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Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar on Me Meaning

Tagged: Sex | Food [suggest]

Song Released: 1987

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Step inside, walk this way
You and me babe, hey! Hey!

Love is like a bomb baby c'mon get it on
Livin' like a lover with a radar phone
Lookin' like a tramp like a video vamp
Demolition woman can I be your man
Razzle 'n' dazzle 'n' flash a...


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    Nov 9th, 2013 11:53am report

    The song is about sex but the backdrop appears to be about those video booths where the girl worked live behind a mirror and privately entertained guys that put money into the slots - these were fairly common in porn shops during the early 1980's. I know this all too well - used to "perform" at one when I was in college - we were sometimes referred to as "mirror mannequins" by the patrons. Why's that? You entered a private booth, the screen started off as a "mirror" until you put in your money. Some of the screens used a stoplight sequence when getting ready to start: "Red light, yellow light, green-a-light go! Crazy little woman in a one man show. Mirror queen, mannequin, rhythm of love..." The guys would masturbate while we stripped, teased, touched ourselves & danced. If you failed to keep putting in money - the arcade operator would knock on your door to leave the booth: "You gotta squeeze a little, squeeze a little, tease a little more. Easy operator come a knockin' on my door".

    I'm sure they used a bunch of filler lyrics to make it flow and rhyme - but this song has way too many metaphors to these old 1-on-1 peep shows to not be based upon it!


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    Yesterday, 18:49 report

    Take a bottle shake it up break the bubble break it up is about cooking and using (crystal) meth and meth kind of looks alot like sugar this song is about sex drugs and rock and roll.


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    Jul 1st, 7:11pm report

    The lyric is a over though.
    But I assumed with what the writers have said is finding that vocabulary meets feel style of Bowie, was tidbits of tributes to bubble gum music.
    How odd we hear what we do in a lyric.


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    May 15th, 5:49pm report

    I think this is funny!! Who doesn’t like sex and a little drugs?? You have to totally not normal if you don’t!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    May 13th, 5:31am report

    Best song of the 80's by far !!!!!
    Remember in high school I was known very well for this song too be cranked in my 1987 Toyota pickup running 33's with the red hoar lights on ,get it ha ha . Definitely a chic magnet


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    Jul 3rd, 2017 7:09am report

    What does break the bubble mean?


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    Apr 19th, 2017 4:46am report

    You got the peaches, I got the cream...obviously about a "pearl necklace"


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    Apr 18th, 2017 4:16pm report

    You got the peaches, I got the cream...obviously about tits and cum.


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    Dec 4th, 2016 12:19am report

    Take the bottle
    Shake it up
    Break the bubble
    Break it up

    That sounds alot like masturbation or a handjob


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    Sep 22nd, 2014 9:59pm report

    I always thought it was about watching strippers.


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    Apr 22nd, 2014 4:01pm report


    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Aug 10th, 2013 8:40pm report

    I just think it's about having a good time. I love this song. I'm listening to it right now. :)


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    Jun 4th, 2013 6:29am report

    Joplin, MO : What was the true meaning behind "Pour Some Sugar on Me"?

    Joe Elliott: There wasn't any meaning. That was the wonderful thing about the '80s. We were trying to write a song that was phonetically friendly. We grew up listening to David Bowie and Marc Bolan, who wrote great songs that didn't make sense. "Sugar" was just a great title. It's just an analogy for give it to me, baby. "I Want To Hold Your Hand"? Please.


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    Apr 8th, 2013 4:41pm report

    Pour Some Sugar On Me is strictly about sex. "Love is like a bomb, babe, c'mon get it on" is a dead give away. "take the bottle, shake it up, break the bubble, break it up", from what I understand is about the Climax.

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