"Pretty on the Outside" as written by Matthew Tuck, Michael David Thomas, Michael Kieron Paget, Jason James and Don Gilmore....
So you wanna play games with my head?
Fuck you, make me fall apart, I wish that I was dead
I just can't believe I fell, for such a blackened heart
You played me for a fool and used me from the start

Fuck you (fuck you), I just want to know the truth,
But the words from your heart they just cloud,
All the negativity, forces me down into (silence)
But still I can pray,
I wanna know, I wanna know

If I tear you open wide, take a look inside
Are you pretty?
Can I get inside your mind, see what I can find?
Are you pretty?
So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only
Pretty on the outside

Now I fucking hate you, with all of my heart
Just disappear, and never will I fear for my life
I just want to be alone,
And never, no never, will I be unhappy alone,
I wanna know, I wanna know

If I tear you open wide, take a look inside
Are you pretty?
Can I get inside your mind, see what I can find?
Are you pretty?
So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you re only
Pretty on the outside

You're so pretty on the outside
You're so pretty on the outside

So you wanna play games with my head
But you make me fall apart, and wish that I was dead
Can't believe I fell for such a blackened heart
You played me for a fool and just used me from the start

I just wanna know the truth (but the words from your mouth)
All your negativity (you keep forcing me down)
Into silence I can dream (into silence I can dream)
Into silence I can dream

If I tear you open wide, take a look inside
Are you pretty? (pretty!)
Can I get inside your mind, see what I can find?
Are you pretty? (pretty!)
So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only
Pretty on the outside

Whoa, you're so pretty on the outside
Whoa, (you're so pretty on the outside)
You're so pretty on the outside!


Lyrics submitted by Elective Amnesia

"Pretty On the Outside" as written by Jason James Don Gilmore

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentHa, 1st post. Love this song, easy to understand, goes back to that old saying "don't judge a book by its cover". Seems like he is using this song to express his fealings bout pretty chicks who use people for fame, money, ect. How they might look pretty on the outside "If I tear you open wide, take a look inside" but they are really just in it for greed and not the other person "So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only Pretty on the outside"
    blade2078on April 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about my ex-gf
    decayedCellon January 16, 2016   Link
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    My Opinionone of the top 3 songs on this album in my opinion. i love the screaming in the verses and vocal layers in the chorus. Im so glad that bfmv left the sound they had in Scream aim fire(big dissapointment) and went back to the poison. great album great song "is it my turn to die!"
    michealangelo97on April 28, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLyrics were close. Just a couple changes. Otherwise good job.

    So you wanna play, games with my head?
    but you make me fall apart, I wish that I was dead
    I just can't believe I fell for such a blackened heart
    You played me for a fool and used me from the start.

    Fuck you (fuck you)
    I just want to know the truth
    But the words from your mouth they just cloud
    All the negativity, forces me down into (silence)
    But still I can pray
    I wanna know, I wanna know.

    If I tear you open wide, take a look inside
    Are you pretty?
    Can I get inside your mind, see what I can find?
    Are you pretty?
    So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only
    Pretty on the outside.

    Now I fucking hate you with all of my heart
    So just disappear, and never will I fear for my life
    I just want to be alone
    And never, no never, will I be unhappy alone
    I wanna know, I wanna know.

    If I tear you open wide, take a look inside
    Are you pretty?
    Can I get inside your mind, see what I can find?
    Are you pretty?
    So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only
    Pretty on the outside.

    You're so pretty on the outside.
    You're so pretty on the outside.

    So you wanna play games with my head
    But you make me fall apart, and wish that I was dead
    Can't believe I fell for such a blackened heart
    You played me for a fool and just used me from the start.

    I just wanna know the truth (but the words from your mouth)
    All your negativity (you keep forcing me down)
    Into silence I can dream (into silence I can dream)
    Into silence I can dream.

    If I tear you open wide, take a look inside
    Are you pretty? (pretty)
    Can I get inside your mind, see what I can find?
    Are you pretty? (pretty)
    So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only
    Pretty on the outside.

    Whoa, you're so pretty on the outside
    Whoa (you're so pretty on the outside)
    You're so pretty on the outside.
    Switchb1adeon May 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kind of took it literally... like he is pissed at a girl who is pretty he kills her out of anger. ("If i tear you open wide, take a look inside, are you pretty?") He cuts her open, and she looks gross on the inside. Idk if thats what was meant necessarily but for some reason thats what i always think of =p
    secretlyinsaneon July 17, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionWell blade 2078 pretty much covered it a lot of people pretend to be perfect to get what they want but at the end of the day they're the ones that have to live with themselfs
    Rockmetalthrashon July 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is what the song means to me

    So you wanna play, games with my head?
    but you make me fall apart, I wish that I was dead
    I just can't believe I fell for such a blackened heart
    You played me for a fool and used me from the start.
    ( This one speaks for it's self. He was played with during the relationship he feels stupid)

    Fuck you (fuck you)
    I just want to know the truth
    But the words from your mouth they just cloud
    All the negativity, forces me down into (silence)
    But still I can pray
    I wanna know, I wanna know.
    (She's a liar and he can't tell what's true or not because he's been lied to for so long.)

    If I tear you open wide, take a look inside
    Are you pretty?
    Can I get inside your mind, see what I can find?
    Are you pretty?
    So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that you're only
    Pretty on the outside.
    (He's trying to say, If he takes a look inside of her true self it's ugly and not good in other words she's not an angel from the inside but in the outside she looks innocent.)

    Now I fucking hate you with all of my heart
    So just disappear, and never will I fear for my life
    I just want to be alone
    And never, no never, will I be unhappy alone
    I wanna know, I wanna know.
    (He's better off alone, he doesn't want to see her again he's happier this way.)

    I just wanna know the truth (but the words from your mouth)
    All your negativity (you keep forcing me down)
    Into silence I can dream (into silence I can dream)
    Into silence I can dream.

    ( speaks for it's self he wants to know the truth but all he gets is lies, there isn't any positivity just conflict, when it's quiet there's peace)
    Avtovion February 16, 2012   Link
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    Lyric Correctionokay so the first paragraph is:
    So you wanna play games with my head?
    But you make me fall apart, i wish that i was dead.
    I just cant believe i fell for such a blackened heart.
    You blamed me for a fool and used me from the start.

    second paragraph:
    Fuck it all! (Fuck it all!)
    I just wanna know the truth, but the words from your mouth,
    They just cloud all the negativity
    Forces me down into (silence)
    But still i can dream
    I wanna know, i wanna know!

    Chorus:
    If i tear u up alive, take a look inside,
    Are u pretty? Can i get inside ur mind, see wat i can find,
    Are u pretty? So just take off that disguise, everyone knows that ur only
    Pretty on the outside
    EmOcupCakeLuvZon April 23, 2012   Link

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