"Broken Girls" is a song by American singer-songwriter Gabbie Hanna, "Broken Boys" being its encore. They were both released on May 31, 2019 independently as the second and third tracks of her debut extended play 2WayMirror.[1]

Background

Hanna first teased the song in December 2018, posting lyrics to its chorus on her secondary Twitter account.[2]

The song is about a guy who's only interested in one-sided relationships where he gets the other to open up to him while never opening up about himself. He's only interested in "damsel in distress" type girls so that he can fix all of their problems and consider himself their "saviour".

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Don't really care about your sweet talk
I only wanna hear your dark thoughts baby
You really like the way I'm fucked up
And all you wanna do is come and save me
But when I ask the same questions
You always gotta go and change the subject
With all these one-way conversations
You got me wondering about the things left unsaid

[Pre Chorus]
You love 'em sick, dig up all the ugly shit
Then you offer up your remedy
Your tightened lips never let your secrets slip
Your repressed memories aren't impressing me

[Chorus]
You like broken girls
Because they make you feel put together
Broken girls, rip it open then you'll kiss it better
Won't open up to me
Want you to talk to me
I want to get to know you
Don't just listen to me baby
Broken girls, because they make you feel put together

[Verse 2]
No, I'm not in the mood for small talk
I only wanna know your deepest secrets
Oh, come on, let me be your detox
I'll be your diary, I won't repeat it

[Pre Chorus]
You love 'em sick, dig up all the ugly shit
Then you offer up your remedy
Your tightened lips never let your secrets slip
Your repressed memories aren't impressing me

[Chorus]
You like broken girls
Because they make you feel put together
Broken girls, rip it open then you'll kiss it better
Won't open up to me
Want you to talk to me
I want to get to know you
Don't just listen to me baby
Broken girls, because they make you feel put together

[Bridge]
You like them broken
You like them broken
You like them broken
You like them broken

[Chorus]
You like broken girls
Because they make you feel put together
Broken girls, rip it open then you'll kiss it better
Won't open up to me
Want you to talk to me
I want to get to know you
Don't just listen to me baby
Broken girls, because they make you feel put together

[Outro]
You love 'em sick, dig up all the ugly shit
Broken girls
You love 'em sick, dig up all the ugly shit
Broken girls
You love 'em sick, dig up all the ugly shit
Broken girls
You like broken girls
Because they make you feel put together

[Encore]
Broken boys
I like broken boys
I like broken boys
I like broken boys
I don't share my toys
I like broken boys
Who make lots of noise
I like broken boys

Music video

A double music video for "Broken Girls" and "Broken Boys", directed by Nayip Ramos, was released on November 16, 2019.[3] The video is heavily based on barbie and ken dolls as Hanna can be seen playing with them, behaving like one, and even bathing in a bath of doll limbs. The encore portion of the video features her sitting on a throne of doll-like men while wearing a crown made of various barbie dolls.

References

  1. "2WAYMIRROR". Apple Music. May 31, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  2. "YOU LIKE BROKEN GIRLS BECAUSE THEY MAKE YOU FEEL PUT TOGETHER ". December 21, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2020 – via Twitter.
  3. "Broken Girls - Gabbie Hanna (Official Video)". YouTube. November 16, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2020.

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