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Poison - Talk Dirty To Me (Official Video)

In his VH1 reality show Rock Of Love, Poison lead singer Brett Michaels made it clear that he prefers girls who are rather adventurous. This was Poison's first hit, and he's singing about just this kind of girl: one who will make love just about anywhere, and talk dirty while doing it. Probably not the girl you'll marry, but a good time nonetheless.

This was Poison's first single. The group formed in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in 1984, and soon relocated to Los Angeles, where they added veteran guitarist C.C. DeVille. They wrote original songs and hit the clubs, where they refined their sound and their look, embracing the burgeoning "hair metal" genre (their secret weapon: Bobby Dall, who was a licensed cosmetologist). The group got a deal with Enigma Records, which released their first album, Look What the Cat Dragged In, in August 1986. "Talk Dirty To Me" was released as a single, and while Poison toured as the opening act for Ratt and Cinderella, the song made a steady move up the charts, peaking at #9 US in May 1987 (the album spent 101 weeks on the US chart, eventually reaching #3).


You know I never

I never seen you look so good

You never act the way you should

But I like it

And I know you like it too

The way that I want you

I gotta have you

Oh yes, I do

You know I never

I never ever stay out late

You know that I can hardly wait

Just to see you

And I know you cannot wait

Wait to see me too

I gotta touch you

Cause baby we'll be

At the drive-in

In the old man's Ford

Behind the bushes

Till I'm screaming for more

Down the basement

Lock the cellar door

And baby

Talk dirty to me

You know I call you

I call you on the telephone

I'm only hoping that you're home

So I can hear you

When you say those words to me

And whisper so softly

I gotta hear you

C.C. pick up that guitar and talk to me


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