Song of the Day #1,736: ‘Get the Girl Back’ – Hanson

hanson_get_the_girl_backI’ve never been ashamed of my affection for Hanson.

Even when they were a trio of tow-headed pre-teens, these guys could play (and sing). And though they pretty much disappeared from the public eye after their brief heyday in the 90s, they continue to release solid soul albums.

“Blue-eyed soul” is the phrase reserved for white boys who play R&B — like Hanson, Steve Winwood and Daryl Hall. I’ve always found that term hilariously offensive, and it’s funny to see it used so casually in music criticism.

Regardless of his skin, hair or eye color, Taylor Hanson is a fabulous soul singer and his band is tight as they come. I’ll be honest… I haven’t owned a Hanson album since their breakthrough This Time Around, but listening to their latest release I’m certain I’m missing out.

[Verse 1]
She’s about to walk away
So if you’re gonna make her want to stay
Tell her she’s your moon and sun
Tell her that she’s always been the one
You’ve gotta say it from the heart
‘Cause she will know a fake right from the start

[Bridge 1]
A girl like that deserves the best, uh, yeah
You’ve got to show her (show her)
That you’re not like all the rest

[Chorus]
It’s about time that you put your cards back on the table
It’s about time that you show her you’re willing and able
It’s about time that you get the girl back
That you get the girl back on your side
You’ve got to get the girl back, get the girl back
Yeah

You’ve got to get that girl back

[Verse 2]
Tell her she was always right
You were in the wrong, you can’t deny
‘Cause when she’s caught somebody’s eye
It will be too late to apologize

[Bridge 2]
Before she shuts you out, oh yeah
You’ve got to tell her (tell her)
Tell her that there is no doubt

[Chorus]

[Post-Chorus]
You’ve got to get the, you’ve got to get the girl back
Get the girl back, you’ve got to

[Middle 8]
Get the girl back, get the girl back, back on your side
Get the girl back, get the girl back, you’ve got to, got to
Get the girl back, get the girl back, back on your side
‘Cause it’s, it’s

[End]
It’s about time, oh
It’s about time (Ooh oh no, ooh oh no)
Get the girl back, get the girl back, back on your side (x3)
Get the girl back, you’ve got to get the girl back

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,736: ‘Get the Girl Back’ – Hanson

  1. Dana says:

    I’ve never understood your affection for this band, and while this is a nice piece of pop confection, it doesn’t make me want to hear more.

  2. Andrea Katz says:

    Well, I am dieing to hear it and can’t get it. Haveto check it out on You Tube and let you know what i think.

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