Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys
Rose Murphy Lyrics


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Girls were made to take care of boys
To be kind and dutiful
Hmmm...
Girls were made to take care of boys
Made to share their sorrows
Made to share their joys
Made to help and guide them
With ever a patient hand

Made to give affection
In the right direction
(Always understand)

Now boys may think they take care of girls
Just because they pass on their fashions and their curls
But I've always found
It's just the other way around
(Other way around)

If you need the girl
And declare you do
(Tell her that you need her)
She'll be there
To take care of you
(She'll be there)
(Now boys may think they take care of girls
Just because they're clever with their fashions and their curls)




But I've always found
It's just the other way around

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Rose Murphy's song "Girls Were Made to Take Care of Boys" speak about traditional gender roles and the expectations placed upon women to take care of men. The lyrics proclaim that girls were made to be kind, dutiful, and to share in the sorrows and joys of their male counterparts. Murphy's lyrics suggest that it is the responsibility of women to help guide men with a patient hand and to always provide affection in the right direction.


The song's chorus states that while boys may think they take care of girls by sharing their fashions and other factors, in reality, it is the other way around. The lyrics suggest that when men need help, women are always there to take care of them, providing support and guidance.


One possible interpretation of the song is that it speaks to the societal expectations placed on women. Even though it appeared to be satire, it highlights how women at that time were primarily responsible for taking care of their husbands, children, and home, with limited individuality or economic power. The song reflects the idea of women's roles in the traditional patriarchal society and the challenges they faced.


Line by Line Meaning

Girls were made to take care of boys
Females are brought into this world to care for males


To be kind and dutiful
Women must be compassionate and obedient to fulfill their gender roles


Hmmm...
An expression of contemplation or doubt


Made to share their sorrows
Women are meant to empathize with men and help them through difficult times


Made to share their joys
Females are expected to partake in and celebrate the accomplishments and pleasures of men


Made to help and guide them
Women are obligated to assist and direct men as they navigate through life


With ever a patient hand
Females must remain calm and collected even in challenging situations


Made to give affection
Women should express their love and warmth towards men


In the right direction
Females must direct their affection towards men in socially acceptable ways


(Always understand)
Be sensitive and empathetic towards the needs of men


Now boys may think they take care of girls
Males might believe that they take care of females


Just because they pass on their fashions and their curls
Simply because they provide fashion trends and hairstyles to women


But I've always found
In the singer's experience, it has been opposite


It's just the other way around
Actually, it's women who take care of men


(Other way around)
In contrast to what is commonly believed


If you need the girl
If you require a woman's assistance


And declare you do
And communicate your need to her


(Tell her that you need her)
Verbally express your dependence on her


She'll be there
The woman will be present for you


To take care of you
To aid you and cater to your needs


(She'll be there)
The woman will remain devoted and attentive to you


(Now boys may think they take care of girls
Again, males may think they take care of women


Just because they're clever with their fashions and their curls)
Due to their ability to provide trendy clothes and hairdos


But I've always found
However, in the artist's experience


It's just the other way around
Females take care of males




Writer(s): Ralph Blane

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Comments from YouTube:

Maxime Jacoby

she' s just perfect

Fernanda

Great song and very interesting singer!!! Remids me of Blossom Dearie!! Thanks for posting!!!

Joe hallen

I DID NOT KNOW SHE KEPT TIME WITH HER FEET. WHAT A MAGNIFICENT RENDITION.!!

Animalkisser

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!

Tim Sheridan

Terrific!

George Strum

That knocking sound was her feet.  She kept time with her feet.

Arthur Throovest

Yes... great to hear her feet a bit more prominent. Found it difficult to find musicians to work with her [female.. black.. Noo Yoik... get the picture] so her tap shoes under the piano were just perfect. Better than some of the drummers I play against!

Cínthia L

ahhh =( i can´t find any mp3 from her!

Alan Fox

ilike to see a man try to do that nowadays in the song or any lady chained to the kitchen sink.

Rosie The smurf

my name is rose murphy lol

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