Oingo Boingo: Little Girls

The song “Little Girls” is the opening track of Only a Lad, the full-length debut album by the band Oingo Boingo, released in 1981. Written by Danny Elfman, their lead singer and songwriter, it ironically evokes the attraction of an adult man for little girls, indeed “I’m in trouble … the little girl was just too little.”

The song’s video downplays its real topic, as the “girls” are young adult women, and being “little” is shown by their appearance at a reduced size (through some optical trick). It looks like they wanted to mitigate the possible scandal that it could provoke in a puritanical world.

Here are the lyrics, adapted from LyricsFreak and MetroLyrics:

Little Girls
by Daniel Robert Elfman

I, I, I love little girls
They make me feel so good
I love, little girls
They make me feel so bad

When they’re around
They make me feel
Like I’m the only guy in town

I love, little girls
They make me feel so good

They don’t care if I’m a one-way mirror
They’re not frightened by my cold exterior

They don’t, ask me questions
They don’t, want to scold me
They don’t, look for answers
They just, want to hold me

Isn’t this fun?
Isn’t this what life’s all about?
Isn’t this a dream come true?
Isn’t this a nightmare too?

Oh, oh, oh, I, I, I love little girls
They make me feel so good
I love, little girls
They make me feel so, bad

When they’re around
They make me feel
Like I’m the only guy in town

I love, little girls
They make me feel so, good

They don’t care about my inclinations
They’re not frightened by my revelations

Uh oh (uh oh), take a second (take a second)
Uh oh (uh oh), it’s a mistake (it’s a mistake)
Uh oh (uh oh), I’m in trouble (I’m in trouble)
Uh oh (uh oh), the little girl was just too little
Too little, too little, too little, too little

Isn’t this what life’s all about?
Isn’t this a dream come true?
Isn’t this a nightmare too?

And I don’t care, what people say
And I don’t care, what people think
And I don’t care, how we look
Walking down the street

They make me feel so–
I love, little girls

They don’t care if I’m a one-way mirror
They don’t care about my cold exterior

They don’t (they don’t), ask me questions (ask me questions)
They don’t (they don’t), want to scold me (want to scold me)
They don’t (they don’t), look for answers (look for answers)
They just (they just), want to hold me (want to hold me)

Uh oh (uh oh), I’m in trouble (I’m in trouble)
Uh oh (uh oh), the little girl was just too little
Too little, too little, too little, too little
Too little, too little, too little, too little

Isn’t this what life’s all about?
Isn’t this a dream come true?
Isn’t this a nightmare too?

Oh, oh, oh, I, I, I love little girls
They make me feel so good
I love, little girls
They make me feel so, bad

When they’re around
They make me feel
Like I’m the only guy in town

I love (I love), little girls
They make me feel so good
I love

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