"Beautiful Girl" as written by and Andrew Farriss....
Nicky's in the corner
With a black coat on
Running from a bad home
With some cat inside
Now where did you find her
Among the neon lights
That haunt the streets outside, she says
Stay with me

Beautiful girl (stay with me)
Beautiful girl (stay with me)
She wanna go home

From doorway to doorway
Street corner to corner
With neon ghosts in the city
And she says

Stay with me
Stay with me
Stay with me
Stay with me

(Stay with me, stay with me)

She's so scared
So very frightened
Anything could happen
Right here tonight

Beautiful girl (stay with me)
Beautiful girl (stay with me)
She wants to go home

Stay with me (beautiful girl)
Stay with me (beautiful girl)
Stay with me (beautiful girl)
Stay with me, beautiful girl


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"Beautiful Girl" as written by Andrew Farriss

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  • +1
    General CommentWhen Andrew Fariss' daughter Grace was born the title came to his head.
    ms_gurron December 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about a guy who is just in love with this girls beauty. So in love that he just wants to take care of her.
    GLACon February 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationNikki has ran away from a bad home and is now experiencing the seedy and dangerous side of homelessness. She sells herself to the narrator who treats her well and she feels comforted by him so she tells him "stay with me". As the song progresses the narrator falls for the beautiful girl and when she feels it is time to go home he is the one who says "stay with me"

    I get this meaning by the reversal of the lyrics for the last part of the song
    Reeds1975on September 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an excellent song... Definately worthy of its place on their greatest hits cd. I think the meaning of it is pretty obvious.. But I could be wrong. I think it is about a girl that was from a bad home (duh) and he wants to take care of her, but she wants to go home because she can't handle the unpredictability.
    pedleyron May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess its about a beutiful girl. See thats the thing the lyrics up until elegantly wasted dont mean much to me but they are extremely talented musicians
    mdeaveson October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know this much - the clip is obviously about anorexia, and it was used as the song for a campaign against eating disorders. But the lyrics don't really seem to be about that, so I'd go with what pedleyr said, perhaps.
    Artemisianon May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe clip is about women dealing with anorexia ect. but the actual song/lyrics are about Andrew's daughter Grace.

    Great song.
    Lead2BurnedHopeon September 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds less like a daughter and more about finding a girl who's run away from home to me. And she wants to go home because she's scared but the narrator doesn't want to let her go- "Stay with me."
    EnduringChillon May 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always taken several meanings from the lyrics and video combined. The lyrics suggest a girl from a broken home led into prostitution and the narrator wanting to protect her from the sleazy pimps and drug dealers. The video takes it further by advising women that they don't need to glamour yourselves artificially with plastic surgery or trying to look like the artificial super models. All women have beauty of their own right. Just see it in yourselves and stay the way you are...
    Taipanon April 24, 2014   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps the inspiration for the lyrics of this song come from a long night spent talking with a girl called 'Nicky ',who he finds beautiful.
    They are 'outside' his house under the street lights 'neon lights' her eyes say 'stay with me'.He wants her to stay 'stay with me' but she has to go home.
    Her friend is locked inside the house she came from 'bad home with some cat inside' .. she has the only key.
    He delays her leaving each time she tries 'from doorway to doorway' 'street corner to corner'.
    The sun is starting to come up 'neon ghosts in the city ',partly she feels guilty staying longer,she has to go home to let her friend out.
    She is also frightened and scared to stay with him because of who he is and the unpredictable nature of what may happen if she stays.
    The taxi comes and he pulls her close 'stay with me' he says over and over but she must pull herself away.
    palmirison August 08, 2017   Link

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