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Song title: Pink cadillac


Pink cadillac

You may think I’m fooling
For the foolish things I do
You may wonder how come I love you
When you get on my nerves like you do
Well baby, you know you bug me
There ain’t no secret about that
Well come on over here and hug me
And, baby, I’ll spill the facts
Well, honey it ain’t your money
Cause baby I got plenty of that

I love you for your pink Cadillac
Crushed velvet seats
Riding in the back, oozing down the street
Waving to the girls
Feeling out of sight
Spending all my money on a Saturday night
Honey, I just wonder what you do there in back of your pink Cadillac
Pink Cadillac

Well now way back in the Bible, temptations always come along
There’s always somebody tempting you
Somebody into doing something they know is wrong
Well they tempt you man with silver and they tempt you sir with gold
And they tempt you with the pleasures that the flesh does surely hold
They say Eve tempted Adam with an apple [1]
Man I ain’t going for that

I know it was her pink Cadillac
Crushed velvet seats
Riding in the back, oozing down the street
Waving to the girls
Feeling out of sight
Spending all my money on a Saturday night
Honey, I just wonder what you do there in back of your pink Cadillac

Now some folks say it’s too big and uses too much gas
Some folks say it’s too old and that it goes too fast
But my love is bigger than a Honda, it’s bigger than a Subaru
Hey man there’s only one thing and one car that will do
Anyway we don’t have to drive it honey, we can park it out in back
And have a party in your pink Cadillac

Notes: Dancing in the dark B-side, played, often with a long introduction, mainly in that tour.
[1] Look at Love is a dangerous thing for this verse…


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 01/07/1984 Civic Center, Saint Paul,MN ,USA
Last known live performance: 05/09/2016 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach,VA ,USA

Song 'history':


Originally recorded acoustically for the NEBRASKA album, but then left out of the album
Recorded during the BITUSA sessions (late 1982-mid 1984), but then not included on the album.
Often played during the Born in the U.S.A. tour (95 times)
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
In the Reunion tour, the song was only practiced (17/10/1999 Staples Center, Los Angeles,CA ,USA, during the soundcheck. and 14/03/2000 Alltel, Little Rock,AK ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Played only a couple of times in the whole Rising tour (13/09/2003 FedEx Field, Washington,DC ,USA and 03/10/2003 Shea Stadium, New York,NY ,USA)
Scarcely used during the Working on a Dream tour, with 4 inclusions
Played only a couple of times in the whole Wrecking Ball tour (25/10/2012 XL Center, Hartford,CT ,USA and 07/05/2013 HK Arena, Turku ,Finland)
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the 2016 The River tour (22/06/2016 Telia Parken Arena, Copenhagen ,Denmark and 05/09/2016 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach,VA ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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