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When she was 22 the future looked bright
But she's nearly 30 now
and she's out every night
I see that look in her face
she's got that look in her eye
She's thinking how did I get here
and wondering why

It's sad but it's true how society says
Her life is already over
There's nothing to do and there's nothing to say
Til the man of her dreams comes along picks her up
and puts her over his shoulder
It seems so unlikely in this day and age

She's got an alright job
but it's not a career
Wherever she thinks about it,
it brings her to tears
Cause all she wants is a boyfriend
She gets one-night stands
She's thinking how did I get here
I'm doing all that I can

It's sad but it's true how society says
Her life is already over
There's nothing to do and there's nothing to say
Til the man of her dreams comes along picks her up
and puts her over his shoulder
It seems so unlikely in this day and age

It's sad but it's true how society says
Her life is already over
There's nothing to do and there's nothing to say
Til the man of her dreams comes along picks her up
and puts her over his shoulder
It seems so unlikely in this day and age



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    TealeoApr 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    I think it is about a girl who is a prostitute getting raped, "She has an alright job but it's not a career", "All she wants is a boyfriend, she gets one night stands", "She's out every night". If you watch the video she is looking in the mirror and she looks horrible but when it just shows her she looks great, and I think that is how she see's herself after being raped, "When she thinks about it it brings her to tears". That part is talking about her getting raped, I love this song and hope this is the meaning.
  • Terri-leigh
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    Terri-leighJul 9, 2010 at 7:45 am
    Hello people x
    Love this song. Just shows how much you should listen in class!!! Lol xxx
    Love lily allen, great singer x

    Love
    Terri-leigh;)
    xxx
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    redhatOct 26, 2009 at 3:58 am
    When "she's almost 30 and she doesn't have a boyfriend, and a career= her life is already over?" this beautiful Life has a lot, a lot things worth living for besides love and career.
  • mutt244
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    mutt244Aug 20, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Did you know this is a single?

    And did you know it's about her sister!!Yep,Lily is talking about her sis,read the lyrics and you'll get it!!

    Byeee
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    redhatOct 26, 2009 at 3:54 am
    the lyrics' meaning is a negative outlook. I don't like this song's lyrics, it sounds lower woman's self respect. English is not my native language, i just give my own opinion.

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