"It's Different For Girls" as written by and Joe Jackson....
What the hell is wrong with you tonight
I can't seem to say or do the right thing
Wanted to be sure you're feeling right
Wanted to be sure we want the same thing

She said I can't believe it
You can't I simply mean it
Don't we all want the same thing
Don't we, well who said anything about love

No not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
(Don't give me love)
No not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
You're all the same

Momma always told me save yourself
Take a little time and find the right girl
Then again don't end up on the shelf
Logical advice gets you in a whirl

I know a lot of things that you don't
You wanna hear some
She said just give me something Anything
Well give me all you've got but not love

No not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
(Don't give me love)
No not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
You're all the same
You're all the same (Echoed 7x)

Well who said anything about love

No not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
(Don't give me love)
No not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
(Don't give me love)
No no no no not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
(Don't give me love)
No no no no not love she said
Don't you know that it's different for girls
You're all the same x7


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"It's Different for Girls" as written by Joe Jackson

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    General CommentSeriously - have boy kill boy covered one of my favourite songs...i have to hear it!!!!
    butterflykiss84on July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell now that I've tracked it down, I can say it's apretty good cover...very similar to the original.

    The simple meaning is that the protagonist and his girlfriend have simply switched the stereotypical gender roles...he obviously likes her more than she does and she's saying how it's different for girls. She doesn't feel the same - and it's usually the other way around as the men are conventionally the ones scared of commitment.
    butterflykiss84on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOMG, I have to hear this song! butterflykiss84, where did you find it? I've been serching everywhere!

    I thinks this song is all about how gender changes everything. When guys finally do it, they get glorified and gain respect from their peers, but when girls finally do it everyones all "shes a slut" or "shes so easy". see? It way differant for girls. The song totally gives it away in the first verse:
    "What the hell is wrong with you tonight
    I can't seem to say or do the right thing
    Wanted to be sure you're feeling right
    Wanted to be sure we want the same thing

    She said I can't believe it
    You can't I simply mean it
    Don't we all want the same thing
    Don't we, well who said anything about love"
    rayne_bhowon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was the wierdest thing...I heard it was a b-side to Suzie (and I still don't know if this is true!) and I went looking everywhere in town for the single, but it had just left the charts so I couldn't find it in any of the shops. Feeling defeated, I decided to just buy the latest Q magazine instead as it had a free CD of 80s covers...and guess what was on there! Was very freaky! :]
    butterflykiss84on February 01, 2007   Link

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