I was flipping
Through a picture book
Written just to sell the new look
Saw the faces
Of men and little girls
Staring vacant from their paper word

See what comes
From the pages of colors and clothes
That someone picked and no one chose
See what comes
From measuring success
By the way we look or how we dress

Don't let what they advertise
Make you something you don't recognize
Because they don't know you at all
With their carbon-copy-cookie-cutter-phony-little-paper dolls

Beauty takes all kinds
Especially if love is blind
And we don't have be the same
Little paper dolls in a chain

So don't let them make you compare
They're just pictures they don't care
About our 3-D freak scene
Down at Seventeen Magazine

Don't let commercial lies
Shape the way you use your own eyes
Because they don't know you at all
With their carbon-copy-cookie-cutter-phony-little-paper dolls

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's that little paper doll

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's that little paper doll

Mirror mirror on the wall
(There's a respect breakdown)

Who's that little paper doll
(In their make-over shakedown)

Mirror mirror on the wall
(So love what you're dealt)

Who's that little paper doll
(And take it easy on yourself)

To keep a grip on your mental health
You're beautiful when you don't try so let it go and let freak flag fly

The world looks...
Pretty grim
When our role-models are mannequins
I can offer...
No contribution
To their black-tie revolution

So don't let them change your shape
It's a mindtrap you must escape
Fat or skinny
Short or tall
All Creatures great and small

They must make room for us all
They must make room for us all
They must make room for us all

And out grow...
Their carbon-copy-cookie-cutter-phony-little-paper dolls

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's that little paper doll

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's that little paper doll

Mirror mirror on the wall
(There's a respect breakdown)

Who's that little paper doll
(In their make-over shakedown)

Mirror mirror on the wall
(So love what you're dealt)

Who's that little paper doll
(And take it easy on yourself)

To keep a grip on your mental health
(take it easy on yourself)

You must learn for no one
(take it easy on yourself)

And forget everyone else
You're beautiful when you don't try so let it go and let freak flag fly


Lyrics submitted by JayVicious

Paper Dolls song meanings
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