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Blondie: Sunday Girl Meaning

Sunday Girl Lyrics


I know a girl from a lonely street
Cold as ice cream but still as sweet
Dry your eyes Sunday girl
Hey, I saw your guy with a different girl
Looks like he's in another world
Run and hide Sunday girl

Hurry up, hurry up and wait
I say...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    Voltaire
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    May 31st 2010 report

    It's obvious to me that Blondie is singing about her attraction for a pretty girl who's being cheated on by her boyfriend. It's an unfulfilled, girl-on-girl love song.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 13th report

    I love this song, when it was released, finding meaning beyond the literal was a personal task. You could be right on with others or in a singular place. Either way, it was a personal thing, relating your own way. Now you can search online for artists & what they meant, wanted to inspire or what they were going through. You find different things from different band members or the same artist with different perspectives. Sunday Girl is a great example, most of us at least originally thinking of a girl.... is fine. Now a quick internet search proves the earlier comment about Chris writing this AWESOME song, in reference to Sunday Man, Debbie's cat!!!

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 18th report

    I think Sunday girl was a little girl who was so upset that she couldn't find her dad that all she could eat was ice-cream she was hence also Sundae girl.This was because she was so nervous and panicked that she was in tears most of the time, she told Debbie her story but the grown ups around her kept denying things.Debbie wanted to go out and so was frustrated at having to stay in and babysit but at the end of the nights when she did get to go out she would tell Sunday girl about her night out as opposed to her parents this was so she had someone to talk to about her dating if she didn't feel like going to bed something she would rather not tell the grown ups.There was once a French verse in the English version but it was changed as it included what the grownups were saying to the little girl about herself but it was considered too insulting too the child though Debbie herself would get insulted also and had just decided to write what was real and actually happening at the time liked n the house . The adults of the house at the time liked to Keep people in their place by insulting eachother and included the very sitors to Debbie's home who arrived with the little girl . The adults didn't mind insulting the younger generation either including their looks . The little girl said she was from France and had an accent but spoke English. The child was never just ready to leave when Debbie was and so Debbie would call hurry up and the little girl would panic and shout "wait" . They would call the little girl the "baby" at the house and sometimes Blondy. The little girl wasn't permitted out untill she had calmed down and looked as though she wasn't actually upset or untill you couldn't tell she had been crying. Debbie's friend was the person she was singing she would "like to go out tonight" with and it was the little girl who she would "get uptight with" if she was made to stay home and babysit. Debbie would try to persuade the little girl not be so upset but she would take everything said to heart and Debbie had grown a thicker skin though sometimes the atmosphere would hurt and get her down too.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2021 report

    On a radio station here in the UK, the DJ was saying that this song was written about Deborah Harry's lost cat...

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 14th 2020 report

    Girl with a crush on a boy who isn’t so much in love with her and who she knows is slipping away to be with girls who are more accessible. Love, love this song - anthem of my early youth!

  6. anonymous
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    May 28th 2019 report

    A sad song about a teen age girl going for an older guy but afraid to offend her parents. Debbie is so "from the heart"...the craving for love and the good life that only an orphan can feel and Express...

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2017 report

    She loves a boy who doesn't love her in 11:59 she sings about about something "that could be the end of her" that is the boy she loves marriage to "Sunday girl"

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2017 report

    My very sad interpretation of this song is that it is about a girl 'Sunday girl' who is secretly in love with a guy and daydreams of being his girlfriend while spending her life locked in her room away from the real world because of her parents being strict bigots. Little does she know that he has a life and a real girlfriend and does not even notice 'Sunday girl' exists and cares so much about him.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2016 report

    Watch the documentary "Blondie's New York." All the original members of the band confirm that Chris Stein wrote it about Debbie. He and Debbie would previously state in interviews that it was about a Cat, though.

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 16th 2012 report

    I think the song is about two girls who are involved with the same guy. Sunday girl is her girlfriend and the other girl (the girl who sings) is the lover. Sunday girl doesn't know that her boyfriend is cheating on her. The lover and the guy see each other on Sundays when Sunday girl stays at home.

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2012 report

    I think the song is about two girls who are involved with the same guy. Sunday girl is her boyfriend and the other girl (the girl who sings) is the lover. Sunday girl doesn't know that her boyfriend is cheating on her. The lover and the guy see each other on Sundays when Sunday girl stays at home.

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2007 report

    I read in the 80s that Chris Stein said that the Sunday Girl was a cat - not very romantic, but then if this site really wants what the song was about!!! Anyway, adapting it to first interpretation given here is more fun to have in mind than a pussy cat.

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2007 report

    This is a song that comes from a girl's point of view. She has a lover who wants her to be everywhere but unfortunately has overbearing parents and she has to just live her life inside her room. She tells her boyfriend "i'd like to go out with you tonight but if I go with you my folks will get uptight 'stay home sunday girl'". She'd like to love but at the same time can't because she's either too young or it really is her parents.


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