"Girls" as written by Rick Rubin and Adam Horowitz....
Girls, all I really want is girls
And in the morning it's girls
'Cause in the evening it's girls

I like the way that they walk
And it's chilly to hear them talk
And I can always make them smile
From White Castle to the Nile

Back in the day
There was this girl around the way
She liked by home-piece M.C.A.
He said he would not give her play
I asked him, please?, he said, you may
Her pants were tight and that's O.K.
If she would dance, I would D.J.
We took a walk down to the bay

I hope she'll say,
Hey me and you should hit the hay
I asked her out, she said, no way
I should of probably guessed their gay
So I broke north with no delay
I heard she moved real far away
That was two years ago this May
I seen her just the other day
Jockin' Mike D. To my dismay

Girls, to do the dishes
Girls, to clean up my room
Girls, to do the laundry
Girls, and in the bathroom
Girls, that's all I really want is girls
Two at a time, I want girls
With new wave hairdos, I want girls
I ought to whip out my,
Girls, girls, girls, girls, girls
Girls, girls, girls, girls, girls
Girls, girls, girls, girls, yeah


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"Girls" as written by Adam Horowitz Rick Rubin

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm a girl, and I love this song.
    It's funny, I think. I mean, I'd never do a guy's dishes or clean his room just because he tells me or something, but it's a catchy tune. If you look at the lighter side of everything, like me, you'll think it's funny. Susan B. Anthony might be turning in her grave, but that may very well be with laughter.
    Forget being politically correct and have fun.
    samanthabananaon December 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthey were probably kidding around and didn't fully realise the impact of their lyrics b4 but they're sorry now :) look at song for the man and i think that they sed once that their first album started off as a joke that went to far and people believed that they were really like that.
    green_monkeyon December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentget off your high horses. it's intended to be humourous SATIRE.
    sonicnurseon June 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOut of all beastie boys songs, this is the funniest! I love how instead of using metal and rap music it just uses a xylophone.
    corerulezon January 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhether you take this song seriously or not, lets face it, it's written from the perspective of teenagers. We all had an immature phase like this. But most of us grew up a little. The Beasties have apologized for these kinds of lyrics. If this song offends you, try any other album by them.
    kanoe13on June 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is great, it so perfectly portrays the patriarchy mindset: boy likes girl, girl doesn't like boy, boy's feelings get hurt so he turns to objectify all women. The Beastie Boys were very smart, and this song (and unfortunately mindset) are still very relevant today.
    Kittyk47on March 16, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIMO, this song is a satire of misogyny in rap music through the device of singing it from a childish perspective, complete with playground-rhyme lyrics and music. Like, "to clean up my room"? What fully-grown man refers to 'his room'? It sounds like he's referring to his mom, not a woman he's in a relationship with.

    Then again, Kathleen Hanna, frontwoman of feminist punk acts Le Tigre and Bikini Kill and Ad-Rock's wife, quoted this song in the documentary about her, "The Punk Singer", as evidence of the Beastie Boys' early misogyny. So either I'm wrong or they've just never talked about it.
    caed950683on January 04, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, its right.
    xcept for a couple, instead of "jackin' Mike D." I believe it's "jockin' Mike D."
    and after he asks her out and she says no way, I think he probably guesses "her" gay, instead of "they're" gay. chicken grease suckas!
    stinkycrustymanon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a cool song
    Bertxxon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was a joke, like all the frat boys that used "fight for your right" as their anthem, and it's them that the song is making fun of.
    mammothpress.comon December 30, 2004   Link

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