I'm pretty, what do I deserve
I feel pretty, until I walk out the door
I wonder when pretty's gonna bleed
My monster has all the time he needs

So I came home to feel ugly again
Feels better alone, pretty ugly again
If you come back around I may not let you in
Cause I don't understand what this pretty is.

You're so pretty, could I get the nerve
You said, "I love you, pretty"
What do I deserve
I wonder if pretty's gonna waste
My monster has all the time in the day

So I came home to feel ugly again
Feels better alone, pretty ugly again
If you come back around I may not let you in
Cause I don't understand what this pretty is.

I wonder what pretty has to say I want to feel pretty every day
I wonder what it's like to be pretty.

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    General CommentAn extremely relatable song. You're at home getting all "dolled up", and in that moment as you look into the mirror you feel pretty and confident. Then as you leave your house and are surrounded by people, you grow weary. You compare yourself to others and you feel that you can never compete with them.

    Upon returning home your confidence has demolished and you once again think you're wretched looking. All you want to do is be alone and push everyone else away. After all, you're not pretty and so obviously that means you don't deserve anything or anyone.

    When someone tells you how they feel about you ("I love you, pretty"), you deny it. That person is pretty and therefore above you. Once again you feel that you don't deserve this person's love or compliments.

    The "monster" could be a number of things, but I feel it's your mind. The reality is that you're probably not ugly and there are people who do care about you. The mind is a powerful monster that warps everything.
    shampoosuicideon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty creepy. I looove it. :D. Anyway, I think this song is about a girl who is told she's pretty, so she starts to believe it "I'm pretty, what do I deserve?" Yet, she doesn't really feel all that pretty. It seems as though she has a significant other who is seeing someone else while seeing her. "You're so pretty, could I get the nerve?" She knows what he's doing but she's not sure whether she should confront him about it. "You said, 'I love you, pretty' what do I deserve?" She doesn't really think that he thinks she's pretty because if she is, she wouldn't be deserving this kind of treatment. So she goes home "to feel ugly again" and doesn't let him in because she's trying to figure out what to do with him and trying to figure out if maybe he really does care about her. And towards the end, as her vocals become stronger and more angry, she's asking the guy what he thinks the other girl would say in a threatening way ("I wonder what pretty has to say...") She basically feels lied to and wonders what it's like to be pretty, being the look or the other girl.

    That's my interpretation. I don't know. She might just think she's pretty, but really ugly on the inside.
    herzelied234on May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really depressing sometimes, but it's good none the less. I feel like this song speaks volumes about the huge emphasis we place on physical beauty today, and what little it actually means in the long run....along with the mental anguish and lonliness someone can go through when the don't feel like they measure up to certain standards.
    Dragnsfireon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment kidneythieves
    blondeness7734on August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! The vocals are overly wicked! It sounds depressing but yet beautiful at the same time.
    LimpNJenon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI really like your interpretation, herzelied. I never thought of it that way before but I completly see where you get that after you explained.

    After hearing this song I now love to go around saying, "I wonder what it's like to be pretty." I do, really. I wish I was pretty.
    {Rotten}ViVicaon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentherzelied234 and shampoosuicide I think both of you make very good points. I always thought of it more on like herezelied234's side, but i totally understand where shampoosuicide was coming from
    I love this song
    i love the kidney thieves
    fucking amazing!
    TryNotToSmileon January 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI thought of another way.
    This is more of what i think

    I think when she says "I feel pretty What do i deserve?"
    She's doesn't actually think she's pretty, she's being sarcastic.
    I think the what do i deserve part is like i'm so ugly? Do i really deserve anything?
    "I wonder when pretty's gonna bleed"
    cutting herself maybe? can't stand everyone.
    A monster could be many things. I think it could be the people looking into her life trying to judge her. I also think the monster is herself, because she's overthinking and doesn't see she's pretty.
    She likes being alone better. They're no one around to hurt her and make her feel more "ugly"
    "if I come back around I may not let you in"
    I think she's trying to keep people out so no one else will hurt her
    simple enough i guess

    I relate to this song VERY VERY well.

    that's just my opinion sorry it's stupid. C=
    TryNotToSmileon January 28, 2009   Link

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