"She's Given Up Talking" as written by and Paul Mccartney....
She's given up talking
Don't say a word
Even in the classroom
Not a dickie bird
Unlike other children
She's seen and never heard
She's given up talking
Don't say a word

You see her in the playground
Standing on her own
Everybody wonders
Why she's all alone
Someone made her angry
Someone's got her scared
She's given up talking
Don't say a word

Ah but when she comes home
It's yap-a-yap-yap
Words are running freely
Like the water from a tap
Her brothers and her sisters
Can't get a word in edgeways
But when she's back at school again
She goes into a daze

Ah but when she comes home
It's yap-a-yap-yap
Words are running freely
Like the water from a tap
Her brothers and her sisters
Can't get a word in edgeways
But when she's back at school again
She goes into a daze

She's given up talking
Don't say a word
Even in the classroom
Not a dickie bird
Unlike other children
She's seen and never heard
She's given up talking
Don't say a word

She's given up talking
She don't say a word

Don't say a word


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"She's Given Up Talking" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentOverall, if you don't want the lyrics to have any real significance this isn't a bad song. It would have been better if it had actually meant something socially. You're immediately drawn in from the first sentence. The well established dark mood sets the listener up for something that might be lurking in this girl's personal life. You want to hear that maybe she is abused or bewitched or something - but no. The chorus contradicts the verse and at the end you come away with nothing. It's disappointing actually. Another toss-off by Paul.
    Tweezeon August 02, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI'm a huge fan of haunting, childlike melodies, but I can't get over the ridiculous rhymes. "yap a yap yap" and "water from a tap"? Couldn't think of a different image? And the shoehorning of "edgeways" onto a line where it doesn't fit? I can't listen without making a face.
    goodnewson July 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a girl with selective mutism. She speaks freely at home but is unable to speak in social situations (like school).
    pidjenon December 02, 2013   Link

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