"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Monday, July 7, 2014

Girl - Mike's Musical Monday

I may be a little long in the tooth to be singing about a "girl" without coming off creepy but I couldn't resist taking a crack at this bit of genius songwriting from my favorite band, The Beatles. Don't we all know a girl, or a woman (or a boy, or a man, for that matter) who are the kind you want so much it makes you sorry, still, you don't regret a single day?



I recorded this one up in the Catskills, on the deck of my friends Terry & Bob. The sunlight coming off the lake kind of overwhelms the picture. Backing vocals are provided by several species of bird.




Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry
Still, you don't regret a single day

Oh, girl
Girl, girl

When I think of all the times I've tried so hard to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry
And she promises the earth to me and I believe her
After all this time I don't know why

Oh, girl
Girl, girl

She's the kind of girl who puts you down when friends are there
You feel a fool
When you say she's looking good she acts as if it's understood
She's cool

Oh, girl
Girl, girl

Was she told when she was young that pain would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead?

Oh, girl
Girl, girl