Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl
You want so much, it makes you sorry
Still you don't regret a single day
Ah, girl, girl

When I think of all the times
I tried so hard to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry
And she promises the earth to me
And I believe her
After all this time I don't know why
Ah, girl, girl

She's the kind of girl who puts you down
When friends are there
You feel a fool
When you say she's looking good
She acts as if it's understood
She's cool, ooh, ooh, ooh
Girl, girl, girl

Was she told when she was young
That pain would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back
To earn his day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead?
Ah, girl, girl, girl
Ah, girl, girl

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"Girl" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentIn my honest opinion, I don't think this song is to do with drugs at all - especially not heroin or cocaine. That came later. The Beatles, at this time, were smoking pot consistently, even in the studio. It is quite obvious that they are inhaling, not exhaling, and I think they were just doing this to mess with the censors and see how far they could go. The same with the tit tit tit noise. It actually IS tit tit tit, not doot doot doot. George Harrison even said that they were trying to see how far they could go w/ the censors again. All these people saying that it couldn't be tit tit tit are wrong. It is.

    My interpretation of this song isn't drugs, it's actually about a girl. It's like when you're so in love with someone, no matter how horrible they are to you, you stay with them because you're too attached. If you confront them about it, they promise to change. 'She promises the earth to me and I believe her, after all this time I don't know why'. It's basically a song about a girl who is slightly ignorant, who takes people for fools and messes with people, seeing how far she can push them, and maybe if something drastic like death occurred, she'd only start to believe how bad she was.

    Girl is a sort of love song, I suppose he's saying how much he loves her and the sighing 'Ah, girl' is basically a sort of painful yet affectionate way. It's a beautiful song.
    But it's not about cocaine.
    janeasheron June 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI confirm that it is "tit tit tit," they said it in an interview... they loved putting in little dirty things that weren't caught. And in reference above to the rubber soul album cover being about pot, it was actually when they were viewing the pictures taken for the cover on an album sized board from a slide projector. There wasn't really one that they all liked themselves in, until the board slipped a bit and then they saw how their images were stretched. They loved it, asked the guy if he could do that, and it was done!
    EyeMtheWalruson April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'ITS ABOUT A MAN WHO IS IN LOVE WITH A GIRL WHO HE DOESNT WANT TO LOVE.' you can't say it any clearer than this. You can go searching for all the drug references you want, fact is this is all the song is about plain and simple.
    Brioccon June 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGirl-Great song by a great band. Drugs? Even if true, I don’t care. The song can’t possibly mean that to me even if the writer himself said that is exactly what he meant. This site asks, “What does the song mean to you?” Not what do you think the song really means… so the words are taken literally by me and that’s all they mean to me. They are self explanatory. Most of us guys have met one of the girls or all 3 depicted in this song. The first girl is unattainable, beautiful and out of our league. The second is clingy, the third is conceited. The 4th girl is all three as they all grow up, get married, settle down age and come to realize that life slips away before you know it its gone.
    radoncphys2on October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. Definitely up there as one of my all time favorite Beatles song. Rubber Soul is an amazing album. John said that the girl in "Girl" was his ideal woman. I also read in a book that at the time this song was written, John was doing a lot of research on Christianity and this song depicted his opinion on their whole religious concept. Whatever the meaning, this is the Beatles at their best. :D
    missbinnyon July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i think its about liking a girl alot and treating her right and shit, but shes one of those asshole girls who uses people. and how u feel stupid for still liking ehr but 4 some reason u do.
    Bickleon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis guy i know told a joke about this song to show how guys think about girls:
    the song is called girl and the chorus goes: "tit tit tit tit tit tit tit"
    sweetpea_246on October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's the best song in the world. I can agree with all here and even with sweetpea and may suppose that the chorus was been learning Russian at that time becourse one can hear "titi titi titi". That means a breast as it calls by children
    vipieson June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti cant believe only 4 peopl commented on this song. its amazing and one of my favourite beatles songs =) i love john lennon's voice in this song and the lyrics are powerful too.
    nessa4488on November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one that commented thinks this song is about pot! Didn't you ever wonder what the intense inhaling sound is during the chorus? Definately not a sigh.
    kevmicleeon December 16, 2004   Link

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