"Southern Girls" as written by Tom Petersson and Rick Nielsen....
I've been north,
I've been east to the California beach
There's only one place I know where to find you
And all you Southern girls got a way with your words
And you show it
You say hump and I'll jump
You say go and I'll know
Waste no time getting
So close to you
And you'll never run way
When you find out why I wanted to find you

Ooh baby need some brand new shoes
Get out on the street
You got nothing to lose
You rock me and your crazy
And everyone says it, yeah yeah
Southern girls, you got nothing to lose
Southern girls, you got nothing to lose

I've been up I've been down
I've been weak I've been strong
But I never met someone like you
And you'll never run away
When you find why I wanted to find you
You say hump and I'll jump
You say go and I'll know
Waste no time getting
So close to you
All you Southern girls
Got a way with your words
And you show it

Ooh baby need some brand new shoes
Get out on the street
You got nothing to lose
You rock me and your crazy
And everyone says it, yeah yeah
Southern girls, you got nothing to lose
Southern girls, you got nothing to lose

You think this boy, he loves you
Southern girls
You make it hard oh, so hard
I've been north, I've been east to the California beach
There's only one place I know where to find you
And all you Southern girls got a way with your words
And you show it

Ooh baby need some brand new shoes
Get out on the street
You got nothing to lose
You rock me and your crazy
And everyone says it, yeah yeah

Southern girls, you got nothing to lose
Southern girls, you got nothing to lose
Southern girls
Southern girls
Southern girls


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"Southern Girls" as written by Tom Petersson Rick Nielsen

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    General Commentgreat song ! this kind of reminds me of the great beach boys songs.
    xl5ronon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe only 2 people have commented this song. I love it! I discovered it on my iPod when I was on a break at work the other day. I had 'Don't Be Cruel' and liked it, so got this one too. Such a happy song. Makes me feel like a teenager.
    courtzaaaon April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line "you'll never run away when you find why I wanted to find you" were my parting words to my southern belle when our relationship met its demise. I guess she never found the reason I wanted to find her.
    Bahnseniteon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment....(Continued) When I left North Carolina (some years ago) I left a copy of the lyrics on the bed for her to read.
    Bahnseniteon September 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIt was actually inspired by southern Canadian women, and I'm not totally sure, but I get the feeling this is about getting paid for "going south" to save up for some new shoes.
    Chinupon August 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt's about prostitutes in the southern states of the U.S.
    And it's my favorite Cheap Trick song ever.
    orb2150txon December 21, 2016   Link

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