"Young Girl" as written by and Jerry Fuller....
Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run girl
You're much too young girl

With all the charms of a woman
You've kept the secret of your youth
You led me to believe you're old enough
To give me love
And now it hurts to know the truth

Young girl, get out of my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run girl
You're much too young girl

Beneath your perfume and your make-up
You're just a baby in disguise
And though you know that it's wrong to be
Alone with me
That come on look is in your eyes

Young girl, get out my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run girl
You're much too young girl

So hurry home to your mama
I'm sure she wonders where you are
Get out of here
Before I have the time
To change my mind
'Cause I'm afraid we'll go too far

Young girl, get out my mind
My love for you is way out of line
Better run girl
You're much too young girl (repeat to fade)


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"Young Girl" as written by Jerry Fuller

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  • +2
    General CommentI feel you are terribly wrong danya145, the fact that she could deceive him means shes not(!!) 8, but 15 minimum. And he could be like 27 or something, he doesn't have to be 80!
    Do you think that just because he fell in love with this girl he should sit in jail??? You make me sick! It's not like he can control his feeling for crying out loud! that's why his pain is so deep. Imagine yourself falling in love with some girl that looks 20, but it turns out that she's 15. That hurts, and it can happen! The poor guy....
    Anyway, that a great song:-)
    Spirituson September 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think of a young man around 24, 25 who's fallen for a 15-16 year old, and it's pretty much her fault. He says that she hid her youth and lied to him, and now he's heartbroken because he's fallen for her, and seriously needs to let her go. GREAT SONG
    kp199on April 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI thought it was kind of obvious that he wasn't engaging in a relationship with the girl "on purpose." By that, I mean that he didn't know she was as young as she was.

    You've kept the secret of your youth
    You led me to believe you're old enough
    To give me love
    And now it hurts to know the truth

    ^ Obviously, she had lied/led him to believe otherwise about her age.

    Before he knew, however, he had fallen in love with her. When he finds out, he's appalled with himself, and tries to convince her (and himself) that the love is not real, and should not exist inside his mind anymore.
    stonelionson December 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionMost of the lyrics should be read at face value, however the first verse especially hides common terms that, at the time this song was released, were used to disguise adult concepts unsuitable for airplay. For example any song from around the 1960's that uses the word 'charms' in this way is talking about breasts.

    With all the charms of a woman [With fully developed breasts and body]
    You've kept the secret of your youth [You've kept your virginity]
    You led me to believe you're old enough [You led me to believe you were over the age of consent]
    To give me love [To sleep with me]
    And now it hurts to know the truth [And now I've got blue balls]

    marpargaron March 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMay I offer a few questions not yet raised here?
    Isn't this song a tease ? Isn't courting behavior filled with affectionate teasing & taunting ?
    Who is this song being sung to ? ('you lead me to believe you're old enough) So who is fooln' who?
    Really, is anyone being fooled ? She is being dared, isn't she ?

    There's some flattery (pull-close to me) by suggesting the young partner is clever and mature enough to be so alluring, and then there is (push-away from me) 'hard-to-get'language "better run girl" as if there is some exciting danger in the relationship.

    It's all very coy and classic engagement of the early 60's period.
    People who find these lyrics lurid or predacious may take the art of lyrical expression too literally and in so doing may miss the clever, coy, fun of it all.

    Contemplative1on November 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of those songs where the meaning is just flat out apparent in the lyrics themselves. Guy finds this girl and he's falling in love with her... but it turns out that she is young enough to be his daughter, or maybe granddaughter... and he's making the right decision by telling her to get away. Ya know... "Out of sight, out of mind."
    Humbucker57on June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"So you're the little neighbourhood Lolita"...
    To quote 'Beautiful Girls'.

    This song makes me think about 'dirty math'... "When she's 18... How old will that make me?"
    Jedicamon July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like jail bait to me!
    DjFlowon July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is possibly one of the best written songs about a "real life" couple
    Bri986on February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you analyze other Puckett and Union Gap songs, you will see there is little doubt mental maturity is an issue for them. Peace!
    manicmonday19on October 03, 2007   Link

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