"Judy" as written by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens....
I knew a girl and her name was Judy
She used to do things I thought were rude
But I never said anything to her face
'Cause my friends thought she'd kick my arse all over the place

Used to think she was kinda cool
(Kind of cool)
Saw her walking all around the school
(Around the school)
All the older boys would stop and turn their heads
All the older girls wished that she was dead

Judy, what you gonna do
When you're older and no one wants to know ya?
I will look out for you if you will look out for me
I know I'm not as hard as you
But I think I can see right through you

Now me and Judy we're the best of pals
(Best of pals)
She took me dancing to the early hours
(The early hours)
And she showed me things I've never seen
Mum always asked me where I'd been when I'm with

Judy, what you gonna do
When you're older and no one wants to know ya?
I will look out for you if you will look out for me
I know I'm not as hard as you
But I think I can see right through you

When you go home at night
Are you still looking for a fight?
You know you're mum is not that mean?
But still you want to rip out her spleen

Judy, what you gonna do
When you're older and no one wants to know ya?
I will look out for you if you will look out for me
I know I'm not as hard as you
But I think I can see right through you

What's in your head?




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"Judy" as written by Les Reed Geoff Stephens

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    General CommentThis song is obviously about a teenage friend who lives for the moment, but the singer is saying that when she's older, she'll have to enter the real world and will be alone.
    Prisoner.I.Wason August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUm...I may be over annylizing, but I think the narrator started out by being somewhat upset at Judy's choice, by which I mean...Judy is a lesbian. The narrator thinks Judy is cool, and wants her for a friend but a realationship develops. The narrator is concerned for Judy, because once this part of her life is over, her decisions may lead her to heartbreak. The narrator says she will be there for Judy, if Judy can do the same for her. I think the narrator is commited to Judy, but does not know what's in her head...Like I said before though, I may be over anylizing.
    cadylinon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about a tough, hot chick that all the girls wanted to be but hated her at the same time. She treats people like crap to be honest, and the words "what are you going when you are older and no one wants to know ya?" is just referring to when she leaves school and nobody gives two damns about her.

    But the narrator wants her to know she'll still be there for her when they exit the high school walls and no one cares how tough or hot she was in high school.
    evapor8edon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, cadylin, that's overthinking it. it's not meant to be a super deep song. i can see where you got it from, but i think it's just supposed to be about a tough girl who makes friends with the narrator of the song and shows her bad things like smoking and drugs and naughty things with boys or something.
    jitteryjellyon December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou are all over-analyzing. This is just a pop version of Elliott Smith's "Punch and Judy". Listen to it and you will find that they sound almost exactly the same, except The Pipettes just reworded the lyrics.
    atzero06on February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy boss's name is Judy, and every time I so much as think of her, this song implants itself into my brain. I love the song, but it's too catchy!

    Note: my boss is actually lovely, unlike the Judy in the song! :)
    more_than_uselesson September 05, 2008   Link

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