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Subject: Amusing General Motors Ad

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/29/02 at 08:07 p.m.

Hi Folks...

Have any of you seen those new billboard ads that GM is running for the CorvetteŽ?  They show a car, along with the lyric "Little Red Corvette... Baby You're much too fast", along with Prince's "symbol" from his no-name days.

First of all, showing Prince's symbol was inappropriate.  When he did Little Red Corvette, he was known as Prince.  The symbol thing came about 10 years later.

But more AMAZINGLY, General Motors obviously does not know the meaning of this song!  Let me refresh your memory here...

I guess I should have known by the way you parked your car sideways
That it wouldn't last
'Cause you're the kind of person who believes in making out once.
Love 'em, and leave 'em fast.
Well I guess I must be dumb
'Cause you had a pocket full of horses
Trojan, and some of them used
But it was Saturday night
I guess that makes it alright
And you said, "what have you got to lose?"

little Red corvette
baby you're much 2 fast
little Red corvette
u need a love that's gonna last

i guess i shoulda closed my eyes
when u drove me 2 the place
where your horses run free
'cuz i felt a little ill
when i saw all the pictures
of the jockeys that were there before me
believe it or not
i started to worry
i wondered if i had enough class
but it was saturday night,
i guess that makes it all right
and u say, "baby, have u got enough gas?"
oh yeah

a body like yours oughta be in jail
'cuz it's on the verge of bein' obscene
move over baby, gimme the keys
i'm gonna try 2 tame your little red love machine

girl, u got an ass like i never seen
and the ride... i say the ride is so smooth
u must be a limousine

OK so now let's recap:

"Pocket full of horses" = Pack of condoms (TrojanŽ, and some of them used!  :o )

"Little Red Love Machine" = Well, you figure that one out but it isn't a car!  :P

"You got an ass like I never seen... you must be a limousine"  :D

So we see here that Prince was not talking about a car.  Much like Neil Diamond in "Longfellow's Serenade", he was talking about another ride altogether! ;D

I wonder if the brass at General Motors has any idea what that song means!

Subject: Re: Amusing General Motors Ad

Written By: ChuckyG on 09/30/02 at 03:25 p.m.

almost as funny as Microsoft using the Rolling Stone's "Start Me Up" for it's Windows 95 campaign.. with the refrain of "You make a grown man cry".. almost too funny in retrospect..