"Stupid Girl" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
You pretend you're high
Pretend you're bored
Pretend you're anything
Just to be adored
And what you need
Is what you get

Don't believe in fear
Don't believe in faith
Don't believe in anything
That you can't break

stupid girl
stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

What drives you on
Can drive you mad
A million lies to sell yourself
Is all you ever had

Don't believe in love
Don't believe in hate
Don't believe in anything
That you can't waste

stupid girl
stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
Can't believe you fake it

Don't believe in fear
Don't believe in pain
Don't believe in anyone
That you can't tame

stupid girl
stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

Stupid girl
Stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
I can't believe you fake it

Stupid girl
Stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
Can't believe you fake it

Stupid girl


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"Stupid Girl" as written by Douglas Elwin Erickson Shirley Ann Manson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +6
    General Commentlike every single person i know. including the guys
    Ethilienon June 07, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment'Stupid Girl' was born when we started jamming over The Clash sample. Steve started playing the loopy bass line, and Duke came up with the little jangly guitar riff. The song really only has two chords – the song is basically about the groove, a really simple arrangement, and Shirley's amazing singing. People still ask us who the 'Stupid Girl' is, and that's impossible to answer. The song is sort of meant to be a wake up call. It could be about an ex-girlfriend; it could be about a rock diva that we all know, it could be about your sister. It could also be called 'Stupid Boy'.
    --- Butch Vig

    "It became an anthem for a girl settling for less than what she wants or deserves."
    --- Shirley Manson
    samwaltonon August 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it is about herself somewhat (and about other girls, since they can relate very much), and I think she is angry at herself for being the way she is, but she can't really change it. I mean, how many times have we all though "OH GOD, why did I do that! I'm so dumb/stupid/fucked up.!". I know I've thought that plently of times and sometimes we just can't help but fuck things up for ourselves. Or maybe she's still talking about herself, but she's looking back on a way she used to be but has grown passed that and now sees how stupid it is to be like that.
    skapunkemoon May 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentits me.
    plastiksugeron May 26, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTrain in vain anyone?
    Kungkisstankon June 05, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis screams BPD or NPD (Borderline Personality Disorder or Narcissistic Personality Disorder). People who have this do exactly as described in the lyrics. They're perfect actors and manage for many years to show an imagine of themselves they're not. It's ok in a relationship as good friends, but if people get closer than that, like Love etc, they get burned and get "painted black". BPD's/NPD's cannot handle people coming too close but at the same time they crave for it, need to be desired and loved. The full blown ones are very selfcentered and have no real empathy for the people they hurt. The full blown ones also cannot handle to be left so they rather leave themselves when they see signs of abandonment, cos that's the fear that drives them. And if in their reality they feel betrayed (even if that's not happening and it's just projection) they will payback until they see you suffer cos this makes them feel better and forget their own shame. If a person ever sees through them, the BPD/NPD people run, cos they're filled with shame and can't take responsibility for their actions. Until then and until they're tired of you they'll tell you everything they know you want to hear. Most of them also tend to cheat and/or triangulate. And they repeat this pattern over and over and over, and each victim thinks it's the love of life and cannot believe to be one of many who just face a repeated pattern.
    You just end up shipwrecked. You can never get closure with such people and this is when one ends up writing such a song.
    It is a shame cos they could have everything but they sabotage it themselves which makes them "stupid" people.
    It's a very interesting subject, people should read up on, to be wary and see red flags.
    Sojuson January 15, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just think it's a generation X classic!
    missy blueon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have this feeling Shirley is talking about herself (not that she's stupid, far from it, but it seems like a likely guess). Meh... I dunno though, it could be about any girl in the entire world. Even me, although I highly doubt it. XD
    vapidon April 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it is about every girl, every girl wants to be adored for something and she probably did something and it ended up not working out and yeah.. i dont know.. just a guess
    SpIlLsKiSsEson April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's getting at the popular girls who act wide and seek attention. I like it cos it reminds me of some people I know :D
    hezbez_ekon May 03, 2002   Link

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