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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

lyrics

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

credits

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