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    About some words in the lyrics to "My Best Friend's Girl"

    Hi,

    I have some questions about some words in the lyrics to "My Best Friend's Girl" of The Cars.


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    When she's dancing 'neath the starry sky / Oo, she'll make you flip

    Does "flip" here mean "go crazy"?

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    When she's dancing 'neath the starry sky / I kinda like the way she dips


    Does "dips" here mean "ducks her head"?

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    You've got your nuclear boots / And your drip dry glove

    What kind of boots are "nuclear boots," and what kind of gloves are "drip dry gloves"?


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    Please shed some light.

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    Re: About some words in the lyrics to "My Best Friend's Girl"

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    Re: About some words in the lyrics to "My Best Friend's Girl"

    "flip" or "flip out" does mean "go crazy"

    "dip" probably refers to a dance movement

    The boots and the gloves don't really mean anything. There's no such thing in reality.

    This line recalls the "electric boots" in the Elton John song:

    Oh but they're weird and they're wonderful
    Oh Bennie, she's really keen
    She's got electric boots
    A mohair suit
    You know I read it in a magazine
    B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

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