Beatles songs, Girl
Girl(John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
Albums in which the song is present1965 - Rubber Soul
1966 - The Beatles 1962-1966 (The Red Album)
1977 - Love Songs
2006 - Love
JOHN 1980: 'That's me, writing about this dream girl – the one that hadn't come yet.
It was Yoko.'PAUL circa-1994: 'It was John's original idea, but it was very much co-written.
I remember writing 'the pain and pleasure,' and 'a man must break his back.' …It was amusing to see if we could get a naughty word on the record.
The Beach Boys had a song out where they'd done 'la la la la' and we loved the innocence of that and wanted to copy it but not use the same phrase.
So we were looking around for another phrase – 'dit dit dit dit,' which we decided to change it in our waggishness to 'tit tit tit tit.' And it gave us a laugh.
It was good to get some light relief in the middle of this real big career that we were forging.
If we could put in something that was a little bit subversive then we would.
George Martin would say, 'Was that dit-dit or tit-tit you were singing?' 'Oh! dit-dit George, but it does sound a bit like that, doesn't it?' Then we'd get in the car and break down laughing.'
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 dayAh, girl, girl, girlWhen 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 whyAh, girl, girl, girlShe'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, oohAh, girl, girl, girlWas 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
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