Girls With Guitars

Album: Tell Me Why (1993)
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  • She turned fifteen with great expectations
    Her older brother knew somethin' was up
    He caught her going through his record collection
    Lookin' at Hendricks like a love sick pup
    She begged and she pleaded 'till Dad finally listened
    He drove her in the car down to Sears Roebuck
    He bought her that guitar and that was the beginning
    Now she's down in the cellar with the amp turned up

    Girls with guitars
    Daddy's little angel
    Girls with guitars
    What's the world coming to?
    Girls with guitars
    Mothers tend to worry about
    Girls with guitars

    Well, Saturday nights she followed her brother
    It was socks and stockings on the old gym floor
    While everybody danced to garage band covers
    She was checking out riffs and memorizing chords
    She didn't care at all for the football heroes
    She didn't even notice the basketball stars
    Boys as a species were all a bunch of zeroes
    Except for the ones that played that guitar

    Girls with guitars
    She wasn't any debutante
    Girls with guitars
    She didn't go out for cheerleading
    Girls with guitars
    Boys are kinda nervous 'round
    Girls with guitars

    She went off to college, she got her degree
    Her parents breathed a sigh of great relief
    Daddy's thinking law school, Mother's thinking medicine
    Daughter's thinking how she's gonna break the news to them

    Now there's an old Chevy van just sitting in the driveway
    Filled to the gills with all her stuff
    She cut a deal with her brother to drive up the highway
    Figures New York City is close enough
    She gets the audition through a friend of a friend
    Who's checking out her legs saying, "This will never work!"
    She flips on her boogie and turns Writer/s: MARY CARPENTER, MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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