"Do-Wah-Doo" as written by and Kate Marie Nash....
La la la la la, la la la la la
La la la la la, la la la la la woo

Everybody thinks that girl's so fine
Everybody's like "I'll make her mine."
Everyone thinks she's a beautiful find
But I think that she's not so nice

Every guy's looking in her eyes
Every guy's checking out her thighs
Everyone thinks that girl's a lady
But I don't, I think that girl's shady.

But I'll just read a book instead
I don't care if we're just friends
I can hang out with myself
But I am off now to pretend

But I'll just read a book instead
But I know that you think she's first
I don't even think she cares
But don't know what you see

There's nothing that
(Ba bom ba bom ba bom bom)

Well I think she's a

Well I'll just read a book instead
I don't care if we're just friends
I can hang out with myself
But I am off now to pretend

But I'll just read a book instead
Well I know that you think she's first
I don't even think she cares
Don't know what you see

There's nothing that
(Ba bom ba bom ba bom bom)

Well I think she's a bitch


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"Do-Wah-Doo" as written by Kate Marie Nash

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    General CommentWhat Kate said about it in Spin magazine: "The song's about one of my best friends from when I was younger. He totally betrayed me by hanging out with these enemies of mine - these perfect girls, who wore lip-gloss and talked about boys and were really annoying. He and I had grown up climbing trees, playing in the woods, and going on holiday together, so I thought he'd be cooler than that. But when he turned 15 years old he wanted a girlfriend. I was like, 'Well fine, I'll just pretend I don't give a shit even though I'll never ever forgive you, even when I'm 22 years old and writing a song about it."
    EsseQuamViderion April 12, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis really summarises my attitude to boys and describes an accurate portrayal of adolescence. When boys realise girls and vice versa, people change. It is a roller-coaster of ups and downs, but quite frankly I would rather just read a book.
    katprocrastinateon May 15, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"its based on when i was like 14 and i had this best friend who when we were really young we used to like literally climb trees together and like play in the woods and he was a guy and it was just kinda like we were brother and sister.. and then when we went to secondary school when there was like a bunch of girls and guys that hung out and he started hanging out with like these bitchy girls who were into lipgloss and boys and stuff. and he totally ditched me for them and i couldnt believe it. i was really upset cos i was like youre not one of those people, you're like me, like we don't like those kind of people. and i feel like erm really betrayed and it's about that. but in the song it's made out like it's more romantic, but it's kind of just like when someone ditches you for the miss or mr perfect you know and you can't believe that they've done it."

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    almostforeverxon May 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas anyone else noticed that the guitar riff that opens the song is taken directly from Regina Spektor's "that time." Well it is...
    Lyricsaregreaton June 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sums up how I feel at the moment. Love Kate and love this song.

    The meaning is pretty damn obvious I think.
    paperprincesson March 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationYes, very straight forward meaning. I think she's jealous of this whore-ish girl,
    simonteodulfon March 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is what Kate said about it:
    "I really hope you guys like it and think it's fun and get it. the song's about when you're best friend betrays you by ditching you & hanging out with the mean girls because they're pretty and don't have sweaty red faces and bruised knees. this has happened at school.

    It kind of delves a little into the fact that us girls are always set against each other in society, how girls are meant to view each other as competition and feel insecure and shit, you know you can always sense it when a girl views you like that even though you just want to be their best friend? but at the same time it's not really about that, it's just about someone who's mean. like if a guys a dick he's just a dick there's no real politics behind that. and if a girls a bitch then she's a bitch. it just depends if you're offended by those words I guess, and depends in which context they're used. maybe I should have used the word arsehole, that's non gender specific. but it just didn't have the same ring to it, no pun intended. anyway it's not really that serious it's just a fun pop song really."
    TeenQueenOfDeathon March 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't love this at first. Dig it now.
    suppitsrubyon April 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe said this too
    “Do Wah Doo” is about a girl who just instantly sees you as competition because you’re female. She would not at all stand by you. If there’s a boy involved, you’re nothing to them. There are some girls like that that you meet and I find it confusing.
    treblecleffon May 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthats exactly what i was going to say, about regina spektor... was wondering if the song was supposed to be directed at her????? hmmmmm
    huntingbears86on July 28, 2010   Link

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