Good Girls Don't

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  • 11-17-2004, 10:16 AM
    Stone
    Good Girls Don't
    I heard part of this song, either on TV or at some public place recently, and it stuck in my head. So I decided to put on the Get the Knack album, and listened to "Good Girls Don't." It'd probably been at least 15 years since I've heard the song, and mind you, it was a hit when I was 9, but I don't remember/had no idea that the lyrics were so explicit. I knew what the song was about generally, but man, was this really played on the radio?

    FWIW, I do really like the song, sexually gratuitous lyrics or not.


    She's your adolescent dream,
    Schoolboy stuff, a sticky sweet romance.
    And she makes you want to scream,
    Wishing you could get inside her pants.
    So, you fantasize away.
    And while you're squeezing her, you thought you heard her saying...

    "Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do."

    So, you call her on the phone
    To talk about the teachers that you hate.
    And she says she's all alone,
    And her parents won't be coming home til late.
    There's a ringing in your brain,
    Cause you could've sworn you though you heard her saying...

    "Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do."

    And it's a teenage sadness
    Everyone has got to taste.
    An in-between age madness
    That you know you can't erase
    Til she's sitting on your face.

    You're alone with her at last,
    And you're waiting til you think the time is right.
    Cause you've heard she's pretty fast.
    And you're hoping that she'll give you some tonight.
    So, you start to make your play,
    Cause you could've sworn you thought you heard her saying...


    "Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do."

    And it's a teenage sadness
    Everyone has got to taste.
    An in-between age madness
    That you know you can't erase
    Til she's sitting on your face.

    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do...
  • 11-17-2004, 02:14 PM
    Slosh
    Did Weird Al <s>cover</s> parody that one as well? ;)

    The only funny thing Weird Al ever did as far as I'm concerned is when MJ titled his album Bad, WA named his Even Worse.
  • 11-17-2004, 02:32 PM
    Stone
    Hey, don't disrepsect Al! "Good Old Days" (an original) is a classic.

    Oh some times I think back to when I was younger
    Life was so much simpler then
    Dad would be up at dawn
    He'd be watering the lawn
    Or maybe going fishing again

    Oh and mom would be fixing up something in the kitchen
    Fresh biscuits or hot apple pie
    And I'd spend all day long in the basement
    Torturing rats with a hack-saw
    And pulling the wings off of flies

    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days

    I can still remember good old Mr. Fender
    Who ran the corner grocery store
    Oh, he'd strolled down the aisle with a big friendly smile
    And he'd say "Howdy" when you walked in the door

    Always treated me nice, gave me kindly advice
    I don't know why I set fire to his place
    Oh I'll never forget the day I bashed in his head
    Well you should've seen the look on his face

    Let me tell ya now

    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days

    Do you remember sweet Michelle
    She was my high school romance
    She was fun to talk to and nice to smell
    So I took her to the homecoming dance

    Then I tied her to a chair and I shaved off all her hair
    And I left her in the desert all alone
    Well sometimes in my dreams
    I can still hear the screams
    Oh I wonder if she ever made it home

    I tell ya

    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days

    Let me tell ya buddy

    Those were the good old days
    Those were the good old days
    The years go by but the memory stays
    And those were the good old days


    Alright, it's not a classic, but I enjoy it.
  • 11-17-2004, 04:15 PM
    Pat D
    Oh yeah! I remember hearing that on the radio way back when. I have the Get the Knack album around someplace.
  • 11-17-2004, 09:10 PM
    Dusty Chalk
    Thanks, Stone, that song has been stuck in my head all day, and I don't know the words beyond the key line.

    Pretty embarassing song to be caught singing in public.

    Although not as bad as, "...That's why I want a coin-operated boy..."
  • 11-30-2004, 05:03 AM
    Finch Platte
    Serious Fun.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stone
    I heard part of this song, either on TV or at some public place recently, and it stuck in my head. So I decided to put on the Get the Knack album, and listened to "Good Girls Don't." It'd probably been at least 15 years since I've heard the song, and mind you, it was a hit when I was 9, but I don't remember/had no idea that the lyrics were so explicit. I knew what the song was about generally, but man, was this really played on the radio?

    FWIW, I do really like the song, sexually gratuitous lyrics or not.


    She's your adolescent dream,
    Schoolboy stuff, a sticky sweet romance.
    And she makes you want to scream,
    Wishing you could get inside her pants.
    So, you fantasize away.
    And while you're squeezing her, you thought you heard her saying...

    "Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do."

    So, you call her on the phone
    To talk about the teachers that you hate.
    And she says she's all alone,
    And her parents won't be coming home til late.
    There's a ringing in your brain,
    Cause you could've sworn you though you heard her saying...

    "Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do."

    And it's a teenage sadness
    Everyone has got to taste.
    An in-between age madness
    That you know you can't erase
    Til she's sitting on your face.

    You're alone with her at last,
    And you're waiting til you think the time is right.
    Cause you've heard she's pretty fast.
    And you're hoping that she'll give you some tonight.
    So, you start to make your play,
    Cause you could've sworn you thought you heard her saying...


    "Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do."

    And it's a teenage sadness
    Everyone has got to taste.
    An in-between age madness
    That you know you can't erase
    Til she's sitting on your face.

    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't,
    Good girls don't, but I do...

    I missed this post, but have you ever heard The Knack's Serious Fun?

    I was quite amazed when I picked it up many moons ago- I think it's quite good. Altho AMG disagrees, giving it 2 stars:

    Only half of this album title is factually correct, and it's a good thing: a "serious" Knack would be a big mistake. As for the "fun" part, that's right on the money; Serious Fun is an utterly unpretentious slab of power pop that has the emotional depth and artistic merit of a Little Lulu comic book. (One caveat: hearing Doug Fieger's vocals is one thing, but reading the lyrics in the CD booklet and seeing how ridiculously trite they are out of context is another; some bands should never ever print their lyrics.) Musically, the songs are neat little packages of appropriately crunchy guitar hooks and harmonies, with all the Beatlesque elements that make the knack so beloved by their fans and hated by their detractors. The production, by Fieger's old high-school buddy Don Was, is terrific, adding some sorely needed oomph to Prescott Niles' bass and Billy Ward's drums and giving the whole thing a more vibrant presence than any of the Knack's first three albums had managed. The one problem, and it's a biggie, is that over half of these 12 songs break the four-minute mark, when they could easily be shortened by a minute or more, and would gain a lot in the process. As a result of the occasionally tiresome vamping, Serious Fun doesn't manage to be quite as much fun as it could be.

    Billy Bob says check it out.

    fp