Jimmy: I'm sorry, baby, but when Jimmy's involved,
the song got to have some soul! Damn! Lord have mercy! Got to have
Curtis: Soul, gospel, R&B, jazz, blues, everything else the man
has grabbed from us. Listen, there's got to be a better way for us to get our
music to a broader audience, only this time with our artists and our money.
Jimmy: Marty, this man is handing me a line of
Marty: Yeah, I know, baby.
C. C. : Got me a Cadillac Cadillac, Cadillac Got me a Cadillac car Got
me a Cadillac Cadillac, Cadillac Look at me, mister, I'm a star
Marty: I know what you cats are trying to do, and you can forget it. James
Early ain't no street-corner punk looking for his
first date. He's an established
artist with a recording contract.
Curtis: On a shitty
local label that can't get him to the pop charts.
Marty: We can't do nothing about that.
Curtis: All I'm asking is one record, man. One song with a simple
hook. "Look at me in my pretty car,
makes me feel like a movie star." You know where all
the hits happen these days? In cars, man. Songs that make you
feel good while you're driving your automobile.
Marty: Yeah? Jimmy's fans
like taking the bus. Let's hit it, Jimmy.
Jimmy: Hey, what do you think about using that bridge there, baby? Movin'
out Movin' up Movin' on
Curtis: Sounds a little tick-tock, boys. Let's stay in the pocket.
Man: Going to work!
Shut it down! Recording, Cadillac Car. Take nine.
Jimmy: I got me a Cadillac Cadillac, Cadillac I got me a Cadillac
car Got me a Cadillac Cadillac, Cadillac Look at me, mister, I'm a
star I'm on the move I'm gettin' on I'm breakin' out And it won't
take long Behind the wheel Got a song Pedal's down And I'm
Curtis: We've got that coming up in the next hour, but for now,
let me get a hold of your ear. It's
a different sound for the Thunder Man. And I think you're gonna enjoy it.
1. Hand me a line of crap Crap 指"无意义的话，大话，废话"，这里hand me a line of crap
指的是 tell a lie。
2. Street-corner punk looking for his first date
This is a sort of euphemism for being an amateur, it's not a common one, but
used in context it means that Marty sees himself as a man with experience
because he's an "established artist with a record contract".