Georgy Girl
The Seekers Lyrics


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Hey there, Georgy girl
Swinging down the street so fancy-free
Nobody you meet could ever see the loneliness there inside you
Hey there, Georgy girl
Why do all the boys just pass you by?
Could it be you just don't try or is it the clothes you wear?

You're always window shopping but never stopping to buy
So shed those dowdy feathers and fly a little bit

Hey there, Georgy girl
There's another Georgy deep inside
Bring out all the love you hide and, oh, what a change there'd be
The world would see a new Georgy girl

Hey there, Georgy girl
Dreaming of the someone you could be
Life is a reality, you can't always run away
Don't be so scared of changing and rearranging yourself
It's time for jumping down from the shelf a little bit

Hey there, Georgy girl
There's another Georgy deep inside
Bring out all the love you hide and, oh, what a change there'd be
The world would see a new Georgy girl

(Hey there, Georgy girl)
Wake up, Georgy girl
(Hey there, Georgy girl)
Come on, Georgy girl




(Hey there, Georgy girl)
Wake up, Georgy girl

Overall Meaning

The Seekers' Georgy Girl is a song about a young woman named Georgy who is feeling lonely despite the fact that she struts down the street "fancy-free," with no cares in the world. The lyrics suggest that nobody can see the loneliness inside her. Perhaps, Georgy is hiding behind a façade of joy and freedom, but in reality, she's struggling with loneliness. Could it be that Georgy's upbeat and carefree demeanor is a mask for deeper struggles, her insecurities and fears?


The lyrics go on to say that although Georgy is attractive, the boys still pass her by. The writer asks if it is maybe the clothes she wears or if she is not even trying to win the boys' affection. The writer is trying to encourage Georgy to be more confident, to show off her beauty, and not to be afraid to make herself available.


The song concludes with the writer inspiring Georgy to find another side of herself - her other hidden aspects of herself. They are encouraging her to be herself and to come out of her shell. If only she could reveal all the love she hides, the world would see a new Georgy girl. Overall, the song is about self-confidence, self-love, and pushing yourself to step into the light and be seen.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey there, Georgy girl
Greetings, unnoticed girl named Georgy.


Swinging down the street so fancy-free
Walking confidently through the streets.


Nobody you meet could ever see the loneliness there inside you
No one can see the inner sadness you carry in your heart.


Why do all the boys just pass you by?
Why do potential suitors show no interest in you?


Could it be you just don't try or is it the clothes you wear?
Maybe it's your lack of effort or your fashion choices that deter them.


You're always window shopping but never stopping to buy
You love to look at things but never commit to purchasing anything.


So shed those dowdy feathers and fly a little bit
Ditch your conservative appearance and take some risks.


There's another Georgy deep inside
You have another side to yourself that you hide from the world.


Bring out all the love you hide and, oh, what a change there'd be
Express your affection openly, and your life will improve significantly.


The world would see a new Georgy girl
If you opened up, you would reveal a whole new side of yourself to the world.


Dreaming of the someone you could be
Fantasizing about a version of yourself that doesn't currently exist.


Life is a reality, you can't always run away
Life is what you make of it; you can't always escape your problems.


Don't be so scared of changing and rearranging yourself
You mustn't be afraid to change and evolve as a person.


It's time for jumping down from the shelf a little bit
It's time to take some risks and step outside your comfort zone.


Wake up, Georgy girl
It's time to face reality and awaken the dormant Georgy inside.


Come on, Georgy girl
Encouragement to act and be true to oneself.


Wake up, Georgy girl
Once again, a plea to break free from your shell and embrace life.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JIM DALE, TOM SPRINGFIELD

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