New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Well there she sits buddy just a-gleaming in the sun
There to greet a working man when his day is done
I'm gonna pack my pa and I'm gonna pack my aunt
I'm gonna take them down to the Cadillac Ranch
Eldorado fins, whitewalls and skirts
Rides just like a little bit of heaven here on earth
Well buddy when I die throw my body in the back
And drive me to the junkyard in my Cadillac

(Chorus)
Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark shiny and black
Open up your engines let `em roar
Tearing up the highway like a big old dinosaur

James Dean in that Mercury `49
Junior Johnson runnin' through the woods of Caroline
Even Burt Reynolds in that black Trans Am
All gonna meet down at the Cadillac Ranch

(Chorus)

Hey little girlie in the blue jeans so tight
Drivin' alone through the Wisconsin night
You're my last love you're my last chance
Don't let `em take me to the Cadillac Ranch

(Chorus)



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/bruce_springsteen/cadillac_ranch.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredApr 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    It is about a cemetery, he says those people will all meet him at the cadillac ranch, meaning despite the iconic cars they drive, they'll take the hearse to the grave yard.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 2:12 am
    This is written by springsteen.this is written by springsteen.this is written by springsteen.this is written by springsteen.this is written by springsteen.this is written by springsteen.
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 12:02 am
    I think the song is about the inevitability of death, with the amarillo, texas monument as a metaphor for a cemetery or maybe just the grave in general.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    Well, james dean is dead, but junior johnson and burt reynolds are still alive. So, that blows the idea of a cemetery. But then there's that last line. "don't let 'em take me to the cadillac ranch. " so without love, you might as well be dead? I think the cadillac ranch is a state of mind. A place where you can hang with james dean, junior johnson and burt reynolds in your head.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×