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Icon For Hire – Now You Know lyrics

Seems like everywhere I go
Everybody wanna know
What's it like to be a girl in the music world
Woah

You see me sexist believe me I get it
We'd probably sell more records if I flaunted my ass and chest but forget it
I work like one of the boys and I'm as true as they get
But I'm a lady through and through like give me some credit
I knew I'd regret it
If I tried to blend and pretend be something other than I am
Like have you noticed I'm a woman
Didn't come to downplay it or to play it up either
And I'm not tryna pick a fight or be nobody's leader
But it feels like everybody's just a little too interested
In the fact that females can indeed make music
Our interviews our bios they only get a point
"Female fronted band from Decatur Illinois"
And just once I'd like to see some other bands resonate
Go out of the way to say they're fronted by a male okay
And while we're on it let me say
Women don't all sound the same
Who gave us the idea that female fronted was a genre anyways?

Seems like everywhere I go
Everybody wanna know
What's it like to be a girl in the music world
Woah
Wanna make it disappear
Tell em what they wanna hear
If the truth ain't pretty when you ask me anyways
You love me love me ugly

And I know it's not fair and I can't complain
Cause with a girl in our band people don't look away
But you know what it feels like they look just a little too long
Stare me up and down forget to listen to the song
I take the stage and before I even open my mouth
The audience assumes that they got us all figured out
Oh your bands got a chick
Must be some kind of trick
There's no way she got this far without suckin somebody's-
Did you really think that's how it works
I'm not fucking eye candy
I'm here to do my job I'll be the last man standing
Boys in the crowd asking for me to flash em
Well here you go newsflash you're ignorant and that's that
I bet you'd never say that to your little sister
The medias got you all jacked up little mister
Cause girls in my position can perpetuate the cycle
Walking on a tight rope don't know which way to go
Hyper sexualize or downplay your femininity
Dress like the dudes or pray to God that you're pretty
Are you kidding me? I don't even know who's to blame
Beauty sells I'll buy it too I'll try and sell it back to you

Seems like everywhere I go
Everybody wanna know
What's it like to be a girl in the music world
Woah
Wanna make it disappear
Tell em what they wanna hear
If the truth ain't pretty when you ask me anyways
You love me love me ugly

So tell me what's a woman to do
Scratch that tell me what's a human being to do with the fact that
What gets us ahead holds us back more
Is a level playing field too much to ask for?
And I know that by sayin it
I'm bringing attention to an issue that might be better left unmentioned
But someone's gotta say it gotta call up the scene
The scene is obscene, my sanity is split at the seams
So that all of y'all making this just about ass and tits
We're here to set the record straight it don't gotta be this way
We can change the game rearrange the way to fame
Make a bigger deal about the talent than the face
See I got little girls watchin me wanting to be like me
I wanna show em they don't gotta be like me
They can do their own thing
They can rewrite the rules
They can get respect without acting like fools
So let's not make it harder than it has to be
I'll keep making music you stop asking me
What's it like to be a girl in the entertainment world
Cause now you know

Seems like everywhere I go
Everybody wanna know
What's it like to be a girl in the music world
Woah
Wanna make it disappear
Tell em what they wanna hear
If the truth ain't pretty when you ask me anyways
You love me love me ugly
Seems like everywhere I go
Everybody wanna know
What's it like to be a girl in the music world
Woah
Wanna make it disappear
Tell em what they wanna hear
If the truth ain't pretty when you ask me anyways
You love me love me ugly



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    AlltheTimeaboutMerrick
    Ariel wrote Now You Know about how everyone views women in music. We just judge them on how they look and not on how good they are as a musician. She believes this is stupid as there are women how are good at music and it doesn't need to be such the big thing it is. As well as this some people compare any pop punk/pop rock women vocalist to Hayley Williams even when they don't sound anything like each other. Although sometimes it may be seen as a compliment other times it isn't as Hayley and Paramore have released loads of albums together but their sound in the more recent ones aren't similar to what they sounded like originally.
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