The Girls

The Girls

BandBluesAcoustic

Three single women who masterfully juggle singing, songwriting, careers, men and, of course, their pride and joy - their beautiful children. When it comes to having it all, the girls don't just serve up a hearty helping of the blues, they make you want seconds!

Biography

the girls story...

The Girls are a combination of three of Pennsylania's most successful and inspired female blues singers. Working independently in their own bands, duos and trios- Lori Donovan, Bev "BC" Conklin, and Sarah Ayers can be found performing live shows throughout the Northeast practically every night of the week.

In the Winter of 2005, Lori Donovan suggested to her friends BC and Sarah, that it might be fun to work together. A few months later a harmonious and uproarious trio was born on the stage of Maggie's Place, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Since that night, The Girls have been working on developing their highly praised one-night only stage show into a full-fledged blues trio. The combination has sparked a fascinating and ever changing set-list that includes standard blues, inspired folk and even some straight up rock and rock. They look forward to working on an original CD this Fall and Winter.

Lyrics

Take It Like a Woman

Written By: Ayers/Conklin/Donovan

It’s an age old story; I hear it all the time
Coulda been yours, but it sounds a lot like mine
Got to find it in yourself you won’t find it in another
Bound to repeat the same mistakes as our mothers
Man convinces us to shoulder all the blame
Ain’t listening anymore, we know our roles have changed

Chorus:
Don’t tell us stand up and take it like a man
Try takin it like a woman and then you’ll understand
Lay down lay down lay down
And take it like a woman

The marriage was over before the caterer was paid
Stead of tying the knot, should have caught the damn bouquet
Be a mother, be a wife
Give everything of yourself and deny your life
He wanted a woman who never existed
Had the world in his hands but he always missed it

(Chorus)

Getting married seemed like the right thing to do
Bought the house joint accounts and a picket fence too
I see it now how we were safe being with our friends
But on our own all alone we just seemed to pretend
Couldn’t stand all the arguing and taking the blame
Made me see that it was time had to end the game

(Chorus)

It took me ten years two kids a dog and a divorce
To find out that happiness is something you can’t force
When I said I do, I thought I did but it’s funny how things change
I’d been told that love and marriage were one in the same
So I gave up on myself, something a girl should never do
Listen girls you’ve got to do what’s right for you

Don’t tell us stand up and take it like a man
Try takin it like a woman and then you’ll understand
Lay down lay down lay down
And take it like a woman
Lay down, lay down, lay down
Just take it like a…

Bridge:
A woman can’t break the mold
That’s the lie that we’ve been sold
But life’s too short to live that way
This vicious circle ends today

Chorus vamp to end

Is That All You Got?

Written By: Ayers/Conklin/Donovan

Always been told you can size up a man
By the length of his shoes or the size of his hand
Waiting all night long in great anticipation
It ain’t measuring up to my expectation

I’m kind of disappointed cause I thought you’d hit the spot
All I wanna know, is that all you got?

Time waits for no man and you won’t wait for me
Before I knew what hit me you’re watching the TV.
This ain’t a race you wanna win each and every time
Once in a while you gotta let me cross the finish line

Just a little longer baby it won’t take a lot
All I wanna know, is that all you got?

You’re a one trick pony, but I want to ride on top
But every time I take the reigns you tell me to stop
I’m tired of looking at the ceiling I need a different view
What’s the harm if just this once I’m looking down at you

It takes more than a missionary man to make me hot
All I wanna know, is that all you got?

I’m kind of disappointed cause I thought you’d hit the spot
Just a little longer baby it won’t take a lot
Please tell me that you didn’t blow it all in just one shot
All we wanna know… is that all you got

Discography

Live CD coming soon!

Set List

60-90 minute show including popular and original acoustic and accapella blues in three-part harmony.

Covers include:
God's Gift to Women
Hard Times
Love Me Like a Man
Women Be Wise
Women Are Smarter
Rain Down Tears
Midnight Train to Georgia
Papa Was a Rollin Stone
The Difficult Kind
Can If You Think You Can
Shout Sister Shout
Joann Little
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree