"Ugly" as written by and Eric M/bon Jovi Bazilian....
All the world loves things of beauty and intrigue, these two things I've never had one
Born in this old skin, I'm too sick I can't win, I've lived with this damage too long
My eyes can't behold it, I cannot control this, this feeling that's left in my heart
I've never done no wrong, I don't deserve these bones, please burn up this sin when I'm gone

And I said that this is ugly to me
The world is ugly to me
You are ugly to me
And I am ugly to me

I haven't become all I want to be
I haven't become anything I need to be
I haven't become all I want to be
Suffocate with me

I haven't become anything

Why can't you look, why can't you look at me, see what I see
Why can't you feel, why can't you feel like, me feel what I feel
Why can't you hurt, why can't you hurt like me, taste the pain I feel
Why must I die, why must I die for you

It's the ugly truth, well it's ugly
It's making me painless

Lyrics submitted by sean

"Ugly" as written by Ronald Jr. Ward

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentUgly is an amazing song about the outlook on life. Someone feeling so ugly that the world is ugly, that everyone is ugly. Not literally but figuratively. Just a disgust in someone's heart that makes everything grey. It talks about how the world loves all the beauty and intrigue, when that becomes all it loves, it becomes ugly, and boring. It also talks about his personal insecurities. He feels alone "why cant you see what I see?" "why cant you feel what i feel?" "why cant you hurt like me? Taste the pain I feel?" like hes the only one with problems, just like we all do. Beautiful song.
    RoCkNrOllWhoReon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with Rocknrollwhore. This song is about feeling insecure and all alone in the world. I love this song. Totally describes me so I keep it on repeat for hours. Greatness!
    ColdKornGirl16on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"When i was younger and doing alot of drugs, I felt bad inside, and I felt ugly... so I wrote that song cause I felt like a total piece of shit. I was about 23 or 24 when I wrote that." Scooter wrote it at a time when the band was broken up and he had been diagnosed with an illness. He locked himself in an apartment and wrote a couple of acoustic songs while he was in Atlanta, Georgia.

    from coldinside.com
    coldinhereon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love these lyrics.
    Punkkion May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my faviort cold song
    SickofManon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely love this song. Used to relate to it real well. Almost wanted to cry when I first heard it. The best Cold song ever written. Theyre a great band, but in my opinion they'll never write as good as this again...
    blinkbomberon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm never any good at understanding the "messages" in songs... but this is one of my favourite songs on self-titled so... (For me) I think it's the whole "I don't belong" thing... sort of... It's hating the world, because we all strive for beauty and charm and perfection, and we can't always have it. We see ourselves as ugly, making the world appear ugly, too... We all strive for something better -- we all want to change ourselves so we can be more accepted, and it's more than hard to change. In reality, we don't need to change.

    "Why can't you look..." Basically... Why do I feel so much pain because of you... always trying to meet expectations that aren't... possible... You try to appear beautiful to the world, but you only become more ugly and disgusted with yourself. The truth is ugly -- you've become ugly because your beauty wasn't enough to satisfy the...ugly world... But your beauty was more than enough to become everything...

    I guess, I'd say, beauty comes from pain... and this song obviously shows that... His pain brought out a beautiful song...

    Yeah, that sounded stupid.
    ANdyoucaredon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure... but this song kicks ass... If you posted for Gone away and BLEED...you are a poser and you can go to hell!!!!! don't get me wrong, those a great songs....bleed anyway... but isn't it weird that those are the 2 newest songs that got the most publicity thanx to aaron lewis (staind) and wwf tough enough.... I'm sure cold has thousands of new fans thanx to those songs....and only those songs... If you consider yourself a fan and have only heard those songs you're a poser!!! please listen to all of cold's songs!! they are all good!! there isn't one that i have found that isn't good!!!!
    Coldspider07on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"all the world loves things of beauty and intrigue
    these two things i've never had one"

    Great Line. Very True Indeed.
    CourseWeDeliveron September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI cant' believe this was once THE song my boyfriend related to.
    Whenever I hear it I start to cry and feel sorry that he had to feel this pain and that the world keeps on threating people this way...
    No one should feel ugly, only the ones that blame others for being ugly, are the ones that really are
    Akhenatonon September 17, 2002   Link

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