the girl so confusing version with lorde
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, 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, how do you feel being a girl?
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 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 tense, 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 spin
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 (Charli, Charli)

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
(It's so confusing)
Girl, girl




You know I ride for you too
(It's so confusing-ing)

Overall Meaning

"Girl So Confusing" by Charli XCX featuring Lorde is a poignant exploration of the complexities and challenges of being a girl in today's society. The repeated refrain of "Girl, it's so confusing sometimes to be a girl" emphasizes the struggles and uncertainties that come with navigating one's identity and relationships as a girl. The use of repetition throughout the song underscores the ongoing internal conflict and external pressures faced by girls.


The lyrics delve into themes of self-doubt and insecurities, as the singers grapple with their feelings towards themselves and each other. Lines like "I don't know if you like me / Sometimes I think you might hate me" and "Can't tell if you wanna see me / Falling over and failing" capture the complexities of female friendships and the fear of not being accepted or understood by others. There is a constant questioning of intentions and emotions, reflecting the internal turmoil of the singers.


The song also touches on issues of body image and self-esteem, as one of the singers opens up about their struggles with body image and the comparison to the seemingly perfect life of the other. The juxtaposition of outward appearances and inner struggles adds depth to the narrative, highlighting the facade of perfection often projected in the media. The singers' vulnerability and honesty in sharing their insecurities bring a sense of rawness and authenticity to the song.


Ultimately, "Girl So Confusing" is a powerful ode to the complexities of girlhood and the importance of understanding and supporting one another. The acknowledgment of shared experiences and the solidarity between the singers convey a message of empathy and compassion. The collaboration between Charli XCX and Lorde brings a unique perspective on the challenges faced by girls in a world that often expects them to conform to certain standards. The song encourages listeners to embrace their individuality and empathize with the struggles of others, fostering a sense of unity and understanding in the face of confusion and uncertainty.




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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