"Girl U Want" as written by Gerald V Casale and Mark Allen Mothersbaugh....
She sings from somewhere you can't see
She sits in the top of the greenest tree
She sends out an aroma of undefined love
It drips on down in a mist from above

[Chorus]
She's just the girl, she's just the girl
The girl you want
She's just the girl, she's just the girl
The girl you want

You hear her calling everywhere you turn
You know you're headed for the pleasure burn
But the words get stuck on the tip of your tongue
She's the real thing but you knew it all along

[Chorus]

Look at you with your mouth watering
Look at you with your mind spinnin'
Why don't we just admit it's all over
She's just the girl you want

[Chorus]

She sings from somewhere you can't see
She sits in the top of the greenest tree
She sends out an aroma of undefined love
It drips on down in a mist from above

[Chorus]

Look at you with your mouth watering
Look at you with your mind spinnin'
Why don't we just admit it's all over
She's just the girl you want

[Chorus]

She's just the girl, she's just the girl
The girl you want
She's just the girl, she's just the girl


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"Girl U Want" as written by Mark Allen Mothersbaugh Gerald Casale

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  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song is about an atmosphere which constantly infuses us with ideals of what is beautiful and desirable. We think that the object of our desire is just waiting for us to find it and have it for ourselves. We spend our time and effort trying to attain it. But in reality, it is unattainable because it doesn't really exist.
    youkaion February 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've read that musically this was their attempt to write a "My Sharona". Which is kind of interesting because the lyrics basically have the exact opposite message.
    destroyalltacoson October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics here piss me off, 'cause im quite sure
    they sing:

    she's just the girl, she's just the girl,
    the girl you want.

    But anyhow.
    I think the meaning is very strongly identified
    with "shes JUST the girl you want". In my opinion,
    it seems to point out, obviously, that its someone
    you want but can't have. Also makes sense with all
    of the other lyrics, so. mmyup.
    makeshift jesuson May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI take the song to mean that every guy puts the girl he likes on some pedestal and pines about how wonderful she is, but to the rest of the world she's not so special, hence she's "just the girl, the girl you want". Of course she's special in your eyes, because you want her so bad, but you're not able to see reality. You're seeing your fantasy come true, etc.

    I don't know...
    hidispenseron October 05, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song is full of euphemism for getting stoned (or, “getting high on life”, if you prefer.) Like a dream, or a great song, or a woman, you can’t really express in words what is so great about it (on the tip of your tongue) because it’s temporarily euphoric beyond words — just like that girl you want. The subtle point to be made is to just give up, don’t worry if you’re fat or a geek or whatever (see orig music video) because pleasuring burning (and watching mindless TV) is “just the girl you want” (or, “just relax and dig the moment”, if you prefer.) But, it’s delivered in a jittery paranoid voice; a kind of artistic “untrustworthy narrator” sketchy tone, and over stylized … to my mind implying irony/sarcasm, that what you think is great right now is just illusory emotion and you’re being lead down the garden path (perhaps, like all young people are — so that’s okay.) Indeed, this silly (but great) pop song is “just the girl you want”, told to us via a kind of hypnotic command. (Especially to an audience half stoned or generally looking for alternative ways of thinking or seeing artistic expression and performance.)
    MarshalStackon June 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about having diarrhea in the back of a tour bus.
    OddLeggedOswldon August 25, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWow, no one's commited on this kick-ass little song? Shame.

    Anyway, I'm currently dating the lead singer/guitarist of a punk-rock band and I have convinced her to add this song to their preformances because every time I hear it I think of her.
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMy favorite version of this song is the one for the music video, the only difference is its basically just a little faster
    Soldier_of_Funkon June 03, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMy favorite version of this song is the one for the music video, the only difference is its basically just a little faster
    Soldier_of_Funkon June 03, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYou have to listen to this song LIVE!
    jukkason August 04, 2006   Link

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