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Atomic Lyrics

Uh huh make me tonight
Tonight make it right
Uh huh make me tonight
Tonight
Tonight
Oh uh huh make it magnificent
Tonight
Right
Oh your hair is beautiful
Oh tonight
Atomic
Tonight make it magnificent
Tonight
Make me tonight
Your hair is beautiful
Oh tonight
Atomic
Atomic
Oh
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Apr 15, 2002
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Well - you guys are all completely wrong! And i'm sure Deborah Harry would clear this up. It has nothing to do with sex you idiots. Atomic - in the 1970's, when i was listening to this album 1979 exactly, there was a general fear of nuclear war with Russia. Atomic - and a constance reference to 'Your Hair Is Beautiful" - and then saying "Atomic" - Is simply poetic - Radiation, will eliminate your 'beautiful hair" - She repeats over and over "beautiful hair" and Atomic -- it's pretty clear. If you watch the video blondie made for this song - it's a post nuclear holocaust scene - there's a clip of a nuclear bomb going off, there's a night club with Blondie appear and the writing underneath is all in Russian. - It's kinda like a Mad Max scenario - get it? There's even Radiation warning signs in the club in the video. Geez - blowjobs! You idiots!

couldn't agree more! i was surprised to come here and find out that they think such bands made songs about blowjobs! i mean, seriously, are you dumb? go get laid, you fucktards! and dear god, if your own life is all about getting ppl to acknowledge you sexuality IT FUCKING DOES NOT MEAN EVERY SONG HAS TO BE ABOUT THAT THING ALONE! go see the vid, you dumbasses!

@fasterfaster777 there is a duality in meaning, you are correct, but also Debbie Harry equates the atomic effect of the force of an atomic bomb blast and attributes this to Arturo Atomic Vega. Atomic was Arturo's nickname. He used to give her quite something to remember him by. She was completely and totally infatuated with the man. Hence, this song and its subject matter. Great song

@fasterfaster777 there is a duality in meaning, you are correct, but also Debbie Harry equates the atomic effect of the force of an atomic bomb blast and attributes this to Arturo Atomic Vega. Atomic was Arturo's nickname. He used to give her quite something to remember him by. She was completely and totally infatuated with the man. Hence, this song and its subject matter. Great song

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The most amazing Blondie song ever. Sleeper did a wonderful cover. This is definitely a one night stand song.

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Its obviously just open to interpretation - ambiguous lyrics that mean what you want - but it is sung with a sad tone - so I would go for the nuclear holacost - one night left to be alive - better be a special last night etc....

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Brilliant brilliant song. Most definately a good song for a night of passion, I can confirm this no problem.

@CarmenQC haha what a gem

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Very simple lyrics - but very pretty - I don't think its about a one night stand like in Trainspotting - but just about hopeing for just one beautifull night amongst shit - an atomic bomb being the extreme.

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shit man yes and no at the same time but the great thing about this is that is so cool but not at the same time kinda like abba or queen some people think that if you lisen to abba you are gay what do i say to that? i say fuck you thats what i say

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All bollocks - a night of passion perhaps... But with an underlying desperation!!!!! Atomic!!!! - NOT AN Orgasm!!!!!! - Something else is going on in the song - listen to the tone at the end - "Atomic - Oh Whoh",etc.. very sad - Its a song about trying to make one desperate night beautifull in a time of desperation or horror. "Your hair is beautifull" A simple pretty thing to say - A beautifull indie song that somehow made it big and now open to dumb interpretation.

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Whatever this song is about, it's mindblowing.

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I always thought it was about her getting ready to go out. The verses she sings to her hairstylists and everyone else helping make her pretty, and then she sings the chorus to herself.

Heh, I dunno, makes sense to me =X

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Judging by the video, I think it's about trying to have a good time during a crisis.....if having a good time is dancing like a robot wearing a garbage bag :/

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