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Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar on Me Meaning

Tagged: Sex | Food [suggest]

Song Released: 1987

Pour Some Sugar on Me Lyrics

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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    Dec 4th, 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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    Feb 21st, 2013 2:35pm report

    As much as I want to think it is all about hot nasty sex, I believe it is about drugs. It's just absolutely too clear that's what they are referring to...but they make it sound like it's about sex.


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    Feb 16th, 2013 2:50am report

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

    This part sounds like making crack to me. And pour sugar, like cocain.
    Also some Skeet Skeet(pearl necklace, cum shot)


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    Oct 30th, 2012 10:57pm report

    make outs, sex, more sex, and drugs, drugs, drugs. luv the song though


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    Aug 5th, 2012 8:03pm report

    Sex. some more sex, and lastly sex.


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    Jun 29th, 2012 6:15pm report

    Take the bottle
    shake it up
    break the bubble
    break it up

    that sounds like heroin to me..everything else in the song sounds like sex..


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    Jun 22nd, 2012 6:33am report

    When we think about it, the song is about sex, to a very large extent. I cannot think of any other meaning to it. Or you can also consider it to be taking a break n relaxing from the stress.. but I highly doubt that's the meaning.


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    Oct 7th, 2010 10:09am report

    I actually don't know what to think when I hear this song. I just LOVE the beat. My dad thinks something totally different when he hears it, and my mom forbids it to be heard. I trust YOU about the lyrics interpretations. Can you describe it just like you did in "She will be loved" Maroon 5, instead of like three sentences like you did in Love Story- Taylor Swift?


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