Girl Afraid

THE SMITHS song
Name Girl Afraid
Album/single Hatful Of Hollow
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (single)
Length 2:46
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer John Porter
Release May 1984
Recorded March 1984

Information

A version of this song is known to have been recorded by Geoff Travis that pre-dates the album version.
It was never used nor has it leaked.

The song shares its title with that of an on-screen fictional novel title in Old Acquaintance (1943), featuring Bette_Davis.

Lyrics

Girl afraid
Where do his intentions lay?
Or does he even have any?

She says:
 "He never really looks at me
  I give him every opportunity!
  In the room downstairs he sat and stared...
  In the room downstairs he sat and stared...
  I'll never make that mistake again!"

I'll never make that mistake again...
I'll never make that mistake again...

Boy afraid
Prudence never pays
And everything she wants costs money

 "But she doesn't even like me
  And I know because she said so!
  In the room downstairs she sat and stared...
  In the room downstairs she sat and stared...
  I'll never make that mistake again!"

No...

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