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What It Feels Like For A Girl


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(intro:)

Girls can wear jeans

And cut their hair short

Wear shirts and boots

Cause it's okay to be a boy

 

But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading

Cause you think being a girl is degrading

But secretly

You'd love to know what it's like

Wouldn't you?

What it feels like for a girl

 

Silky smooth

Lips as sweet as candy, baby

Tight blue jeans

Skin that shows in patches

 

Strong inside but you don't know it

Good little girls they never show it

When you open up your mouth to speak

Could you be a little weak

 

Do you know what it feels like

for a girl

Do you know what it feels like in this world

for a girl

 

Hair that twirls on finger tips so gently, baby

Hands that rest on jutting hips repenting

Hurt that's not supposed to show and

Tears that fall when no one knows

When you're trying hard to be your best

Could you be a little less

 

Do you know what it feels like

for a girl

Do you know what it feels like in this world

for a girl

Do you know what it feels like

for a girl

Do you know what it feels like in this world

What it feels like for a girl

 

Strong inside but you don't know it

Good little girls they never show it

When you open up your mouth to speak

Could you be a little weak

 

Do you know what it feels like

for a girl

Do you know what it feels like in this world

for a girl

Do you know what it feels like

for a girl

Do you know what it feels like in this world

for a girl

 

In this world

Do you know

Do you know

Do you know what it feels like

for a girl

What it feels like in this world

 

Credits

Written by Madonna and Guy Sigsworth

Produced by Madonna, Guy Sigsworth and Mark -Spike- Stent

Programming, guitars and keyboards by Guy Sigsworth

 

The intro is an excerpt from the movie 'The Cement Garden'. The words are spoken by actrice Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of Serge -je t'aime moi non plus- Gainsbourg. Madonna got her inspiration for the song after seeing this particular scene.

Album

Music, the album

Music

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GHV2

Single

What It Feels Like For A Girl, the singleMadonna sure knows what it feels like for a girl, having made her way in an all-male world. Inspired by a scene from the movie 'The Cement Garden' she wrote about the complexities of a girl's life. The song was released in the spring of 2001 as the third single from Music. It peaked at #7 (UK), #23 (US), #2 (Canada) and #6 (Japan). A spanish version, called Lo Que Siente La Mujer, appeared on one of the maxi-singles.

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Video

What It Feels Like For A Girl, the videoMadonna and her husband Guy Ritchie had their first professional collaboration when they decided to let Guy direct the video for What It Feels. Since Guy has only done gangster movies so far, many fans reacted surprised after hearing he would direct the video for this beautiful ballad. The result of the three day video shoot in LA in February, was a little gangster movie of his own. Not the ballad from the album was used, but instead the dancy Above & Beyond remix, which leaves out all the lyrics except the chorus. "This is an angry song and I wanted a matching visual with an edgy dance mix." Madonna said. "In the video I play a nihilistic pissed off chick acting out a fantasy and doing things girls are not allowed to do." And quite some fantasy it is! We see Madonna pick up an old lady from a retirement home (called Ol' Kuntz Guest Home) and then leave with a yellow Camaro sportscar (with licence plate 'pussy' in front and 'cat' in the back) for a joy ride. She crashes a guy's car, steals money using a stun gun, shoots cops with a squirt gun, blows up a gas station,... "It's a violent video, not something you want to see before going to sleep" Liz Rosenberg commented. In the US, MTV and VH1 decided to ban the video after only one airing on april 21st. AOL streamed the video at the same time. MTV Europe did play the video, but only after 10 pm. Other music channels showed it in the daytime. It was only the second M video to be completely banned by MTV US; Justify My Love being the first. Erotica got airplay after midnight.

 

Tour

What It Feels Like For A Girl @ Drowned World TourThe theme of What It Feels Like For A Girl was definitely the main motive of the Drowned World Tour. First she appears as a cyberpunk girl, rocking on stage and standing up to her men, even toying with them (during Beautiful Stranger). When she returns as a Geisha girl she's put down on her knees for her male master, who defeats her during Nobody's Perfect. She fights back during Sky Fits Heaven and shoots another evil (male) spirit in Mer Girl. Before she transforms into a cowgirl, we finally get to hear What It Feels, but in a remix version. On screen we see an animated video, which shows a girl having a hard time, running from evil, with painful memories, images of rape,... Though in the end it turns out to be a bad dream. The video is part of the Manga movie called Perfect Blue.

In the last part of the show Madonna is a Spanish Senorita and sings Lo Que Siente La Mujer. The show ends with the last shot of the WIFLFAG video.

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