Every Girl Like Me

Album: The Incredible Machine (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song draws on reggae-inspired genres like dancehall and dub to illustrate an eccentric young woman. "I love the picture of what this girl is like because I do believe, much like the narrator believes, that there is a person for every person," Kirsten Bush told CMT News. "There might even be more than one, but I do believe in it. I'm a hopeless and helpless romantic. When that song started to unfold, we got to the bridge of it, and I was referencing dancehall, like hyip-dibi-dibi-dibi, hyip-dibi-dibi-dibi."
  • Jennifer Nettles told CMT News that she embraced the chance to write lyrics based on the dub rhythm of the actual words. "The lyrics themselves can just be fun words that sound really 'riki-tiki' to say," she noted. "It doesn't have to always have to make narrative sense but just have fun with having fun words. If you remember the Sugar Hill Gang [a pioneering hip hop group in the '70s check out Rapper's Delight], when everybody wanted to learn 'hip-hop-hippa-to-the-hippity-hip-hop.' Everybody wants to learn that. It's fun to say."

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