"Dirty White Boy" as written by and Lou/jones Gramm....
Hey baby, if you're falling down, I know what's good for you all day
Are you worried what your friends see
And will it ruin your reputation loving me?
'Cause I'm a dirty white boy, yeah a dirty white boy, a dirty white boy
Don't drive no big black car, don't like no Hollywood movie stars
You want me to be true to you, you don't give a damn what I do to you
I'm just a dirty white boy (dirty white boy) dirty white boy (dirty white boy)
Dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Well I'm a dirty white boy, (dirty white boy), dirty white boy, yeah dirty white boy
A dirty white boy
I've been in trouble since I don't know when
I'm in trouble now and I know somehow I'll find trouble again
I'm a loner but I'm never alone
Every night I get one step closer to the danger zone
'Cause I'm a dirty white boy, (dirty white boy) yeah dirty white boy (dirty white boy)
I'm a dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Come on come on boy, (dirty white boy) white boy (dirty white boy)
I'm a dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Hey I'm a dirty white boy (dirty white boy) yeah I'm a dirty white boy
(Dirty white boy) dirty white boy yeah

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"Dirty White Boy" as written by Mick Jones Lou Gramm

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    General CommentIt's just talking about a boy from the wrong side of the tracks dating a socialite.
    heyyallon July 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHe worries that his girl will stop loving him and what her friends will think. He is not a high class rich guy. He is just "A dirty white boy". He always seems to get into trouble wherever he goes. Pretty self explanatory.
    canbarelygoon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think "dirty" refers to the guy being sexually insatiable but she doesn't care how "naughty' he is in bed as long as he loves her only.

    "You want me to be true to you
    You don’t give a damn what I do to you"

    I think the reference about her reputation and friends is maybe she's inexperienced sexually and it's the whole "good girls don't" thing.
    kierraon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBack in '79 when Foreigner released the Head Games album, the reviewer in the late, great Trouser Press mag said something to this effect about Dirty White Boy: "Ludicrous, but steaming...someday you'll hear this on an oldies station, and it won't sound bad at all." Exactly!
    kevwizon October 14, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionAmen to that last comment.I still have a hard time with hearing Nirvana and Alice In Chains on the classic rock stations.I'm only 32 but it still messes with your head that bands you listened to in high school when they were new are now considered classic rock.This is definitely one of my favorite Foreigner songs.Why?Because it's the story of my life.Especially since i've discovered black women.Lol.
    tyranny_soulson January 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne word. Hypergamy.
    alcockellon November 09, 2013   Link
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    General CommentJust watched Foreigner do a show on AXS TV and he said the song Dirty White Boy was in honor or Elvis Presley. I listened closely to the lyrics but I am having a hard time figuring out the connection.
    amybethon June 28, 2014   Link

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