Homely Girl
The Chi-Lites Lyrics


It must have broke your poor little heart
When the boys used to say,
You looked better in the dark.
Oooh but now they'd give all they learnt in school
To be somewhere in the dark with you (Oh yes they would)

You know the teacher would ask the questions
And you, would always raise your hand
Oooh but somehow you never got your turn
And my eyes would fill with water, inside I'd burn (Oh yes I did)


(Chorus)

Homely girl, She was so lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yes lonely girl
Homely girl you used to be lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yeah


There was a boy who used to sit beside you
Who'd like to hold that place his whole life through
Oooh you were beautiful to me
You had a heart no one could ever see, oh yes you did


I was the only one who offered
To carry your books
Took all the stares and laughter
With the dirty looks
But I saw then what they see now
They all want to ask you for a date
They don't know how, they don't know how


(Chorus)

Homely girl, She was so lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yes lonely girl
Homely girl you used to be lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yeah


Oooh first they want a chance to hold you
Then they want a chance to try to control you
Oh no, don't you know I got to say it

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: EUGENE RECORD, STANLEY WAYNE MCKENNEY

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Gorgeous Lady

It must have broke your poor little heart
When the boys used to say,
You looked better in the dark.
Oooh but now they'd give all they learnt in school
To be somewhere in the dark with you (Oh yes they would)
You know the teacher would ask the questions
And you, would always raise your hand
Oooh but somehow you never got your turn
And my eyes would fill with water, inside I'd burn (Oh yes I did)
Homely girl, She was so lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yes lonely girl
Homely girl you used to be lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yeah
There was a boy who used to sit beside you
Who'd like to hold that place his whole life through
Oooh you were beautiful to me
You had a heart no one could ever see, oh yes you did
I was the only one who offered
To carry your books
Took all the stares and laughter
With the dirty looks
But I saw then what they see now
They all want to ask you for a date
They don't know how, they don't know how
Homely girl, She was so lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yes lonely girl
Homely girl you used to be lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yeah
Oooh first they want a chance to hold you
Then they want a chance to try to control you
Oh no, don't you know I got to say it.



Jan den Hartog

It must have broke your poor little heart
When the boys used to say,
You looked better in the dark.
Oooh but now they'd give all they learnt in school
To be somewhere in the dark with you (Oh yes they would)
You know the teacher would ask the questions
And you, would always raise your hand
Oooh but somehow you never got your turn
And my eyes would fill with water, inside I'd burn (Oh yes I did)
Homely girl, She was so lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yes lonely girl
Homely girl you used to be lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yeah
There was a boy who used to sit beside you
Who'd like to hold that place his whole life through
Oooh you were beautiful to me
You had a heart no one could ever see, oh yes you did
I was the only one who offered
To carry your books
Took all the stares and laughter
With the dirty looks
But I saw then what they see now
They all want to ask you for a date
They don't know how, they don't know how
Homely girl, She was so lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yes lonely girl
Homely girl you used to be lonely
You're a beautiful woman oh yeah
Oooh first they want a chance to hold you
Then they want a chance to try to control you
Oh no, don't you know I got to say it.



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euphrates556

No one can write and arrange love songs like Eugene Record. The vocal arrangements are close to perfection. The Chi-lites' songs never degraded women or anyone else. Pure soul music at it's best. Wish we had music like this today.

john bono

they showed male vulnerability in hits like oh girl, have you seen her and coldest days of my life.

STEVEN Langdon-Griffiths

What a nice thing to say

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Phynnr

Very well said @euphrates556

Wayne Johanson

@Doreen Purcell I always thought Eugene was a musical genius.

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Sharon Mckenna

I bought this record when it came out. I played it non stop. Love this song and soul music of the 70's

Chrissy Oakleypalmer

Beautiful song, great vocals and harmonies. The Chilites made some amazing songs.

John Mc Cann

I was so in love with a girl in school when this song came out.She would come into the classroom and I would be overwhelmed.I daydreamed about her,I could'nt stop thinking about her all day and all night everywhere I went.She was like an Angel sent from heaven.I thought my heart would burst when she was close or had to sit next to me.Her name was Sandy.She never knew and I was so intraverted,too shy to even try to ask her out.This song brings it all back to me.I hope she is happy wherever she is.

john walsh

I have always loved this record from when it was first released, there's something touching about a man who sensitively loves a woman

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