She gave you everything she had
But she was young and dumb
She'd just turned twenty-one
She didn't care to hang around
So when the shit came down
Why she was nowhere to be found
This life can turn a good girl bad
She was the sweetest thing
That you had ever seen

You're such a delicate boy
In the hysterical realm
Of an emotional landslide
In physical terms

With your cherry lips and golden curls
You could make grown men gasp
When you'd go walking past them
In your hot pants and high heels
They could not believe
That such a body was for real
It seemed like rainbows would appear
Whenever you came near the clouds would disappear
Because you looked just like a girl
Your baby blues would flash
And suddenly a spell was cast

You hold a candle in your heart
You shine the light on hidden parts
You make the whole world want to dance
You bought yourself a second chance

Go Baby Go Go
We're right behind you
Go baby Go Go
Yeah we're looking at you
Go baby Go GO
Aw we're right behind you
Go Baby
Go Baby
Yeah we're looking at you
Go


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  • +2
    General Comment

    This song is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo About a cross-dresser. Look- "You're such a delicate boy" "Because you look just like a girl" Well thats what I think anyway.

    Tricky Ippikion April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    This song was written for and inspired by the book "Sarah" written by JT Leroy. Sarah is the story of the prodigal son recast in the carnivalesque world of the highway truck stop and its environs. The narrator, an androgynous twelve year old boy, idolizes his mother Sarah, a "lot lizard," or truckstop whore. He leaves the safety of the lot - a perversely idyllic kingdom ruled by Glading Grateful ETC., a benevolent pimp who sent one of his boys to chef's school to cook gourmet meals at the truckstop diner - on a quest to become as famous as his mother. Adopting her name and sex, "Sarah" stumbles into dangerous and fantastic worlds pocketed away in the West Virginian wilds. He hitches a ride to the famous luck restoring Jackalope, is mistaken for a saint and must prove himself by walking on water. When he is captured by LeLoup, Glad's violent rival, "Sarah's" life is all but over. Will he perish at the hands of LeLoup, or will "Sarah" find his way home?

    merchantpierceon May 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Ah, beautiful boys in drag. This song kicks ass! >:P

    Marmalade_Chainsawon May 26, 2005   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning

    Yeah, I totally agree with merchantpierece. The song is inspired by two books; Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things by J.T. Leroy.

    cori201on October 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Her voiuce was sppeded up in the recording to make it sound higher pitched - she doesnt sound anything like that of the record when its performed live. Her surgery on her vocal chords happend like 18 months or more after BG was recorded.

    As for the song its about the main character in JT Leroy's book - everytime the song was performed live she dedicated it to him - at the time the whole hoax thing hadnt surfaced it was still believed to be true (album came out in 2001 the hoax stuff sdidnt circulate till 2004/5 when BLM was being recorded)

    Love the song to bits one of my favourite Garbage tracks - perfect pop - its got everything - great pop songs have handclaps and bababas or in this case the refrain "Go Baby Go!" I put it up there with Supervixen, Vow, Push It and Paranoid - the LeRoyaleMix which is heavier is awesome too!

    lick the pavementon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    whaaaaaat? no-one's written anything for this god-damn legend of a song? r u all deaf? this song is a legendary song

    igotfullonfellafevaon February 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is a great song to listen to...I don't like to listen to the lyrics cause they're talking about this perfect girl and I just don't want to know. But the tune is great :)

    Schatzion April 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I have this odd idea that this song is really about a man, who dresses up like a girl, and who everyone is believing is so beautiful, and Shirley is just finding it great... There's only one line I really can think of that would prove that, which is 'Because you looked just like a girl'.... But that's only an idea.

    vapidon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yeah, the first time i heard it, a crossdresser came into my mind. it seems to me that the song's all about this really gorgeous crossdresser and nobody could believe that she's a he. but i really love this song.

    the mad pumpkinon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    heh this song didnt really remind me of a crossdresser when i first saw it, rather some blonde bimbo :D (when the shit came down, she was nowhere to be found).

    though I like the song, nice beat to it, uplifting too...

    Novexon May 30, 2002   Link

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