GIRLS ALOUD | Androgynous Girls

LYRICS:

I told ya last Monday
Your friends are cool
You're older, but one day
We're bendin' the rules

Last night I had a dream
That you turned into money
I tried to save you but I found I was not sorry
I think I feel I said "Oh no, I want you honey"
But as I licked my lips
You turned and said "No worries"

Pretty boys back in fashion
With androgynous girls
Pretty soon shit'll happen
What a wonderful world
And your mum's getting younger
To your daddy's delight
But he can't feed his hunger
What a beautiful life

I called ya to tell ya
You blow me away
I pulled ya, God help ya
We're only to blame

Last night I thought I died
And found myself in heaven
I saw my spirit fly
With angels dressed in leather
I think I heard them shout
"Oh no girl what's the hurry?"
But as I floated down
I turned and said "No worries"

Pretty boys back in fashion
With androgynous girls
And pretty soon shit'll happen
What a wonderful world
And your mum's getting younger
To your daddy's delight
But he can't feed his hunger
What a beautiful life

Ready to rock rock rock the creation
Nature knock knock knockin' away
Lose the mock mock mock imitations
God has got his rock on today

I'll never give up
(I was lost) In the dark
(I was broke) In the heart
But no worries
I'll never give up
(I was locked) In the dark
(I was choked) In the heart
But no worries

Pretty boys back in fashion
With androgynous girls
Pretty soon shit'll happen
What a wonderful world
And your mum's getting younger
To your daddy's delight
But he can't feed his hunger
What a beautiful life

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Love Machine (2004) CD-S

x Written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Tim Powell, Nick Coler, Shawn Lee, Lisa Cowling, Xenomania.
Produced by Brian Higgins & Xenomania.
Mixed by Tim Powell & Matt Tait.
Keyboards & Programming : Tim Powell.
Programming by Paul Woods.
Guitars & Programming by Nick Coler.
Programmed by Brian Higgins.
Guitars : Shawn Lee.

REVIEWS:
x (...) the musical template of Jump (For My Love) is toned down a little, given a different melody on top of it with lots of delightful lyrical non-sequiturs and bits that remind me of LOTS AND LOTS of other songs. It appropriately doesn't sound that far away from Garbage's Androgyny - the bass is a close cousin but a lot faster. There also must be some cross-pollenisation of ideas with that arm of Xenomania that's responsible for Mania.
Not immediate enough to be a single, certainly. If this is indeed their INDIE PHASE, then putting out a single with a superior B-side is appropriate. Rockists have been known to express an appreciation for the Aloud, so this is what's called covering your bases, a tactic which works best when coupled with a genuinely good song. The longing vocals in the pre-chorus - "Angels dressed in leather!" indeed - are probably the highlight, but the chorus belongs to the same girl-gang lineage of No Good Advice. Needs a swaying keyboard line, though.
Edward Oculicz

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