Sorry She's Mine
Small Faces Lyrics


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listen boy I'm telling you
leave that girl you're talking to
you may take her hand
I think you're doing fine
.....
I'm sorry she's mine

I know that she looks real good
and you'd leave her if you could
she may go around
and dance all the time
but hold down fella
I'm sorry she's mine

she may go away from me
for a little time
but she runs back home to me
just to prove she's mine

don't you try to wear my shoes
try it with her and you'll lose
find another girl
and stop wasting my time




and don't find .....
I'm sorry she's mine

Overall Meaning

In Small Faces's song "Sorry She's Mine," the singer warns a boy to leave the girl he's talking to alone because he is already with her. Despite acknowledging that the girl looks good and enjoys dancing, the singer insists that the boy should not waste his time because he is in love with her. The chorus repeats the line "I'm sorry she's mine," which conveys the sense that the singer feels almost apologetic that the boy cannot have the girl he desires.


The lyrics of "Sorry She's Mine" showcase the insecurity and possessiveness that can come with being in love. The singer is constantly worried that someone will come along and try to steal his girlfriend. He also seems to lack confidence in his own charm, as he assumes that anyone who tries to woo his girlfriend would be unsuccessful. These fears are common in relationships, especially in high school where the competition for partners can be intense. The song is a cautionary tale about the risks of getting involved with someone who is already taken and the emotions that can get tangled up in such a situation.


Line by Line Meaning

listen boy I'm telling you
Pay attention to what I'm about to say


leave that girl you're talking to
Break up with the girl you're with


you may take her hand
You might have a connection with her


I think you're doing fine
I don't think you're doing anything wrong


...
This part is unclear and could not be reworded


I'm sorry she's mine
I'm possessive of her


I know that she looks real good
I acknowledge she's attractive


and you'd leave her if you could
You would pursue her if she wasn't with me


she may go around
She might socialize with others


and dance all the time
She enjoys dancing frequently


but hold down fella
Stop what you're thinking about doing


I'm sorry she's mine
I am protective/possessive of her


she may go away from me
She might leave me temporarily


for a little time
For a brief period


but she runs back home to me
But she always comes back to me


just to prove she's mine
To show me that she chooses me


don't you try to wear my shoes
Don't try to be in my position


try it with her and you'll lose
You will not succeed with her


find another girl
Look for someone else to pursue


and stop wasting my time
Stop trying to pursue her and leave me alone


and don't find ...
This line ends abruptly and could not be reworded


I'm sorry she's mine
I am protective/possessive of her




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Tony England

Didn’t live in the 60s. Still the best voice ever. Steve Morriott had IT

Gordon Spence

The small faces had the tunes , the look and the attitude. . pure class ! The entipapathy of mod.. nobody came close !

Steve Dewar

One of their very best

Susy D

It's dancing time with the Small Faces...go girl!!!

Sara Sarah

im dancing all the time and
..woo hoo steve could have chatted me up and Kenney as well....all night long...

Toto Iskandar

The best group

Sara Sarah

INDEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!💜💜💜💜💜

Peter Beulke

Steve Marriot the best greatest white singer of all time

Stephanjnj

Energy put to sound.

Max Sugar

Like this Song, was the first what i heard from Small Faces. Steve ... forever.

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