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  •  Gaaah (3+ / 0-)
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    palantir, jbeach, wilderness voice

    Hot Child in the City is NOT about child prostitution. Nowhere is a financial transaction mentioned, and indeed the subject of the lyrics is nothing more than an object of desire (the dream of the singer is never consummated - he only wants to make love, and never gets to go through with the act). Her age is never mentioned, except to say that she's young - the subject could be in her 20's for all the listener knows. The choice of words is unfortunate in today's understanding, but this song really is simply a song designed to get the singer laid on the road, nothing more - the 70's equivalent of "Damn You're a Sexy Bitch."

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