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Song Released: 1984

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She's a razor sharp
If she don't get her way
She'll slice you apart
Now she's a cool cool black
She moves like a cat
If you don't get her name
Well you might not make it back

She's got the looks that kill
That kill


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    Jul 13th, 7:00am report

    I feel like its about a Muscle/race car. It's a super nice car(looks that kill),it has the number 13 on the side like a race car, ano the color is a cool, cool black. If you don't handle it properly, you'll crash and die( you might not make it back). I dont know, that's just my guess.


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    May 13th, 5:14am report

    Lines like 'she'll slice you apart' and 'she's the number thirteen' indicate it's about someone Nikki had a strained relationship with - presumably his mother. In one of his books, he talks about her his mother assumed the song was about her, using that as an excuse to ask him for money. He said 'it was - but there's no way I was telling her that.'
    It's noteworthy that Nikki considers his childhood to be traumatic, with his father leaving when he was 3 and his mother abandoning him on the porch of their house at age 6, calling his grandparents to pick him up and coming in and out of his life and disrupting it 'as she pleased', in addition to the revolving door of abusive stepfathers. Later, he mentions her calling him during his days in Crue for money, and rights to the music as she claimed she gave him the creative fire to be the person he became.
    Nikki had a poor relationship with his mother - recounting in an interview that he didn't feel any sort of guilt about not trying to mend their relationship when she passed.


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    Mar 17th, 3:48am report

    I definitely think that this is about his mom because he wants to hate his mom but he can’t he wants so much to be loved by her that he made his lyrics direct his feelings towards her


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    Aug 3rd, 2019 8:09am report

    Sherrice Vince’s first wife


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    May 29th, 2019 5:39pm report

    I think it was about heroin or drugs of their choice. He was in love with her which he refers to her as heroin. I really dont think he liked his mom enough to write a song about her.


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    Apr 25th, 2019 4:41pm report

    From what I understand it's about Nikki's mom. He was an asshole kid that hurt himself and blamed it on his mom as if she were the one doing it. She brought new guys around him frequently because they never stuck around.
    Some other stuff about him going to see her in a mental institution and she asked him if he wrote that song about her... Blah blah blah. The song is about Nikki's mom. End of story.


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    Apr 10th, 2019 4:05pm report

    I think it's about some one you care about ...kinda like the saying
    you kill me


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    Apr 8th, 2019 4:44pm report

    I think it's about a motorcycle that they wanted but couldn't afford at the time of the release.


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    Jan 11th, 2017 1:15pm report

    Song is about Lita Ford they were dating at the time


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    Nov 27th, 2016 11:57pm report

    It's about a scorching hot black girl in Hollywood who was a prostitute, managed to avoid STDs, and did not take any shit from ahole customers.


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    Oct 14th, 2013 10:27pm report

    Obviously about wanting a woman, as of all Motley Crue songs- and all glam metal songs of the 80's were. I love glam metal's style! ;o


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    Sep 5th, 2012 9:11pm report

    the song(i think) is about a woman that looks immensely good.

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