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Love revealed the meaning of "Retard Girl" in a 1990 interview with Flipside, a Los Angeles fanzine: "'Retard Girl', that's our single. It's about getting picked on in school, anyone who's ever been picked on in a big way, or a small way. I just got this vibe one day about how when I was in school I was really shy and sort of picked on and I swore that I would never pick on people who were picked on… read more

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  • Avatar for Nimbie
    as shines the Moon among the lesser fires
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    She did write it about herself. I think it's up there among some of their greatest songs. I also have the 7" vinyl from 1990, definitely one of my personal treasures!
  • Avatar for Bozfly
    HIT HER!!
  • Avatar for Bozfly
    throw her in the trash can...see what she does
  • Avatar for PerraSuicida
    I'm that retard girl and this songs redeems me. (14)
  • Avatar for Plump_
    love , love , love it !
  • Avatar for LostImeem
    I have this 7" single. Even though I love everything that they've recorded, this is still my favorite version of the band.
  • Avatar for earthcrossing
    Every time I hear this song I want to either laugh or cringe (laugh because it's got some funny lines, and cringe because it's a really damn sad song!). Courtney rules!!!
  • Avatar for strokeado
    though it's about our poor Courtney. She wrote it about herself.

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