Girl so confusing
Charli XCX Lyrics


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Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl, girl, girl
How do you feel being a girl?
Girl
Man, I don't know, I'm just a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl

Yeah, I don't know if you like me
Sometimes I think you might hate me
Sometimes I think I might hate you
Maybe you just wanna be me
You always say, "Let's go out"
So we go eat at a restaurant
Sometimes it feels a bit awkward
'Cause we don't have much in common

People say we're alike
They say we've got the same hair
We talk about making music
But I don't know if it's honest
Can't tell if you wanna see me
Falling over and failing
And you can't tell what you're feeling
I think I know how you feel

Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl
Man, I don't know, I'm just a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl

You're all about writing poems
But I'm about throwing parties
Think you should come to my party
And put your hands up
I think we're totally different
But opposites do attract
Maybe we're so meant to be
Just you and me

'Cause people say we're alike
They say we've got the same hair
One day we might make some music
The internet would go crazy
But you might still wanna see me
Falling over and failing
At least we're closer to being
On the same page

Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl
How do you feel being a girl?
Girl
Man, I don't know, I'm just a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl





Girl, girl
Girl, girl

Overall Meaning

In the lyrics of Charli XCX's song "Girl," the artist explores the confusion and complexity that often comes with being a girl in today's society. The repetition of the word "girl" emphasizes the central theme of identity and self-perception, as the singer questions her feelings and experiences as a woman. The uncertainty and introspection portrayed in the lyrics reflect the internal struggles and external pressures faced by girls in navigating relationships and societal expectations.


The verses delve into the dynamics of a friendship, highlighting the tensions and misunderstandings that can arise between individuals who may seem similar yet fundamentally different. Charli XCX muses on the complexities of human connection, touching on themes of authenticity and vulnerability in interactions with others. The contrasting interests and perspectives of the characters in the song underscore the challenges of forming genuine connections amidst societal norms and personal differences.


The lyrics also touch upon the theme of creative expression, with references to writing poems and making music. The juxtaposition of artistic pursuits with social gatherings symbolizes the spectrum of experiences and interests that shape individual identities. The idea of coming together despite differences suggests a potential for mutual understanding and growth, as the characters navigate their relationship and sense of self through shared experiences and aspirations.


Overall, "Girl" encapsulates the uncertainty and fluidity of female identity, celebrating the multifaceted nature of womanhood while acknowledging the challenges and contradictions inherent in navigating one's place in the world. Through introspective lyrics and introspective questions, Charli XCX captures the complexities of being a girl in a society that often imposes limitations and expectations, ultimately leaving the listener to contemplate their own feelings and experiences within the context of the song's poignant exploration of identity and relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Navigating the complexities of womanhood can be incredibly puzzling


Girl, girl, girl, girl
Repetition emphasizes the struggle of understanding one's own identity as a woman


Man, I don't know, I'm just a girl
Expressing uncertainty and vulnerability in the face of societal expectations


Sometimes I think you might hate me
Questioning the intentions and emotions of others in a relationship


Maybe you just wanna be me
Exploring the complexities of envy and competition among women


You always say, 'Let's go out'
Highlighting the disconnect and lack of shared interests in a friendship


Can't tell if you wanna see me falling over and failing
Uncertainty about the support and motives of others in challenging situations


You're all about writing poems, but I'm about throwing parties
Acknowledging different preferences and interests between friends


Maybe we're so meant to be, just you and me
Contemplating the dynamics of friendship and compatibility despite differences




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Charlotte Emma Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Queencupid

Lorde’s verse:

Well honestly I was speechless
When I woke up to your voice now
You tell me how you’ve been feeling
Let’s work it out on the remix

You always say let’s go out
But then I cancel last minute
I was so lost in my head
And scared to be in your pictures

Cause for the last couple years
I’ve been at war in my body
I tried to starve myself thinner
And then I gained all the weight back

I was trapped in a hatred
And your life seemed so awesome
I never thought for a second
My voice was in your head

Girl, you walk like a bitch
When I was ten someone said that
And it’s just self defense
Until you’re building a weapon

She believed my projection
And now I totally get it
Forgot that inside the icon
There’s still a young girl from Essex

People say we’re alike
They say we’ve got the same hair
It’s you and me on the coin
The industry loves to spend

And when we put this to bed
The internet will go crazy
I’m glad I know how you feel
Cause I’d ride for you, Charli



@diyartopal3056

Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl
Man, I don't know, I'm just a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl

Yeah, I don't know if you like me
Sometimes I think you might hate me
Sometimes I think I might hate you
Maybe you just wanna be me
You always say, "Let's go out"
So we go eat at a restaurant
Sometimes it feels a bit awkward
'Cause we don't have much in common

People say we're alike
They say we've got the same hair
We talk about making music
But I don't know if it's honest
Can't tell if you wanna see me
Falling over and failing
And you can't tell what you're feeling
I think I know how you feel

Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl
Man, I don't know, I'm just a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl

Well, honestly, I was speechless
When I woke up to your voice note
You told me how you'd been feeling
Let's work it out on the remix
You'd always say, "Let's go out," but then I'd cancel last minute
I was so lost in my head and scared to be in the pictures
'Cause for the last couple years, I've been at war in my body
I tried to starve myself thinner and then I gained all the weight back
I was trapped in a hatred and your life seemed so awesome
I never thought for a second my voice was in your head
Girl, you walk like a bitch, when I was ten, someone said that
And it's just self defense until you're building a weapon
She believed my projection and now I totally get it
Forgot that inside that icon there's still a young girl from Essex

People say we're alike
They say we've got the same hair
It's you and me on the coin
The industry loves to spend
And when we put this to bed
The internet will go crazy
I'm glad I know how you feel
'Cause I ride for you, Charli

Girl (Charli), it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl, girl, girl
Girl, how do you feel being a girl?
Girl, girl
Man, I don't know, I'm just a girl
Girl, girl, girl, girl

Girl, girl (It's so confusing)
You know I ride for you too (It's so confusing)



All comments from YouTube:

@Queencupid

Lorde’s verse:

Well honestly I was speechless
When I woke up to your voice now
You tell me how you’ve been feeling
Let’s work it out on the remix

You always say let’s go out
But then I cancel last minute
I was so lost in my head
And scared to be in your pictures

Cause for the last couple years
I’ve been at war in my body
I tried to starve myself thinner
And then I gained all the weight back

I was trapped in a hatred
And your life seemed so awesome
I never thought for a second
My voice was in your head

Girl, you walk like a bitch
When I was ten someone said that
And it’s just self defense
Until you’re building a weapon

She believed my projection
And now I totally get it
Forgot that inside the icon
There’s still a young girl from Essex

People say we’re alike
They say we’ve got the same hair
It’s you and me on the coin
The industry loves to spend

And when we put this to bed
The internet will go crazy
I’m glad I know how you feel
Cause I’d ride for you, Charli

@definesilla

chills, teary eyes.

@aidasalazar9702

Omg the how I'm feeling now reference too 😭, this entire verse is straight up chills

@meghansullivan6812

The repeating “charli…charli” literally brings a tear to my eye

@sergioortiz8784

Ate the industry

@fartpotatoes

i thought it was write not ride 😭😭

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@rickochetz

This is like, the polar opposite of a diss track

@oxiary

is a mutual respect track

@thatsnotmyname4164

take notes kendrick and drake

@cameryngoodman3555

@@thatsnotmyname4164Kendrick doesn't need to work it out with a pdf

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