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If She Knew What She Wants
Banlges different light
song by Jules Shear
Released 1985
Genre Pop
Length 3:26
Writer Jules Shear
Producer David Kahne
cover song by Duran Duran

"If She Knew What She Wants" is a song by Jules Shear, released on his 1985 album The Eternal Return. The song was later covered by Duran Duran in concert.

About the song[]

The song was covered by The Bangles as a single which charted at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart. The Bangles's version is also known for having two separate music videos, one that was commonly shown in North America and the other that was commonly shown in Europe. The American version was directed by Tamar Hoffs the mother of The Bangles guitarist/vocalist Susanna Hoffs.

Duran Duran performed the song with Susanna Hoffs during The Strange Behaviour Tour at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA on 27 July 1987. The recording was filmed for the Working For The Skin Trade concert video, but not used.

Other related appearances[]



If she knew what she wants 

(He'd be giving it to her) 

If she knew what she needs 

(He could give her that too) 

If she knew what she wants 

(But he can't see through her) 

If she knew what she wants 

He'd be giving it to her 

Giving it to her 

But she wants everything 

(He can pretend to give her everything) 

Or there's nothing she wants 

(She don't want to sort it out) 

He's crazy for this girl 

(But she don't know what she's looking for) 

If she knew what she wants 

He'd be giving it to her 

Giving it to her 

I'd say her values are corrupted 

But she's open to change 

Then one day she's satisfied 

And the next I'll find her crying 

And it's nothing she can explain 

Some have a style 

That they work hard to refine 

So they walk a crooked line 

But she won't understand 

Why anyone would have to try 

To walk a line when they could fly 

No sense thinking I could rehabilitate her 

When she's fine, fine, fine 

She's got so many ideas traveling around in her head 

She doesn't need nothing from mine