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"the girls" by Neil Gaiman


Strange Little Girl

(Black/Burnel/Cornwell/Greenfield/Warmling, 1982)

Lyrics

one day you see a strange little girl look at you
one day you see a strange little girl feeling blue
she'd run to the town one day
leaving home and a country fair
just beware
when you're there
strange little girl

she didn't know how to live in a town that was rough
it didn't take long before she knew she had enough
walking home in her wrapped up world
she survived but she's feeling old
'cause she found all things cold

Chorus:

strange little girl
where are you going?
strange little girl
where are you going?
strange little girl
you really should, you really should be going
I know you really should
I know you really should
I know, I know you really should

one day you see a strange little girl look at you
one day you see a strange little girl feeling blue
walking home in her wrapped up world
she survived but she's feeling old
cause she found all things cold

Chorus:

strange little girl
where are you going?
strange little girl
you really should, you really should
you really should
strange little girl
where are you going?
strange little girl
where are you going?
strange little girl
you really should, you really should
you really should...
you really should be going

* original version by The Stranglers





Tori Quotes

"I started to really see the influence that [The Stranglers] had on a lot of people. These were two British men, not jock-y kind of guys, not football hooligans. They're not really like that, and yet they thought that they were sexy songwriters. You know, 'Girls on the beaches / Looking at the peaches,' the whole thing. And I think they are, in a way. [laughs] I was just drawn to them because... What a catalog they've written." [Next - September 7, 2001]

"This is the little girl whose father killed her mother in Eminem's song, all grown up, having to deal with the fact that she was an accomplice to the murder. She's a dichotomy of things because she's divided -- even when parents divorce, if they turn one child against one parent, you're dividing that child at the core. It's a manipulative thing to do." [AP - October 2001]


"Strange Little Girl"
March 23, 2003 - Tulsa, Oklahoma




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