"Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl" as written by and Robyn Hitchcock....
Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower

Been on my own so long
I can't tell left from wrong
Bloody red bats squelching offal
Foaming mutilations in the kiss of death

Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower

Been on my own all night
I can't tell left from right
Baby come back, give me fever
Cauterize this passion
With a blood red kiss

Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could wreck myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a pretty girl
So I could stab myself in the shower
Sometimes I wish I was a
So I could


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"Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl" as written by Robyn Hitchcock

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  • +1
    General Comment"wreck" is from the live version (on the Gotta Let This Hen Out! LP)

    on the original studio track (from I Often Dream of Trains) it goes "so I could..." [Robyn makes a peculiar sort of self-muffling sound] "...myself in the shower."

    the effect suggests he's refraining from singing what he's thinking.

    he was wondering what it's like to have a clitoris. pulsing "massage" shower heads were becoming commonplace, at the time the song was written.

    in contemporary interviews--referring to the all-acoustic recording, which required little collaboration--Robyn remarked on how you can get a "reality check" from fellow human beings. but when isolated, previously hidden peculiarities emerge:

    Been on my own so long
    I can't tell right from wrong...
    foreverdroneon July 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh cmon people, it's a song about masturbation. He wishes he could be a girl, so he could play with himself. and never leave the house. jeez. you people think too much.
    myonuson August 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGoes beyond skin-riding into a fantasy of possessing a human for suicide? Quite popular and all irony intended I'm sure... (Yes, it's scary.) I wondered about the word choice 'wreck.' #?
    vogonjron June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was a song about sadomasochism. Wreck is a slang term for rough sex.
    TdyYrLoveon August 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI humbly suggest that the lyrics go, "Bloody red bats, squelching offal".
    misscleo3861on October 23, 2010   Link

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