"What It Feels Like For A Girl" as written by and David Mitchell Torn . Madonna....
Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short
Wear shirts and boots 'cause it's okay to be a boy
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading
'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading
But secretly you'd love to know what it's like wouldn't you
What it feels like for a girl

Silky
Smooth lips as sweet as candy
Baby
Tight blue jeans
Skin that shows in patches

Strong inside but you don't know it
Good little girls
They never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak could you be a little weak

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world for a girl

Hair that twirls on finger tips so gently
Baby
Hands that rest on jutting hips repenting

Hurt that's not supposed to show and tears that fall when no one knows
When you're trying hard to be your best could you be a little less

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world for a girl

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world
What it feels like for a girl

Strong inside but you don't know it
Good little girls
They never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak could you be a little weak

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world for a girl

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world for a girl
In this world
Do you know
Do you know
Do you know what it feels like for a girl
What it feels like in this world


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"What It Feels Like for a Girl" as written by David Mitchell Torn . Madonna

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so moving. All your life you are told to never fully live up to your potential. (Girls, you know what I'm talking about.)
    nietzsche_66on May 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love the video to this song. so amazing. it really adds a lot to the meaning of the song. the album version is so soft and sweet and "girly". and then the video is so angry and harsh. the opposite. but it just shows how girls feel both ways. they have a range of emotion but the anger and harshness is something that we teach them to ignore. just like we teach boys to ignore the soft sweetness. i love at the end when she steals that red firebird, a symbol of masculinity and everything that men aspire to be, and smashes it. very powerful. this video is filled with powerful imagery, but that was the most poignant. i'm not a girl, but i'm gay. so i can relate somewhat. cus guys see me, and it's like i'm throwing away my birthright to be better than girls or something. i'm not sure what is so threatening about being gay. i don't even like to label myself as gay, but guys are so hot. and society needs to be able to label me so that they know how to treat me. i guess. which reminds me, i also love when she runs down the guys playing hockey, cus there were times in highschool when i would have loved to have done something like that to some of the guys who harassed me. i'd could never, i'm very anti-violence, i can't even kill bugs, but you know. fantasy and all.
    mark902on January 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmy most favorite Madonna song of all time. but all Madonna songs have powerful messages. this one tops it all. it's hard to be a girl sometimes, and guys take it for granted.
    irisblackon June 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about girls and what society's misconceptions are on how a girl is to be, act, look, portrayed, etc. Girls are seen as being emotional, sensitive, weak, etc. but really they are strong and can be great but are discouraged to live up to their potential.
    AThousandMoonson July 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat It Feels Like for a Girl is a beautiful Madonna ballad dedicated to her teenage rebel Lola. An affectionate and beautiful concerto Ciccone!
    rabbitbunnyon May 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks, the lyrics are so powerful!
    Kitten_61on April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THE VIDEO FOR THIS SONG, ITS HER WIERDEST VIDEO IF THAT IS POSSIBLE!
    mandyokaneon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Strong inside but you don't know it
    Good little girls they never show it ".... well... don't
    mess with a lady, guys! You might underestimate them! :D
    Sunnyon July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song and video are both amazing. the lyrics re straightforward and...this song totally describes how much of a great person madonna is. i love her, she is my idol.
    HeatHBabyon September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI reckon this song is, aswell as being a straight forward celebration of femininity, about teenage pregnancy, and all the emotions it brings on. I could have got this completely wrong, its just a thought.
    Vesper_Teenon May 16, 2004   Link

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