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[Verse 1]
Mama said, "You're a pretty girl
What's in your head it doesn't matter
Brush your hair, fix your teeth
What you wear is all that matters"

[Pre-Hook]
Just another stage
Pageant the pain away
This time I'm gonna take the crown
Without falling down, down

[Hook]
Pretty hurts
Shine the light on whatever's worse
Perfection is a disease of a nation
(Pretty hurts, pretty hurts)
Pretty hurts
Shine the light on whatever's worse
Tryna fix something
But you can't fix what you can't see
It's the soul that needs the surgery

[Verse 2]
Blonder hair, flat chest
TV says "bigger is better"
South Beach, sugar-free
Vogue says
"Thinner is better"

[Pre-Hook]
[Hook]

[Bridge]
Ain't got no doctor or pill that can take the pain away
The pain's inside and nobody frees you from your body
It's the soul, it's the soul that needs surgery
(It's my soul that needs surgery)
Plastic smiles and denial can only take you so far
And you break when the faker sides leave you in the dark
You're left with shattered mirrors
And the shards of a beautiful glass

[Hook]

[Outro]
When you're alone all by yourself
And you're lying in your bed
Reflection stares right into you
Are you happy with yourself?
Stripped away the masquerade
The illusion has been shed
Are you happy with yourself?
Are you happy with yourself?

Yes...



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