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Panama lyrics from van halen?

i was on wikipedia reading about Panama and it said the lyrics were "questionable". ive looked at the lyrics but don't see why. anyone know?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The entire song is a double entandre for having sex. The lyrics are comparing a woman to a car and the thrill of driving each.

    (Words by Van Halen)


    Oh yeah!


    Jump back, what's that sound?

    Here she comes, full blast and top down

    Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue

    Model citizen, zero discipline

    Don't ya know she's coming home with me

    You'll lose her in that turn

    I'll get her!

    Panama, Panama

    Panama, Panama

    Ain't nothin' like it, her shiny machine

    Got the feel for the wheel, keep the movin' parts clean

    Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue

    Got an on-ramp comin' through my bedroom

    Don't you know she's coming home with me

    You'll lose her in that turn

    I'll get her


    Panama, Panama. Wow!

    Panama, Panama oh-oh-oh-oh


    (Guitar Solo)

    Yeah, we're runnin' a little bit hot tonight

    I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off

    You know what I'm sayin'

    Ahh, you reach down put it between my legs n' ease the seat back

    She's runnin', I'm flyin'

    Right behind in the rearview mirror now

    Got the fearin', power steerin'

    Pistons poppin', ain't no stoppin' now

    Panama, Panama

    Panama, Panama oh-oh-oh-oh

    Panama, Panama oh-oh-oh-oh


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