"Pearl Necklace" as written by and Billy F Gibbons Frank Lee Beard....
She's really upset with me again,
I didn't give her what she likes.
I don't know what to tell her,
Don't know what to say.
Everything got funky last night.

She was really bombed,
And I was really blown away,
Until I asked her what she wanted,
And this is what she had to say:
A pearl necklace.
She want to pearl necklace.
She want to pearl necklace.

She gets a charge out of bein' so weird,
Digs gettin' downright strange.
But I can keep a handle on anything,
Just this side of deranged.

She was gettin' bombed,
And I was gettin' blown away,
And she held it in her hand
And this is what she had to say:
A pearl necklace.
She want to pearl necklace.
She want to pearl necklace.

She is so tough, as pure as the driven slush.
And that's not true what she's talkin' about,
It really don't cost that much.

She was gettin' bombed,
And I was gettin' blown away,
And she took it in her hand,
And this is what she had to say:
A pearl necklace.
She want to pearl necklace.
She want to pearl necklace.


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"Pearl Necklace" as written by Billy F Gibbons Frank Lee Beard

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  • +2
    General Commenti'm 15 and my mom is a big fan of ZZ Top but she still doesn't believe me about what the true meaning of the song is...lol
    kristian92vikingon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti have given many a times cabrosa. though sadly never to this song. *note to self give pearl necklace to this song*
    uberbatmanon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyric that says "And that's not true what she's talkin' 'bout" is really "And that's not JEWELRY she's talkin' 'bout" And last time I checked it really Don't cost that much...Ha Ha Haa too funny. Reminds me of the Creedence song SWEET HITCHHIKER "won't you ride on my face" if our parents only knew:)
    lilsisterhumboldton April 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti recently found out what a 'pearl necklace' even means on wikipedia.org and when I read that ZZ Top wrote a song about it I just had to see for myself. Oh, yeah. Definately the kind of pearl necklace he's talking about. Wish I could give one to my big-titted neighbor across the way.
    kryptoncreepon September 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI find it humorous that nobody has yet to state what exactly a pearl necklace is. I used to party to this song as a teen yet didn't know what it was really about until I was much older. He's saying she's drunk and a little warped in what she wants. He was happy just getting "blown away" (sexually, of course...why wouldn't he be happy:). "She took her hand" and then he gave her a "pearl necklace." ...He excreted his "love juices' around her neck. That's the entire song... in a nut shell. (Perhaps not the best choice of wording:). Fun track and written at a time when sexual songs had to be clevely disguised. Sometimes less blantant is better...
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon September 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI have the Live in Texas album and the bit before they play this song is so funny. One of the guys says 'Jewellery. Pretty girls, in jewelery.' Then Billy's like 'I think it's a set up, I'm with you brother I think it's a set up. He doesn't look like he's getting ready to go to the gift shop to buy something shiny' lol!
    JustKaton May 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlemme just say this song is NOT about jewelry :)! try urbandictionary.com
    nbjorkon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm glad I'm not the only one out there who knew this wasn't really about a neclace made of pearls! =)
    shyzerDOTcomon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment(: heh. only reason i searched for it to see if anyone else knew. Old biker slang i believe. "what she's talking about really doesn't cost that much" good song.
    Gimpy Jimon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentya GOTTA love a song about titty fucking that makes the radio and most ppl have NO idea what it really means :)) (and thats the only reason Im here too Gimpy! LOL)
    hangwire13on February 08, 2006   Link

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