of nature!

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And it's about a car and, therefore, sex. No wonder Rock'n'Roll was regarded as baaad

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I do know I'm the only one enjoying this thread but I am really enjoying myself!

if cars are a euphemism for naughty bits, why would there be people boasting about how small their's is?

It is much appreciated. It's nice to know that I'm not entirely alone on this thread.

The Beach Boys have 'issues', don't they? Here's one of their very best, a beautiful, romantic song, exquisitely sung about racing cars!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=7QB2Ck00YZ8

Or at least I don't have a driving license, having grown up in a bit of Central London where you couldn't even park a car. And yet I have most of the songs in this thread. I love me a good cars and girls sort of tune.

and is sung by girls but it oozes with effortless sex appeal!

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The Normal - Warm Leatherette.

except for the fact it advocates some very dubious behaviour!

(Apologies for the picture quality but the sound is good.)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=yG0oBPtyNb0

especially as you've posted a link for mobile phone users:-)

For those stuck at home or in the office on a computer

Nearly posted this below till I spotted your slip-up:-)

Sometimes, I don't know what I'm doing! I often wondered about the failure-to-embed-thing. Now, that explains it!

I wanted to post Baby Jump because it is such a great record! However, I couldn't squeeze a car theme out of it.

It's quite possibly my favourite song of any kind. It's not just about cars, girls and sex. It's about life, love and death. It's about endlessly living in hope and always having those hopes cruelly dashed. It makes me cry. I don't like much Bruce Springsteen but this song makes me love him.

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this one's a good one to wake up to. And if it's not mucky, then why is the rhythm so sleazy and the vocal so orgiastic?

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But I'm not tired yet. This car has fishnet tights!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=0LlwuPmgkuI

But it's actually about a car. As usual with Neil Young, there isn't much sex. The title is apt for this thread, Long May You Run

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and his dubious taste in accessories don't stop him from picking up a couple of honeys.

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Thanks for joining me mini. I was getting a bit lonely but I was coping manfully with the task.

To celebrate, here's a band named after an aeroplane (not a hair-do) singing about dodgy goings-on in a car. When those girls open their mouths, something tingles in my hosiery!

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sentiment in this Cassandra-like song

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It could be a metaphor for broken relationships. Or not.

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for this thread - ONLY JOKING! I'm enjoying it anyway, tigs. Perhaps between us we might beat off Lionel.

I feel like a late night DJ who doesn't even know if he has an audiencs.

This should brighten things up!

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Americans enjoy doing things in their cars, don't they?

My typing has completely born orrrff ....

It's getting cold outside. Time for some death and blood and sex

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That one nearly went over my head.

Now that's NAUGHTY!

Mind you, driving whilst thinking of seven different women can't be good for road safety. Thank goodness this is before mobile phones were invented!

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One of the early ones about cars and sex methinks