Stupid Girl

From Garbage and their self-titled debut album released in 1995
Alternative/Indie Rock

“Don’t believe in fear, don’t believe in faith, don’t believe in anything that you can’t break”

Working on the lyrics, “Stupid Girl” became an “anthem for a girl who won’t settle for less than what she wants”.[11] Later she added, “[“Stupid Girl” is] really about squandering potential, [it’s] our version of Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’, but a little more subversive”.[12] Manson aimed the song as a rebuke towards a friend’s foolish behaviour: “A lot of females still find it difficult to find their own voice in society. It’s just that women have a different set of problems from men… make the most of your potential.”[13] Manson added that “Stupid Girl” was “a song of reproach to a lot of people we know”, both male and female,[14] and that “we could have called it ‘Stupid Guy,’ but we thought another song about a strident female dissing a guy would be tedious.”[15] –  Wikipedia – Stupid Girl by Garbage, song history and analysis

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