"Pretty" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan and Noel Hogan....
You're so pretty the way you are.
You're so pretty the way you are.
And you had no reason to be so insolent to me.
La, la, you got to say it if you want to,
But you won't change me.
La, la, you got to say it if you want to,
But you won't change me.
You're so pretty the way you are.
You're so pretty the way you are.
And you had no reason to be so insolent to me.
La, la, you got to say it if you want to,
But you won't change me.
La, la, you got to say it if you want to,
But you won't change me.


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"Pretty" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan Noel Anthony Hogan

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    General CommentCurious song that hinges on one word: insolent. It's hard to understand what anything means after that. The idea of insolence creates images of two people, one older and more "traditional" than the other, one a younger person with "spirit". But there seems to be no definition between the two people, and the exact point of contention is unclear, so I think she's talking to an earlier version of herself, a memory that won't leave her alone perhaps. She is both the insolent one and the condescending, in conflict with herself.
    xby45on August 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is kinda like my feelings towards some of my ex's, i mean - if they change you, you aren't you anymore!
    Flickon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone else heard the remix on the Complete Sessions version? Good stuff.
    didiercollardon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about someone who is telling herself shes pretty and shes saying to her partner she's not gunna change herself for him...so he might be trying to change her..esspecially her looks
    Jennifer-Janeon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentquite possibly a song about one of her lovers, one that has a self esteem problem.
    fallen-orderon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds to my ears like this/
    I imagine an anorexic girl that thinks that she's not beautiful I mean skiny enough
    so she is so insolent to everybody around her,to her mother,friends,when they are trying to tell herwhat she's doing to herself
    She doesn't see her self for what she is in what she became of,it's like: they're insolting her ,she's not insolting
    them,she's deffending herself.
    And ''you got to say it if you want to ,but you wont change me''is a response of that girl to others that she will not change her mind about it.
    For example.
    mo17on May 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about another woman being mean-spirited and taking her down out of jealousy. She responds by saying there's no reason to be rude and that she won't heed to the criticism.
    Rob1non April 01, 2015   Link

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