Deborah was a Catholic girl
she held out till the bitter end
Carla was a different type
she's the one who put it in
Mary was a black girl
I was afraid of a girl like that
Suzen painted pictures
sitting down like a Buddha sat

Reno was a nameless girl
a geographic memory
Cathy was a Jesus freak
she liked that kind of misery
Vicki had a special way
of turning sex into a song
Kamala, who couldn't sing,
kept the beat and kept it strong

Zilla was an archetype
the voodoo queen, the queen of wrath
Joan thought men were second best
to masturbating in a bath
Sherry was a feminist
she really had that gift of gab
Kathleen's point of view was this
take whatever you can grab

Seattle was another girl
who left her mark upon the map
Karen liked to tie me up
and left me hanging by a strap
Jeannie had a nightclub walk
that made grown men feel underage
Mariella, who had a son,
said I must go, but finally stayed

Gloria, the last taboo
was shattered by her tongue one night
Mimi brought the taboo back
and held it up before the light
Marilyn, who knew no shame,
was never ever satisfied
Julie came and went so fast
she didn't even say goodbye

Rhonda had a house in Venice
lived on brown rice and cocaine
Patty had a house in Houston
shot cough syrup in her veins
Linda thought her life was empty
filled it up with alcohol
Katherine was much too pretty
she didn't do that shit at all

Pauline thought that love was simple
turn it on and turn it off
Jean-Marie was complicated
like some French filmmaker's plot
Gina was the perfect lady
always had her stockings straight
Jackie was a rich punk rocker
silver spoon and a paper plate

Sarah was a modern dancer
lean pristine transparency
Janet wrote bad poetry
in a crazy kind of urgency
Tanya Turkish liked to fuck
while wearing leather biker boots
Brenda's strange obsession
was for certain vegetables and fruit

Rowena was an artist's daughter
the deeper image shook her up
Dee Dee's mother left her father
took his money and his truck
Debbie Rae had no such problems
perfect Norman Rockwell home
Nina, 16, had a baby
left her parents, lived alone
Bobbi joined a New Wave band
changed her name to Bobbi Sox
Eloise, who played guitar,
sang songs about whales and cops
Terri didn't give a shit
was just a nihilist
Ronnie was much more my style
cause she wrote songs just like this
Jezebel went forty days
drinking nothing but Perrier
Dinah drove her Chevrolet
into the San Francisco Bay
Judy came from Ohio
she's a Scientologist
Amaranta, here's a kiss
I chose you to end this list.


Lyrics submitted by ramthar, edited by MistahBungle

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  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionLyric Corrections:

    Reno was a NAMLESS girl, a geographic Memory

    Zilla was an archetype, the voodoo queen, the queen of WRATH

    Patty had a house in Houston, shot COUGH syrup in her veins.

    Eloise who played guitar, she sang songs about whales and COCKS.

    RONNIE was much more my style, she wrote songs just like this.
    wildwillon November 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhich of these women do you wanna fuck?

    Catherine, Vicky, Jackie, and Tonya all sound like my type.

    I love this song, its so fun. It took me over five years till i finally found out who did it (by then it was only the 3rd time i'd heard it). I wonder if these are each girls who the band members fucked (hey, maybe even groupies-though not likely cuz this was on their debut album

    Mary Ellen-milf
    River Wolfon March 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJulie came and went so fast, she didn't even say goodbye.

    2 lines. Note the 'Comma'

    It's just formatted wrong
    wassonon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song, however, when i first downloaded (legally of course) it said it was by They Might Be Giants, oh well still a good song.
    DuTcHoVeNon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've never known this song to be confused for a TMBG song, but as long as I've known it, it was The Nails.
    A great piece of work, really. I have the Nails' album (or, I did: It may have taken a long walk in a friends pocket), and I can say that this was their best piece on the album.
    I'm sure many of us can identify with a least a few of these women.
    Major Valoron April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I downloaded this song, it also came up with TMBG as the artist.
    :S

    Good song though. He's described so many different personalities quite well. Most not even stereotyped. It's very fun.
    AshynRayneon April 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Mary was a black girl and I was afraid of a girl like that"


    WTF?!!
    Adored_Pumpkinheadon March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood comments by all ... they had another decent song (a remake) called "Let it All Hang Out"....quality tune that ranks up there with the Butthole Surfers song "Pepper". Love all kinds of music (except classical), so this song is very good.
    Barroniuson September 17, 2013   Link
  • -3
    General CommentAlright, who are the Nails??... Is this some sort of synonym for They Might Be Giants, or did they cover the song, or what?.. This song is definately on the CD of they might be giants, Oh well.
    MaliciousAE34on April 11, 2005   Link
  • -5
    General CommentThis song means to me that "that man has had too many girlfriends/one night stands" - Suzee Q
    And it is actually 45 lines about 44 women
    (not including the humming).
    this song does not get the stamp of O-prooval.
    grandpaon June 15, 2004   Link

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