Pearl Necklace

Album: El Loco (1981)
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  • She's really upset with me again
    I didn't give her what she likes
    I don't know what to tell her
    Don't know what to say
    Everything got funky last night

    She was really bombed
    And I was really blown away
    Until I asked her what she wanted
    And this is what she had to say:
    A pearl necklace
    She want a pearl necklace
    She want a pearl necklace

    She gets a charge out of bein' so weird
    Digs gettin' downright strange
    But I can keep a handle on anything
    Just this side of deranged

    She was gettin' bombed
    And I was gettin' blown away
    And she held it in her hand
    And this is what she had to say:
    A pearl necklace
    She want a pearl necklace
    She want a pearl necklace

    She's so tough, as pure as the driven slush
    And that's not jewelry she's talkin' about
    It really don't cost that much

    She was gettin' bombed
    And I was gettin' blown away
    And she took it in her hand
    And this is what she had to say:
    A pearl necklace
    She want a pearl necklace
    She want a pearl necklace Writer/s: BILLY GIBBONS, DUSTY HILL, FRANK BEARD
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 28

  • Lorri from Pierce County, Wa State Near EatonvilleThis song is one of my favorites in the whole world and when I was 14 I was at one of my friend's house and they let me search through all their records or albums and I got to pick one by ZZ Top and once I heard the song I must have replayed it about 50 times the whole night. Not only do I like the lyrics but I love the guitar riffs.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenAC/DC addressed the same subject in "Given the Dog a Bone."
  • Barry from Gagetown Nb10cc ... Pearl Jam ... and The Lovin' Spoonful, all refer to the same body fluid.
  • Jim from Nashville"She took it in her hand and this is what she had to say...." she wants a pearl necklace!
  • Bobbylupo from ChicagoWhether it's a pearl necklace from a major retailer or a rope of jizz, the ladies have to earn it.
  • Mojo from Tampa, FlI must have been born yesterday. I thought all this time the song was about a Priest who was taking confession from a Nun and he rewarded her with a new set of rosary beads. My bad!
  • Rob from Duluth, GaThese guys have a way of making really explicit material sound innocuous. Tube Snake Boogie anyone?
  • Splat from Williamsville, DeThis song is about what Bill Clinton did to Monica Lewinski's dress. Isn't it odd that this song came out 17 years before the Lewinski affair?
  • Pauline from Houston, TxNo matter how you interpret the lyrics, it's still kinky.
  • Thomas from Somerville, AlFace it. ZZ is only talking about one kind, and one kind only of "Pearl Neclace".
  • Pat from Adelaide, AustraliaThe song refers to oral sex "I was getting blown away" not to any breast work although that is a way to a pearl necklace.
  • Jason from Denver, CoHas anyone ever heard of Scarlet Pain? She is an adult film VIXEN and she has some cool tattoos.
    I would give her a pearl necklace and the earrings to match!
  • Michael from Okla. City, OkFrom its earliest inception, R & R has ALWAYS been about 3 things & will remain so: Sex, Drugs. & R & R. A great song w/great production. Michael, 5/15/08
  • Michael from Summerdale, AlI always thought that this song was telling of a string of "pearl" beads used for "backdoor" stimulation. But the explanation by Robert from Houston makes more sense. Thanks Robert for being there for all us TOP fans.
  • Paul from Houston, Txthe BEST song EVER!!!!!
  • Bg from Toronto, SkYa sure your wife didn't know what a pearl necklace least that's what she told you Big Ed! And you believe her? LOL
    BG, Pulaski,TN
  • Big Ed from Pulaski, TnDAMN!!!! The is a bad ass song, my wife had no clue what a pearl necklace was until she met me and told her what it was.
  • Mike from Hicksville, Nywhat else do u want from ZZ Top, a pretty good % of their songs are about sex. Some are a little more straight forward than others. Alot of them i didnt know what they were about until i was older, been listening to them since i was 2.
  • Gwen from Tulsa, OkTruthfully the song doesnt say anything about her breasts. It says she held it i her hand... Anyways I cant wait to get a pearl necklace...
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, Cadoesn't sound like most zz top songs.
  • Ashleigh from Augusta, GaI thought the song was about a pearl necklace untill somebody told me that it was a "dirty song" I had to listen to the lyrics closely.
  • Voodoocat from Zimbabwe, United StatesHeck, how many rock songs aren't about sex? This song rocks!
  • Sam from Boise, IdDespite the felatiotic lyrics, tis still a good song. That's my bit.
  • Martijn from Helmond, NetherlandsThe breasts don't really need to be all that large;)
  • Chris from Lake Mary, FlYeah, I thought she just wanted a damned pearl necklace, but when it said "what she wants really don't cost that much," I realized it's true meaning.
  • Robert from Houston, VtActually, this song is not exactly about a woman orally pleasuring a man, but rather satisfying him between her large breasts. That way, when he climaxes, her reward is a "pearl necklace".
  • Raja from Austin, TxYeah, I think a lot of moral types have sang this song out loud and not really realized what it was about.
  • Chris from Victoria, TxI didn't understand until I got older but this is one of the best songs because of what it means and of course its ZZTop!!
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