I Know a Girl

 

I Know a Girl

 

I know a girl likes to dance and sing

This girl is up for most anything

I took her dancing on a Saturday night

And wouldn’t you know I got into a fight

 

Too many guys just hanging round

She got her red dress on her feet don’t touch the ground

Guy comes up he’s way over the top

It’s left up to me to make it stop

 

I know a girl and she’s so fine

I would love to make her mine all mine

But it’s just so hard to keep this girl in line

 

I know a girl likes to drive around town

Window open she’s putting it down

She’s so cute traffic grinds to halt

But she won’t admit it’s all her fault

 

I know a girl yeah and she’s so fine

I would love to make her mine all mine

But it’s such hard work to keep this girl in line

 

I know a girl likes to act so bad

She’ll give you the best time you ever had

She makes me dizzy with her crazy ways

Being with her ain’t no lazy days

 

She’s so much fun you laugh and scream

But you better watch out or she’ll end your dream

She’ll make you run and beg and more

But then turn around and show you the door

 

She’s so damn fine I can’t make her mine

She dances along to her own sweet time

No one could ever own this girl so fine

But it’s just so hard to keep this girl in line

 

I wanna make her mine

I wanna keep her in line

But she slips away

She slips clean away

 

Away, Away, Away   

 

(The first-person perspective needs to be read with a critical eye.) 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Mark L
    Mark L says:

    I’m seeing a leather jacket here, slick back hair, proper old school rocker.

    I’m wondering what comes first to you, do you know what the music is before you write the lyrics or do they evolve from a rhythm of the title or something else?

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    • Colin McGinn
      Colin McGinn says:

      I wrote it when I was learning some Eddie Cochran songs and consciously imitated his style.

      I think of the title first; I then extract a melody and rhythm from that; the rest of the melody then comes fairly easily.

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