Video Girl
Grits Lyrics


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You a video girl
(You must be kidding me girl)
You a video girl
(You must be kidding me girl)
Video girl create your own world
The only one in existence is you
No one's resistant to you
You and only you and you
Seem like a dream on the screen
Tantalize and titillate
Video girl of the world

She was slightly dressed
Out to impress, ready to party
Gettin casted for tha club scenes dyin to shake her body
To get on tha set
She compromised for tha dollas
Dancin freaky with tha rappers obsessed with poppin collers
Bought some hair and nails
Found some dudes that rap
While she's rockin tha tiny shorts and tha shirt from baby gap
Misinformed adolescent
She was teenage old
Never told of her inner goal
When she was wrongfully clothed
Just a jewel that got appraised by unqualified guys
They lied, shotload, don't kno her worth in God's eyes
Fellas after tha flesh, they ain't goin' see wat I'm gettin
'Cause they measure every girl by these video women

I'm sick of all they constant bouncin then they say
We disrespectful 'cause we crave em with our instant
Pouncin the money drive em to mishaps and under
They thongs lie decay and collapse no morals perhaps
The scenery's pretty the suns shining it's nice out
A pretty girl freakin on a pimp who'd knock her lights out

Gangsta with gold fronts and the girl he's advancin on
Would rather run him over with the truck she's dancing on
And he'd be hurt up pretty badly I must say word up
It ain't over bone is third up
Don't debate it I know they hate being affiliated
To this world they created with facades that leave you devastated

The glamorous life price for your souls rest
Simple mentality in a world complex
Star studded reality 5 minutes or less
Broken dreams and ambitions lost with respect
She was an innocent queen with rubber bands and berets
Young diva runnin things commanding every step
Then the pace picked up and she learned to be fast
Short skirt tight clothes good spirit turned bad
Hollywood caught a glimpse of your beauty untamed
At the cost you played whatever price you paid
Through away your identity even changed your name




In your world of fame child you need to be shamed
In tha world of fame

Overall Meaning

The song Video Girl by Grits is a commentary on the objectification and exploitation of young women in the entertainment industry, specifically in music videos. The song describes how video girls create their own world, where they are the only ones that exist, and how they tantalize and titillate through their onscreen presence. The lyrics also touch on the idea of the video girl being a misinformed adolescent who has been misled and wrongly clothed, leading to her being appraised by unqualified men who do not value her true worth in God's eyes. The chorus repeats the phrase "You a video girl (you must be kidding me girl)," emphasizing the disbelief and disappointment at the degrading portrayal of women in music videos and the entertainment industry as a whole.


Throughout the song, Grits urges listeners to see beyond the glitz and glam of the industry and recognize the negative effects it has on young women. They criticize the rappers and gangsters who objectify women and use their bodies for personal gain. The song expresses a deep concern for the loss of individuality and identity that video girls go through in their pursuit of fame, and the importance of recognizing their value and worth beyond their physical appearance.


Overall, Video Girl is a poignant critique of the entertainment industry and its treatment of women, urging listeners to see the humanity beyond the screen and to value women for who they truly are.


Line by Line Meaning

You a video girl
The singer finds it hard to believe that the listener is a video girl


Video girl create your own world
Being a video girl means creating your own world where you are the only one in existence and no one can resist you


Seem like a dream on the screen
On the screen, video girls appear to be like a dream - tantalizing and titillating


Tantalize and titillate, Video girl of the world
Video girls tantalize and titillate their viewers, and they are a phenomenon all over the world


She was slightly dressed
The girl being described was dressed in a risqué way


Out to impress, ready to party
She was dressed to impress and to go out and party


Gettin casted for tha club scenes dyin to shake her body
She was auditioning for scenes in a club, and she was eager to show off her dancing skills


To get on tha set
She was willing to do whatever it takes to get on the set


She compromised for tha dollas
She compromised her morals for money


Dancin freaky with tha rappers obsessed with poppin collers
She danced in a provocative way with rappers who were obsessed with showing off their wealth


Bought some hair and nails
She bought hair extensions and nail enhancements to look more glamorous


Found some dudes that rap
She found some men who were rappers


While she's rockin tha tiny shorts and tha shirt from baby gap
She was wearing tiny shorts and a shirt from a children's clothing store in an attempt to look sexy


Never told of her inner goal
She was never told about her true calling or potential


Just a jewel that got appraised by unqualified guys
She was seen as a valuable object by men who were not qualified to appreciate her true worth


Fellas after tha flesh, they ain't goin' see wat I'm gettin
Men who are only interested in physical pleasure won't understand what the artist is saying


'Cause they measure every girl by these video women
Men compare every woman to video girls and other unrealistic standards


I'm sick of all they constant bouncin then they say
The singer is tired of men constantly bouncing around and then acting like they are respectful


We disrespectful 'cause we crave em with our instant
Men are disrespectful because they want instant gratification and will do anything to get it


Pouncin the money drive em to mishaps and under
Men's quest for money leads them to make mistakes and fall short of their aspirations


They thongs lie decay and collapse no morals perhaps
Women who wear thongs and other revealing clothing are often seen as immoral


The scenery's pretty the suns shining it's nice out
The environment around them is bright and beautiful


A pretty girl freakin on a pimp who'd knock her lights out
A beautiful girl is dancing provocatively with a pimp who would harm her if she refused


Gangsta with gold fronts and the girl he's advancin on
A gangster who has gold teeth is making advances on a girl


Would rather run him over with the truck she's dancing on
She would rather harm him than continue to dance with him


And he'd be hurt up pretty badly I must say word up
He would be seriously hurt if she acted on her impulse


Don't debate it I know they hate being affiliated
People don't like being associated with this kind of behavior


To this world they created with facades that leave you devastated
This world of video girls leaves people feeling disillusioned and disturbed


The glamorous life price for your souls rest
The glamorous life comes at the cost of your soul's rest


Simple mentality in a world complex
People who are simple-minded are at a disadvantage in a complex world


Star studded reality 5 minutes or less
Fame is fleeting and doesn't last long


Broken dreams and ambitions lost with respect
People's dreams and ambitions are often destroyed when they lose respect for themselves


She was an innocent queen with rubber bands and berets
She used to be an innocent queen who wore rubber bands and berets


Young diva runnin things commanding every step
She was a young diva who was in control of everything she did


Then the pace picked up and she learned to be fast
As she became more famous, she learned to move quickly and take advantage of opportunities


Short skirt tight clothes good spirit turned bad
She started wearing revealing clothes, which changed her from someone with a good spirit to someone who was bad


Hollywood caught a glimpse of your beauty untamed
Hollywood saw her potential to be beautiful and untamed


At the cost you played whatever price you paid
She paid a high cost to become famous


Through away your identity even changed your name
She lost her identity and even changed her name to become more famous


In your world of fame child you need to be shamed
The artist believes that she should be ashamed of what she has become in her world of fame


In tha world of fame
This is the world that the artist is referring to - the world of fame




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: MICHAEL LENEAR BOYER II, OTTO MONTGOMERY PRICE JR., RIC ROBBINS, STACY BERNARD JONES, TERON DAVID CARTER

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