"Girls Like Status" as written by Craig Finn, Tad Kubler and Franz Nicolay....
He was drawn-up in the dark up in Penetration Park
He says he's got your medication
She was sitting on the edges of his vision trying to start a revolution
But he's done with all the parties, he's covered in contusions
Your life leaves life lines, your rug leaves bright bruises
She said she was cruising but she came back all proud and out of focus with a cool car,
Drank and broke us

Guys go for looks, girls go for status
There are so many nights where this is just how it happens
Guys go for looks, girls go for status

He was dreadlocked in the dorms in the Colorado corn
He says he's got your vegetation
She was sitting on the edge of the bed smoking trying to reach emancipation
And he's done with DVDs, he's fully entertained
He's bleaching out the blood stains, he's got diamonds in the drain
She said that she was coming but she wasn't, just make hard facts noises
It kind of sounded like a locus

Guys go for looks, girls go for status
There are so many nights where this is just how it happens
Guys go for looks, girls go for status

It was song number three on John's last CD,
"I'm going to make it through this year if it kills me"
And it almost killed me
And song number four on that thirsty floor, you want the scars but you don't want the war
Now that's just hardcore
These kids are clever to the core

Guys go for looks, girls go for status
Guys go for looks, girls go for status
Guys go for looks, girls go for status


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"Girls Like Status" as written by Tad Kubler Craig Finn

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    General CommentThe Hold Steady referencing the Mountain Goats AND linking that reference to their first album? Life cannot possibly get any better.
    shortinoon April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalso: it's "song number four on that first D4"
    shortinoon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentscott minto is an excellent rugby league player
    wongyon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks, it won't let me edit it however.
    SphagnumEsplanadeon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone know what album this is off? apparently its boys and girls but its not on my copy..... its not even on their website
    selfishisgorgeouson July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is from either the Japanese or Australian version of Boys & Girls.
    Flinchy17on July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI assume the "D4" line is a reference to Dillinger Four's Portrait of the Artist...: songmeanings.net/…
    bubblesmn3on September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the line "kinda sounded like a locus" is actually "kinda sounded like the Locust" as in the noise band. It'd fit with all the other music references.
    X-SPAWNon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, I always liked this song, and I never ever listened to the last chorus and caught all the Mountain Goats references. That's the only MG album I like, too, the first one, so cool.
    amiantoson July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI knew it, a mountain goats reference. yes!
    captainmycaptainon August 23, 2008   Link

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