Got Me Under Pressure

Got Me Under Pressure

Song by ZZ Top
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"Got Me Under Pressure" is a song by ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning. David Blayney (ZZ Top's stage manager of 15 years), in his book Sharp Dressed Men described how the song was pre-produced: Billy Gibbons and Linden Hudson (Houston engineer and songwriter) wrote the whole song and created a recorded demo all in one afternoon without either Dusty Hill (ZZ Top bass player) or Frank Beard (ZZ Top drummer) even knowing about it. Linden created the bass on a synthesizer, created drums on a drum machine and helped Billy Gibbons write the lyrics; Billy performed the guitars and vocals.

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1983
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1982
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4:00
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Lyrics

She likes wearin' lipstick, she likes French cuisine
But she won't let me use my passion unless it's in a limousine

She got me under pressure
She got me under pressure

She likes the art museum, she don't like Pavlov's dog
She fun at the mind museum, she likes it in a London fog
She don't like other women, she likes whips and chains
She likes cocaine and flippin' out with great danes
She's about all I can handle, it's too much for my brain

It's got me under pressure
It's got me under pressure

I'm gonna give her a message
Here's what I'm gonna say "It's all over"
She might get out a nightstick
And hurt me real real bad
By the roadside in a ditch

It's got me under pressure
It's got me under pressure
It's got me under pressure
It's got me under pressure

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