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Motley Crue: Looks That Kill Meaning


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Song Released: 1984

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Looks That Kill Lyrics

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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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    Sep 5th 2012 report

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

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 30th report

    Ying yang… he expresses a mix of his 2 realities combined in a single reality.. and it teaches how image is deceiving and how things are as they seem

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2021 report

    is this just a place where people make wild guesses?
    Ooh it's drugs, no it's a motorcycle, no wait... it's about a ???black girl???

    C'mon. Everybody knows it was written about Covid 19.
    Nikki is like Nostradamus. Notice the names start with the same letter??

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 29th 2021 report

    The song is about a sexy black woman, the song talks about her looks and personality metaphorically, referring to her cutting you apart and her being razor sharp, these are all exaggerated notions about the way she acts and looks, but its seems as if elements, of nikkis relationship with his mother, have crept in

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 27th 2021 report

    Maybe they die at what they thought of the person.

    Kind of like dying about rumors and gossip and seeing they are not the trash talk of what they say! Dying to what you think!

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    Jul 13th 2020 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 2020 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.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2020 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

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 3rd 2019 report

    Sherrice Vince’s first wife

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    May 29th 2019 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.

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 25th 2019 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.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2019 report

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

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2019 report

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

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2017 report

    Song is about Lita Ford they were dating at the time

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2016 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.

  16. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2013 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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