"This Year`s Girl" as written by and Elvis Costello....
See her picture in a thousand places 'cause she's this year's girl
You think you all own little pieces of this year's girl
Forget your fancy manners
Forget your English grammar
'Cause you don't really give a damn about this year's girl

Still you're hoping that she's well-spoken 'cause she's this year's girl
You want her broken with her mouth wide open 'cause she's this year's girl
Never knowing it's a real attraction
All these promises of satisfaction
While she's being bored to distraction being this year's girl

Time's running out, she's not happy with the cost
There'd be no doubt, only she's forgotten much more than she's lost

A bright spark might corner the market in this year's girl
You see yourself rolling on the carpet with this year's girl
Those disco synthesizers
Those daily tranquilizers
Those body-building prizes
Those bedroom alibis

All this, but no surprises for this year's girl
All this, but no surprises for this year's girl
All this, but no surprises for this year's girl, yeah

Lyrics submitted by KillingAllTheFlies

"This Year's Girl" as written by Elvis Costello

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    General CommentDear god, no comments?

    Fairly self-explanatory lyrics, but a great song nonetheless.
    caitsith01on August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAgreed that the meaning is fairly self-explanatory, especially in the context of the album title (This Year's Model) and cover photo (EC behind a professional-type camera). To me perhaps the most interesting feature of the song is the way the man or men project their hopes for her, and in a somewhat conflicted way at that. One moment the sentiment is, 'She's not just a dumb model,' rather like the old joke of reading Playboy magazine for the articles ("Still you're hoping that she's well spoken / 'Cause she's this year's girl"). The next it's, 'I hope she's dumb and desperate to make her an easier conquest' ("You want her broken with her mouth wide open / 'Cause she's this year's girl"). Such are the ways of infatuation / crushes ("Never knowing it's a real attraction"), which rarely involves genuine and appropriate affection for its subject ("'Cause you don't really give a damn / About this year's girl").
    NAwlinsContrarianon September 26, 2009   Link

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