| Marina and the Diamonds|
The Family Jewels
|Released||February 15, 2010|
|Format||Digital download, CD (with album)|
|Writer||Marina Diamandis, Liam Howe, Pascal Gabriel|
|Producer||Pascal Gabriel, Liam Howe|
|The Family Jewels track listing|
|"Girls" is track number 4.|
| Previous track|
"I Am Not A Robot"
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Background and meaningEdit
On June 23, 2008, Diamandis mentioned on her Myspace blog that she had recently co-wrote the track with Gabriel and Howe, revealing that "the lyrics came out rather quickly in the writing process, but the idea and sentiment behind the song have been brewing for a [very] long time." She stated that she was extremely uninspired by women, noting a "massive shortage of strong, inspiring females in mainstream society."
Marina has spoken about this song in an interview, saying, "It's a call for women to stop being ...enemies. These days you're either a nun or a whore, to be one or neither, all or none. I want to help redefine women's place in society."
In 2011, Diamandis admitted that the song could be viewed as misogynistic, revealing that the song makes her cringe. After being accused of "unsisterly bitchiness" for making the song, she stated that "that obviously isn’t how I meant it," describing that it was as much about battling with record labels over image.