Well, I don't want just a girl to fool around with
Well, I don't want just a girl to ball, alright
What I want is a girl that I care about
Or I want nothing at all
Nothing at all, alright

Well, I won't pretend I like a girl if I really don't
And act like she's great when she makes me feel appalled
All I want is a girl that I care about
Or I want nothing at all
Nothing at all

Well, I don't want some cocaine-sniffing tramp in the bar
Well, I don't want a triumph in the car
I don't want to make a rich girl crawl
What I want is a girl that I care about
Or I want no one at all

Alright, listen to this now
Picture this: I'm walking with my girlfriend
28 misguided souls combine say: "We're moving in!"
There's a certain kind of girl
That you care about so much
You say: "I don't care what you guys do to me
But her, don't touch!"

'Cause I don't want just a girl to fool around with
I don't want just a girl to ball
What I want is a girl that I care about
Or I want nothing at all
Oh, alright

Well, I don't want a girl to fool around with, no
I don't want just a girl to ball, no
What I want is a girl that I care about
Or I want nothing at all
Alright, gentlemen!


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    General CommentJonathan Richman often writes about longing for a normal boy girl relationship. It really is an alienated sort of a scene to portray, being used to more sex and unusual love in most modern music. It's very close to something the Beach Boys tried to say in songs like 'Wouldn't it Be Nice' (and succeeded, by the way). Anyways, there is definitely a scene of a normal teen longing for normality and a girlfriend in this song.
    SilverScreen89on December 25, 2011   Link

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