Thank God I'm pretty
The occasional free drink
I never asked for
The occasional admission
To a seedy little bar
Invitation to a strangers car
I'm blessed
With the ability to rend
A grown man toung-tied
Which only means
That when its dark outside
I have to run and hide
Can't look behind me
Thank God I'm pretty

Thank God I'm pretty
Evey skill I ever have
Will be in question
Every ill that I must suffer
Clearly brought on by myself
Though the cops would come
For someone else
I'm blessed
I'm truly privaleged
To look this good
Without clothes on
Which only means
That when I sing
Your jerking off
And when I'm gone
You won't remember
Thank God I'm pretty

Thank you God
Oh Lord
Thank you God
Oh oh

and when a gaggle of faces
Appears around me
I'ts lucky I hate
To be taken seriosly
I think my ego would fall
Right through the cracks
In the floor
If I couldn't count on men
To slap my ass anymore
I know my destiny such
That I'm all stocking and curl
So everybody thinks
That I'm a fucking suicide girl
Ohho

thank God I'm pretty
The occasional champane
I never asked for
The occasional admission
To a seedy little bar
Invitation to a strangers car
I'm blessed
With the ability to rend
A grown man tongue-tied
Which only means
That when it's dark outside
I have to run and hide
Can't look behind me
Thank God I'm pretty

Thank God
Thank God
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you God



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"Thank God I'm Pretty" as written by Emilie Autumn

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  • +3
    General Comment:Everyone that hates on this song, saying that it makes her sound narcissistic, or that you "find it hard to feel bad" for a pretty girl, as someone else said, is pushing a sad double standard. It actually solidifies part of what this song states -"Every ill that I must suffer merely brought on by myself". Yes, being an "ugly" girl can be a horrific experience, potentially destroying self esteem and views of personal worth. But it is quite unfair to say that a girl cannot have issues due to being pretty as well. I have had the experience of being on both sides of the fence. I was pretty fat once upon a time, and dealt with all those painful issues of being an "ugly girl". And then, after losing weight and really working on my appearance, I got to play the other side. I'm a "pretty girl" now, and it is not without it's terrors. I, too, have been raped, I do not get taken seriously in my work(pretty female scientist garner little respect), and am otherwise stereotyped by other women who see me as competition, or as someone to hate to make themselves feel better. Basically, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. As women, we should empower each other, not squabble over petty differences. Hell, the simple fact that whether we're "pretty" or not is such a big deal is something we should be fighting against in general, not arguing over whether "ugly" girls have the right to self esteem, or whether "pretty" girls have the right to have human problems.
    ChristiXCaducityon July 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this makes me think of that common saying "it's easy you're pretty" or " you can get whatever you want you have a pretty face" or any other sayings close to that.
    I think the meaning is trying to tell us that just because someone is pretty doesn't mean they can get things the easy way. She also humorusly portrays situations in which she sarcastically says 'thank god im pretty'
    great song. Emilie Autumn is a superb songwriter!
    winemysavioron January 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song, because I can totally relate, but I look at it differently, than you guys do.
    a lot of people are intimidated by the way I look. They think I'm scary, just because I wear dark make up and have really big hair, so the way I see it, none of these things are happening to her, because she doesn't fit the typical ideal of beauty, and she's making fun of girls who are really conventionaly pretty.
    which makes sense if you've ever had people be frightened or uncomfortable because of your appearance, even though other people like you think you're beautiful.
    I also read somewhere that EA was mocked a lot by her peers because she's been dressing this way since she was in high school, and they weren't used to girls like her.
    --WRINGER--on January 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is hilarious because of how sarcastic it is. Emilie Autumn's voice irks on my nerves, but she sure knows how to compose a song.
    ChromePiggyon August 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I got to say, of all the EA songs this is one of my favorite. It's very sarcastic and sure she's a little full of herself; but who (in her place) wouldn't be. Some background about EA is that she plays seven instruments. She learned how to conduct when she was fifteen and mastered the Violin before she was ten. She's considered to be a musical prodigy. Also she's the main spokes person for Manic Panic, a huge cosmetic line.

    From what I've read about EA she's a ruthless business woman as well as a prodigy.

    Before her career was launched EA was part of a band that Courtney Love put together, and publicly Love sold her as nothing more than a playtoy; she was never given credit for her musical talent or other contributions to the group. It was because she has a pretty face that the public bought it.

    In fact I believe the line "So everyone thinks I'm a fucking Suicide Girl" is a direct stab at that time of her life.

    The song "Thankgod I'm pretty" for EA is a sarcastic slap in the face for anyone who ever believed she was nothing more than a pretty face.

    As far as what this song means to me (I have a very relative position on this one because I'm a guy) it reminds me not to take anyone (or anything) at face value; because what's underneath can sometimes be more amazing.
    Chaoticpsion October 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I haven't heard the song, but it seems like she's sarcastically illustrating why it's not a good thing to be pretty; because she isn't taken seriously and has to keep an eye out for unwanted attention from males.
    Halissaon October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this...it's as if it's making fun of the superficial, appearance-based society we live in. Go emilie.
    ivyautumnon November 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love how sarcastic this song is but she still sounds narcissistic.
    Haibaneon April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is a hidden track on Opheliac...it's great and definitely my fave song...
    mana-madon June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:She makes a point about how appearance-driven we are and that, as much as it seems the opposite, attractive people's lives are as difficult as unattractive, for different reasons. I like the sarcasm in it, because if it were straightfoward in saying "being pretty kind of sucks" she'd sound like a whiny prat. The sarcasm helps, but I agree with Hailbane. She sounds really stuck up.
    indiamayormaynoton August 02, 2007   Link

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