"Photo Jenny" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/campbe....
I'm in a mess, I'm in a dress
There's nothing for me til tomorrow morning
How will I get there?
How will I get there?
I don't do drugs
All my friends are on their holidays

I go outside, it's not so bad
I see my friend and he couldn't believe that
The girls are holding hands
The girls are holding hands

Don't be a fool
It's 1995, the girls are just friends

They've got the drugs I could use but then I don't want any
All that I want is a photograph of Photo Jenny
How will I get one? I don't know
How will I get one? I don't know
How will I get her to strike a pose?

It's getting cold, I'll catch the bus
I see my friend when she's finished working
Get some fish and chips
La la la la la
What's on the box?
'Man about the house' with Paula Wilcox

You see the boy/girl's at the bar
Now everyone thinks she's really ugly
But I shut my eyes
But I shut my eyes

I make a film
And the star of it is
And the star of it is
And the star of it is Photo Jenny

They got the drugs I could use but then I don't want any
All that I want is a photograph of Photo Jenny
How will I get one? I don't know
How will I get one? I don't know
How will I get her to strike a pose?


Lyrics submitted by michaelbondy, edited by fathousefly

"Photo Jenny" as written by Isobel Campbell Christopher Geddes

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    Song MeaningThe speaker is a transvestite or transgender. "Photo Jenny" is his female alter ego. I suspect the "drugs" are female hormones that could make him appear more female. Other lyrics refer to genderbending or queer sexuality, including the reference to "Man About the House", which is a sitcom in which a man pretends to be gay while living with two young women. The final verse cinches it, though. The boy/girl is a transvestite, transgendered person, or otherwise genderbending person, who inspires the speaker to think about his own female alter ego.
    anodognosicon April 09, 2012   Link
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    General Commentsome of these lyrics are so morrisseyesque. "don't be a fool, it's 1995, the girls are just friends" is a hilarious line.

    anyway this song is great. all their songs are great
    Swedishon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought the name "photo jenny" was a play on the word "photogenic"
    itwasreallynothingon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about a girl/boy you once saw somewhere and you fell in love at a first sight and now you want to see her again but you've got noone to go out with and you are really desperate and so you get drunk and make out with the first girl that comes your way and you think of that girl you wanted to see...
    Unfortunatelly, it says nothing about the morning after...
    mali_djavaon March 04, 2006   Link

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