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I wrote the biggest part of this 30 years ago about a girl in the pub I frequented; I would have asked her out but I heard some guys making unkind remarks about her weight and I just didn't have the bottle after that. Shame on me, for she was lovely
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Rock - Folk Rock
Previous peak charts position #165
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #17
Al Stravinsky
February 02, 2007
MP3 3.1 MB
128 kbps bitrate
3:20 minutes
Story behind the song
album coverI wrote the biggest part of this 30 years ago, about a girl in the pub I frequented; I would have asked her out but I heard some guys making unkind remarks about her weight and I just didn't have the bottle after that... shame on me, for she was lovely. It's a commentary on how our choices can be made for us if we are not strong-minded enough, rather than a criticism of an over-weight girl. I did a demo of it 25 years ago and re-discovered it the other day - I've re-recorded it and added the intro and a verse but that's all. Besides 4 guitar tracks, 6 backing vocals and a lead vocal, the rest is sequenced: two Chameleon drum loops, bass guitar, Fender Rhodes.
Lyrics
Intro I love her laugh, I love her smile Infectious for a mile around her... My problem is as wide as it is tall In every way she makes my light-weight life seem oh so small If I could have her I could have it all Verse 1 She's a big girl Don't let her hear you say that Cos you know that she's got feelings too And she's much bigger than you Verse 2 She's a big girl Won't take no for an answer If she wants to dance with you Then that's what you're gonna do Tag She's got such a pretty face But the rest of her just takes up too much space Verse3 She's a big girl Make no big bones about it I wouldn't use the F . A . T. word Well not so she heard... Verse 4 If she lost a few pounds And had not so much to go round Ironically there'd be none left for me They'd all see and want her beauty Tag Her smile could melt the snow to rain I bet the rest of her could stop a speeding train Middle 8 And though she's never on her own Something about her says she's lonely I'd like to take her home with me tonight... Verse 5 But she's a big girl And everyone would see us I don't think I could live it down No not in this town Tag She's got such a pretty face But the rest of her just takes up too much space She's a big girl Whoah, such a big girl Oh, such a big girl A big girl
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