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    So we were having a disagreement about the lyrics to Panama at work and I figured nothing would be more right than van-halen.com (what was I thinking) and found the following:

    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

    "put it between my legs"? Shouldn't it already be there? And where the hell did "You know what I'm sayin'" come from?

    Pretty scary when even the official site doesn't have the right lyrics...
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    It's "reach down, between my legs, and ease the seat back"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lor5150
    It's "reach down, between my legs, and ease the seat back"
    Yeah, I know. Sorry, I should have mentioned that. I just thought it was funny that the official site has Dave telling some girl to reach down and put it between his legs. Of all the ways to screw up the lyrics... He must've been riding with Lorena Bobbit!

    The part we were talking about was actually the next piece:

    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

    I don't think that's wrong but it's hard to be sure if they don't have the other part right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vh resurrection
    Yeah, I know. Sorry, I should have mentioned that. I just thought it was funny that the official site has Dave telling some girl to reach down and put it between his legs. Of all the ways to screw up the lyrics... He must've been riding with Lorena Bobbit!

    The part we were talking about was actually the next piece:

    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

    I don't think that's wrong but it's hard to be sure if they don't have the other part right...
    I believe its "She's blindin', I'm flyin........Got the feeling, power steering..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vh resurrection
    So we were having a disagreement about the lyrics to Panama at work and I figured nothing would be more right than van-halen.com (what was I thinking) and found the following:

    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

    "put it between my legs"? Shouldn't it already be there? And where the hell did "You know what I'm sayin'" come from?

    Pretty scary when even the official site doesn't have the right lyrics...
    ALRIGHT...................you guys AMAZE me. I can't believe that more linkers don't know about this.

    "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' of her PUSSY"

    It is in the song, when this part of the song comes up CRANK the volume and dave says PUSSY. I always laugh when I hear Panama on the radio!

    Dave and the boys did a good job of sneaking that one in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr5115
    ALRIGHT...................you guys AMAZE me. I can't believe that more linkers don't know about this.

    "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' of her PUSSY"

    It is in the song, when this part of the song comes up CRANK the volume and dave says PUSSY. I always laugh when I hear Panama on the radio!

    Dave and the boys did a good job of sneaking that one in there.
    Here's what I always thought it said:

    Yeah, we're runnin' a little bit hot tonight
    I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of it*
    I reach down between my legs n' ease the seat back

    She's flyin' n' I'm buyin'
    Right behind in the rearview mirror now
    Got the fearing, power steering
    Piston poppin', ain't no stopping now


    *I don't hear what your saying is there. There's an extra "tss" noise that you can hear at about 2:37 that I think is repeated a little more softly right after the second line. But what do I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vh resurrection

    *I don't hear what your saying is there. There's an extra "tss" noise that you can hear at about 2:37 that I think is repeated a little more softly right after the second line. But what do I know.
    After watching the US Festival DVD, I really noticed how often Dave liked to say, "I say" or "I said" at the end of his sentences, sometimes a bit slurred. I think that's what it is. But of course, I will have to crank it up to see if he's saying other things, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr5115
    ALRIGHT...................you guys AMAZE me. I can't believe that more linkers don't know about this.

    "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' of her PUSSY"

    It is in the song, when this part of the song comes up CRANK the volume and dave says PUSSY. I always laugh when I hear Panama on the radio!

    Dave and the boys did a good job of sneaking that one in there.

    Live, Dave sings "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of it." I think what you're hearing is, as a few others have said, actually Dave saying "I say" after it. It's something he does (did?). If it were "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of her pussy," wouldn't he say the same thing live and embrace it? There are no censors at a concert. The crowd would love it. It's always been "off of IT," though. And, besides, "heat coming off of her pussy" doesn't really make any sense. It's about a car -- a fast one. It's creating heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casemeister
    It's about a car -- a fast one. It's creating heat.
    Which is why I wonder why the line isn't "Got the gear in, power steerin'..."

    It even works as a double entendre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vh resurrection
    Which is why I wonder why the line isn't "Got the gear in, power steerin'..."

    It even works as a double entendre.
    I always thought that was the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel
    I always thought that was the line.
    Same here!!!

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    So now I'm all confused. Who is the authority on this stuff? Glad they didn't hand me the mic at the show... I thought I knew the words...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casemeister
    Live, Dave sings "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of it." I think what you're hearing is, as a few others have said, actually Dave saying "I say" after it. It's something he does (did?). If it were "I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off of her pussy," wouldn't he say the same thing live and embrace it? There are no censors at a concert. The crowd would love it. It's always been "off of IT," though. And, besides, "heat coming off of her pussy" doesn't really make any sense. It's about a car -- a fast one. It's creating heat.
    Actually, I thought it was about a girl named Panama, possibly a hooker.
    I do not get in to lyrical meanings as much as others, but I do want to know what this song is really about. Is it about a fast car or a hooker? Or both?
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    dave claims that Panama was the name of a stripper from Albequorque. I didnt spell that right.
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