"Dangerous Type" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
Can I touch you, are you out of touch
I guess I never noticed that much
Geranium lover, I'm live on your wire
Oh come and take me whoever you are

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you
Come on and hold me tight

Oh inside angel, always upset
Keeps on forgettin' that we ever met
Can I bring you out in the light
My curiosity's got me tonight

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
Oh she's a lot like you
Come on and hold me tight

Museum directors with high shaking heads
They kick white shadows until they play dead
They want to crack your crossword smile
Oh can I take you out for awhile, yeah

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you
Come on and hold me tight

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you
Come on and hold me tight
Tonight

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you
Come on and hold me tight
Tonight

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type, alright
She's a lot like you
Come on and hold me tight
Tonight (tonight)

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
Tonight
She's a lot like you
Come on and hold me tight
Tonight

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you
Tonight

She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you
Tonight

Tonight
She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you
Tonight, tonight
She's a lot like you
The dangerous type
She's a lot like you


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"Dangerous Type" as written by Ric Ocasek

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  • +2
    My InterpretationIt brings to mind someone looking at a beautiful woman's portrait in a museum and relating the 'do not touch' sign to some of the girls who can't be dated due to their high influential fathers. You never notice the do not touch signs but just abide by them. The museum directors can be meant twofold: One, as a literal curator and two, as the deep pockets dad that wants to keep things old school (she can only date those in her income bracket and above) and will break your 'crossword' smile (foul mouth). Just sayin.
    CjinMDon April 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song may well be the best track off the album, along with Candy-O and Let's Go.
    The lyrics were occasionally non-sensical, but then that was normal for the Cars; the usual double-entendre was ever-present, and really, all that was good about the band is displayed nicely in this song.
    Major Valoron July 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song has a couple meanings. It's obvisously about a girl that he likes. She could be dangerous because he's dangerous and shes like him. Or she could literally be dangerous, the psycho type that wants to hurt his heart by playing games with him. She doesn't seem interested in him and it could be dangerous for him because she might break his heart. There are many meanings for this song.
    d5464kon March 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes anyone know what in the world ric ocasek is ever singing about!!
    typesongon February 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat stuff
    animus impiuson June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song always makes me think of cliche 80 things, but i think it's that synthesizer. if that's what it is? iono.

    but it's so good.
    i love the cars.
    lasertagon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about a girl whos playing hard to get, and the guy is falling for it hard.
    ShotgunXXWeddingon December 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a girl (or two) I dated. :)
    SouthPhillyHooliganon March 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy take on it is that the guy realizes what's at stake for both people in love.
    Usually all people think about is themselves, and avoiding getting hurt.
    "She's a lot like you, the dangerous type"
    Love is the greatest reward, but yet also the greatest risk of getting hurt.
    We don't see ourselves as the perpetrator, although we have all hurt someone,
    maybe without realizing it.
    Everyone is afraid of getting hurt, getting played, getting used.
    Some of the most dangerous ones are the ones who have been hurt,
    because they heal only by passing it on. It's a great message about
    making sure you are ready to commit or not, and watch out for hurting someone,
    as well as watch your own back. I have had the wrath against me.
    It's gotten to the point of me being more afraid of pissing off a woman off than getting hurt.
    In my experience, the ones that have been hurt are the dangerous type,
    not the ones who you think might use you.
    "She's a lot like you" is you.
    heykyleinsfon August 31, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe Dangerous Type is a Woman - a beatiful woman
    that has a dual personality- A Gemini- A Good Side
    and an Dark Side. You Love the Good Side of Her, but the Dangerous type pop's up and you find your
    lady in bed with two men and three women having an orgy. So what do you do? She has a freak on- that is very dangerous. Cher is like that. But I hope both twins learn to be Good in the end!
    Prophet2005on January 30, 2005   Link

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