• Also referred to as "high beams" usually indicating braless perky boobs where the bulges of erect nipples are clearly defined.
    • Linda Joy
      Good to know, thank you!
  • A pair of guns pointed at him for looking with lust at someone else's woman.It can also mean he spotted a pair of rare collectible vinyl records called 45s.
    • Linda Joy
      I thought about 45's referencing guns and there was shooting involved, but didn't relate it to him looking at another man's woman, so that angle didn't make sense to me without that link. I also thought about the 45 records but that didn't make sense in the context of the song either. Thank you for your Insight and perspective.
    • Rick Myres
      My first idea about 45's is a record the old 45 RPM.
  • 8-13-2017 It does not make sense. "A 45" means a pistol, or a 1950s plastic record if the context is clearly spelled out. When speaking of boobs, gentlemen prefer a 36. A 38 is considered awfully big, and more than that is just grotesque. A woman with 45" boobs would need help just to move around. She would NOT be called "a long cool woman".
  • Reading the lyrics... I opine that it cannot refer to 45 records, as he was looking a the woman who was singing at the time. I agree with the other answer that a "long, cool woman" would not likely have a 45" bust...and anyway, the 45 measurement includes both breasts, so it wouldn't be a PAIR of 45's (unless it was two women...). Colt has made .45 revolvers since the late 1800s. Given the story described in the song - the singer is describing a speakeasy during the Prohibition Era, with lots of "bad guys" present - I think that the "long, cool woman" was packing a pair of .45s.
  • Context is everything. Heres a link to the context that song refers to. & not incidentally a Spanish interpretation of a "pair of 45's" in the closed caption text. Better watch it pretty quick. I've noticed links soon disappear from answers here. .
  • The song is about an F.B.I. agent, a raid, and a woman who catches his eye. Based on there being a *pair* of 45s, the line is more than likely from the man's perspective, since an FBI agent isn't likely to be sporting *two* .45 caliber handguns. In this light, he was probably referring to a pair of nicely proportioned breasts on the woman that caught his eye. The "temperature" would have then referred to his pulse rate increasing.

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