"Poster of a Girl" as written by and Emily Haines James Shaw....
Can't stand by myself
Hate to sleep alone
Surprises always help
So I take somebody home
To find out how I feel
Feel like just a baby
Portrait of a lady
Poster of a girl

Satisfy myself
Avoid beginners
Who long to shut my mouth
Till I take one of them home
'Cause I know how it feels
Filling in the blanks
Looking on the bright side
When there is no bright side
Coming in your pants
For the off chance
With a poster of a girl


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"Poster Of A Girl" as written by Emily Haines James Shaw

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  • +2
    General CommentHere's the french bit:

    Incapable de rester toute seule
    Je deteste dormir sans une présence
    Les surprises semblent alléger ma solitude
    Alors je ramène quelqu'un dans mon lit
    Afin de découvrir comment je me sens
    Comme un bébé
    Portrait d'une femme
    Affiche d'une fille

    Me satisfaire
    Eviter les novices
    Ceux qui cherchent à me faire taire
    Jusqu'à ce que je rentre avec l'un d'eux
    Car je connais la sensation
    De chercher le fil d'or
    Et de ne jamais le trouver
    (Coming in your pants)
    Qui ne pense qu'à coucher avec une
    fille d'affiche

    Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
    Tu sais que je n'aime pas ta réalité
    Tu sais que je n'aime pas ma réalité
    Personne ne sait ce que c'est

    On ne peut pas fabriquer la vérité
    speeddemon13on October 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about a girl that doesnt know herself and needs someone to tell her. thats why she cant stand being by herself becuase when she is alone she doesnt know who she is. she has to go with what society wants her to be. shes doing things she doesnt nessesarily want to.
    carlyyon February 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about one of those girls who doesnt know who she is, therefore she sleeps around just to have someone to be close to. She feels like just an image, just something pretty to look at that doesnt think or feel. I think there are a lot of people in the world who are like this, trying to validate their simple existance by having sex with strangers.
    Metro47on May 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIncapable of staying along
    I hate sleeping without someone there
    Surprises seem to lighten my solitude
    So I draw someone back to my bed
    Just to find out how I feel
    Like a baby
    Portrait of a lady
    Poster of a girl

    To satisfy myself.
    To avoid novices -
    those who want to make me shut up
    until I come back with one of them
    so I know how it feels
    to look for a Golden Boy
    and to never find him
    (coming in your pants),
    thinking of nothing but
    fucking a poster of a girl

    Je sais que tu n'aimes pas ta réalité
    Tu sais que je n'aime pas ta réalité
    Tu sais que je n'aime pas ma réalité
    Personne ne sait ce que c'est

    On ne peut pas fabriquer la vérité

    I hope that was ok, my French is ropey.
    _ellieon July 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of so many people in my life, and, sadly, a bit of me.
    The woman in the song never seems to fall in love. No one can satisfy that part of herself. She’s too complex, too much for them to understand. Even so, she still longs for a man, even if it is just his touch, which is why she can’t stand by herself or sleep alone. Guys fall for her, long for her, and she takes some of them home. It isn’t for love. She’s satisfying herself, her basic needs. She avoids the beginners, but if she takes one of them home, their eyes are opened to a whole new world. She knows how it’s like to be them…she used to be optimistic about love as well, but experience has taught her otherwise.

    Metric = love.
    Surcease Of Sorrowon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song on Live it Out. It's really sad too though, makes me depressed yet happy every time I listen to it...
    okimeowon December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song on Live it Out. It's really sad too though, makes me depressed yet happy every time I listen to it...
    okimeowon December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim pretty sure there releasing this as the second single off of live it out
    dano_smithoon January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup dano, im so sure they did a music video for it, they shot it in toronto ( near where i live :) it's gonan be 60's parisian style
    so-succexyon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy is it depressing? lol i thought iwas justa bout sex
    so-succexyon January 30, 2006   Link

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