My Sugar Walls

Over at Howards blog (who is a very funny, relatively-recently-discovered-by-me, Denver blogger that you should bookmark as a favorite right now) we were discussing cheesy song lyrics. In the comments the discussion started to veer in the direction of: naughty lyrics = terrible lyrics = best lyrics ever! We were not talking about blantantly obscene lyrics. I mean more subtle but equally disturbing songs like Olivia Newtron Bomb’s “Physical“. Indeed, those are some of the naughtiest/horrible/most wonderful lyrics ever. And for some reason, I’m sure it had nothing to do with our age, we stuck mainly to songs of the 70’s and 80’s.

I racked my brain trying to think of the worlds most risqué/distressing/greatest lyrics ever. Then it hit me. It was 1984. I was only 11. My father, a friend of his, and myself were sitting on the couch watching TV after a long day of skiing. Music videos had been relatively new to my world at that point, so I probably forced them to watch MTV while they sipped their après ski gin & tonics and relaxed. Judging by the way they’re jaws dropped to the floor, they couldn’t have been happier with my decision. See, an incredibly sexy vixen named Sheena Easton popped up on the screen. She provocatively pranced around the stage singing her hit (#3 on the R&B singles charts in 1984) song “Sugar Walls”. I remember somehow, even at the tender young age of 11, I knew what this song was really about. The reactions of my father and his friend only reinforced what I had vaguely grasped.

These must be the hottest/most horrifying/impressivly fabulous lyrics ever!

My sugar walls
my sugar walls.
Where I come from there’s a place called heaven

That’s the place where all the good children go.
The houses are of silver
the streets of gold.
But there’s more where you come from – my sugar walls.

My sugar walls
my sugar walls.
Blood races to your private spots

let’s me know there’s a fire.
You can’t fight passion when passion is hot

Temperatures rise inside my sugar walls.

Let me take you somewhere you’ve never been

I could show you things you’ve never seen.
I could make you never wanna fall in love again

Come spend the night inside my sugar walls.

Take advantage
it’s alright

I feel so alive when I’m with you!
Come and feel my presence
it’s reigning tonight.
Heaven on earth inside my sugar walls.
Let me take you somewhere you’ve never been

I can tell you want me – my sugar walls –
it’s impossible to hide.
Your body’s on fire
admit it! Come inside.
My sugar walls
my sugar walls.
Come inside my sugar walls
my sugar walls
my sugar walls.
Come spend the night inside my sugar walls.

My sugar walls
my sugar walls.

And if those lyrics weren’t enough to make you tingle/puke/smile then you have to check out the videos below the fold.

“Sugar Walls” by Sheena Easton

“Physical” by Olivia Newton-John

14 thoughts to “My Sugar Walls”

  1. But you forgot one important piece of trivia: “Sugar Walls” was written by Prince under the nom de plume of Alexander Nevermind, which make “Sugar Walls” actually make sense. Let’s see, I was 17 at the time. Oh, I KNEW exactly where Sheena’s sugar walls were. My brothers and I would go around singing about our “Booger Walls”. You know, the wall behind the head of your bed…

    That’s enough of that.

    Thank you very much for the high praise. Glad to hear that someone out there is laughing.

  2. Oh, you mean, “You make a dead man cum”. That line is hilarious. I also love Jagger’s “Look at me/Look at me/Oooooh, look at meeeee” at the end his duet with the Jacksons on “State Of Shock”.

  3. My favorite is “Start me Up” by the Stones. The last line of the song is my favorite. I didn’t know what it meant in 1981 but I think I caught on pretty quick.

  4. I don’t think there is anything hot or wonderful about the last line in “start me up”. The idea of a corpse ejaculating in it’s grave is nothing other than absolutely revolting. That’s just my opinion tho.

  5. Yeah, I remember when that song came out…I also remember “Manic Monday” when Susannah Hoff yelled, “Come on, honey..let’s go make some noise!” and my mom gasped, covered my ears and pushed me away from the tv.

  6. I’d say most Prince songs have the same undercurrent. And theres a vagina somewhere in all of them. I am stunned that Sugar Walls made it to radio too, tho.

    I was at the perfect age to be totally scandalized by “Push It” and George Michael’s “I want your sex”. But I guess both of those are more blatant than what you’re discussing here.

  7. This is great 🙂

    You could take just about every one of Prince’s songs, heck just take some of the song titles-
    – Soft and Wet
    – Head
    – Controversy
    – Do Me Baby
    – Sexy M.F.
    – Gett Off
    – Cream
    – Feel U Up
    and my favorite, Scarlet Pussy

    man, I love Prince

  8. Did you guys know that prince doesn’t perform any of his dirty songs anymore?

    And I never knew he had a song called Scarlet Pussy, that’s some hot/horrible/awesome stuff!

  9. Oh, there are a bunch of vagina songs on the 3rd disc of Hits! which is all his B-sides including Scarlet Pussy. That’s also where you can get a ‘legal’ copy of Erotic City on CD. In fact, the B-sides disc is almost as good as the other two discs. There are a couple of clunkers, but the quality of his B-sides esepcially from Purple Rain and Around The World… periods are especially good.

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