"Pink Cadillac" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Well now you may think I'm foolish
For the foolish things I do
You may wonder how come I love you
When you get on my nerves like you do
Well baby you know you bug me
There ain't no secret 'bout that
Well come on over here and hug me
Baby I'll spill the facts
Well honey it ain't your money
'Cause baby I got plenty of that
I love you for your pink Cadillac
Crushed velvet seats
Riding in the back
Cruising down the street
Waving to the girls
Feeling out of sight
Spending all my money
On a Saturday night
Honey I just wonder what you do there in back
Of your pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac

Well now way back in the Bible
Temptations always come along
There's always somebody tempting
Somebody into doing something they know is wrong
Well they tempt you, man, with silver
And they tempt you, sir, with gold
And they tempt you with the pleasures
That the flesh does surely hold
They say Eve tempted Adam with an apple
But man I ain't going for that
I know it was her pink Cadillac
Crushed velvet seats
Riding in the back
Oozing down the street
Waving to the girls
Feeling out of sight
Spending all my money
On a Saturday night
Honey I just wonder what it feels like in the back
Of your pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac

Now some folks say it's too big
And uses too much gas
Some folks say it's too old
And that it goes too fast
But my love is bigger than a Honda
Yeah, it's bigger than a Subaru
Hey man there's only one thing
And one car that will do
Anyway we don't have to drive it
Honey we can park it out in the back
And have a party in your pink Cadillac
Crushed velvet seats
Riding in the back
Cruising down the street
Waving to the girls
Feeling out of sight
Spending all my money
On a Saturday night
Honey I just wonder what you do there in back
Of your pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac


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"Pink Cadillac" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentI think the Cadillac in this song is a sexual metaphor. The narrator describes a difficult relationship with one redeeming aspect -- a pink Cadillac. While such cars were popularized through Mary Kay Cosmetics, pink is used widely as a sexual symbol. Not infrequently, people find themselves in bad relationships prolonged by good sex. Note also that this car is introduced with a hug. Thus, references to "seats," "the back," and "oozing" are suggestive, if not disgusting. The second verse continues the innuendo through the motif of forbidden fruit. The references to the size of the Cadillac reference the genital expanse accompanying senectitude. The references to the diminutive size of Hondas and Subarus may be interpreted as a racist joke at the expense of poorly endowed Asian.
    asstronauton May 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAsstronaut, I agree completely with your interpretation. Don't forget the double entendre line: "Come on over here and hug me, baby, i'll spill the facts."
    dbn429on May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdasquien is right, the lyrics here are correct. You know, EVERY SINGLE SONG to ever be copyrighted has the official lyrics published somewhere. Songbooks, sheet music, etc., are easy to find. Lyric transcription IS NOT something to fight over, just find the official publication!
    msgelteron May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAsstronaut is right on. this is completely a sexual metaphor song. And maybe im just crazy, but when i listen to it i hear a song about a prostitute that lets you do her in the a$$. Thats just, but give it a shot next time you listen.
    Jon112384on September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol. i thought this was another song about cars (i thought Cadillac Ranch was a car song too). very funny.
    aldo1980on May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol. i thought this was another song about cars (i thought Cadillac Ranch was a car song too). very funny.
    aldo1980on May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome how, some way, someone needs to shop-chop Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac” with Prince’s “Red Corvette”...my gal likes to blast these tunes when she takes me to the strip, it always gets my motor runnin as I peal her pink slip, headers wide open she jams my pedal to the metal as her hot blower supercharges my shifter, no need for brakes, just a little lube before rubber burns in all the gears...I just hope my drive shaft holds out!
    ray_killeenon December 01, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTHOSE LYRICS R SO F-ING WRONG!! OOZING down the streets?? It's cruising!! lol good god...and its LEATHER seats not velvet.........................................................................................................grrrr
    munch_49337on June 09, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDoes anyone need an explanation for the meaning of this song? I didn't think so.
    stoolhardyon March 01, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentactually MUNCH you are so "F-ING WRONG" to use your own inadequate words
    dasquien!on October 22, 2005   Link

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