Holiday Girl

This is an acoustic punk-type number about a young woman in a boring job who lives for her two weeks in Spain every year – and who could blame her. Excuse sunglasses, I wanted to get in the mood!
Holiday Girl

Rainy Monday, late for work
You’re in trouble again
The boss is cross, but you shrug it off
In your head you’re on that plane
You earn your pay to be on holiday
Where it’s sun and sand and sea
In Benidorm where the weather’s warm
That’s where you long to be
‘cos when you’re on holiday you’re fine
Like the Mediterranean sun you shine
You’re having the bestest ever time
You’re a holiday girl.
Lazy days down by the sea
Crazy nights as you party
It’s all you dreamed that it would be
You’re a holiday girl.
The working day drags on and on
As you’re staring at your screen
Work’s a nightmare, but you don’t care
Your holiday’s a dream
You’re searching through the internet
For the cheapest package deal
You’ll get the sack if they see you slack
They just don’t care how you feel
Middle Eight
The good times never stop
Exotic booze, erotic mood
You dance until you drop
All night, ‘til daylight
Holiday, have a holiday girl,
Holiday, have a holiday girl,
Holiday, have a holiday girl,
Everyone’s had a holiday girl!

(Spoken) Oh no! We’re going home tomorrow


  1. This needs a full production. Phil! I know a few gorgeous girls just like this. It was never me; I was far too serious when I was young. It’s a cleverly constructed little song with so many special touches to keep me listening. Lovely stuff. ?

  2. Hi Suzanne, Many thanks for the kind comments, as ever. My friend Rob Stileman also thinks this song could benefit from some bells and whistles and says he will atend to it when gets back from his Med holiday. In my mind’s eye the chorus has Spanish trumpets. I didn’t model this on any particular girl, but I remember commuting from Southend (where I lived for a while) and noticing the different attitudes that men and women had on the train. The men would often be buried behind their paper, or asleep, whereas a lot of young women would be giggling, talking and putting on their make-up. These women would often talk about holidays, so I think the germ of the idea came from that. I’ve always tended to get on better with women than men. It is interesting you say you were serious when you were young, because you always have a sparkle when you are singing. Thanks again. Phil

  3. Many thanks Louise. I’m not a great guitar player or singer, but as some of our fellow TiTers have pointed out I seem to be developing a style which they are dubbing folk-punk. It’s a tag I’m happy to wear, and will continue to plough this furrow as it is a lot of fun to write and perform. Thanks again. Cheers.

  4. Thanks, Julie. Clearly, I am better at lyrics (I just love words!) than the music and performance, but those are things I plan to work on over time. I find the comments of other TiT members are invaluable in helping me to find my own style – it’s an interesting journey in the company of some very talented people. Cheers.

  5. A smile from start to finish. You know, I think you could do a Caribbean remix and turn this into a reggae song which would be perfect for the summer, which reminds me, I think to start thinking about next years holiday ?

  6. Hiya, Many thanks to Scot and Rebbecca for the positive comments which are much appeciated. Scot: I am a Clash fan so am honoured to be metioned in the same sentence as them.
    Rebecca: A Caribbean remix is a neat idea. The outro to the song has a reggae feelso that would work. I was kind of thinking of Spanish trumpets to give the chorus a real lift, and a mate has offered to do that, so we’ll see how it goes. Cheers, guys.

  7. Hi Ervin, I am chuffed to bits you picked up on that word! The first draft used ‘greatest’, but I was trying to build a mental picture of this young woman and I thought she was more likely to say ‘bestest’ as a response to having a good time. Thanks for listening so attentively – much appreciated. Cheers.

  8. Many thanks to eveyone that commented this month, this was a fun song to write and I am sharpening my metaphorical pencil in readiness for next month’s challenge, whatever it may be. Cheers, Phil