I had two jobs, I had dishwater hands
And on the weekend in a rock-and-roll band
One Friday night in my hometown bar
In walked a girl who looked like a movie star

She stared at me and it was turning me on
She said she worked in a beauty salon
I heard a voice inside me say
"She ain't pretty, she just looks that way"

We made a date to go for a drink
I wore my jeans and she wore a mink
There was this misconception all over town
That she ate lonely guy heart by the pound

She said "Take me home, there won't be no fuss"
I said "Sure, you got some change for the bus?"
Watching her leave, I heard the bartender say
"She ain't pretty, she just looks that way"

So I called her up, her father was home
Said "She's busy, she can't come to the phone"
I held my breath and decided to wait
A guy like me doesn't get many dates

I fell in love with the model from hell
It took some time for my hormones to tell
That chasing her has been a grave mistake
She ain't pretty, she just looks that way

Her ego wrote checks incredibly fast
But her personality didn't have the cash
I laughed and laughed to my total dismay
She ain't pretty, she just looks that way
She ain't pretty, she just looks that way

She ain't pretty
She ain't pretty
She ain't pretty
She ain't pretty, she just looks that way


Lyrics submitted by DHMachine31

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    General Commentthis is a cool song, where are the comments for this one?
    eric_jr2005on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a pretty straightforward interpretation, I guess!

    The high maintenance gal, who seems like such a catch at first, quickly becomes less attractive..

    But yes, an excellent song, and so is the video.
    barnowlon February 15, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI wonder if the girl is getting short shrift in this song, though. We only have the singer's word for it that "her personality didn't have the cash". Maybe he's just intimidated by a stylish, self assured woman.
    barnowlon February 25, 2014   Link

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