"Girls! Girls! Girls!" as written by and Emilie Autumn....
Mad girl
Can you believe
What they've done to you?
Wouldn't they stop
When you asked them to leave you alone
In all your faerie tales
How did the prince say he loved you?
How did your father die?
Was he a good man?
Maybe someday you'll know

The beginning and the end
Much closer than they seem
Death is but a dream, I know
Dolls are meant to grow away
All broken and bent from petty play
My friend in this world
Is a bottle of nothing
Still I fly
Still I fall

Mad girl
Can you believe
What they've done to you?
Wouldn't they stop
When you asked them to leave you alone
In all your faerie tales
How did the prince say he loved you?
How did your father die?
Was he a good man?
Maybe someday you'll know

Like the water in the well
My melancholy state
Folly, fear and hate, I know
Even time will never tell
She teetered, she tripped
And then she fell
My faith in this world
Is a bottle of nothing
Still I fly
Still I fall

Mad girl
Can you believe
What they've done to you?
Wouldn't they stop
When you asked them to leave you alone
In all your faerie tales
How did the prince say he loved you?
How did your father die?
Was he a good man?
Maybe someday


Lyrics submitted by deletethis, edited by Matt Holck

"Mad Girl" as written by Emilie Autumn

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  • +4
    My InterpretationContinuing with my analysis/ my take on the 'Story of FLAG' the proprietors of the Asylum use the girls mental illnesses to attract an audience to humiliate and profit from the girls condition, instead of trying to help them.

    The men who ask questions also give a small (biased) view on how mental disorders were viewed in the past.

    Outside of the story, this song is a powerful satirical take on medication, women's rights and society itself:

    "If insanity's primarily a feminish malady - and no one's doubting that, for it's a scientific fact!" The quickness of society to support paradigms in modern society.

    "We've got pills for:
    Agression
    Opression
    Depression
    Manic depression
    But there's a pill for everything these days!"
    Another take on the heavily reliance of medication in today's society, less serious than, "Take The Pill"

    "They're really more like animals than people
    Which haven't proven to have any souls at all
    The only bits that aren't inferior
    Are bosom and posterior
    And these are only useful in a seedy music hall"

    This bit bashes religion and the objectification of women.

    Finally the last bit, from "I've got a lot more words to say..." to the end of the song, is a bash on just about everything relating to women: from women's rights to science to religion to sexuality.

    There's so much more to say about this song, and the message it portrays, but Ill stop here.
    HarlequinChaoson July 29, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThere's actually a Shakespeare reference in here.

    "Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon them!

    "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them!" - Marvolio/Maria from Twelfth Night.

    Just thought I'd add that.
    BatBucketon January 02, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOh shit, I accidentally wrote "humbled" instead of "humble".
    Anyway, this has got to be one of the funniest, most epic songs on earth. Especially with Maggots "masturbating" on stage.
    deletethison June 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEMILIE AUTUMN LYRICS
    "Girls! Girls! Girls!"

    Step right up
    We bring to you the finest entertainment
    And I am pleased to be your humble servant
    Accept our hospitality, indulge in abnormality

    Step right up
    We've something here for everyone's enjoyment
    I do this as a gift, not for employment
    A portrait of insanity, approached with pure humanity

    Come see our girls, crazy girls
    If you're willing to be thrilled, this is a hell of a ride
    Those girls, crazy girls
    They're hot, they're nuts, they're suicidal
    Tickets cheap, it's a crime
    And they're half price after 4 o' clock, so toss us a dime
    To see these lovely freaks of nature for a limited time
    Come see the girls, girls, girls

    Some of them are really quite attractive as you see
    And some are truly hideous, I'm sure that you'll agree
    While others still look rather quite a lot like you and me
    But you mustn't let them fool you, just one more rule

    You shouldn't look this one too long in the eye
    And that one, let's just keep walking by
    These ain't no ordinary girls, and we've a steady supply
    Grab another cup of tea, and follow me

    To see our girls, crazy girls
    If you're willing to be thrilled, this is a hell of a ride
    Those girls, crazy girls
    They're hot, they're nuts, they're suicidal
    Tickets cheap, it's a crime
    And they're half price after 4 o' clock, so toss us a dime
    To see these lovely freaks of nature for a limited time
    Come see the girls, girls, girls

    Now, has anybody any clever questions for your guide?
    For a penny more, go on and ask, we've nothing here to hide.

    (I have a question.)
    (I do, I would like to know...)

    Quiet down! You, sir
    If insanity's primarily a femininish malady,
    And no one's doubting that for it's a scientific fact,
    Then according to the medics, have they faultier genetics?
    Are they born with this disease, or is it something they contract?

    It's all to do with reproductive organs
    Which are naturally unstable in a dame
    You see from "lunar", we have, lunacy and lunatic and loony
    And they're always ovulating by the cycle of the moony

    I have a question (shoot!)
    Has any patient ever been released?
    Would you send her home if her bizarre behavior were decreased?
    For the good of our society, they oughtn't reproduce
    So while they may pretend propriety, we'll never let them loose

    Come see the girls, crazy girls
    If you're willing to be thrilled, this is a hell of a ride
    Those girls, crazy girls
    They're hot, they're nuts, they're suicidal
    Tickets cheap, it's a crime
    And they're half price after 4 o' clock, so toss us a dime
    To see these lovely freaks of nature for a limited time
    Come see the girls, girls, girls

    Some are born mad
    Some achieve madness
    Some have madness thrust upon them
    This is the real thing my friends, guaranteed 100 percent, authentic, mentally-ill
    Accept no imitations
    For a little extra on the side, you can arrange
    For a slightly more intimate encounter, wink wink
    For a tuppence, just a tuppence, a handful of pills to feed the inmates
    We've got pills for depression, obsession, aggression, possession, indiscretion,
    There's a bloody pill for everything nowadays!

    How big is a lady's brain?
    It's really very, very small, a simple thought is quite a strain
    This seems just a bit inhumane
    That's just a simple little shock, it doesn't cause her any pain

    You see, they're really more like animals than people
    Which has been proven haven't any souls at all.
    The only bits that aren't inferior are bosom and posterior
    And these are only useful in a seedy music hall

    They won't bite, well they might
    I say this one does look hungry tonight
    So get your picture with an inmate
    But be sure she's locked up tight

    They're practically wild, sir
    Protect your child, sir

    They don't recall the taste of freedom
    They're just happy if we feed them

    So point and laugh, it isn't bad
    They oughtn't mind because they're mad!
    If you haven't got a dime, toss us your pearls
    You're welcome to enjoy

    Our girls, crazy girls
    If you're willing to be thrilled, this is a hell of a ride
    Those girls, crazy girls
    They're hot, they're nuts, they're suicidal
    Tickets cheap, it's a crime
    And they're half price after 4 o' clock, so toss us a dime
    To see these lovely freaks of nature for a limited time

    I've got a lot more words to say, but I just can't make them rhyme
    So ladies, let this be a lesson to you, keep your hair uncut
    Your corsets tight, your morals high
    Your knitting neat, your yappers shut
    This is what comes of over-educating,
    mentally over-stimulating,
    too much serious conversating,
    organized religion-hating,
    sinful un-wed copulating,
    marriage without pro-creating,
    girl-on-girl caught lesbiating,
    she was caught while masturbating,
    male-mind manipulating,
    chronically hallucinating,
    certainly there's no debating,
    some we just find fascinating,
    women's rights facilitating,
    independent thought creating,
    She may just be complicating
    get your money out we're waiting

    To see those
    Girls!
    Girls!
    Girls!

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    Matt Holckon July 14, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUuugh, I noticed now that I could edit the lyrics and accidentally flagged my own comment >_>
    deletethison June 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA hilariously and blatantly sarcastic song, which suggests that Emilie has sang this to a very sexist person who thinks of women as crazy wierdos. "They're really more like animals than people" suggests my point earlier.
    huni1998on December 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne time I was singing this and I got to the part where she was naming all the pills and my mum was like,
    "Well, number one, we don't use tuppence, and number two, I don't want any pills except Claritin D. Thank you."
    My mum is awesome.
    BloodyBallgownon December 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThroughout the song, I feel like Emilie alludes to infamous mental institutions of the 1800s, where a woman could be shipped off to and tortured just for talking back to her husband. It was a really godawful practice, as one might surmise from some of the song lyrics, and was famously brought to light by the notable journalist Nellie Bly in 1887. Particularly in the last verse, where Emilie lists various offenses women could commit to be sent to this place of "crazy girls". ("This is what comes of over-educating, mental over-stimulating, too much serious conversating...")
    unelesbienneon June 24, 2015   Link

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