You like to open it, open wide
Then you let everyone come inside
There's always something you gotta hide
So you lied and you lied and you lied
Make sure you grab everything that you need
You got a hole that you gotta feed
You tried to fill it all up with your greed
But it bleeds, and it bleeds, and it bleeds

Well go take a little more
We'll scrape you off the floor
We love you anyhow
But you're not so pretty now
A great big super star
Is what you think you are
We love you anyhow
But you're not so pretty now

Nobody burns quite as bright
Well goddamn, maybe you're right
There's always battles there for you to fight
And you might, you might, you just might
But there is something I gotta say
There is a price you're going to pay
Try as hard as you can to stay
He's just fading and fading and fading the fuck away

Well go take a little more
We'll scrape you off the floor
We love you anyhow
But you're not so pretty now
A great big superstar
Is what you think you are
We love you anyhow
But you're not so pretty now

Well go take a little more
We'll scrape you off the floor
We love you anyhow
But you're not so pretty now
A great big superstar
Is what you think you are
We love you anyhow
But you're not so pretty now

Better turn the lights down low
The cracks begin to show
We love you anyhow
But you're not so pretty now
And soon you will be gone
And we will all move on
You never mattered anyhow
And you're not so pretty now


Lyrics submitted by Alexis507

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  • +1
    General CommentCan everyone get over Courtney Love?
    Not everything has to be about her/heroin.
    [harlz]on May 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is also on the NINJA (NIN and Jane's Addiction) Tour Sampler. If your on the mailing list you should get a link. If not it's here. ninja2009.com/
    SamuraiTedon March 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy god.... total luffage! Trent Reznor states humanity for all of us to see what we really are... only maybe even he doesn't know it
    Kaicille Erison October 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically it's about celebs who try anything to stay in the spotlight even though it can't last forever and the 'fans' that only love them for those moments, after that they no longer matter. Thats my take on it.
    Alexis507on October 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song and other ones such as 'angel' and 'non-entity'...where is everyone finding them?
    demeteron December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentangel is not nin but actually by Vinyl Sun. You can find it on imesh. And Non Entity is NIN but be a human and give a dollar to the relief fun and you'll get it .
    redking666on December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you want Not So Pretty Now email me.

    -Katie. xoxo.
    Disposition___on January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    There is them playing it live for anyone who wants to hear the song.
    12Monkeyson August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is refering to Marilyn Manson, that was the meaning behind Starfuckers. (Reznor made Manson, then they had a falling out)
    hillkiwion January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love it.
    DJgifon March 28, 2009   Link

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