"Ugly" as written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Davey Johnstone....
When I was seven
They said I was strange
I noticed that my eyes and hair weren't the same
I asked my parents if I was OK
They said you're more beautiful
And that's the way they show they wish
They had your smile
So my confidence was up for a while
I got real comfortable with my own style
I knew that they were only jealous 'cause

People are all the same
And we only get judged by what we do
My personality reflects me
And if I'm ugly then
So are you
So are you

There was a time when I felt like I cared
That I was shorter than everyone there
People made me feel like life was unfair
And I did things that made me ashamed
'Cause I didn't know my body would change
I grew taller than them in more ways
But there will always be the one who will say
Something bad to make them feel great

People are all the same
And we only get judged by what we do
My personality reflects name
And if I'm ugly then
So are you
So are you

People are all the same
And we only get judged by what we do
My personality reflects me
And if I'm ugly then
So are you
So are you

Everybody talks bad about somebody
And never realizes how it affects somebody
And you bet it won't be forgotten
Envy is the only thing it could be

'Cause people are all the same
(The same, the same)
And we only get judged by what we do
(What we do, yeah, yeah)
My personality reflects me
And if I'm ugly then
(Yeah, you)
So are you
So are you

People are all the same
(Oh, oh, oh)
And we only get judged by what we do
(What we do, yeah)
My personality reflects me
And if I'm ugly then
(Yeah, so are you)
So are you
So are you


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"Ugly" as written by Dallas L Austin Dallas Austin

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    General Commentultimately, we are all the same and different at the same.

    that's what i used to think is the most amazing thing about the humankind.

    nowadays, i just hate everyone.

    but i think what "if i'm ugly then so are you" really means is... if someone calls you ugly, it shows that they are ugly inside (if not on the outside as well LOL) themselves.

    it's simple, but most people are. and the target group is the people who listen to the radio that plays this shxt 24/7 - not a completely bad try at opening people's minds.

    if you want more cryptic, try tool.
    Lyra_on September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere is a fault in the chorus.. it's not "My personality reflects me", but "Personality reflects name"..

    nevertheless, cool song, the new "TLC - unpretty" to me. precious.
    tagtraeumerinon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! another amazing tune by the sugababes!
    katie_booon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYea!! same here. i love the words of the song as well
    cheese_meisteron January 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song means that no matter what you look like people are all equal. The lyrics have a good message... we should accept people for who they are, not what they look like
    Livion January 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont normally like the sugerbabes that much but they have excelled themselves with this song the lyrics are reli good and people should take notice of them and dont judge a book by its cover!
    lilmizmusicon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is real music. You've obviously got no taste, or are just stupid. Probably both.
    Foxwingon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song..the lyrics have such meaning..and its so true..people r all the same and we only get judged my what we do..personality reflects name AND IF I'M UGLY THEN SO R U..
    bad_dayon February 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so true! There is no ugly...everyone's the same. Since when are we to judge whos ugly and whose not? How would we know? We base people on one image, and if they dont look like that, they're considered ugly. Finally a song that has honesty!

    The writer of the song did an excellent job! Props to him/her! And props to Sugababes for actually singing it! Great song! I love the video clip too ^_^
    BrokenPianoon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a point. why do people tease other people for being ugly i mean every 1 looks differant but in reality where all the same.people do put people down to make themselvs hapy. i rekon sum of the people that have wrote sumfin on this page have been through it or have done it and regret it because they all have good points. ....symone
    symone2525on March 12, 2006   Link

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