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Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
I'm exposed
And it's no big surprise
Don't you think I know
Exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand

'Cause I'm just a girl, little ol' me
Don't let me out of your sight
I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don't let me have any rights
Oh. . . I've had it up to here!

The moment that I step outside
So many reasons for me to run and hide
I can't do the little things
I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear

'Cause I'm just a girl,
I'd rather not be
'Cause they won't let me drive
Late at night
I'm just a girl
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
With their eyes
I'm just a girl
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
Oh. . . I've had it up to here!

Oh. . . am I making myself clear?

I'm just a girl
I'm just a girl in the world. . .
That's all that you'll let me be!

I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some
I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb
I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison

Oh. . . I've had it up to
Oh. . . I've had it up to
Oh. . . I've had it up to here.



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  • hottbrunette
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    hottbrunetteFeb 22, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    This song tells it how it is! It reminds me of gym in middle school where nothing was co-ed because they thought the girls couldn't keep up with the boys. fags.
  • deiderique
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    deideriqueAug 5, 2008 at 11:47 am
    Its a sarcastic look at the duality women face in the world of trying to be the pretty 'plaything' as well as getting equal billing along side men. I think its pure brilliance. Gwen is a gifted songwriter, no doubt[pun intended hehe]
    4½ stars

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