she takes off her makeup and looks like everyone else,
hiding from a universe that's ugly like herself.
ohhh, ohhh, ohhh.
she paints on her cute synthetic personality,
wasting all the hours on the things she'll never be.
ohhh, ohhh, ohhh.
ohhh, ohhh.
one, lie, living in the mirror -
cause this time she loves herself too much.
wha wha whoa..she's just a pretty waste
wha wha whoa, she's just the perfect one for me.
she thinks long and hard about her phony honesty,
layer after layer covers her insecurities.
ohhh, ohhh, ohhh.
ohhh, ohhh.
one, lie, living in the mirror -
cause this time she loves herself too much.
wha wha whoa..she's just a pretty waste
wha wha whoa, you're just the perfect one for me.
one, lie, living in the mirror -
cause this time she loves herself too much.
wha wha whoa, you're just a pretty waste
wha wha whoa, you're just a pretty waste
one, lie, to be a bore.
this, time, she's such a bore.
one, lie, to be a bore.
this, time, she's such a bore.


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    General CommentThis song is great. Of course, all Sugarcult songs are.

    his song is soo perfect for real society. It's about this girl, who tries to be something she's not. She dresses and does things to fit in, becuase she is so insecure and ashamed of who she really is.
    Sugarcult_Mobileon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! it's so true. i think it's about how people try to hide who they are because they are afraid to show themselves, and then turn around and accuse people who aren't ashamed or scared of being "ugly", not only in the physical sense but also mentally.
    *blaire*on June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis it just me or does the lead singer seem to have a think with insecure girls..he always writes about tem and in the songs he end end up liking themm (shes just the prefect one for me) he does that in other songs too...has anyone else noticed this?
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much! Sadly, I think it fits me in some ways....I am sorta ashamed of things I have done and thought....but thats like every teenage girl pretty much! And I dont think the lead singer has a thing for insecure girls, rubberduckie....i just think he has ended up falling for alot of insecure girls....which is sorta hard to avoid cause most girls are insecure.
    EmOTiONs327on August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of so many people i know and used to associate with...but now i see their stupid facades...i really can't understand why people live their whole lives without being themselves. ugh. i think that what they're trying to get across is how absolutely fake people can be and how it attracts people at first and then once they try to keep up their image it gets old and boring.
    jerkuson August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song practically describes many people I know and associate with. . this band fuckin rocks as well as this song, but pretty girl is my all time favorite :)
    JessicaLynnon September 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the lyrics to this song altho i havent heard it yet.. does anyone know where i can find this song? i tried looking on winmx but i haven't gotten any results :(
    xStuckInABubblexon May 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a girl, (who is is insecure about herself, and she tries to perfect herself by wearing make-up and being someone who she is not, but really... underneath it all she is a totally different person. Everytime she looks in the mirror, she sees lies. She thinks she can hide her insecurities, but she can't), aka me..
    xx_sunshineon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentObviously a song about how society pressures people (particularly girls) to look and possibly act the same. But when i hear this song i think of the superficcialiality of it, there's no dobut there is a LOT of girls just like this one.
    One line i wonder if anyone has thought about is "she's just the perfect one for me. ". Something about guy's 'exploiting' the insecurites of people like this?
    "she's such a bore." - whats more boring than trying to be like everyone else.

    Its almost sad how easy it is to understand this , but its a great song!!
    pokerraceon October 09, 2006   Link

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