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What it Feels Like for a Girl

Madonna

 
Madonna - What it feels like for a girl by foxysoul

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written by Madonna, David Mitchell Torn and Guy Sigsworth

(Spoken:)
Girls can wear jeans
And cut their hair short
Wear shirts and boots
'Cause it's OK to be a boy
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading
'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading
But secretly you'd love to know what it's like
Wouldn't you
What it feels like for a girl

Silky smooth
Lips as sweet as candy, baby
Tight blue jeans
Skin that shows in patches

Strong inside but you don't know it
Good little girls they never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak
Could you be a little weak

Chorus:

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world
For a girl

Hair that twirls on finger tips so gently, baby
Hands that rest on jutting hips repenting

Hurt that's not supposed to show
And tears that fall when no one knows
When you're trying hard to be your best
Could you be a little less

(chorus)
(chorus, prefixing 3rd line with "What it feels like")

Strong inside but you don't know it
Good little girls they never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak
Could you be a little weak

(chorus, repeat)

In this world
Do you know
Do you know
Do you know what it feels like for a girl
What it feels like in this world
 

Madonna is an artist who uses a no limits no taboos approach to her subject matter, yet a universal message exists within the video. Many songs today express truths and leave the viewer to grasp the meanings. At first this video seems crazy, and disoriented, even a little cruel towards the old woman, but after 'the wink', all hell breaks loose and you are drawn into the action. It was banned on most TV stations as too violent. But again, Director Guy Ritchie and Madonna use a dynamic imagery to force your attention to the difference between boys and girls. The plight of women growing old and forgotten is an added dimension. The rare accomplishment of subtlety with dynamics is achieved in this video.
No limits, no taboos and take no prisoners!

 

 

 

copyright 2001, Maverick Records - fair use, we are showing this page to demonstrate rock writing lyrics etc  -  

Written by  Madonna, David Michell Torn and Guy Sigsworth                 


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This video also deserves study for its many meanings.