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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"

Just another stage
Pageant the pain away
This time I'm gonna take the crown
Without falling down, down

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"


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


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?


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  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm
    The song is beautiful says a lot about every one of us and how much we try to be something for others even when we end up suffering the pain alone. It's a true reflection of our world as it's now, ladies going under the knife to get 'perfection' which is unattainable cos there is truly no perfect human. You get what you give back. No one can love you better than you.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 11, 2014 at 3:30 am
    This song is about don't try to be something your not be yourself that's all that matters. So what if your not perfect like your friends and you don't look like them you know what they don't look like you cause your different. And if your friends are good with math and your good at science oh well all that matters is that your your self. cause being yourself is the most brilliant thing in the world and you know what your taking this advice from a little girl cause I don't care if I'm different I'm me and that's all that matter.I used to think I'm not better than my best friend shes popular but then I started to notice that I don't care being me is all that matter so if Beyonce or someone looks at my message you will know this is coming from the heart. AMEN, God loves you.

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