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Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now
Come on

Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

I come home in the morning light
My mother says, "When you gonna live your life right"
Oh, mommy dear, we're not the fortunate ones
And girls, they wanna have fun
Oh, girls they wanna have

Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you
Girls just wanna have fun now
Come on

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells, "whatchu gonna do with your life?"
Oh daddy dear, you know you're still number one
But girls they wanna have fun
Oh, girls they wanna have

That's all they really want, some fun
When the working day is done
You know girls they wanna have fun
Come on

Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now
Come on

Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now

And the boys they wanna have fun
And the girls they wanna have fun
And the boys they wanna have fun
And the girls they wanna have

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun

Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now
Come on

Hey now, hey now (when the working day is done)
What's the matter with you? (You know girls)
Girls just wanna have fun now (they wanna have fun)
(Come on, come on)

And the boys they wanna have fun
And the girls they wanna have fun (what's the matter with you?)
And the boys they wanna have fun (girls just wanna have fun now)
And the girls they wanna have fun

Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Come on (fun now)

And the boys they wanna have fun
And the girls they wanna have fun (wanna have fun now)
And the boys they wanna have fun (come on, come on)
And the girls they wanna have

Hey now, hey now (oh)
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now (come on)
Come on (come on)

Hey now, hey now (oh mommy dear we're )
What's the matter with you? (Not the fortunate ones))
Girls just wanna have fun now
You know girls they wanna have fun, come on

Hey now, hey now
What's the matter with you?
Girls just wanna have fun now

Overall Meaning

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is a song by Cyndi Lauper, released in 1983 as the lead single from her debut album, She's So Unusual. The song became an instant pop-culture classic with its upbeat melody, playful lyrics, and empowering message of female liberation.


The lyrics of the song describe a girl's desire to live a carefree life full of fun and enjoyment, free from any judgments or restrictions imposed by society or family. The opening lines "I come home in the morning light, my mother says when you gonna live your life right?" suggest the girl is returning home at a time her family deems inappropriate, but she's determined to live her life the way she wants. The chorus "Girls just wanna have fun" is a direct declaration of female empowerment and a call to action for women everywhere to live their lives on their own terms.


The second verse describes a similar scenario, but this time, with the girl's father questioning her about her future plans. She brushes off his question, stating that while he may be number one in her life, having fun is something she and all girls need. The bridge emphasizes the idea that everyone, including boys, deserves to have fun in life.


Overall, the song's message is clear: women just want to have fun and be free to live their lives the way they see fit. It's an anthem that resonated with women around the world, inspiring a generation of women to take control of their lives and demand equality.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey now, hey now
The singer is trying to get the attention of someone.


What's the matter with you?
The singer is wondering about the person's problem.


Girls just wanna have fun now
Girls only want to have a good time.


Come on
The singer is encouraging the person to loosen up.


I come home in the morning light
The singer comes home early in the morning.


My mother says, "When you gonna live your life right"
The singer's mother is trying to get the singer to make better choices in life.


Oh mommy dear, we're not the fortunate ones
The singer acknowledges that they are not lucky and have less opportunities than others.


And girls, they wanna have fun
Girls just want to have a good time.


Oh, girls they wanna have
Girls want to have fun and enjoy life.


The phone rings in the middle of the night
The singer's phone rings during the night.


My father yells, "Whatchu gonna do with your life?"
The singer's father is asking them about their future.


Oh daddy dear, you know you're still number one
The singer reassures their father that they appreciate him.


But girls they wanna have fun,
Girls want to enjoy life.


That's all they really want, some fun
Girls only desire to have a good time.


When the working day is done
After work hours, girls want to enjoy free time.


You know girls they wanna have fun
Girls want to savor life's moments.


And the boys they wanna have fun
Boys too, desire to have a good time.


And the girls they wanna have fun
Girls want to have fun too.


Some boys take a beautiful girl, and hide her away from the rest of the world
Some boys may isolate a girl they like from others.


I wanna be the one to walk in the sun
The singer wants to be their own self and enjoy life's opportunities.


And the boys they wanna have fun, and the girls they wanna have fun
Both boys and girls want to enjoy life.


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This is an expression of excitement.


You know girls they wanna have fun, come on
The singer is encouraging everyone to have fun and enjoy life.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Robert Hazard, Lolly Vegas

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Lyrics:
I come home, in the mornin' light
My mother says "When you gonna live your life right?"
Oh momma dear, we're not the fortunate ones
And girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun...
The phone rings, in the middle of the night
My father yells "What you gonna do with your life?"
Oh daddy dear, you know you're still number one
But girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have
That's all they really want
Some fun
When the workin' day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Ho hoo girls just wanna have (girls) fun (they want)
(Wanna have fun)
(Girls)
(Wanna have)
Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest o' the world
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Ho hoo girls just wanna have
That's all they really want
Is some fun
When the workin' day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have (girls) fun (they want)
(Wanna have fun)
(Girls)
(Wanna have)
They just want, they just wanna (girls)
They just want, they just wanna (girls just wanna have fun)
Oh girls
Girls just wanna have fun
(Just want, they just wanna)
They just wanna, they just wanna (girls)
They just want, they just wanna (girls just wanna have fun)
Girls, girls just wanna have fun
When the workin'
When the workin' day is done
Oh, when the workin' day is done
Oh, girls
Girls just wanna have fun
They just want, they just wanna (girls)
They just want, they just wanna (girls just wanna have fun)
Oh, girls
Girls just wanna have fun
(They just wanna, they just wanna)
When the workin'
When the working day is done (they just want, they just wanna)
Oh, when the working day is done (oh, girls)
(Girls just wanna have fun)
(They just want, they just wanna)



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@sikejae4053

This song will forever be ICONIC

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Jacob Andrews yep

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@grainneorgracequinn2888

Jacob Andrews agreed

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@VanessaOliveira-oz8wk

Alguém em Janeiro de 2024 além de mim, apreciando essa obra de arte??? “Let’s fun girls and boys” ❤️

@ludmylaanselmo8041

Eu

@miguelangelintzinguzman8972

Si mi brother 🙂

@cleitonsouza108

Ainda sim 👍

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