"Retard Girl" as written by Courtney M Love and Eric T. Erlandson....
Retard girl makes us sick
Retard, poke her with a stick
Well, she walks funny
Kind of like a pig

God, I hate that retard girl
See the retard girl walking in the schoolyard
In the same dress from fourth grade
See the retard girl cross-eyed in the schoolyard

Looking for the friend she made
The retard girl, retard girl
The retard girl
Yeah, don't forget her face

As shines the moon among the lesser fires
She is sucking dick out in the yard
Well, she walks funny
Kind of like a pig

God, I hate that retard girl
Hey, the retard girls all walk funny
She don't think like the others do
See the retard girl squirming in the mud

Throw her in the trash can
See what she does
The retard girl, retard girl
The retard girl

Yeah, don't forget a face
I asked her mother, "Why'd you implode?"
Well, her head's so big
It just might explode

And she walks funny
Kind of like a pig
God, I hate that retard girl
Hit her

See that retard girl staring at the sun
What does she see?
See the retard girl stare at everyone
I hope she doesn't see me

Retard girl, the retard girl
The retard girl
Yeah, don't forget her face
Retard girl

The retard girl
The retard girl
Don't throw her away


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"Retard Girl" as written by Eric T. Erlandson Courtney M Love

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  • +3
    General Commentokay this is what courtney says in the sleeve of "the first session" CD ... "okay, like "Retard Girl," that's our single. It's about getting picked on in school, anyone who's ever been picked on in a big way, or a small way. I just got this vibe one day about how when I was in school I was really shy and sort of picked on, and I swore that I would never pick on people who were picked on. I pick on people that nobody else picks on. People think that song is making fun of some retarded girl but it's about me! About that feeling of alienation, I was so quiet. I was the quietest person and I got picked on but I changed my ways!"
    so there you go.
    davefanclubon June 29, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthimtopia go fuck yourself. Courtney wrote this song about herself as a child. She was shy and people would make fun of her. In an interview about this song she said something like it pisses me off that some people think I'm bashing mentally challenged people with this song when it's really about me. She was also called pee girl when she was younger.
    orangesliceon December 23, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA particularly interesting line is #13, which I believe should be "As shines the moon among the lesser fires" - that line is written in the insert for the First Session CD, both in English (p. 4) and in Latin (back). It is apparently a translation of part of a line from the poet Horace (Carmina, Liber 1, XII, 47): "velut inter ignis luna minores". I think it is a clever way of indicating that the person being picked on for being different from her tormentors is actually different in a good way, i.e., better - a bright moon among much dimmer stars. It forms a great ironic constrast with the title. "She don't think like the others do" - they probably don't read Horace (in Latin) and use interesting metaphors to get their revenge.
    observer28on January 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it's actually about real retarded people, but rather the odd kid at school that everybody picked on for being different. It's okay, but not the best Hole song (although I suppose it was one of the first...)
    zeroglitteron July 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentItz about courntey!
    Javens_Maon September 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's making fun of people who make fun of retarded people or anyone who's different. Courtney throws it back in their face mimicking them saying, See how cruel you are?
    have2mintson December 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about how Courtney felt alienated growing up, through the eyes of a tormentor. It's not ignorant; just cathartic.
    Poppinson December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah it's about Courtney herself simply
    Katrneyon May 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Courtney. She said that she was so shy and such. She said that people think that this song is about a retarted girl but its not.
    toomanyhumanson May 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've not heard this song...but the lyrics just caught my attention. I think it probably is about the girl everyone picked on at school. Maybe it is about Courtney, but i don't know. I don't think it's actually about actual retarded people.
    Licion October 13, 2004   Link

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