Prince - “Little Red Corvette”
Little Red Corvette is a song by Prince, in 1983. It is a sexual drive, with various allusions and references to American pop culture.
sideways If you drive into a parking lot, and parked your car sideways. It certainly is going to get a lot attention, and it wouldn't last. “Parking”, also refers to petting, as teen couples use Parking as a teen-slang as in “we had to do some parking” as a opportune way to brag as a lateness execuse. Parking of a car is like mooring of a boat, a stance, a occupation of space. A hot chick who parks sideways, says so much. And sideway parking “won't last” because it is usually a quick stop, as one-night stands isn't a lasting love relationship.
I guess I shoulda known By the way u parked your car sideways That it wouldn't last
Trojan “horses” brings to mind power, and animalistic, as we have Horse Power as a measure for Power. “Full of horses” here brings to mind Sexual Drive. “Trojan” is a popular brand name of condom. The name itself alludes to the Trojan Horse of Trojan War, which is war over a woman. Trojan Horse in Trojan War is a stratagem involving a wooden horse that is decisive in bringing down a castle under a siege, by tricking them to bring in and release hostile elements inside their own territory. For more about Trojan War in Greek Myth, see: A Love of Mythology of the Greeks
See you're the kinda person That believes in makin' out once Love'em and leave 'em fast I guess I must be dumb 'cuz u had a pocket full of horses Trojan and some of them used
Saturday night In American culture, Saturday night is a night for rousing and partying, because it's not a work day, and one can party late because there's no work tomorrow.
But it was Saturday night I guess that makes it all right And u say what have I got 2 lose? And honey I say
corvette A Corvette is a American made sports car. Usually tiny. Cars are often a item of sexual power in cultural reference. As it is one of the most visible asset of a male's possessions. There's often the bigger is better imagery in American society, as Americans have obsessions with size. A red Corvette is something very exotic and delicate, inevitably in this context pointing to that of vagina. Cars, have elements of driving and keys. Driving itself connotes to manipulation or operation; controlling. And key is locked to the concept of lock, of something inserted into a hole. The possession of a key, indicates ownership or the ability to access. For more about Corvette, see: Chevrolet Corvette.
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
jockeys Jockeys means professional horse-riders. Horses, and the riding of it, are infinitely sexual. As there are colloquial phrases like “Riding a Pony”. Riding a horse is a act of skin contact and strenuous muscle activity.
'cuz I felt a little ill When I saw all the pictures Of the jockeys that were there before me
class “Wondered if I had enough class”. In a sexual encounter, often there's some element of nervousness, because sex is the basic driving force of a couple's relationship. So, culturally we have phrases like “is he good in bed?” or “a lousy lay”.
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 … Little red corvette Honey u got 2 slow down Little red corvette 'cuz if u don't u gonna run your Little red corvette right in the ground (little red corvette) Right down 2 the ground (honey u got 2 slow down) U, u, u got 2 slow down (little red corvette) You're movin' much 2 fast (2 fast) U need 2 find a love that's gonna last
Girl, u got an ass like I never seen And the ride… I say the ride is so smooth U must be a limousine Baby you're much 2 fast Little red corvette U need a love, u need a love that's That's gonna last (little red corvette) U got 2 slow down (u got 2 slow down) Little red corvette 'cuz if u don't, 'cuz if u don't, U gonna run your body right into the ground (right into the ground) Right into the ground (right into the ground) Right into the ground (right into the ground) Little red corvette