Timely choice for the theme this week.  I’ve been working out in my head a piece about the Pet Shop Boys and a particular experience that I had; I’m not ready to write or divulge that one yet.  As I was rummaging through boxes, looking for a specific CD, I noted the compilation CD, The Sound of Mod; surely this will turn up something for ‘boys’.

Almost.

Then I was thinking, “girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls” (except, in my head the words were all wrong, but close, and I had the melody right).  What is that?  I thought this was an 80’s New Wave song, but searching, it is Blur from their 1994 release.

Song:  Girls & Boys
Album:  Parklife
Artist:  Blur
Song Writers:  Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree

 

Thanks to Helen for the challenge;   Song Lyric Sunday

Street’s like a jungle, so call the police
Following the herd down to Greece on holiday
Love in the ’90s is paranoid
On sunny beaches, take your chances looking for

[Chorus]
Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone you really love
Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone you really love

[Verse 2]
Avoiding all work ’cause there’s none available
Like battery thinkers, count your thoughts on one, two, three, four, five fingers
Nothing is wasted, only reproduced
You get nasty blisters, du bist sehr schön, but we haven’t been introduced

[Chorus]
Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone you really love
Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone to really love

[Bridge]
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh

[Chorus]
Looking for girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone you really love
Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone you really love
Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone you really love
Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they’re girls, who do girls like they’re boys
Always should be someone to really love

[Bridge]
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh-oh

Lyrics from Genius.com

 


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