Singled Out: Craig Greenberg's That Girl is Wrong for You
The song isn't about one "girl" specifically, but is more an indictment of a few women I've known and/or dated over the years. In the lyric, I am singing as the benevolent narrator, trying to warn a friend, but really the song is about my experience going after women that aren't right for me, which i seem to do repeatedly in my life. Especially targeted is the kind of woman who would never appreciate (and also take advantage of) a sensitive songwriter type--that's what was meant by "put your music down", but i realize now most people will interpret that as the "music" the protagonist is a fan of...
Maybe it's wanting the unattainable, or maybe it's a fear of commitment i have that makes me pursue unworkable relationships with this type of woman. Unfortunately, I haven't figured it out yet, so I imagine the song will continue to resonate with me for some time. What's been really interesting since I've been performing it (the last year or so) is the amount of people who've come to me after and think the song is about them.
Musically the song is one of the most straight ahead songs I've written, and also one of the shortest--I'd say it's as close to a standard pop song as I have in my catalog.
It's rock n roll as I think it should be--simple, danceable, and fun!