Song of the Day #3,348: ‘Same Girl’ – Randy Newman

Who but Randy Newman can deliver both laugh out loud funny and hauntingly sad songs with the same finesse?

Today’s SOTD, ‘Same Girl,’ from Newman’s 1983 album Trouble in Paradise, is a somber declaration of love from a pimp to one of his prostitutes. Another thing I love about Newman… he writes songs about things very few artists would ever consider.

Newman just released a new album, Dark Matter, which I’m still getting to know. My initial reaction is that it gets a little too ambitious on early tracks before settling into that quintessential Newman vibe I love. I’ll post more about it soon.

You’re still the same girl, you always were
Still the same girl, you always were

A few more nights on the street, that’s all
A few more holes, in your arm
A few more years, with me that’s all

Still the same girl

The same sweet smile that you always had
The same blue eyes like the sun
The same clear voice that I always knew

Still the same girl
That I love

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,348: ‘Same Girl’ – Randy Newman

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I had not listened closely enough to the lyrics to realize this was a song from a pimp to a prostitute. Always thought it was a beautiful song though.

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