"Is This Happiness?" as written by Elizabeth Grant, Tim Elliott Larcombe and James Lawrence Irvin....
Remember how we used to party up all night
Sneaking out and looking for a taste of real life
Drinking in the small town firelight
(Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice)

Sweet sixteen and we had arrived
Walking down the street as they whistle, hi, hi
Stealin' police cars with the senior guys
Teachers said we'd never make it out alive

There she was my new best friend
High heels in her hands, swayin' in the wind
While she starts to cry, mascara runnin' down her little Bambi eyes
Lana, how I hate those guys

This is what makes us girls
We don't look for heaven and we put our love first
Somethin' that we'd die for it's a curse
Don't cry about it, don't cry about it
This is what makes us girls
We don't stick together 'cause we put our love first
Don't cry about him, don't cry about him
It's all gonna happen

And that's where the beginning of the end begun
Everybody knew that we had too much fun
We were skippin' school and drinkin' on the job
(With the boss)

Sweet sixteen and we had arrived
Baby's table dancin' at the local dive
Cheerin our names in the pink spotlight
Drinkin' cherry schnapps in the velvet night

Know we used to go break in
To the hotel pool, glittering we'd swim
Runnin' from the cops in our black bikini tops
Screaming, get us while we're hot
We don't give a what

This is what makes us girls
We don't look for heaven and we put our love first
Somethin' that we'd die for it's a curse
Don't cry about it, don't cry about it
This is what makes us girls
We don't stick together 'cause we put our love first
Don't cry about him, don't cry about him
It's all gonna happen

The prettiest crowd that you had ever seen
Ribbons in our hair and our eyes gleamed mean
A freshmen generation of degenerate beauty queens
And you know something?

They were the only friends I ever had
We got into trouble and when stuff got bad
I got sent away, I was waving on the train platform
Crying 'cause I know I'm never comin' back

This is what makes us girls
We don't look for heaven and we put our love first
Somethin' that we'd die for it's a curse
Don't cry about it, don't cry about it
This is what makes us girls
Darlin' little queens do you know what you're worth?
I'll tell you everyday till you get it, girl
It's all gonna happen

This is what makes us girls now, baby
This is why we rule the world now, baby
This is what makes us girls now, baby
Why we rule the world now, baby, oh

This is what makes us girls now, baby
This is why we rule the world now, baby
This is what makes us girls now, baby
Why we rule the world now, baby, oh


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"This Is What Makes Us Girls" as written by Elizabeth Grant Tim Larcombe

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    My InterpretationI think this song is talking about the end of a relationship or the point in a relationship when you're ready to move on, but will always love this person who you are leaving behind. She's saying that's she's been around the block, did her thing, and the man she's with isn't making her happy anymore. He's a hard man to love, he gets angry and rages, he's "crazy" and she herself is a hard person to keep up with.

    She knows that they can no longer be together because they both no longer bring each other happiness, but she wishes him well.
    GoddessofLoveon September 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI just wanna say that the lyric belongs to the song called "This is what makes us girl" :)
    TateDonon November 30, 2016   Link

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