"God Don't Make Lonely Girls" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
Senorita, looks like you
Ain't done nothing good women ain't supposed to do
Oh no, no, no, no
I seen her downtown 'bout an hour ago
Behind the glass at a peep show
I got nervous 'cause, I don't know
Can she see me behind that window?

It's almost 9 and I'm back in line
I can't get the girl with the Spanish tears
Out of my mind
I've got to make her mine, all mine
But somethin's wrong, she don't belong
She ought to be back where she's from
Maybe back home is Mexico City
Man, I don't know, but she sure is pretty

But God don't make lonely girls
Sure didn't want 'em in His world
God don't make lonely girls

Now when I make that girl all mine
I'm gonna stand by her
Once I get inside of
Her barbed wire
Once I get inside
I bet she'd look good in a brand new dress
She never felt good in her fish net
She's got to be this towns best mess
But it ain't nothin' that her face would suggest

And God don't make lonely girls
Sure didn't want 'em in His world
God don't make lonely girls

I've got to make her see I'm a guarantee
Oh, if she'd only come along with me
Well, I can make her see
We're going take a walk right through these walls
She's comin' home with me
I ain't even gonna touch her at all, man
I'm only going to lay awake and watch her sleep

I know God don't make lonely girls
Sure didn't want 'em in His world
God don't make lonely girls


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    General CommentFirst of all, I don't think this song is necessarily from Jakob Dylan's perspective. He's written a lot of songs about fictional characters. I think this is a story about a very lonely man falling in love with a stripper. If he really does "get the girl" at the end, then it's kind of a sweet song about a diamond in a rough, managing to love in a sleazy situation, the whole "Pretty Woman"-prostitute-with-a-heart-of-gold thing. But if he doesn't get the girl and he's just dreaming about what he'd do if she went home with him, the song becomes more of a sad story about how lonely he is and how these peep shows prey on his loneliness by dangling an illusion in front of his face.
    Archaia Sophiaon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. It's about a girl he sees at a peep show (I think everyone knows what that is), and he sorta falls in love with her. He thinks she deserves a lot better than what she has. Eventually he gets her to come home with him. Where things go from there I guess is up in the air, but he's trying to give her a new start.
    divicanon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...just the tune, the words, the meaning...everything!
    smallthoughtson April 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome.
    allenegirlon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about fantasizing about the woman at the peep show being the perfect girl - I don't think he actually acts on it. Professional girls don't go home with their patrons or let them know them, unless of course, you're Jakob Dylan :-)
    stoolhardyon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if (A) he really thinks this way or (B) if this song is just sarcasm. If (A) is the case, then this song is really corny, but sweet at the same time. If he's being sarcastic by saying that he is picturing this sluttish-looking girl from a peep show as a wholesome, good-hearted female, then I suppose it's kind of funny. I find it hard to believe, though, that a guy can see a peep show and change the images completely in his head rather than just think about sex, so option B makes much more sense.
    Missykiwizon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the song is exactly sarcasm, but it's probably a representation of wishful thinking at its finest. (Compare The Who's "Trick of the Light", Elton John's "Island Girl", The Police's "Roxanne" for other knight-in-shining-armor scenarios.)
    DJacques75on May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not sarcastic, it's a fictional character. I agree (and also think it's pretty unambiguous) that it's about how a man is projecting his fantasies onto a woman. He clearly doesn't care about her as a real individual human being. He only wants to mold her into a role that fits his self-serving fantasy. That's kind of why he's at a peep show.

    Compare this with his song that goes "You don't have to be my girl, you don't have to be his girl, you can always be your own girl." This song is the exact and polar opposite of that one.
    evil oneon July 23, 2008   Link

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