"harajuku girls" as written by and James Samuel Iii/lewis Harris....
We're models
There's me, there's you (Hoko ten)
In a pedestrian paradise
Where the catwalk got it's claws
A sub-culture, and a kaleidescope of fashion
Prowl the streets of Harjuku (Ira shae mase)

Superlovers, tell me where you got yours
Yohji Yamamoto
I'm hanging with the locals

Where the catwalk got it's claws
All you fashion know-it-alls
With your underground malls
In the world of Harajuku
Putting on a show, when you dress up in your clothes
Wild hair color and cell phones
Your accessories are dead on

[Chorus:Repeat x2]
Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are
I am your biggest fan

Harajuku girls
I'm looking at you girls
You're so original girls
You got the look that makes you stand out
Juku girls, I'm looking at you girls
You mix and match it girls
You dress so fly

I'm fascinated by the Japanese fashion scene
Just an American girl in the Tokyo streets
My boyfriend bought me a Hysteric Glamour shirt
They're hard to find in the States, got me feeling couture

What's that you got on
Is it Comme des Garçon
A Vivienne Westwood can't go wrong
Mixed up with second-hand clothes
Flip the landscape when Nigo made A Bathing Ape
I've got oooo! expensive taste
I guess I better save up.

[Chorus]

Work it, express it
Live it, command your style
Create it, design it
Now let me see you work it [repeat]

You bring style and color all around the world (you Harajuku girls)
You bring style and color all around the world (you Harajuku girls)

Your lookin' so distinctive, like DNA
Like nothing I've ever seen in the USA
Your underground culture, visual grammar
The language of your clothing, is something to encounter
A ping-pong match between eastern and western
Did you see your inspiration in my latest collection
Just wait til you get your little hands on L.A.M.B.
Cause it's super kao wai, that means super cute in Japanese
The streets of Harajuku are your catwalk
Bishoujo, you're so vogue
That's what you drop (BOOO!)

Shou sai ko Harajuku girls!
(A that's what you drop, a that's what you drop) boo!
Shou sai ko Harajuku girls!

Harajuku girls [chorus in background]
Boo!
Harajuku girls

Style detached from content
A fatal attraction to cuteness
Style is style
Fashion is fashion
Girl, you got style


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"Harajuku Girls" as written by Izzy Avila Bobby Ross Jr. Avila

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  • +2
    General Commentwhat a fucking horrible song. sorry gwen, you are not japanese!!
    vadgeon November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey now! gwen had "writers block" for a while so its not entirely bad that she wrote about this! :( she is just getting into other cultures and other things. thats it. please keep things to your self! gosh! that is SO MEAN that you would say that on here! >:(

    k.l.


    GWEN ROX! :P
    vanessarox_09on November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read an interview where Gwen says that Harajuku girls were her inspiration for the album, so it's not wonder she wrote about them. It's an innocent homage. It's obvious that she is enraptured by their fashion and lifestyle ("Did you see your inspiration in my latest collection?"
    boomerstyleon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe can pull off any style anyway....she was a cutie with the little hindu bindi's back in the 90s.
    and hey, if the harajuku girls give her inspiration, so be it...whatever works for her
    blinxbcron November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho wants to hear a song about clothes?
    kristy72on November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like howitstarts with a sample from 'papa don't preach,' especially cause of the Vogue references to clothes andstuff. To begin with I think its ok but its ways too long and the chorus, to me, is just plain irritating. Hate to say it, cause i love gwen
    em2000on November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlmao way to make a fool of your self, Gwen!
    .nevermindon November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm... these lyrics aren't right...
    asialaon November 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't understand how she's making a fool of herself?

    Harajuku is a town that has all the latest and greateast trends. Being a Harajuku girl is no different from being an Ashton Kutcher follower with a mesh hat and vintage shirt. Go to Tokyo and experience Harajuku and Takeshita Street, then listen to this song. You'll understand what she's talking about.

    This song is dead on for everything Harajuku is and will always be.
    c0nstant1neon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude all of her songs on this album talk about harajuku girls... looks like some one doesnt have alot to talk about these days..
    poodleactionon December 02, 2004   Link

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