"All the Pretty Girls Go to the City" as written by and Daniel Britt....
All the pretty girls go to the city
Don't they don't they do my love
Oh it's something to see they're so pretty
High heel shoes low neck sweaters acting so tough

Hear em go do d-do d-do
Do d-do d-do
Do d-do d-do
Do d-do d-do

And they know that they'll make it alright

I say don't they now don't they now don't they my love
Don't they now don't they now don't they my love

Jacqueline and Beth went to the city now
Left home soon as they were old enough
'Cause all the pretty girls go to the city now
Don't they don't they do don't they do that my love

And they go do d-do d-do
Do d-do d-do
Do d-do d-do
Do d-do d-do

I said don't they now don't they now don't they my love
Don't they now don't they now don't they my love


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"All the Pretty Girls Go to the City" as written by Daniel Britt

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  • +1
    General Commentits about watching a group of young girls make mistakes. hes talking to his friend of some sort and they are just looking at girls all dolled up who have no idea of what the world is like.
    sandcastle212on January 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentdon't want to go, ya know, venturin' out on a limb or anything here, but, i'd say that it's possible that this song is commenting on society's obsession with looks, and how certain looking people have better chances of doing certain things, and how this closes off their opportunities, and everyone else's.
    iagoAdmireron June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim serious...how come no one knows about this band. Theyre incredible!!!!!!!!!
    themachine312on June 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti noticed recently that this song is very similar to the Beatles' "Get Back". It has kinda the same idea and even some of the lyrics are the same...."High heel shoes low neck sweaters" i dont think this is a coincidence cause Spoon seems to have been influenced by the Beatles in many ways.
    themachine312on June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou sure?
    a town like parison October 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with themachine, this band is awesome!!! they have such a great sound, catchy beats and i love the lead singer's voice. it's so sexy and raw.
    jessthinkon November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentavs2006 is right, definitely about hooking. the song is a really cool way of commenting on that sorry way of life. this band rocks. best out there making music today.
    terri kayeon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about hookers since there's nothing leading me to that think the pretty girls are hos more than secretaries or scientists. That was a good catch with the High Heeled Shoes and Low Neck Sweaters, machine. Never had thought about that.
    LoserNo1on September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat wasn't very nice, avs2006.
    jxnarcoticzon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy is it I can see jxnarcoticz putting on a sad puppy face. (No offense meant, I think LoserNo1's comment was out of line).

    I doubt this prostitute idea. It seems more likely that the meaning is deeper and falls more into the idea that 'AS THEY WERE OLD ENOUGH' girls all tend to want to go to the city and try and live this glamorous life while they act all tough.
    neontempeston May 08, 2007   Link

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