"Beautiful Girl" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
You wanna walk into the room like that other girl does
The one that's always making everybody fall in love
You see girl you're a lot like me.
She rearranges all the light in the room so you're always in the shadows,
Well that's what it feels like to you…
Baby I've been there too.
And I know how much it can sometimes hurt,
You feel like the whole world has made you the ugly girl.
Take it from me that you have to see it first.

So before you trade in your summer skin for those high heeled shoes,
To make him want to be with you.
Let me remind you one more time…
That just maybe, you're beautiful but you just cant see.
So why don't you trust me,
They'll see it too you beautiful girl you

You wanna lay the blame on somebody else,
All these tiny little minds that leave you up on a shelf.
But okay, I've seen it done that way.
Just in case nobody ever comes through,
Riding in to come to your rescue.
You still have a chance,
You don't have to be asked to dance.
I know how much you've been dying to say,
Look how much everybody loves me.
Guess who gets left when everyone else fades away

So before you trade in your summer skin for those high heeled shoes,
To make him want to be with you.
Let me remind you one more time
That just maybe, you're beautiful but you just can't see.
So why don't you trust me
They'll see it too you beautiful girl you


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"Beautiful Girl" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    My InterpretationThere are differences between what someone says, what she means, and what someone else understands.

    Under that belief, I had to accommodate this song and the fact that I'm a guy. What does it have to do with me? Surely, like an older sister to a younger one, Sara sings explicitly that a girl, wanting to beautify herself, should be confident. This looked to be a song of commonality, what she facetiously identified once as “chick music.” And so, what I had to do was to find commonalities between us.

    We’re human, and we want to be good to that which we care about (in this song, a girl wants to “make him want to be with [her]”). Commonalities found. If we are ugly (“the whole world has made you the ugly girl”) and isolated, we find it hard to be good to anyone. Sara is telling us that we are not ugly, but hidden for the time being. She knows what it feels like to be shoved aside as someone else with more reputation basks in the spotlight. She sees that beauty has more to do with others seeing you than you seeing yourself and that losing opportunities and blaming people aren’t very important. We still stand as chances to be taken by the world because we are all beautiful girls.

    Beautiful song, by the way.
    azneel128on March 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentShe told us at a concert that she wrote this to her 13 year old self.
    theSPH1NXon July 16, 2012   Link
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    MemoryWhen I first heard this song, I was in a really bad, bad mood, and felt like giving up on everything. I just wanted to get away. This song touched my heart, and it described my situation. It was awesome to hear her voice tell me that it will get better. It is still my empowerment anthem. <3
    ariesrule1on November 24, 2012   Link

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