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Song Released: 1965


Girl Lyrics

Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay.
She's the kind of girl you want so much
It makes you sorry;
Still, you don't regret a single day.
Ah girl! Girl!

She's the kind of girl who puts you...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2016 3:55pm report


    THE confession of a man who's vulnerable and confused in the presence of this woman who's tougher and more independent than he is ("The kind of girl you want so much/It makes you sorry"). Yet even as she keeps making a fool out of him, his voice is full of admiration and affection for her as he sings, "She promises the Earth to me/And I believe her/After all this time, I don't know why."



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    anonymous
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    Mar 9th, 2015 3:48pm report


    First, i am sorry for my english, it's terrible.

    Girl is a song about the drug HEMP. It's clearly the case, and i am surprised how peaple are innocent (Jokes apart). Just look at this:'She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry, still you don't regret a single day'. 'When I think of all the time I've tried so hard to leave her, she will turn to me and start to cry'. The references of crying, and that sound of aaahhh, after each stanza, wich makes reference to the sucking sound of smoking the drug. A girl is just an innocent way to hide the real meaning of the music.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 2012 3:41pm report


    I ever red the articles. That this song entitled: Girl, was dedicated to his first wife Cynthia. John wrote many songs about Cyn, example: Across the Universe, Jealous Guy, and this song also.



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    ILoveGeorgeHarrison
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    Aug 20th, 2011 8:58pm report


    I get the feeling that the song is of a girl looking for an easy way too fame and finds her next target, A soft hearted young man. He gose too work everyday and "Breaks His Back." trying too give the girl everything she wants. But when he gives her what she asked for she basically spits in his face, Tells him that its not good enought, Makes him feel worthless, Tells him that if he really loved her he would do better. He then finds out her plans too an easy ride too fame and tells her he is leaveing her. So she puts on the water-works and "Promises The World To Him." and now the young man finds himself in an tough situation, Leave the girl thats been using him or countinue until he breaks his back for her until the point he eventually kills himself. All the while knowing she will only spit in his face and make him feel worthless again.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 20th, 2011 8:33am report


    I take the song like this...

    He meets a girl

    Girl pretends too love him because of fame and the money

    He gives her what shes always wanted but she still demainds more and more, so hw breaks his back work for the money too the point he fells like he will die if he works any longer

    He gets tierd of it and trys too leave but the girl puts on the crying puppy eyes and then he jist cant find himself too leaver her, even thought he knows the truth.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 5th, 2011 8:45pm report


    Some of the interpretations of this song are awful. First of all this song is about love, but from a guy's point of view. When a guy really loves a girl, but a girl is on the mind set that, she needs to act insecure alone with him, but acts perfectly fine around his friends, and ignores him, and shows other people attention, other than him. It's about the bad feeling that comes with being in love, but not feeling the mutual feeling back, when you flaunt. It's like having a crush that doesnt notice you, and this song is about how it gets in the way of the relationship, hence the part about trying to leave her. But she cries, 'cause she may love him, she's also scarred of that pain, but it's about the feeling one has, when they feel like their girl/boy is treating other people more like theyre lover, and ignoring you.



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    anonymous
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    May 21st, 2011 5:43am report


    all of these interpretations are wrong, the closest being HelterSkelter's. it's actually about christianity. no matter what a song was about, before rubber soul the beatles were forced to make it sound like romance. ''a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure''



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    anonymous
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    Apr 15th, 2011 4:13pm report


    It's about Cynthia



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    anonymous
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    Dec 13th, 2010 12:29pm report


    "All about the girl who came to stay"
    Drugs and the addiction (came to stay)

    "She's the kind of gal that puts you down when friends are 'round"
    The singer's friends do not approve of the singer's drug habit.

    "Ahh, girl, girl... HTTTTTTTTTTH."
    Inhaling a hit of marijuana.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 23rd, 2008 10:14am report


    The "girl" is Mary Jane. Think about it, and listen to the song. It totally makes sense.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 15th, 2007 7:37am report


    This is a particularly brilliant piece of work even when compared with the Beatles (John Lennon's) finest . The opening line is sheer genius ! In the course of a few seconds Lennon paints a complete scene for us while setting a narritive mood for the piece . It grabs our attention immediately and beckons us to stop whatever we are doing and listen closely and quietly with a sympathetic ear.

    The music serves to support the story simply and economically. The lyrical content of the song is classic and universal ,the situation easily identifiable by thousands of us who have shared aspects of Lennon's experience and yet have probably not not reflected on our episodes poetically.

    Praise be to artists such as Lennon for helping us to see ourselves and the world around us with greater clarity in the mirror of our relationship and experience with their art.
    K.D.



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    Thorn495
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    Jan 9th, 2007 1:10pm report


    I see it plainly as one of those girls that plays games with hearts and causes deep pain and frustration. Lennon ends it pretty dark:

    "Was she told when she was young the pain would lead to pleasure?
    Did she understand it when they said,
    That a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure?
    Will she still believe it when he's dead?"

    When he's dead, he turns suicidal because he lets her spin him in circles with her games and he just wants to feel loved.



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    HelterSkelter
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    May 6th, 2006 5:19pm report


    This song is actually a dig on the catholic church, John was qouted as saying such in an interview. It has nothing what so ever to do with fame. Also, the backing vocals are not dit dit, or didi as the lyrics on this sight suggest, they're saying Tit tit tit over and overagain. The beatles liked throwing in stuff like that to see if they could get away with it (they found it quite amusing), and they did. Enjoy!



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    capitalist
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    Jan 15th, 2006 1:36pm report


    Girl is fame. John longed for it, then got it, and immediately regretted it. He was bitter about it too. "Tit, tit, tit, tit ..." Cf. "I'm a Loser." The girl in that song is also fame.




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