"Video" as written by Reginald J Hargis, India Arie, Carlos Broady and Shannon Sanders....
Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don't
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won't
Depend on how the wed blows I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul

I'm not the average girl from your video
and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be India Arie

When I look in the mirror the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it's supposed to be
And I know our creator didn't make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes I'm lovin' what I see

I'm not the average girl from your video
and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be India Arie

Am I less of a lady If I don't wear panty hoes?
My mama said ain't what she wears but, what she knows
But, I've drawn a conclusion, it's all and illusion confusions the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception
Something's gotta change
Don't be offended this is all my opinion
ain't nothing that I'm sayin law
This is a true confession of a life learned lesson I was sent here to share wit ya'll
So get in where you fit in go on and shine
Free your mind, nows the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go head and love yourself
Cuz everything's gonna be all right

I'm not the average girl from your video
and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be India Arie

Keep your fancy drinks and your expensive minks
I don't need that to have a good time
Keep your expensive car and your Caviar
All I need is my guitar
Keep your krystyle and your pistol
I'd rather have a pretty piece of Crystal
Don't need your silicon I prefer my own
What God gave me is just fine

I'm not the average girl from your video
and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I Learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be India Arie


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    General CommentAccepting yourself for who you are and loving yoruself for exactly the same reason. Despite all the images that mass media projects of the "perfect women." Women should stop trying to identify themselves with these superficial icons and start to bring out and highlight their best qualities. In order to gain self respect, dignity and honour for self healing. Hence its about nurturing yourself and being honest with yourself.
    saintj_qton January 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It makes me happy, & proud of who I am. Its actually meaningful, unlike most of the crap I hear playing all the time.
    teardrp92on June 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Such a powerful message to young women. You are beautiful, no matter what society thinks! We need more of this message around!!
    HELENzon November 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is about loving you, for you. no matter what you look like, you are still beautiful if you think so. this doesn't mean to be concited, it just means...don't try to always go w/ the flow. be yourself. be unique. don't look at beauty magizines and imagin yourself so beautiful as they, b/c you truly are beautiful. you are woman.
    daddysgirlon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first saw these lyrics-- I thought.... hmph. Nice message but nothing special. But then I downloaded the song-- and I cant help but like it.
    anna118kon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rules, and the lyrics rule! They always make me smile and make me remember that i am me and thats what makes me special! love it.
    yrm8k8on May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song - she's true to who she is, and openly admits she doesn't always follow the "rules" to being a girl. I like that!
    maski2002on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the only songs on mainstream radio that i hear more than once that has a message that i love. it is a true shame that there are not more songs with a message that is so needed in this britney spears world of today.
    annemarie_on June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song! The first time I heard it I didn't really like it, but then my friend downloaded and I actually listened to the words. This is a very powerful song and it sends a great message. My friend and I say that it's our anthem.=)
    LilDLeighon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!! it makes me feel proud to be a girl, and how i don't have to follow the "supermodel" standards. This song is about being true to yourself, and not caring about what society and the media wants you to look like. Who cares if you go days without shaving, and you don't wear makeup EVERY FREAKIN' DAY!! Whatever floats your boat!! I love this song, and everytime i hear it, it makes me feel proud of who i am. it should be every woman's "anthem". hehe :)
    LiLpUnKStaR85on June 04, 2002   Link

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