"Southern Girl" as written by Ben Kenney, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Christopher E Kilmore and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
Is everything a baited hook?
And are there locks on all doors?
If you're looking for an open book
Look no further
I am yours

We'll behave like animals
Swing from tree to tree
We could do anything that turns you on and sets you free

You're an exception to the rule
You're about a fine rarity
You're all I ever wanted
Southern girl, could you want me?

Come outside and walk with me
We'll try each other on to see if we fit
And with our roots become a tree
To shade what we make under it.

We'll behave like animals
Swing from tree to tree
We could do anything that turns you up and sets you free

You're an exception to the rule
You're about a fine rarity
You're all I ever wanted
Southern girl, could you want me?

You're an exception to the rule
You're about a fine rarity
You're all I ever wanted
Southern girl, could you want me? [Repeat: x7]
Southern girl


Lyrics submitted by , edited by TheCrowing85, ElectroWizard

"Southern Girl" as written by Ben Kenney, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Christopher E Kilmore, Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Southern Girl song meanings
Add your thoughts

45 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentthese are the thoughts that pop into your head when you are attracted so someone, whom you think is so wonderful and special. (a bonafide rarity). when you feel that way about someone, you begin to wonder if they feel the same way about you. this song to me is about the beginnings of a crush... (so come outside and walk with me we'll try ea other on to see if we fit)... wanting the opportunity to try ea. other out. its a beatiful song.
    hellohelloon April 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm also from the south. the very bottom of louisiana.. and i just know he's waiting for me.
    juliegrayon April 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHa, I live in the bottom of LA too, juliegray, what parish?

    This album is too metaphorical, I think, for it just to be about a girl from the South who he wants. I agree it's about a girl, yes. But southern most likely represents something deeper than hometown.
    soemoithurtson May 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about how a lot of things and people are generalized and closed off (Is everything a baited hook? And are there locks on all doors?). And finding someone who wants the same things: someone to open up to, to go crazy with (animals, swinging from tree to tree, set you free, etc) It's about finding out that this person is exactly what you've been looking for and hoping to try them out and find out if they could want you too. It's an awesome song. I could listen to it over and over for hours*
    classic.casualtyon June 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentauthor truly knows**
    tearsonyurprettyeyeon January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah. this is defintitely my fav song on the album.
    hellarack99on April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery beautiful, this song was written for boyds gf "carolyn murphy" she lucky!
    Incu_Holic85on April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE IT, i'm a southern girl! :)
    sp4auon April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song.

    too bad now all the southern girls are swooning.

    such a beautiful guitar part though. and great dj-work.
    acatinahat22on May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Incubus lyrics - they're so beautiful, and they get the point across intelligently, which many bands cant even attempt. I mean where else would you find the lyrics "a bonafide rarity" or "a threefold utopian dream" (out of "I Miss You"). It seems to me to be about wanting to be as free and open with a person as you can, but being constrained by society and the views people have of you, so you have to go "outside" and find a place where noone judges what you do.
    rock_bunnyon October 09, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain