Don’t You Know About That Girl? by Tension

Another old song from the first Sheffield band I was in called tension. This is one of my favourites. I particularly love the words which are about a boyfriend jealously warning another guy (who’s been eyeing his girlfriend up all night) to leave off.

His words are more boastful and arrogant than angry or threatening and I love the irony that if he really believed the words he was saying, there would be absolutely no need to say them.

In my opinion this song is a top quality pop song, skilfully written, which tragically, few have heard (so far).

Don’t You Know About That Girl? by Tension.mp3 Copyright Tension 1983 2008

Lyrics (Copyright Paddy Wilkinson 1983 2008)

Hey you, what’s on your mind? I can see do you think I’m blind?
Now you’ve been watching that girl all night long
Well it shows, what you’re thinking or is it just the beer your drinking?
It’s plain to see that look in your eye
Come a little closer, a word in your ear

Don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine

Well I know she looks all right – the way she wears her clothes so tight
Now you’ve been hoping to get to know her tonight
You followed her across the floor, hoping for something more
Than just a dance – a take a chance oh ho
Let me pass, some information to you

Don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine

I’m sorry friend, it’s got to end
Your gonna have to turn your attention to another girl
This one I can trust and pretty soon she must be back with me to take her home

Well don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine

Well don’t you know about that girl?
She’s got something special – she’s not the hurting kind.
Well don’t you know about that girl?
Haven’t you heard?
Haven’t you heard she’s mine?
She’s mine
She’s mine
She’s mine

Well she’s mine (she’s mine)
Well she’s mine (she’s mine)
So get off (she’s mine)
Cos she’s mine

Don’t You Know About That Girl? by Tension.mp3 Copyright Tension 1983 2008

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