Billy Eckstine Gigi cover

Lyrics and Meaning

Apr 21, 2011

Gigi Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
She's a babe
Just a babe
Still cavorting in her crib
Eating breakfast with a bib
Verse 2
With her baby teeth
And all her baby curls
She's a tot
Just a tot
Verse 3
Good for bouncing on your knee
I am positive that she
Doesn't even know that boys aren't girls
She's a snip
Just a snip
Verse 4
Making dreadful baby noise
Having fun with all her toys
Just a chickadee who needs a mother hen
She's a cub, a papoose
Verse 5
You could never turn her loose
She's too infantile to take her from her pen
Of course, that weekend in Trouville
In spite of all her youthful zeal
Verse 6
She was exceedingly polite
And on the whole a sheer delight
And if it wasn't joy galore
At least not once was she a bore,
Verse 7
That I recall
No, not at all
Ah! She's a child
A silly child
Verse 8
Adolescent to her toes
And good heaven how it shows
Sticky thumbs are all the fingers she has got
She's a child
Verse 9
A clumsy child
She's as swollen as a grape
And she doesn't have a shape
Where her figure ought to be,
Verse 10
It is not!
Just a child
A growing child
That's so backward for her years
Verse 11
If a boy her age appears
I am certain he will never call again!
She's a scamp and a brat
Doesn't know where she is at
Verse 12
Unequipped and undesirable to men
Of course, I must confess
That in that brand new little dress
She looked surprisingly mature
Verse 13
And had a definite allure
It was a shock in fact to me
The most amazing shock to see
The way it clung
Verse 14
On one, so young!
She's a girl,
A little girl!
Getting older, it is true
Verse 15
Which is what they always do
Till that unexpected hour
When they blossom like a flower!
Oh no (2x)
Verse 16
There's sweeter music when she speaks
Isn't there?
Could I be wrong?
Verse 17
Could it be so?
Oh where, oh where
Did Gigi go?
Gigi! Am I a fool without a mind
Verse 18
Or have I merely been too blind to realise?
Oh Gigi! Why you've been growing up before my very eyes
Gigi! You're not at all
That funny, awkward little girl, I knew
Verse 19
Oh no! Over night there's been a breathless change in you
Chorus Verse:
Oh Gigi! While you were trembling on the brink
Was I out yonder somewhere blinking at a star?
Verse 20
Oh Gigi! Have I been standing up too close
Or back too far?
When did your sparkle turn to fire?
And your warmth become desire?
Verse 21
Oh what miracle has made you the way you are?
Gigi! (3x)
Oh no! I was mad not to have seen the change in you
Oh Gigi!

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