"The Busy Girl Buys Beauty" as written by and Billy Bragg....
The busy girl buys beauty
The pretty girl buys style
And the simple girl buys
What she's told to buy
And sees her world
Through the brightly lit eyes
Of the glossy romance of fashion
Where she can learn

Top tips for the gas cook
Successful secrets of a sexual kind
The daily drill for beautiful hair
And the truth about pain

What was Anna Ford wearing?
What did Angela Rippon say?
What will you do
When you wake up one morning
To find that God's made you plain
In a beautiful person's world?
And all those quick recipes
Have let you down
And you're 20 and not yet engaged
Will you go look for the boy who says
I love you let's get married and have kids

The busy girl buys beauty
The pretty girl buys style
And the simple girl buys
What she's told to buy
Through the brightly lit eyes
Of the glossy romance of fashion
Where she can learn

Top tips for the gas cook
Successful secrets of a sexual kind
The daily drill for beautiful hair
In a mail order paradise


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"The Busy Girl Buys Beauty" as written by Billy Bragg

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    General Commentits about the culture of wommens magazines and the way they try to pigeon hole young wommen and market to them
    boggleson February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreferences: Anna Ford and Angela Rippon were BBC News personalities at the time the song was written.
    sharkycharmingon October 18, 2013   Link

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