"Is She Really Going Out With Him?" as written by and Joe Jackson....
Pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street
From my window I'm staring while my coffee grows cold
Look over there! (Where?)
There's a lady that I used to know
She's married now, or engaged, or something, so I am told

[Chorus]
Is she really going out with him?
Is she really gonna take him home tonight?
Is she really going out with him?
Cause if my eyes don't deceive me,
There's something going wrong around here

Tonight's the night when I go to all the parties down my street.
I wash my hair and I kid myself I look real smooth
Look over there! (Where?)
Here comes Jeanie with her new boyfriend
They say that looks don't count for much
If so, there goes your proof

[Chorus]

But if looks could kill
There's a man there who's more down as dead.
Cause I've had my fill
Listen you, take your hands off her head
I get so mean around this scene

[Chorus]


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"Is She Really Going Out With Him" as written by Joe Jackson

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  • +2
    General CommentThe first line pretty much says it all. "Pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street." Sometimes it is just too weird and I don't think I will ever get it. I am not saying I am a great looking guy or anything, but serious. Kicking song, I especially like the parts everybody yells in :0)
    ChaosFluro24on September 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is great
    It's obviously about being jealous. See for yourself: all the beautiful girls are hanging out with some good-looking, probably empty-skulled player. You see a girl you've known for a long time (and liked very much for a long time) and then one of those players gets her with so much as snapping his fingers, doing nothing for it. Just because he's good-looking. You think it's unfair, and try to end that as quickly as possible. Therefore you try to keep an eye on everything.

    You may call it stalking, but if you were like me (or Joe Jackson or many other guys): not handsome and in love, you would get the point of this song immediately.
    Der_Bulleon October 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally indentify with this song. Only substitute "gorillas" with "emo boys."
    ratanxon September 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha fuck emo kids
    theburninburtonon April 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBy gorillas he means that they are as smart as gorillas. They are big dumb jocks. He obviously doesn't look that "smooth" by the line "i kid myself, i look real smooth."

    The correct lyrics are: "They say looks don't count for much, and so there goes your proof"

    He means, your proof has gone right out the window, obviously the looks count because the only thing that any woman could possibly find attractive about these "gorillas" is their body.

    This one really isn't that hard, guys.
    QuiescentWonderon September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it when in the song, it goes 'look over there (where) there' thats awesome
    ocmavengeron September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess this song shoots a hole through the theory that Joe Jackson is gay.
    OpinionHeadon May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, I think thr song isn't nessisarily about good looking guys getting girls, but certainly about guys that don't deserve them, at least in the singer's eyes.
    I mean, "Gorillas" doesn't seem to be flattering to the appearace.
    and the line "They say that looks don't count for much, and so there goes your proof." That seems to mean that proof of this statement just walked by. Of course, it could mean that proof of that statement was shot down. Who knows? Great song though.
    TheSilverNobleon July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA sensitive, caring caballero is bummed because the woman he has the sparks for is going out with the muscle-bound campus-sports-hero type
    CuteSparkinaon November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentratanx and CuteSparkina, you guys are right, mates!
    stuck_in_paradiseon April 01, 2007   Link

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