Album cover video with lyrics:
“Extraordinary Girl” opens up with a neat little bongo sequence before exploding into a sort of punk-meets-The-Byrds splendor. I wonder if Byrds-like psychedelia is something that all California bands have to grapple with at some time?
In its own way, “Extraordinary Girl” stands out both musically and lyrically from the rest of the album. While the song could not be characterized as entirely positive (the “extraordinary girl” suffers some heart break in the song), its a genuine celebration of the title character. The music really does have this glorious, jangle-pop ring to it that kind of gives it both a 60′s and an 80′s feel.
On Broadway, this song is used to introduce a new character (a nurse for the injured solider). In context of the album, it strikes me that this is a love song for Whatsername (with a dose of critique aimed at Jesus of Suburbia).