Once on This Island - Some Girls Lyrics

Broadway production (1990)
Once on This Island the Musical - Some Girls Lyrics

(Music by Stephen Flaherty and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens)

Some girls
Take hours
To paint every perfect nail
Fragrant as flowers
All powdered
And prim and pale
But you are as wild
As that wind-blown tree
As dark and as deep as the
Midnight sea
While they're busy dressing
You lie here warm and bold
Some girls you picture
Some you hold

Some girls
Take courses
At all the best schools in France
Rising their horses
And learning their modern dance
They're clever and cultured
And worldly wise
But you see the world
Through a child's wide eyes
While they're dreams are grand ones
You want what's just in reach
Some girls you learn from
Some you teach

You are not small talk
Or shiny cars
Or mirrors
Or French cologne
You are the river
The moon
The stars
You're no one else
I've ever known

Some girls
Take pleasure
In buying a fine trousseau
Counting each treasure
And tying each tiny bow
They hold their futures
With perfumed hands
While you face the future
With no demands
Some girls expect things
Others think nothing of
Some girls you marry
Some you love

[Thanks to Dani Starr for lyrics]

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Some Girls Lyrics from Once on This Island

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When We Are Wed
Forever Yours (Reprise)
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