"The Word Girl" as written by Green Gartside and David Gamson....
To do what I should do
To long for you to hear
I open up my heart
And watch her name appear
A word for you to use
A girl without a cause
A name for what you lose
When it was never yours

The first time baby that I came to you
Swore I'd do things that you want me to
The second time baby that I came to you
For oh you found my love for you
The third time baby that I came to you
Oh, oh, oh, I knew
The last time baby that I came to you
Oh how your flesh and blood became the word

A name the girl outgrew
The girl was never real
She stands for your abuse
The girl is no ideal
It's a word for what you do
In a world of broken rules
She found a place for you
Along her chain of fools

The first time baby that I came to you
Swore I'd do things that you want me to
The second time baby that I came to you
For oh you found my love for you
The third time baby that I came to you
Oh, oh, oh, I knew
The last time baby that I came to you
Oh how your flesh and blood became the word

Oh how
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
Your flesh and blood


Lyrics submitted by sepultura1987

"The Word Girl" as written by David H. Gamson David Gamson

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    General Comment"The Word Girl" is a UK hit single for British soul group Scritti Politti. It was released in 1985 as a single from the group's album, Cupid & Psyche 85.
    The song has a similar sound to many of the other group's songs, with a smooth R&B-inspired sound with Green Gartside's soulful vocals on top. On release, this song became the band's biggest UK hit single, climbing to #6 on the UK Singles Chart.
    sepultura1987on August 18, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationit seems to be about the construction of an idealized feminine other in pop music made by men, literally the word "girl" that green gartside uses constantly through the rest of cupid
    arighoston September 30, 2012   Link
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    General Commentit seems to be about the construction of an idealized feminine other in pop music made by men, literally the word "girl" that green gartside uses constantly through the rest of cupid
    arighoston September 30, 2012   Link

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