Curious

Curious – Quicksand Kerry

She’s so young, she’s so sweet, she’s so inviting
She’s the cream, the wet dream of all her schoolmates
They’re curious and so is she
She wants to know about all she’s read of in the magazines
She’s petite, so fit, so innocent
Jailbait party girl, but it’s wearing thin

Her body is changing, her mind is expanding
Her history’s building, her life is closing in

They’re so young, they’re so strong, they’re so inviting
What they want’s what you flaunt, see where the power is
They get so upset when you won’t play ball, are you worried that you’ll lose it all?
They’re so drunk, they’re so thick, they’re yours to play with
Don’t concern yourself with trying to change them

Her body is changing, her mind is expanding
Her history’s building, her life is closing in

They’re curious and so is she
She wants to know about all she’s read of in the magazines…

She’s so young, she’s so sweet, so much potential
But such haste, what a waste
She should have more control

Her body is changing, her mind is expanding
Her history’s building, her life is closing in

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I wrote this around 2002, possibly inspired by Depeche Mode’s “A Question Of Time” and The Slits’ “So Tough”.  In the clubs and circles I  was moving in at the time I’d known a lot  of  teenage girls who would come on to the scene at  that awkward age when childish naivety and eagerness to please feeds into first opportunities to explore the adventures of adulthood, only to get taken advantage of, used and left cynical, bitter shells of what they once were.