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"?
When she's dancing 'neath the starry sky / I kinda like the way she dips
Does "dips" here mean "ducks her head"?
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"?
Please shed some light.
"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