Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Girls In Our Town

Bob Hudson

Girls in our town, they just haven't a care
You see them on Saturday floating on air
Painting their toenails and washing their hair
Maybe tonight it'll happen

Girls in our town they leave school at fifteen
Work at the counter or behind the machine
And spend all their money on making a scene
They plan on going to England

Girls in our town go to parties in pairs
Sit 'round the barbecue, give themselves aires
Then they go to the bathroom with their girlfriend who cares
Girls in our town are so lonely

Girls in our town are too good for the pill
But if you keep asking they probably will
Sometimes they like you or else for the thrill
And explain it away in the morning

Girls in our town get no help from their men
No one can let them be sixteen again
Things might get better but it's hard to say when
If they only had someone to talk to

Girls in our town can be saucy and bold
At seventeen, no one is better to hold
Then they start havin' kids, start gettin' old
Girls in our town...
Girls in our town

Margaret Roadnight had a top 40 hit with this song in 1976.

I was unable to find a decent photograph of the writer of this song, Bob Hudson, but did discover this clip from the Paul Hogan show of Bob performing his even more famous, Newcastle Song.

1 comment:

  1. I lived in a town like this once - Rockwood, Tennessee. They had a fifty percent dropout rate in the high school in the 1970's. The girls got pregnant and the boys went to work. It was a cultural expectation on the part of the parents and grandparents. The girls had two of three kids by the time the reached age of 21. Some of these young mothers banded together and started a chapter of Planned Parenthood and began handing out contraceptives to the "girls in our town."