Good Girl

Good Girl

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Liner Notes: 

There was nothing 'off the cuff' here. I worked the lyrics hard, making sure I went over them until I found the best way to express what I wanted to say, using appropriate rhymes without being predictable (I hate it when songs rhyme girl with world! Snore....) using a feminist topic that I'm currently dealing with and hope is relatable to others.

Simple retro style bass line (I read a quote that every good song starts with a great bassline - and I agree the bass is a much under-rated instrument! Think 'Good Times' by Chic, it just wouldn't be the same song).

This song is destined for the mixing desk as my hubby needs songs to produce for his new job - so I also wanted to write something that would 'produce itself'. Looking forward to playing my bass and digging out my Betty Boop vocals for this one...

Thanks for listening x

Lyrics: 

GOOD GIRL
(c) 2020 Georgie Cooper
All Rights Reserved

I’m a good girl
That’s how young ladies behave
I have the rules learned
You see that’s how I was trained

What would you do
If I stopped

Being a good girl
Stay kind try not to assert
A medal to earn
Now be nice and iron your skirt

What would you do
If I stopped

Bridge
Coz I can be bad
I could find ways
of making you pay
I can be mean
All of your lies I could reveal

Lucky for you that’s not me

Coz I’m a good girl
Sure it’s preferred I should be
It’s a cruel curse
Conforming is the whole thing

What would you do
If I stopped

Bridge
Coz I can be bad
I could find ways
of making you pay
I can be mean
All of your lies I could reveal

Lucky for you that’s not me

Coz I’m a good girl
Nuture made me this way
I’m a good girl
That’s how I guess I will stay



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

So good to hear you again. Big topic to start on! Very hooky guitar there. Well done.

cindyrella's picture

From one good girl to another! This is fabulous! Great guitar and such a good song!

metalfoot's picture

BOOM. Strong lyrics and a great guitar line and melody here make this an instant Georgie classic! LOVE LOVE LOVE that bridge... WOW.

billwhite51's picture

fabulous job developing the dynamics from a simple bass riff to full on melodic surge and final resting unto that cradle of a bass line.

Gwyn Jones's picture

Wahey! This is gooooooood Georgie! Very controlled playing and great lyrics and vox...funnily enough I've just posted here a redo of one of our back catalogue songs that seemed apposite...catch you later!

kahlo2013's picture

Love that bass line and kind of cool sultry torch song feel that you convey. Great phrasing and delivery with that alternating sparse and driving guitar riff. Wonderful insight in the lyric! Really well done song that addressed that complex duality that I suspect lies deep within many of us ... if only we all had the courage to bring out that other side of our selves!

Great song, your vocals bring a lot of energy and take on the lyrics perfectly. The instrumental is cool and gives the song a good feel. Enjoyable listen!

LisaMarie777's picture

I enjoyed this one so much. I love the feminist message. Your voice is amazing and your phrasings are so spot on with the message and emotional aspects of the song. The guitar is brilliant too...delivered all so well and perfectly.

(Apologies if you ever hear a song of mine rhyming girl and world, haha! I actually save "squirrel" to rhyme with "girl").

aneilm's picture

What a fantastic song Georgie! Great guitar work and tricky vocals nicely produced too! Have an awesome 5090!

IA's picture

I like the bass trek before the strum. Gives the whole thing a lot of character.

Those vocals are brilliant. So strong. And I like the juxtaposition in the lyrics and how there's a little twist, little bait and switch. Biggrin

Excellent!

adamh's picture

Great song Georgie, love the hooky vocal melody in the verse around that guitar riff. Very well crafted song.

johnstaples's picture

Awesome song Georgie! What a killer musical hook that bass line delivers. The song is done and, in my head, that line is still bouncing off the walls!!! Really tight lyrics...your hard work paid off! "Good Girl" is a really powerful lyrical hook too! And, as usual, your performance is off-the-charts excellent! Wonderful work here!