You pretend you're high
Pretend you're bored
Pretend you're anything
Just to be adored
And what you need
Is what you get

Don't believe in fear
Don't believe in faith
Don't believe in anything
That you can't break

stupid girl
stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

What drives you on
Can drive you mad
A million lies to sell yourself
Is all you ever had

Don't believe in love
Don't believe in hate
Don't believe in anything
That you can't waste

stupid girl
stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
Can't believe you fake it

Don't believe in fear
Don't believe in pain
Don't believe in anyone
That you can't tame

stupid girl
stupid girl
All you had you wasted
All you had you wasted

Stupid girl
Stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
I can't believe you fake it

Stupid girl
Stupid girl
Can't believe you fake it
Can't believe you fake it

Stupid girl


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Stupid Girl Lyrics as written by Douglas Erikson Butch Vig

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  • +4
    General Comment

    like every single person i know. including the guys

    Ethilienon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    This screams BPD or NPD (Borderline Personality Disorder or Narcissistic Personality Disorder). People who have this do exactly as described in the lyrics. They're perfect actors and manage for many years to show an imagine of themselves they're not. It's ok in a relationship as good friends, but if people get closer than that, like Love etc, they get burned and get "painted black". BPD's/NPD's cannot handle people coming too close but at the same time they crave for it, need to be desired and loved. The full blown ones are very selfcentered and have no real empathy for the people they hurt. The full blown ones also cannot handle to be left so they rather leave themselves when they see signs of abandonment, cos that's the fear that drives them. And if in their reality they feel betrayed (even if that's not happening and it's just projection) they will payback until they see you suffer cos this makes them feel better and forget their own shame. If a person ever sees through them, the BPD/NPD people run, cos they're filled with shame and can't take responsibility for their actions. Until then and until they're tired of you they'll tell you everything they know you want to hear. Most of them also tend to cheat and/or triangulate. And they repeat this pattern over and over and over, and each victim thinks it's the love of life and cannot believe to be one of many who just face a repeated pattern. You just end up shipwrecked. You can never get closure with such people and this is when one ends up writing such a song. It is a shame cos they could have everything but they sabotage it themselves which makes them "stupid" people. It's a very interesting subject, people should read up on, to be wary and see red flags.

    Sojuson January 16, 2015   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    I think it is about herself somewhat (and about other girls, since they can relate very much), and I think she is angry at herself for being the way she is, but she can't really change it. I mean, how many times have we all though "OH GOD, why did I do that! I'm so dumb/stupid/fucked up.!". I know I've thought that plently of times and sometimes we just can't help but fuck things up for ourselves. Or maybe she's still talking about herself, but she's looking back on a way she used to be but has grown passed that and now sees how stupid it is to be like that.

    skapunkemoon May 11, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    'Stupid Girl' was born when we started jamming over The Clash sample. Steve started playing the loopy bass line, and Duke came up with the little jangly guitar riff. The song really only has two chords – the song is basically about the groove, a really simple arrangement, and Shirley's amazing singing. People still ask us who the 'Stupid Girl' is, and that's impossible to answer. The song is sort of meant to be a wake up call. It could be about an ex-girlfriend; it could be about a rock diva that we all know, it could be about your sister. It could also be called 'Stupid Boy'. --- Butch Vig

    "It became an anthem for a girl settling for less than what she wants or deserves." --- Shirley Manson

    samwaltonon August 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I just think it's a generation X classic!

    missy blueon July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    its me.

    plastiksugeron May 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Train in vain anyone?

    Kungkisstankon June 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Fact

    The correct lyrics are:

    Do you pretend you're high? Pretend you're bored? Pretend you're anything Just to be adored? And what you need Is what you get

    Don't believe in fear Don't believe in faith Don't believe in anything That you can't break

    You stupid girl You stupid girl All you had you wasted All you had you wasted

    What drives you on Can drive you mad A million lies to sell yourself Is all you ever had

    Don't believe in love Don't believe in hate Don't believe in anything That you can't waste

    You stupid girl You stupid girl Can't believe you fake it Can't believe you fake it

    Don't believe in fear Don't believe in pain Don't believe in anyone That you can't tame

    You stupid girl You stupid girl All you had you wasted All you had you wasted

    You stupid girl You stupid girl Can't believe you fake it I can't believe you fake it

    You stupid girl You stupid girl Can't believe you fake it Can't believe you fake it

    You stupid girl

    DodgerFuckYouon December 29, 2022   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I have this feeling Shirley is talking about herself (not that she's stupid, far from it, but it seems like a likely guess). Meh... I dunno though, it could be about any girl in the entire world. Even me, although I highly doubt it. XD

    vapidon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i think it is about every girl, every girl wants to be adored for something and she probably did something and it ended up not working out and yeah.. i dont know.. just a guess

    SpIlLsKiSsEson May 01, 2002   Link

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