"Beautiful" as written by and Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson....
Hey boy, take a look at me
Let me dirty up your mind
I'll strip away your hard veneer
And see what I can find

The queerest of the queer
The strangest of the strange
The coldest of the cool
The lamest of the lame
The numbest of the dumb
I hate to see you here
You choke behind a smile
A fake behind the fear
The queerest of the queer

This is what he pays me for
I'll show you how it's done
You learn to love the pain you feel
Like father like son

The queerest of the queer
Hide inside your head
The blindest of the blind
The deadest of the dead
You're hungry 'cause you starve
While holding back the tears
Choking on your smile
A fake behind the fear
The queerest of the queer

I know what's good for you, you can touch me if you want
I know you're dying to, you can touch me if you want
I know what's good for you, you can touch me if you want
But you can't stop

The queerest of the queer
The strangest of the strange
The coldest of the cool
The lamest of the lame
The numbest of the dumb
I hate to see you here
You choke behind a smile
A fake behind the fear
The queerest of the queer
The strangest of the strange
The coldest of the cool
You're nothing special here
A fake behind the fear
The queerest of the queer

I know what's good for you I know you're dying to
I know what's good for you
I bet you're dying to
You can touch me if you want
You can touch me if you want
You can touch me
You can touch me
But you can't stop


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"Queer [Martin Gore & Paul Freegard the Most Beautiful Woman in Town Mix" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

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    General CommentOh man. This song used to ease my rage when I was younger. I think I'm pretty, but I'm not "normal" pretty, know what I mean? I have pink hair and dress strange (awesome) compared to mainstream society. My mother used to get on my ass about it constantly, telling me I looked ugly and that people would stare at me. I used to feel so alone. Then Garbage released this song and I knew I wasn't alone. To HELL with "mainstream" beauty. I'm hot, even if I'm the only one who sees it! Besides, beauty isn't in the way you look. It's in the way you ROCK your look!
    RedDollShoeson August 26, 2010   Link

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