Hello Little Girl
Gavin Creel Lyrics


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Good day, young lady
Good day, Mr. Wolf

Mm
Uh
Look at that flesh
Pink and plump
Hello, little girl
Tender and fresh
Not one lump
Hello, little girl
This one's especially lush
Delicious

Hello, little girl
What's your rush?
You're missing all the flowers
The sun won't set for hours
Take your time

Mother said
"Straight ahead,"
Not to delay
Or be misled

But slow, little girl
Hark, and hush
The birds are singing sweetly
You'll miss the birds completely
You're traveling so fleetly

Grandmother first
Then Miss Plump
What a delectable couple
Utter perfection
One brittle, one supple
One moment, my dear

Mother said
"Come what may
Follow the path
And never stray"

Just so, little girl
Any path
So many worth exploring
Just one would be so boring
And look what you're ignoring

Think of those crisp
Aging bones
Then something fresh on the palate
Think of that scrumptious carnality
Twice in one day
There's no possible way
To describe what you feel
When you're talking to your meal

Mother said
Not to stray
Still, I suppose
A small delay
Granny might like
A fresh bouquet

Goodbye, Mr. Wolf
Goodbye, little girl




And hello
Ah-woo

Overall Meaning

The song "Hello Little Girl" by Gavin Creel is a striking rendition of the classic fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood." The lyrics, though seemingly innocent, convey the seduction and power dynamic between the wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. The opening lines, "Good day young lady, good day, Mr. Wolf," set the tone for the obscure meeting between the two characters. The wolf, visibly intrigued by Little Red Riding Hood's beauty, lures her into a fabled journey of self-discovery and temptation. The repetitious lyrics of "Hello, little girl" only project the wolf's hunger and thirst for Little Red Riding Hood, making it hard to ignore the wolf's sly intentions. The song, masterfully crafted, invites the listener into the wolf's mind, revealing his primal desires, and allowing us to hear and resist his calls like never before.


As the song progresses, the listener picks up the points of view of the three female characters in the story. Mother's view is strict and unyielding, urging Little Red Riding Hood to "not delay, or be misled" on her journey. In contrast, Little Red Riding Hood's "slow, little girl" mindset urges her to "hark and hush" to the sweet songs of the birds and "think of those crisp, fresh bones." Her young mind wants to experience life fully and explore every path, yet Granny, aged and frail, would love a "fresh bouquet." The song ends with the lines "Goodbye, Mr. Wolf, Goodbye, little girl, and hello," signifying the end of the song and the end of Little Red Riding Hood's adventure into the forest.


Line by Line Meaning

Good day, young lady
Greetings to the young girl


Good day, Mr. Wolf
Greetings to Mr. Wolf


Mm
Sound of Wolf relishing the girl's flesh


Uh
Another sound of Wolf enjoying the situation


Look at that flesh
The wolf is evaluating the girl's body


Pink and plump
Appreciating the girl's appearance


Hello, little girl
Greets the girl again


Tender and fresh
The girl looks healthy and young


Not one lump
The girl's body is perfect for the wolf's taste


Hello, little girl
Greets the girl again


This one's especially lush
The wolf is particularly fond of this girl


Delicious
The wolf finds her tasty


Hello, little girl
Greets the girl again


What's your rush?
Asks the girl why she is in a hurry


You're missing all the flowers
Tries to distract the girl from her path


The sun won't set for hours
Tells the girl to enjoy the sunny day


Take your time
Persuades the girl to slow down


Mother said
The girl's mother gave her instructions


"Straight ahead,"
The girl should follow a direct path


Not to delay
She should not waste any time


Or be misled
She should not be distracted or deceived


But slow, little girl
The wolf wants her to go even slower


Hark, and hush
The wolf tells her to listen carefully


The birds are singing sweetly
He tries to distract her with nature


You'll miss the birds completely
She will miss the whole experience if she goes too fast


You're traveling so fleetly
She is going too fast


Grandmother first
The wolf knows her plans


Then Miss Plump
Another person the wolf plans to eat


What a delectable couple
The wolf thinks they are both delicious


Utter perfection
The wolf approves of his potential meal choices


One brittle, one supple
The two women have different textures of flesh


One moment, my dear
Attempts to stall the girl


Mother said
Recalls what her mother instructed her


"Come what may
Pursue your goal unswervingly


Follow the path
Stay on the course set by your mother


And never stray"
Do not get sidetracked


Just so, little girl
Agrees that she should not stray


Any path
Suggests that there are multiple paths to take


So many worth exploring
Encourages her to try new things


Just one would be so boring
Her current path is uninteresting


And look what you're ignoring
The girl is missing out on things on her journey


Think of those crisp
The wolf is thinking of his prey


Aging bones
The older prey is not as desirable


Then something fresh on the palate
The girl is more desirable to eat


Think of that scrumptious carnality
The wolf is relishing the thought of eating her


Twice in one day
The wolf has already had a meal today


There's no possible way
The wolf can't resist the chance for another meal


To describe what you feel
The wolf cannot convey his excitement


When you're talking to your meal
The wolf is talking to his prey


Mother said
The girl's mother is brought up again


Not to stray
The wolf reminds her to not go off the path


Still, I suppose
The wolf is considering an alternative


A small delay
Suggests to the girl to take a small break


Granny might like
The wolf uses Granny as a way to persuade the girl


A fresh bouquet
To pick some flowers for Granny


Goodbye, Mr. Wolf
The girl says goodbye to the wolf


Goodbye, little girl
The wolf says goodbye to the girl


And hello
The wolf anticipates his next meal


Ah-woo
The wolf howls to communicate something (not clearly defined in this context)




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Stephen Sondheim

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