"Girls Like You" as written by and Thomas Powers Aaron Short....
Whirlwind run
Further and further away
Into the sun
In, 20 minutes
Everyone will remember you when you're gone
And your heart, is a stone
Buried underneath your pretty clothes
Don't you know people write songs about girls like you?

What will you do when something stops you?
What will you say to the world?
What will you be when it all comes crashing
Down on you little girl?
What would you do if you lost your beauty?
How would you deal with the light?
How would you feel if nobody chased you?
What if it happened tonight?

How would you cope it the world decided to
Make you suffer for all that you were?
How could you dance if no-one was watching
And you couldn't even care if they were?
What would you do if you couldn't even feel?
Not even pitiful pain
How would you deal if the indecision
Eating away at the days?

Don't you know people write songs about girls like you?
About girls like you
About girl like you
Don't you know people write songs about girls like you?
About girls like you
About girl like you

Everything you say is higher
All the things that make you lighter
Everything you say is higher
See it in the grey you crier

Don't you know people write songs about girls like you?
About girls like you
About girl like you
Everything you say is higher
All the things that make you lighter
Everything you say is higher
See it in the grey you crier


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"Girls Like You" as written by Thomas Powers Aaron Short

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  • +9
    My InterpretationThis song is about that narcissistic but hot bitch we all know and hate but would probably bone.
    mowenon November 30, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentHigher? Oh damn, I thought Alissa is saying "Everything you say is fire" XD
    cooltooniston November 26, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General CommentCorrections, from the official lyric book:

    *How could you dance if no one was watching
    And you couldn't even get off the floor?

    *How would you deal with the empty decisions

    *Everything you say is fire
    All the claims you lay you liar
    Huttseron March 21, 2011   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI think this song is about seeing past the facade of a girl. She's that beautiful party girl that everyone likes but deep down she is very lost and she bases her entire opinion of herself on how others perceive her. She lives a fast paced lifestyle and I think the song questions what will happen when she runs out of gas, because she has built such a fragile and shallow foundation for herself. I think that the song asking about what is underneath it all, and whether or not there is anything underneath it or if it's been eaten away by her shallow values. Maybe it's criticizing this girl who has lost herself in the hunger to be desired. Or maybe it's about this shallow bitch that has it easy.
    KaeKaeon March 14, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationFrom when I first heard this song, it sounded like it was about a girl who is depressed, not a bully. Like someone who is pretty (or perhaps tries to be, but doesn't completely believe it herself) but has a hard time coping and relating to others, and her heart is stone because she can't open up to anyone. But at the same time she's afraid of being completely alone, of no one loving her (losing her beauty, not being chased), so she hides underneath pretty clothes because she needs to feel wanted. She's called a liar and a crier, so it seems like she tries to convey an image she doesn't really feel, and cries because she can't deal. In 20 minutes when she's gone, suffering for what she is, inability to get off the floor, and not being able to feel even pain anymore, all sounds like someone very depressed and potentially suicidal.

    Maybe it's the vocalist or the tune, but it sounds almost sympathetic to me, like that the singer knows she's got issues and sadness, and that she needs to deal with them before they get worse.
    staynighton November 29, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Don't you know people write songs about you" is not a compliment here. These are songs about that "cold-hearted, shallow girl" that's never happy.

    This is about a girl who is superficial, dances for the "people watching" her.....she is all about getting attention, but there is not much inside.

    She is being asked how would you live if you lost what gets you this attention: what if you lost your looks.
    And clearly, if she lost her looks, her superficial world would come crashing down: no attention, no guys chasing her, no guys watching her dance.....She cannot stand hearing the truths and calls him a liar and the words are just mean't to hurt, she is denying it all
    Paul2012on February 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningthe song is about me
    dundundunon February 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionRun, whirlwind run
    Further and further away into the sun
    In twenty minutes
    Everyone will remember you when you're gone

    And your heart
    Is a stone
    Buried underneath your pretty clothes

    Don't you know people write songs
    About girls like you?

    What will you do when something stops you?
    What will you say to the world?
    What will you be when it all comes crashing
    Down on you little girl?
    What would you do if you lost your beauty?
    How would you deal with the light?
    How would you feel if nobody chased you?
    What if it happened tonight?

    How would you cope if the world decided to make you suffer for all that you're worth?
    How could you dance if no-one was watching and you couldn't even get off the floor?
    What would you do if you couldn't even feel, not even pitiful pain?
    How would you deal with the empty decisions eating away at your days?

    Don't you know people write songs about girls like you?
    About girls like you
    About girls like you
    Don't you know people write songs about girls like you?
    About girls like you
    About girls like you

    Everything you say is fire
    All the claims you lay you liar
    Everything you say is fire
    See it in the grey you crier
    keiwoon June 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation seems to be different to a lot of the other commenters. This probably becomes because it's somewhat reminds me of my own experience (although I'm a guy). Basically, someone who I liked a lot went to 3rd with another person while drunk at a party. I'd been trying to stop this happening, but when it happened, I'd lost all hope, so I walked home by myself at 3am in the morning, hopeless. I see this song more sympathetic and highlighting the girl's plight.

    The first few lines is more about the girl running off into the darkness, after having her dreams crushed by someone she knows will never love her back and her "heart, [has become] a stone."

    The second part is the part where she's asking herself questions. She'd never thought that this would ever happen, and when it's happened before, she's surrounded herself in a fake world and tried to ignore it. Now she's faced hard cold reality, she feels like she's lost, and that since nobody chased her, nobody cares about her.

    The third part is culmination of the first two sections, knowing that everybody knows that you're going to hurt inside because of this, but because it's 'hit news' and it's a drunken act nobody will care about the fact you're burning inside. That you've reached a point where everything is so painful that you don't even care anymore, and you don't know where to go next.

    The chorus part I see more is an outsider talking about how people write songs about the pain the girl is going through, and that she's going to have to accept things the way they are.

    Long winded explanation, but it's hard to do the song justice without going in-depth about it.
    LewisJ95on January 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI believe this song is discussing how everything has a reason. A dancer dances for an audience, like the way people write songs for girls.
    guitarghoston March 18, 2013   Link

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