"Unpretty" as written by Dennis Lambert, Duane S. Hitchings, Francine Vicki Golde, Dallas L. Austin and Tionne Watkins....
I wish could tie you up in my shoes
Make you feel unpretty too
I was told I was beautiful
But what does that mean to you
Look into the mirror who's inside there
The one with the long hair
Same old me again today (yeah)

My outsides look cool
My insides are blue
Every time I think I'm through
It's because of you
I've tried different ways
But it's all the same
At the end of the day
I have myself to blame
I'm just trippin'

You can buy your hair if it won't grow
You can fix your nose if he says so
You can buy all the make up that M.A.C. can make
But if you can't look inside you
Find out who am I too
Be in the position to make me feel so
Damn unpretty
(Yeah) I'll make you feel unpretty too

Never insecure until I met you
Now I'm bein' stupid
I used to be so cute to me
Just a little bit skinny
Why do I look to all these things
To keep you happy
Maybe get rid of you and then I'll get back to me (hey)

My outsides look cool
My insides are blue
Every time I think I'm through
It's because of you
I've tried different ways but it's all the same
At the end of the day I have myself to blame
Believe I'm just trippin' yeah

You can buy your hair if it won't grow
You can fix your nose if he says so
You can buy all the make up that M.A.C. can make
But if you can't look inside you
Find out who am I too
Be in the position to make me feel so
Damn unpretty
I'll make you feel unpretty too

I'll make you feel unpretty

You can buy your hair if it won't grow
You can fix your nose if he says so
You can buy all the make up that M.A.C. can make
But if you can't look inside you
Find out who am I too
Be in the position to make me feel so
Damn unpretty

You can buy your hair if it won't grow
You can buy all the make up that M.A.C. can make


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"Unpretty" as written by Dennis Lambert Francine Vicki Golde

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  • +3
    General Commenti love this song. who hasn't felt this way?
    stacibugon May 19, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti like this song its meaningful and heartwarming i mean we all have had our depressing moments..;)
    Rebel 01on June 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is definitely a good one.
    it's about the girl who doesn't think she's pretty and the guy she's with [or was with, whatever one] makes her feel like she's not pretty at all. and the part where she sings "Never insecure until I met you", well that makes a whole lot of sense. she's saying that before this guy, she didn't care what she looked like, and that she always did think she had the perfect body figure, and that she was so pretty and all of that, but now being with him, she realizes that she's not any of the above. but she feels like she has to be perfect to be with this guy, and of course she thinks she's not perfect.

    very beautiful and meaningful song. i'd have to say at least 48% of the teeenage girls in america feel this way sometimes.
    xo.dollface.on May 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHoly heck, this song is good. I mean, it has a good lesson, without forcing the point.
    DeepSouthernon May 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is pretty good... I love this song and its meaning... it's so true!
    Sunnyon March 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the best that TLC have done....... i just heard about lisa left eye lopez today... its very sad.. she was very talented and will be missed... R.I.P xxxxxxxxxxx
    Mixiblobon April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a cool song, almost as cool as "No Scrubs" which is truly awesome.
    moonst@ron May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song gives off a positive vibe in ways that, by changing your outer appearance for others around you, are you fullfilling what you want? Is changing what you look like for somebody else make you truly happy? Your outer self may give you temporarily release from grief for time, though eventually all your problems will only come back, sometimes, in double fold.
    spacepurinon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*REST IN PEACE LISA LEFT EYE LOPEZ*
    YOU'LL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER!
    MUCH LOVE :)
    daddysgirlon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of those positive songs out there that kinda tells the girls (and guys, too!), "You know what, I'm beautiful in the inside and that's what all that COUNTS. If you don't like me on the outside, then let me be." It boosts your self-esteem. :)
    goaheadnhelpdawrldon July 11, 2002   Link

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