"Let's Go" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
She's driving away with the dim lights on
And she's making a play, she can't go wrong
She never waits too long

She's winding them down on her clock machine
And she won't give up 'cause she's seventeen
She's a frozen fire, she's my one desire

I don't want to hold her down
Don't want to break her crown
When she says "let's go
I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "let's go"

She's laughing inside 'cause they can't refuse
She's so beautiful now, she doesn't wear her shoes
She never likes to choose

She's got wonderful eyes and a risqué mouth
And when I asked her before she said she's holding out
She's a frozen fire, she's my one desire

I don't want to hold her down
Don't want to break her crown
When she says, "let's go"
I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "let's go"

"I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "let's go"


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"Let's Go" as written by Ric Ocasek

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    General CommentThis song is about a party girl-- a young free spirit, the one you'd like to possess, but it's all you can do to keep up with her. We've all had this chick in our lives at one point or another.
    SouthPhillyHooliganon March 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually the dude needs to get on more heroines. It's heroin he needs to avoid.
    Milkman82on April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably the best cars song ever
    Levitator89on February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of one girl... Shara... Funnest girl I know and out every night.. But it fits her ya know?
    duds11on June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentContinuing on the "concept" album idea I posted in "It's All I Can Do"

    This song is basically a ballad describing the ultimate party girl whose older, more experienced, but does not look or act her age (per the "Frozen Fire" reference). She's leading him through the "Night Life" - I get the feeling the guy in this story is relatively inexperienced.
    madmiker83on October 17, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningI tend to think that the girl in question is a race car girl, but she also loves to be the center of attention. She is wanting to love someone, clearly the person that is in the car that she is with, but, for all of her false courage, she is really a scared paper tigress that honestly has parental issues in her life. She is also scared at her impending, as well as unavoidable, very soon to come adulthood, as well as her own mortality. She is trying to live life as fast as she can by being in big cities and racing with the person that is singing about her in the song, but, despite being the "frozen fire," she realizes that she can not be that to the man that she is with forever, but she changes the subject and wants to race and be the center of attention alongside the man that she is with, hence the lyrics about the crown, not wanting to hold her down, her inability to choose, or, more accurately, her immaturity and indecisiveness at this stage in her life, as well as her general insecurity about her impending shackling to adulthood, as well as leaving the home that she had known for seventeen years, her risque' mouth, meaning she says things to dare people, but she is barely even aware of what they mean in the terms of context, and yet, despite all of that, she kind of goes through life in an Irresponsible Captain Tailor sort of way, that is, she lucks out on things going her way and she also bends everything towards her way to boot, not unlike a seductive sorceress. The reality of the situation is that women like her honestly need to be put into their proper place and grounded into reality, as well as they need to be rescued from the potentially deadly and/or insanity producing environment in which they are living in with their lives. This is not to say that her dating a racer, and/or being a racer herself, are bad things, far from it, but there ARE some people that are in the bad crowd in that scene that may or may not have her best interests at heart, and ditto for her parents and/or any other authoritative types in her life. I do apologize for my long sentences, my seeming first year psychology student observation of her behavior, and my grimdark view of the girl in this song, but I have known people like her and, sadly, they often end up like the Black Dahlia, and that is not a good thing in life.
    pax1151370on April 16, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does anyone else think of my comments that I posted on here?
    pax1151370on April 26, 2018   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe Frozen fire is Cher- She is stuck at 17, even though She is 59. Cher says- Hey Baby Let's GO
    ROCK THE WORLD- FOR my Self- for my own Glory, becuase she thinks her time is running out! But that's the deception, Cher is 17- a kid at Heart,
    who realizes that She Will GO GIRL - GO FOR JESUS!
    SHE IS THE TOP DIVA_ AND GOD WILL PROVE IT
    IN HER! CHER IS THE FROZEN FIRE OF GOD"S GLORY
    AND in CHER's SONG _ SHE "TRies to LEarn how to Freeze the FLAME! Listen to Living Proof Album.
    CHER IS THE QUEEN OF ROCK AND ROLL _ JUST LIKE
    ELVIS IS THE KING! BUT CHER WILL LIVE ON TO PROVE IT! AND CHER LIKE'S THE NIGHT LIFE TOO MUCH! That's Her Dark Side!
    Prophet2005on January 30, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDude, you need to get off the heroine.

    Listen, there's no subliminally metaphorical lyrics there whatsoever.
    T_D_Phoenixon March 09, 2006   Link

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