Nobody's Girl
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written:
May 2012 / Sturgeon Falls, Canada
Album:
Shine A Light
Audio-1: Pending
 
Album version - 2019

Bryan Adams - vocal
Jim Vallance - guitar, backing vocals
Lyle Workman - guitar
Keith Scott - guitar
Jamie Edwards - piano, keyboards
Josh Freese - drums
Paul Bushnell - bass
Josh Freese - drums
 
Produced by Bob Rock and Bryan Adams. Recorded and mixed at The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada. Recorded by Eric Helmkamp. Assisted by Adam Greenholtz, Matt Harvey and Ryan Enockson. Mixed by Bob Rock and Adam Greenholtz. Assisted by Dominick Civiero. Editing by Jorge Vivo. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine.
Audio-2: Pending
 
Film version - 2012

Bryan Adams - vocal
Jim Vallance - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, piano, organ, backing vocal
 
Produced by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams. Recorded in Jim's home studio, Sturgeon Falls, Canada. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mix This, Los Angeles.
Comments:
Courtney Cox asked Bob Clearmountain to ask Bryan if we'd write a song for Courtney's debut as a director: the made-for-TV film "Tall Hot Blond", the true story of a love triangle that ended in murder. Courtney's request arrived on a Monday (May 21, 2012) and she needed the song -- written, recorded and mixed -- by Friday! To quote Samuel Johnson, "When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”

According to Courtney, there was zero budget for music, so I recorded the song in my home studio (see Audio-2 above). Bryan emailed his vocal from London on May 24, which I added to the track. The song, mixed by Clearmountain the following day, was finished on schedule and edited into the film.

Several years later Bryan recorded a second version of the song for inclusion on his "Shine A Light" album (see Audio-1 above).
Lyrics: He was battle worn
A little tossed and torn
Ready to deceive
She was carefree as a summer's morn
What a tangled web they weaved

Nobody's girl
Living in her mixed up world
Out of the blue
Out of control

Nobody's girl
Caught up in her twisted world
Playin' a game - playin' a role

She's nobody's girl

You can make it real, you can make it right
If you're ready to believe
You can't see through all the truth and lies
You only see what you wanna see

Nobody's girl
Living in her mixed up world
Out of the blue
Out of control (ah)

Nobody's girl
Caught up in her twisted world
Playing a game
Playing a role

She's nobody's girl
She's nobody's girl
She's nobody's girl
She's nobody's girl
She's nobody's girl