The lyricist of “Smooth Operator” has a different take on the title of her song, but the lyrics still make sense.
“Smoothing Operator” is about the use of a heater to heat a car.
“A battery operated heater is not a heater,” wrote the lyricist, “but a motor that generates heat, like a furnace.
A motor with an electric motor is like a heater, but it produces heat instead of steam.
That’s what this song is about.”