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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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 was....at 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!!
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.