Rockers revealed the origins of their most famous lyrics to RollingStone.com, including Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott who explained the ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ lyric: “Love is like a bomb, baby, come and get it on.” He says, “That was me translating gobbly-gook off Mutt [producer, Lange]’s machine. We didn’t have any lyrics, and we just sang Martian, as he called it, and swapped tapes and translated whatever noises we’d make. The first thing I heard sounded like ‘love is like a bomb.’ It turns out it wasn’t, but that set the whole thing off. And then we said, ‘OK, that’s a Marc Bolan song, that’s a T Rex lyric.’ And that’s where we went with it. That was not relevant to sugar — it was relevant to something else.”
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