"Staring Problem" as written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb and Robin Hugh Gibb....
My eyes are so
rootless
They wander, I follow
I keep staring , I can't stop it
I know I shouldn't
But I can't stop it

Such a cute girl
I'm so jealous
I wish I looked exactly like her
What's it like to have that body?
I'm gawking while I wonder

[Chorus]
S-T-A-R-I-N-G
I can't stop staring
S-T-A-R-I-N-G
I can't stop staring

With my envy I steal glances
Resentful fault finder
This peek-a-boo's become a problem
Predisposed cat fighter

[Chorus]


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"Staring Problem" as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb Barry Gibb

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    General CommentI love this song. Girls can't deny that they've felt this way. We've all seen a girl that we were envious of and couldn't take you eyes off of them because you just wanted to know what it would be like to be them.
    bubblelicious01on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. story of my life.
    2late4hopeon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is self-explanitory. it accentuates an average girl's insecurities and her envious thoughts about other girls who look prettier than themselves. i can definetly relate to this one.
    jujuxcoreon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFirst, I know this is probably a case of my imagination seeing things that aren't there. Second, I don't believe this is how Gwen actually feels, but how the character in the song feels. Now that that's out of the way, I think another possibility of this song is that the narrator is realizing subconsciously that she has lesbian (or bisexual) tendancies, and this "cute girl" is really stirring up those feelings. Since she still hasn't come to terms with this, she interprets her feelings of the stereotypical bitchy jealousy discussed in the other interps. I'm not saying that's definitely what's happening, but it's possible (and I'm sure it's happened in real life more than a few times).
    UglinessManon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's "ruthless" not rootless
    queenofnoise14on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnevermind that is right
    queenofnoise14on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttony broke up with GWEN and she is jelous
    and she can't stop staring problems ;)
    honeybunny84on March 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song because, which girl hasn't ever felt like this before?! Although Gwen is pretty, obviously; that doesn't mean that she has never ever felt insecure about herself. In fact, many of her songs talk very openly about her superficial insecurities!
    Women are the best judges when it comes to other women's beauty, so it's happened to all of us that we see a girl that we just can't stop STARING at! We literally wonder how it must feel to be her. I like this song because plenty of girls and women can relate to this. :)
    Frenchedon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can totally relate to this song!! I always get it in my head when I’m going through a ‘staring’ phase!!

    I swear I’ve heard the bells/cymbal noises at the end before? Like in a film or something? Not sure.
    eowyn20ukon July 07, 2009   Link

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