The Word Girl

Album: Cupid & Psyche '85 (1985)
Charted: 6

Songfacts®:

  • According to Scritti Politti leader Green Gartside, this song is about the word "girl," and what it represents.
  • This was Scritti Politti's biggest UK hit and only one of 2 Top-10 hits for the outfit, the other being "Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)," which reached #10. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Graham - Huddersfield, England, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Mark from San Francisco, CaCupid and Psyche '85 was quite a remarkable album (which is where 'The Word Girl' was taken). It pushed the limits of sequencing and synthesizers due to Green's perfectionist nature.
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