"Good Gone Girl" as written by Michael Holbrook Penniman and Jodi Maureen Horovitz....
Could you believe
The same old story
It never bores me
Though I've heard it all before.

Her name was Georgia
And she was gorgeous.
When she adored ya
The whole room would get to know.

Like a movie that is filled with lust
Coming at you with a double D bust.
At the bed of a wounded soldier
In a rush cause she's gettin' older.

Hanging out in the fancy bars
With the boys who can play guitar.
Listen up 'cause I've got to warn ya
She's gonna make it out in California.

Hey you what's a good girl like you
Doin' in this crazy world?
Where's the good gone girl?

Dance, dance to the life you wanted
When you were only seventeen
With your good girl dream.

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh good gone girl

Could you believe
The same old phonies
Those painted ponies
That you've ridden all before.

Her name was April
But she was hateful.
Enough to make you
Want to run right out the door.

I can tell you what you want the most
Hang around for the champagne toast.
When the end of the night gets tricky
Don't you know that beggars can't be picky?

Lookin' out for a man who's golden
Doesn't matter if he's old, he's rollin'.
Coming at you like a desperate hunter
Sugar daddy but he's just a munter.

Hey you what's a good girl like you
Doin' in this crazy world?
Where's the good gone girl?

Dance, dance to the life you wanted
When you were only seventeen
With your good girl dream.

Dance, dance to the life you wanted
When you were only seventeen
With your good girl dream.

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh good gone girl

She's walkin' around all over the town.
Needs somebody to notice but the goodness gets her down.
She's happy to choose somebody to use.
Good gone girl she's got nothin' left to lose.

She's walkin' around all over the town.
Needs somebody to notice but the goodness gets her down.
She's happy to choose somebody to use.
Good gone girl she's got nothin' left to lose.


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"Good Gone Girl" as written by Michael Penniman Jodi Marr

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    General CommentFirst off, these lyrics are completely wrong. According to the album insert:

    Could you believe, the same old story
    Yeah, it never bores me, though I've heard it all before
    Her name was Georgia, and she was gorgeous
    When she adored ya the whole room would get to know

    Like a movie that was filled with lust
    Coming at you with a double D bust
    At the bed of a wounded soldier
    In a rush cause she's getting older

    Hanging out in the fancy bars
    With the boys who can play guitar
    Listen up, cause I've got to warn ya
    She's gonna make it out in California

    Hey you, what's a good girl like you
    Doing in this crazy world
    Where's the good gone girl
    Dance, dance to the life you wanted
    When you were only seventeen
    With your good girl dream

    Ooooo....good gone girl

    Could you believe, the same old phonies
    Those painted ponies, that you've ridden all before
    Her name was April, but she was hateful
    Enough to make you want to run right out the door

    I can tell you what you want the most
    Hanging out for the champagne toast
    When the end of the night gets tricky
    Don't you know that beggars can't be picky
    Looking out for a man who's golden
    Doesn't matter if he's old, he's rolling
    Coming at you like a desperate hunter
    Sugar daddy, he's just a munter

    Hey you, what's a good girl like you
    Doing in this crazy world
    Where's the good gone girl
    Dance, dance to the life you wanted
    When you were only seventeen
    With your good girl dream
    (x2)

    Ooooo....good gone girl
    (x7

    She's walking around all over town
    Needs somebody to notice, but the goodness gets her down
    She's happy to choose somebody to use
    Good gone girl she's got nothing left to loose
    (x3)



    I think this is about a nice girl who moves out to California in hopes of becoming a star, but she fails and turns into a gold digger type.
    everythingelseon October 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis probably isn't completely accurate, but this is how I view the song.

    Starts out with a girl named Georgia. Lives in a presumably small town where everyone loves her; she's sweet, beautiful, and talented. People there have no doubt that she'll move to California and become famous. So she does. [This is where my interpretation becomes false; I don't know if April is supposed to be another person, but I like it this way, haha] She changes her name to April and, while she's in California, her success leads to her corruption. She's living a completely fake life and when she loses her fame, she has nothing left. She had been relying on her money and fame and now that that's gone, she'll settle for whatever [and whoever] she can get. All she wants is to be able to go back to when she was young, innocent, and had the hope of a great life ahead of her.
    storeykate92on October 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas anyone else noticed that the girl's name in the beginning is April, and in the song Toy Boy, the main character of the song is left in Georgia? I don't know, i just thought that was interesting.
    bluthngsxon October 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks everythingelse for posting the right lyrics!

    I think this song is about young girls, in general, doing "whatever it takes" to make it big in California, and inevitably falling for a lot of fake opportunities because of how young and pure they are. Georgia and April are probably the same girl (changed name was mention, I'd support that theory) and the whole song seems like an evolution from a good girl, to a spiteful girl, to a girl just trying to get by.

    "Coming at you like a desperate hunter
    Sugar daddy, he's just a munter

    Hey you, what's a good girl like you
    Doing in this crazy world"

    I think this part says it best, implying that the girl thinks she can hook up with someone rich to get her by or get her into some famous profession, and the "hey girl..." part reminds me of a horrible pick-up line. But, all her hopeful hook-ups are sadly just people taking advantage of her.

    "She's walking around all over town
    Needs somebody to notice, but the goodness gets her down
    She's happy to choose somebody to use
    Good gone girl she's got nothing left to loose"

    That last part is the girl being beaten down by her failure and just looking for anyone or anything at this point, and probably the corruption of character she's facing since she's had to face the reality of people and the real world.

    "She's happy to choose somebody to use"
    This may be her turning into the people that she encountered in her evolution of corruption, as she was used many times and brought down to their level.
    MsKtty89on March 12, 2010   Link

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