Leave the Girls Alone (Laisse Tomber les Filles) - EP

by Kirsten Ireland and C. Scott Davis

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1.
Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Even though you made me cry before I'm not gonna cry tonight I'm not gonna cry tonight And when they're showing you the door I would say it serves you right I would say it serves you right Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone This time the joke will be on you Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You're gonna have to pay your due Playing around is not a deal when you're breaking someone's heart when you're breaking someone's heart You're gonna find out how it feels when your love is torn apart when your love is torn apart Fate is never kind to those who don't consider any of the hearts they break Karma's gonna find you all alone and bitter You will pay for your mistakes! Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Soon you'll be whining, when they go There'll be no one else but you There'll be no one else but you Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true
2.
Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Even though you made me cry before I'm not gonna cry tonight I'm not gonna cry tonight And when they're showing you the door I would say it serves you right I would say it serves you right Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone This time the joke will be on you Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You're gonna have to pay your due Playing around is not a deal when you're breaking someone's heart when you're breaking someone's heart You're gonna find out how it feels when your love is torn apart when your love is torn apart Fate is never kind to those who don't consider any of the hearts they break Karma's gonna find you all alone and bitter You will pay for your mistakes! Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Soon you'll be whining, when they go There'll be no one else but you There'll be no one else but you Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true
3.
Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Even though you made me cry before I'm not gonna cry tonight I'm not gonna cry tonight And when they're showing you the door I would say it serves you right I would say it serves you right Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone This time the joke will be on you Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You're gonna have to pay your due Playing around is not a deal when you're breaking someone's heart when you're breaking someone's heart You're gonna find out how it feels when your love is torn apart when your love is torn apart Fate is never kind to those who don't consider any of the hearts they break Karma's gonna find you all alone and bitter You will pay for your mistakes! Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Soon you'll be whining, when they go There'll be no one else but you There'll be no one else but you Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true
4.
Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Even though you made me cry before I'm not gonna cry tonight I'm not gonna cry tonight And when they're showing you the door I would say it serves you right I would say it serves you right Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone This time the joke will be on you Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You're gonna have to pay your due Playing around is not a deal when you're breaking someone's heart when you're breaking someone's heart You're gonna find out how it feels when your love is torn apart when your love is torn apart Fate is never kind to those who don't consider any of the hearts they break Karma's gonna find you all alone and bitter You will pay for your mistakes! Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Soon you'll be whining, when they go There'll be no one else but you There'll be no one else but you Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true
5.
Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Even though you made me cry before I'm not gonna cry tonight I'm not gonna cry tonight And when they're showing you the door I would say it serves you right I would say it serves you right Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone This time the joke will be on you Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You're gonna have to pay your due Playing around is not a deal when you're breaking someone's heart when you're breaking someone's heart You're gonna find out how it feels when your love is torn apart when your love is torn apart Fate is never kind to those who don't consider any of the hearts they break Karma's gonna find you all alone and bitter You will pay for your mistakes! Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone They're gonna leave you high and dry Hey, leave the girls alone Hey, leave the girls alone You'll be the one who's gonna cry Soon you'll be whining, when they go There'll be no one else but you There'll be no one else but you Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true Then you'll remember and you'll know Everything I said is true Everything I said is true

about

This song was originally released in 1964 by France Gall (in French). In 1995, April March released an English version ("Chick Habit"), which I also like, but her lyrics were very different in meaning from the original. The only English versions I could find were all covers of "Chick Habit", so I decided to write my own, as close to the spirit of the original French lyrics as I could get.

The vocals are performed by the amazing Kirsten Ireland. kirstenireland.com

credits

released March 1, 2013

English Lyrics by C. Scott Davis
Music and Original French Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg
"Laisse Tomber les Filles" licensed from EMI Music Publishing (Licence #31941029)
Album artwork by Mark Davis

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