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Radio XIII, side B, track 1: “Tell That Girl To Shut Up” by Transvision Vamp

Transvision Vamp Tell That Girl To Shut UpOh, Transvision Vamp, now here’s a situation that had me unbelievably intrigued.  So the guy in this song is apparently living with one girl, and he’s got ANOTHER girl who likes him so much that she’s willing to beat up the girl he’s living with.  Two girls fighting over one guy.  Oh my.  I can honestly say, Transvision Vamp, that this was a social quandary that I never had to worry about.  In high school, the bigger problem was girls fighting over who had to sit next to me.  Well, maybe it wasn’t as dire as all that, Transvision Vamp, but the point is that when I heard this song I was positively fascinated, both by the situation itself as well as the fact that there was a girl singing a song about hitting another girl.  When I was a kid, that was a pretty unique point of view to have in a song.  Today, we call that reality TV.  Yay for feminism!

“Tell That Girl To Shut Up”

Well, you got that girl and she lives with you and she does just want you want her to
And when I call you on the phone
She says you’re not there but I know you’re hooome

You better tell that girl to shut up
You better tell that girl I’m gonna beat her up
You better tell that girl
You better tell that girl
You better tell that giiiirrrl

Well, we used to be the best of friends
Now all that’s gonna have to end
But there’s just one thing that I can’t see
How she’s got you hangin’ up on meee, yeah

You better tell that girl to shut up
You better tell that girl I’m gonna beat her up
You better tell that girl
You better tell that girl
You better tell that giiiirrrl

Well, I guess you’re like that all of the time
But it takes more than that for me to lose my mind

Don’t you know that I don’t care?
Maybe if I hit her, maybe if I pulled her haairr
Ohhh hey yeah yeeeah

<awesome Transvision Vamp jam>

Oh, well, she likes to seem intellectual
And to be a musician she goes to school
And the way she acts is so uncool
I just can’t stand heeeeerrrr

No no no
You better tell that girl to shut up
You better tell that girl I’m gonna beat her up
You better tell that girl
You better tell that girl
You better tell that giiiirrrrl

Ooo, you better tell that girl to shut up
Yeah you better tell that girl I’m gonna beat her up
You better tell that girl
You better tell that girl
You better tell that giiiirrrrl

Giiirrrl (giiirrl)

Giiirrl (giiirrrl)
Giiirrl (giiirrrl)

Yeah, you better tell that girl
You better tell that girl to shut up
You better tell that girl I’m gonna beat her up
You better tell that girl
You better tell that girl
You better teeellll
Tha-at giiiirrrl
To shut up!

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