"Animal Girl" as written by and Phair....
It's an animal girl and it's lying on the beach.
Its ass can surf in the sand while its head's asleep.
Its fingers roll a reefer cigarette.
Its skin can decompose beneath the sweat.

I know all I need to know.
I know how much girl to go.
Drinking iced scotch and soda.
I proclaim the ocean like a copper tone baby.

Wait and see.
You don't know who I am.
Fig or tree
Lex or Superman.

The owners may dim the lights
The sailors may start to fight
Back the dinner they wolfed at the taco joint.
But maybe a blue moon will shine
In the heart of the hood.

It's an animal girl and its knees are turning in.
The Spitomatic flips it on its back.
There's a gathering crowd of heavy breasted men.
The burn patrol is freaking out again.

I know all I need to know.
I know how much girl to go.

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    General Commentfrom liz phair's own words:
    “Animal Girl”

    is about growing out of puberty and needing gratification. It’s also about a situational romance that never seemed to happen on the days when I was free. This song is for Lotje Ijzermans, VPRO personality, who is an inspiration of a dame. I wanted to be her and live in Amsterdam.
    blair23on May 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentohhhh SOME of it makes sense now
    but I'm still confused on some things.... I've always wanted to know what the hell this song means.

    Also: shouldn't the first line of the penultimate stanza be "It's an animal girl and its knees are turning BLACK" instead of "in"?
    singforabsolutionon January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat a haunting song about growing up and maturing in a sexual, physical, and mental way. Liz Phair really hits the mark with the mixture of haunting piano and beautiful lyrics here.
    SupahManDudeon September 29, 2008   Link

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