Scritti Politti – The Word Girl


The third time baby that I came to you
For oh you found my love for you
The first time baby that I came to you
Oh, oh, oh, I knew
In a world of broken rules
The girl is no ideal
When it was never yours
And watch her name appear
The first time baby that I came to you

Swore I’d do things that you want me to
She found a place for you
Oh how
Oh how
To do what I should do
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
A girl without a cause
The third time baby that I came to you
Oh how
Oh, oh, oh, I knew
Your flesh and blood
For oh you found my love for you
Your flesh and blood
To long for you to hear
A word for you to use
Oh how
Oh how your flesh and blood became the word
A name the girl outgrew
A name for what you lose
Along her chain of fools
Your flesh and blood

Your flesh and blood
Swore I’d do things that you want me to
The girl was never real
Oh how

It’s a word for what you do
She stands for your abuse
Your flesh and blood
The last time baby that I came to you
The last time baby that I came to you
The second time baby that I came to you
Your flesh and blood
Oh how
I open up my heart
Oh how your flesh and blood became the word
The second time baby that I came to you