"She says baby if you wanna be wild... you got a lot to learn, close your eyes... let them melt, let them fire, let them burn." She takes him into the darkness of her past... where all the others were afraid to go... but in that darkness there are hidden worlds that shine... she has something special... a light that comes from the darkness of her past... and when he holds her close she makes those hidden worlds his... she is amazing and he knows it... He knows that he's never gonna let her go... and he makes sure that she knows that he's gonna give all that he's got to give... she can be sure that she is all that he wants... and all that he lives for is to make her his... Tonight!!
In a recent discussion, "Silvio Lives" shared some thoughts...
"For me, the appeal of that song is its ambiguity. She could be a prostitute or a woman who uses her sexuality to her own advantage. She would not be the first (think of Marilyn Monroe, Daisy Buchanan in the Great Gatsby...) In the end, though, I think the song is less about Candy than the speaker-- he cannot give her the material things these other men can, so he imagines he has a special bond with Candy and she with him. She becomes the receptacle of his desire and their imagined bond gives him the edge over the other men, who court Candy with material goods rather than with their souls. Candy is consumed, just as she consumes the goods the men give her. The speaker imagines he escapes this cycle of consumption because he and Candy have a spiritual, visceral, relationship. Of course, odds are, the other men think the same thing when they drop off their furs and diamonds." ~ Silvio Lives
I found that to be quite interesting.