Five years old, in my pink tutu
I was spinning, spinning
and no one ever knew

That these bruises hold a dirty clue
I was spinning, spinning
and no ever knew

Oh, pretty, pretty me
I am the prettiest girl you ever did see, yeah
Oh, pretty, pretty me
I am the prettiest girl you ever did see

Seventh grade, my boyfriend made
a joke about the way I looked in the pool
So I never ate, and I looked great
But I was spinning, spinning and no one ever knew

Oh, pretty, pretty me
I am the prettiest girl you ever did see
Oh, pretty, pretty me
I am the prettiest girl you ever did see

Twenty eight years old
As I'm getting dressed I'm told, I am the prettiest girl he ever did see
But six months on, and that dress is gone
Because the aisle is too long for me
Oh

Two bags, a ticket, a couch in L.A.
Nothing left to prove, finally something to say
I am wise enough now, smart enough now
I own my own mistakes
But I got no job, I got no car, No Driver's License, No cash
No savings, No heath care, No furniture, No place to live, No RIA, No retirement scheme, No winter coat, No Christmas tree, No family near me, No money for morning coffee, and No way to pay off my debt

But I am dreaming

Oh, pretty, pretty me
I am the prettiest girl you ever did see, yeah
Oh, pretty, pretty me
I am the prettiest girl you ever did see
You ever did see, yeah, yeah


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    General Commentthis song is heartbreakingly beautiful.
    greyskyeson October 12, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi think the song is about how superficious people are...or CHOOSE to be.
    we look away for the things we do not want to see.
    or we don't care enough to REALLY look.
    we look.
    we see.
    we judge
    and we hardly ever take the time to dig deeper. to talk to a person.
    hey, you look like this or that. but are you FEELING like that?
    what is going on in your life?
    are you okay? (and really MEANING that question. not just an empty question.)

    a little child. dancing in her tutu.
    oh...she must be so happy. what a lovely child.
    but...why does not anybody see the bruises on her arms or other places?
    don't they REALLY see it? or are they choosing to look away because it is 'none of their business' ?
    we look. we judge.
    little girl. dancing. so: happy.
    WRONG !!!

    a young girl. looking good. not an gram of fat on her body.
    she is spinning. dizzy? for hunger?
    is she dieting when it is not needed?
    why does nobody take the time to ASK?
    we look. we judge. young, slender, so: happy.
    WRONG !!!

    a young woman in a weddingdress.
    make up. hair nicely done.
    she has someone who wants to marry her.
    why did not anybody ask her how she felt about that marriage?
    did she feel pressed into it?
    did she not see another way, perhaps?
    maybe the guy beats her, and she did not dare to leave him?
    we look. we judge.
    young. going to marry. beautiful. so: happy.
    WRONG!

    then...that last woman of the song.
    homeless. almost without any possions. ony two bags.
    abandoned by her family.
    all on her own.
    obviously this woman will not be pretty.
    she will have no make-up in her 2 bags.
    no place to live. so most likely her hair won't be perfect.
    most likely she will even be dirty.
    slept in her cloths
    we look. we judge.
    dirty. wrinkled cloths. apparantly homeless.
    so: unhappy.
    but... if you talk to a homeless person, you will find out that not ALL homeless people are unhappy.
    some of them have the nicest of dreams.
    some of them actually CHOOSE to live like that.
    some of them feel free and independant lving like that.

    we look. we judge.
    but what we actually SHOULD be doing is: CARE. and TALK and LISTEN. really LISTEN.

    that is what i think this song means.
    lieveselinaon August 28, 2014   Link

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