"She Will Always Be A Broken Girl" as written by and Adam/warfield Bravin....
She buys a new dress for the party,
She always looks good in red.
Turns around in front of the mirror
And disappears inside of her head.

She wonders if he'll even remember,
She asked him in a casual way.
Just in case he didn't want to go with her,
In that event she knew just what she would say.

She thought of maybe asking a girlfriend,
Even though she only has one or two.
She's always done much better with boys anyway,
So who needs girlfriends?

Pacing nervous across the floor of her bedroom,
Gripping tight the phone in her hand.
Fighting beck the rush of emotions,
And dreaming of just having a man.

[Chorus]
It's a long walk, and the music is loud.
She sees an old friend,
As she walks through the crowd.
Puts on her best smile,
But underneath she's a broken girl.
But It's a long walk, and the music is loud.
She sees an old friend,
As she walks through the crowd.
Puts on her best smile,
But she will always be a broken girl.

She struggles with an awful decision,
Stay at home or walk in alone.
Her mother does her best to console her,
Her father doesn't know what to say.

Puts on her makeup, puts on the new dress.
Holds her head high, then gets in the car.
Tells herself that no one will notice,
Assuming she can make it that far.

On the way she imagines reactions.
Cupped hands whispering into ears.
Secretly hoping that he'll be there watching,
And she's also hoping he won't.

Walking tentative alone up the driveway,
Sees some people smoking off to the side.
She stops and waits until they go back in,
Crosses her fingers and follows behind.

[Chorus]

He'll never get you,
He will never understand.
He'll never get you, you can find a better man.
[Repeat: x 8]

This might be the time to break down.
[Repeat: x 5]

Hush child don't make a sound.


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"She Will Always Be a Broken Girl" as written by

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  • +1
    General CommentHave to agree with zombiesrafterme; I got that meaning before the song was even over.

    Seems like a one night stand ("She wonders if he'll even remember, she asked him in a casual way") and now she can't decide whether or not she wants an abortion ("She struggles with an awful decision, stay at home or walk in alone. Her mother does her best to console her, her father doesn't know what to say"). She's a young, proud party girl whose lifestyle is finally catching up with her and she doesn't know what to do.

    I also want to say that the "party" is symbolic of the abortion clinic (she doesn't know who to bring with her) but I might be reading a little too far into it.

    The chorus does have a similar rhythm to These Things, and similar phonetics. I don't mind though, I love both songs. :)
    girlsamon March 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds me of Pertty in Pink.
    Zairaohon November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenther eggo is preggo :)
    zombiesraftermeon May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt kinda sounds like the girl in the song is actually a guy or something..
    BeatrixSteakon January 25, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI like to think of the "broken girl" in this song being a transsexual, a boy who has always identified as a girl but couldn't bring himself to change his identity until now. "She" is nervous because she knows that someone will recognize her at the party, namely a boy that she knew and liked prior to changing, but who she's afraid will be disgusted with her change. Her mother is sympathetic, but like most fathers in that situation, doesn't know what to say to his son. She wants to be understood by the boy that she likes, but she knows that he'll never see him as the woman she's always wanted to be, thus she is a 'broken girl'.

    The pregnancy idea works just as well, I just don't enjoy it as much as I do this interpretation.
    Garbanzobeanon January 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIts about a girl who stuggles with popularity. She never really gotten along with the other girls at the parties and finally meets a guy she really likes. I feel like this song and Tear You Apart kind of tell the same story. This one tells the Girl's side of the story, Tear You Apart is more the guy's side. Thats why "He will never get you, he will never understand." He doesnt love her, just wants to have sex with her...
    NirvanaIsPureon September 20, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhy cant i get the new album on itunes.UK?
    totalitarionon October 12, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentyou can now
    johannsenon October 14, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment'Puts on her makeup,
    puts on the new dress.
    Holds her head high then gets in the car.
    Tells herself that no one will notice,
    assuming she can make it that far.'

    i love this verse
    Cure.on October 15, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentgahh i feel so dumb so because i was bored i sat to write down the lyrics to this amazing song
    shakelly_blackmouthon January 28, 2008   Link

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