"500 (Shake Baby Shake)" as written by and Emma Victoria Jane Anderson....
Shake, baby, shake, you know I can fit you in my arms
Brake, baby, brake, taking me in with all you're charms

I've never been inside you but you're so alluring
They call you "little mouse" by name in Rome and Turin

Looking now at your famous shape
They don't make them like anymore

Shake, baby, shake, you know I can fit you in my arms
Brake, baby, brake, taking me in with all your charms

When things are looking good there's always complications
I can't be with you so I'm at the railway station

Let's run away and be so alive
Escape the drudgery of this nine to five

Shake, baby, shake, you know I can fit you in my arms
Brake, baby, brake, taking me in with all your charms

Shake, baby, shake, you know I worship from afar
Brake, baby, brake, how I wish you were my car


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"500" as written by Emma Victoria Jane Anderson

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    General CommentThis song is about a Fiat sub-compact city car known as the 500 "Topolino", or "little mouse".

    It did shake, it did brake (poorly), and it did frequently leave you with no choice but the railway station.

    That said, people still love it for its "famous shape" and it was so popular that it remained in production in one form or another from 1937 through today.

    They certainly don't make them like this anymore - and thank God for that.

    Mazo.
    MazoManiacon February 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningYes, certainly it's about her infatuation with the Fiat 500 "Topolino" subcompact car ("topolino" is literally, "little mouse", I understand). But the anthropomorphism is what makes the lyrics interesting. It could almost be a guy singing to some Twiggy-type fashion model with whom he's infatuated. She's talking to the car like a boyfirend or prospective boyfriend. Great song, very catchy!
    NAwlinsContrarianon May 13, 2009   Link

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