"Boys Wanna Fight" as written by Douglas Elwin Erickson, Shirley Ann Manson, Steve W. Marker and Bryan David Vig....
The boys want to fight
But the girls are happy to dance all night

They know best how they can mess with us
Nursing an opinion's getting dangerous
And in a world where good's not good enough
Let's get loaded and kick up a fuss

The boys want to fight
But the girls are happy to dance all night
The boys want to fight
But the girls are happy to dance all night
Is there anybody else?

What a mess we've made
It's ridiculous
The whole wide world's a stage of complete chaos
It's gets so funny that we get confused
We don't know where to turn cause we've all been used

The boys want to fight
But the girls are happy to dance all night
The boys want to fight
But the girls are happy to dance all night
Is there anybody else?

Let's get loaded (oh let's be selfish)
Let's get wasted (and lose our senses)
Let's get shit faced (so we can fake it)
Let's get stupid (just entertain us)
Let's get wicked (desensitize us)
Let's get toasted (don't educate us)
Let's get hammered (yeah paralyze us)
Let's forget it (don't count on all )

The boys want to fight
But the girls are happy to dance all night
The boys want to fight
But the girls are happy to dance all night
Is there anybody else?

I'm sick sick sick of saying nothing
Sick sick sick sick of doing nothing
I'm sick sick sick of saying nothing
But let´s get loaded


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"Boys Wanna Fight" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

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    General CommentFirst post on such a great song!!?? I really like that bouncy synthesizer bit near the end(after the final "let's get loaded"). I think it's about the way boys and girls are stereotyped and Shirley just wants to break the rules ("boys wanna fight etc...").
    Xo Beyond Repair oXon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust seems like another pop song at the start with the chorus of...

    'The boys wanna fight
    But the girls are happy to dance all night'

    But then you look at the verses and you see its a lot deeper then that...

    'What a mess we've made
    It's ridicuolous
    The whole wide world's a stage of complete chaos...'

    Good Stuff. Catchy Song
    Oceaniaon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree. the part where she says "the whole wide world's a stage of complete chaos" reminds me of the shakespeare's "as you like it"

    "all the world's a stage
    and all the men and women merely players"
    Em of Argyllon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShirl said that this song is about politics: she believes that if we had more female presidents we would have less wars.
    glaistigon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's interesting, now that i think about it, it makes sense that it could be about politics
    jmarionon October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite G songs. I think the lyrics go along with the political theme of the album. what with Metal Heart and Sex Is Not The Enemy.
    Deebson September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is definately about politics, and the current war in particular.

    The "boys" are those who are all for it.

    The "girls" are those who just want to enjoy life without all the chaos.

    I don't think it's suggesting that all men want war and all women oppose it. I just think its a metaphor. Great song.
    simplycomplxon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLet's get loaded (oh, let's be selfish) Let's get wasted (and lose our senses) Let's get shit faced (so we can fake it) Let's get stupid (just entertain us) Let's get wicked (desensitize us) Let's get toasted (don't educate us) Let's get hammered (yeah, paralyze us) Let's forget it ...BEST BRIDGE EVER!!
    Ye I see the politics angle but in general it jus reminds me of goin out somewhere for a drink and de ratarded fellas that are with you have to start trouble! X
    supervixenPgrrlon December 08, 2010   Link

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