101 Song Lyrics About Girls

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February 14, 2015 by NowhereButPop

by Andrew Doscas

They say that the sense of smell is most closely tied to memory than any other sense.  If that’s true, I’ve always found hearing to be a close second.  Never is this more perfectly demonstrated than with music.  Some songs leave an indelible impression on us that they automatically remind us of a person, place, memory, event, or feeling.  In some cases this interconnectivity of music and memory is so strong that for the rest of our lives, whenever we hear a certain song or a specific lyric, it will always and forever remind us of one specific thing.

As much as I love Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, it’s very difficult for me to listen to because it reminds me of the days when my bout with anxiety was at its worst.  Nor can I listen to “The Boys of Summer” or “Suburban War” without looking feeling wistfully nostalgic.  Conversely, “Your Song” has a special place in my heart as it reminds me of the first girl I ever fell hard for, and “One Hot Minute” will always be linked to my first kiss.  Like experiences, music evokes memories both good and bad, but the key is that they trigger these memories.  With it being Valentine’s Day here are a handful of lyrics that will forever (or until I go senile with Alzheimer’s) remind me of certain, and specific girls.

 

 

Love

 

  1. “The world I love, the tears I drop to be part of the wave can’t stop, ever wonder if it’s all for you” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Can’t Stop”
  2. “Let’s go for a drive, and see the town tonight, there’s nothing to do but I don’t mind when I’m with you” –Arcade Fire “Suburban War”
  3. “I don’t mind you coming here and wasting all my time, cuz when you’re standing oh so near, I kinda lose my mind” –The Cars “Just What I needed”
  4. “It would be so cool to be cool with you” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Bunker Hill”
  5. “I can’t do everything, but I’ll do anything for you, I can’t do anything accept be in love with you” –Dire Straits “Romeo and Juliet”
  6. “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you’re in the world” –Elton John “Your Song”
  7. “She drives me crazy and I can’t help myself” –Fine Young Cannibals “She Drive Me Crazy”
  8. “You were licking your lips and your lipstick shining I was dying just to ask for a taste” –Meat Loaf “You Took the Words Right Out of my Mouth”
  9. “She wore a raspberry beret, and if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more” –Prince “Raspberry Beret”
  10. “You were there and I was fortunate” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Warm Tape”
  11. “Light it up the room she sang into any twain, in the month of June I’ll be a moth to your flame” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Someone”
  12. “And you come to me on a summer breeze, keep me warm in your love then you softly leave, and it’s me you need to show how deep is your love” –BeeGees “How Deep is Your Love”
  13. “Cause she is my girl, and she can never do wrong, if I dream too much at night, somebody please bring me down” –Led Zeppelin “I’m Gonna Crawl”
  14. “Love is an angel disguised as lust, here in our bed until the morning comes” –Patti Smith “Because the Night”
  15. “My what a good day for a walk outside, I’d like to get to know you a little better baby, God knows that I really tried” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Wet Sand”
  16. “I got dosed by you, closer than most to you, what am I supposed to do, take it away I never had it anyway” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dosed”
  17. “You can tell me about your escapades, the story of your lost decade, don’t be a stranger, a stranger no more” –Rolling Stones “Don’t be a Stranger”
  18. “Saturday, in the park, I think it was the fourth of July, people dancing, people laughing” –Chicago “Saturday in the Park”
  19. “Well come on, come on if you think we’re gonna make it, you better hang on to yourself” –David Bowie “Hang on to Yourself”
  20. “Beautiful, you’re beautiful, as beautiful as the sun, wonderful, you’re wonderful, as wonderful as they come” –Smashing Pumpkins “Beautiful”
  21. “Could be an organ donor the way I give up my heart, but, never know because – shit, I never tell her, ask me about my feelings I’d holla’ that it’s irrela’” –Outkast “Happy Valentine’s Day”
  22. “I heard you crying loud, all the way across town, you’ve been searching for that someone, and it’s me out on the prowl” –Green Day “When I Come Around”
  23. “Tell me baby what’s your story…you’re so lovely are you lonely” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Tell Me Baby”
  24. “And the warmth of your smile starts a burning, and the thrills of your touch give me fright, and I’m shaking so much, really yearning, why don’t you show up an make it alright” –Led Zeppelin “Fool in the Rain”

 

Lust

  1. “It wasn’t me she was fooling, cuz she knew what she was doing when she taught me how to walk this way” –Aerosmith, “Walk This Way”
  2. “Fate fell short this time, your smile fades in the summer” –Blink 182 “Feelin’ This”
  3. “You lead me on with those innocent eyes, you know I love the element of surprise…I kissed your lips and broke your heart, but you were acting like it was the end of the world” –U2 “Until the End of the World”
  4. “Last Friday night, yeah, we danced on table tops and we took too many shots, think we kissed but I forgot” –Katy Perry “T.G.I.F.”
  5. “Lose my senses, lose command, feel your healing rivers run” –Led Zeppelin “The Wanton Song”
  6. “She looked me over and I guess she thought I was alright, alright in a sort of a limited way for an off-night” –Paul Simon “I Know What I Know”
  7. “But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right and you said ‘what have I got to lose’” –Prince “Little Red Corvette”
  8. “Oh, won’t you take me home tonight, oh down beside that red fire light” –Queen “Fat Bottomed Girls”
  9. “Blood sugar baby, she’s magic, sex magic, sex magic” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Blood Sugar Sex Magik”
  10. “ I met a gin soaked barroom queen in Memphis, she tried to take me upstairs for a ride, she had to heave me right across her shoulder, cause I just can’t seem to drink you off my mind” –Rolling Stones “Honky Tonk Women”
  11. “I know who I want to take me home” –Semisonic “Closing Time”
  12. “Tell me all of your secrets, I know, I know, I know, should have listened when I was told” –Smashing Pumpkins “Cherub Rock”
  13. “At the corner of your lips, as the orbit of your hips eclipse, you elevate my soul” –U2 “Elevation”
  14. “In the club on the late night, feelin’ right, lookin’ tryin’ spot something real nice” –Nelly “Ride Wit Me”
  15. “Lady of the night won’t you steal away with me” –The Who “Trick of the Light”
  16. “But if I called you out of habit, I’m out of love and I’ve got to have it, would you give it to me if I fit your needs, like when we both knew we had it” –Guns N’ Roses “Breakdown”
  17. “I’ll stretch you out my friend” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Stretch”
  18. “Oh I got a funny feeling when she walked in the room, as I recall it ended much too soon” –The Four Seasons “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”
  19. “I’m dreaming from the waist on down…the plot starts to thicken, then I sicken, and I feel I’m cemented down” –The Who “Dreaming from the Waist”
  20. “Are you wasting my time, are you just being kind, oh no my love isn’t blind, are you wasting my time, are you just being kind, don’t go givin’ me one of your lines” –Madonna “Love Song”
  21. “You are my electric girl” –MGMT “Electric Feel”
  22. “I don’t care where we go, I don’t care what we do, I don’t care pretty baby, just take me with you” –Prince “Take Me With U”
  23. “She’s more than quite insane, which makes you want her badly” –Velvet Revolver “Let It Roll”
  24. “I bet that you look good on the dancefloor, I don’t know if you’re looking for romance, I don’t know what you’re looking for” –Arctic Monkeys “I bet you look good on the dancefloor”
  25. “Without a sound yeah you’re calling me and I don’t think it’s very fair, that your shoulders are frozen (as cold as the night), oh, but you’re an explosion (you’re dynamite)” –Arctic Monkeys “I Bet that You Look Good on the Dancefloor”
  26. “War is all around us, my mind says prepare 2 fight, so if I gotta die I’m gonna listen 2 my body tonight” –Prince “1999”
  27. “I used her, she used me, but no one cared, we were getting our share” –Bob Seger “Night Moves”
  28. “At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet and a freight train running through the middle of my head, and you, you cool my desire” –Bruce Springsteen “I’m on Fire”
  29. “ She was a fast machine she kept her motor clean, she was the best damn woman that I ever seen” –AC/DC “You Shook Me all Night Long”

 

Breakup

 

  1. “You keep on telling me I ain’t your kind of man. Ain’t I rough enough, ain’t I tough enough, ain’t I rich enough, in love enough” –Rolling Stones “Beast of Burden”
  2. “Can we work it out, if we scream and shout till we work it out…and you say ‘when love is gone, where does it go’” –Arcade Fire “Afterlife”
  3. “Sit alone in the sun, I wrote a letter to you getting over myself” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “This Velvet Glove”
  4. “I wish that I could have loved you then, before our age was through, and before the world war does with us whatever it will do” –Arcade Fire “City with no Children”
  5. “I met a devil woman, she took my heart away, she said I’ve had it coming to me, but I wanted it that way” –Bachman Turner Overdrive “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”
  6. “When I’m tired and thinking cold, I hide in my music, forget the day and dream of a girl I used to know, I closed my eyes and she slipped away –Boston “More Than a Feeling”
  7. “You want to check into the heartbreak hotel but sorry we’re closed” –Kanye West “Paranoid”
  8. “Changes fill my time, baby that’s all right with me, in the midst I think of you and how it used to be” –Led Zeppelin “Ten Years Gone”
  9. “Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me, never thought I’d see your face the way it used to be” –Led Zeppelin “Ten Years Gone”
  10. “And everyone’s competing for a love they won’t receive” –Lorde “Team”
  11. “Mother will she tear your little boy apart, ooh mother will she break my heart” –Pink Floyd “Mother”
  12. “And if I never see you again, it’s alright, I’m guilty of no sin” –Prince “And God Created Woman”
  13. “Some people say you played me, I don’t believe it’s true” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Gong Li”
  14. “All you did was wreck my bed and in the morning kick me in the head” –Rod Stewart “Maggie May”
  15. “Baby, I can’t stay, you got to roll me and call me the tumbling dice” –Rolling Stones “Tumbling Dice”
  16. “A little voice inside my head said ‘Don’t look back, you can never look back’, I thought I knew what love was, what did I know, those days are gone forever, I should just let them go” –Don Henley “The Boys of Summer”
  17. “I think you’ve wore your welcome honey, I’ll just see you along, as I sing you this song” –Guns N’ Roses “You Ain’t the First”
  18. “Now how many lovers would stay, just to put up with this shit day after day” –Nine Days “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)”
  19. “I’m sorry Ms. Jackson, I am for real, never meant to make your daughter cry, I apologize a trillion times” –Outkast “Ms. Jackson”
  20. “Hey, been trying to meet you, must be a devil between us” –Pixies “Hey”
  21. “The madder the boy, the sadder the song, it’s a wicked fate but the sick get strong” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “Quixoticelixer”
  22. “I sat by the ocean, and drank a potion baby to erase you” –Queens of the Stone Age “I Sat by the Ocean”
  23. “On a bathroom wall I wrote, ‘I’d rather argue with you than to be with someone else’, I took a piss and dismiss it like fuck it and went and found somebody else, fuck arguing harvesting the feelings, I’d rather be by my fucking self” –Kanye West “Blame Game”
  24. “You always said Yeezy ‘I ain’t you’re right girl, you probably find one of them “I like art” type girls’” –Kanye West “Blame Game”
  25. “Thinking how it used to be, does she still remember times like these, to think of us again, and I do.” –Led Zeppelin “Tangerine”
  26. “I could never change just how I feel, my face will never show what is not real, showed her and I told her how she struck me, but I’m fucked up now” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “I Could Have Lied”
  27. “I know it aches, and your heart it breaks, you can only take so much” –U2 “Walk On”
  28. “When I smile tell me some bad news, before I laugh and act like a fool” –The Who “Behind Blue Eyes”
  29. “It’s what you wanted to see, it’s who you wanted to be, for what you needed to need, she’ll make it up” –Smashing Pumpkins “Love”
  30. “But she’s touching his chest now, he takes off her dress now, let me go, and I just can’t look It’s killing me and taking control” –The Killers “Mr. Brightside”

 

Misc.

  1. “Yeah I went with nothing, nothing but the thought of you, I went wondering” –U2 “The Wanderer”
  2. “The exodus is here, the happy ones are near, let’s get together before we get much older” –The Who “Baba O’Riley”
  3. “Hey, hey, what can I do” –Led Zeppelin “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”
  4. “Hey, you remember where we first met? OK, I don’t remember where we first met” –Kanye West “Bound 2”
  5. “I don’t practice Santeria, I ain’t got no crystal ball, I had a million dollars but I, I spent it all” –Sublime “Santeria”
  6. “I take–2 steps forward,I take–2 steps back, we come together cuz opposites attract, and you know it ain’t fiction just a natural fact, we come together cuz opposites attract “ –Paula Abdul “Opposites Attract”
  7. “When I get on my knees and pray we don’t get fooled again” –The Who “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
  8. “Watch out, you might get what you’re after, cool baby, strange but not a stranger, I’m an ordinary guy, burning down the house” –Talking Heads “Burning Down the House”
  9. “I saw her today at the reception, in her glass was a bleeding man, she was practiced at the art of deception, well I could tell by her blood-stained hands” –Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
  10. “Hadn’t planned it, I overran it, for your life, for your life” –Led Zeppelin “For Your Life”
  11. “I could stick around and get along with you, hello, it doesn’t really mean that I’m into you, hello” –Martin Solveig “Hello”
  12. “Lost touch long ago, you lost weight, I did not know you could ever look so nice after so much time” –Billy Joel “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”
  13. “I’m not sick, but I’m not well, and I’m so hot, cuz I’m in hell” –Harvey Danger “Flagpole Sitta”
  14. “You told your momma I’d get you home, but you didn’t say that I got no car” –Led Zeppelin “Dancing Days”
  15. “People talk about me baby, say I’m doing you wrong” –Steve Miller Band “The Joker”
  16. “She knew he’d forget her, so they said ‘good night’ and now he’s gone forever” –Van Halen “Jamie’s Cryin’”
  17. “How come the girls come on oh so cool, yet when you meet them, everyone’s a fool” –The Who “Sea and Sand”
  18. “By the way I try to say I know you from before” –Red Hot Chili Peppers “By the Way”

 

Obviously, there haven’t been 101 women in my life, so a quite a few of these lines remind me of the same girl, just a different experience with them.  There are a few songs that don’t even have anything to do with relationships or love and lust; in those cases I have no idea how my mind makes the connection.  Chalk it up to synesthesia or something I guess.

Some of the lyrics are more personal, while others are just linked to a certain dalliance as background noise.  Regardless, it’s like a bad game of word association, it’s almost a reflex to take a stroll down memory whenever I hear certain songs, or certain lines from a song.  I’m pretty sure I could give the context behind each of these lines, but you don’t really want to hear those stories.

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