"Sweet As Whole" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
Sometimes I can be perfectly sweet
Got this sugary me stuffed up in my sleeve
And I talk of ponies and rainbows and things
And I'm just who you want me to be
But like most creatures down here on the ground
I'm composed of the elements moving around
And I grow and change and I shift and I switch
And it turns out I'm actually kind of a b****
But that only happens when I get provoked
By some piece of s*** a**hole we all sadly know
And I sit and I write while reminding you all
That mean songs are still better than going postal

And that guy's an a**hole
That girl's a b****
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
F*** that guy he's just an a**hole
Oh a**hole
A**hole
A**hole

I see I've surprised you with some of my words
And I know that surprises, while fun, still can hurt
And I hate to think that I ruined the day
Of the dick and the queen of the high horse parade
But I'm sick and tired of your poisonous ways
Your toxin wasting perfectly good space
And I say what I think
'Cause it's more economic than drugs or a drink

That guy's an a**hole
That girl's a b****
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
F*** that guy he's just an a**hole

And I won't let him in
Under my skin
You're a sad sack of s***
That's pathetic
Just a festering sore
Who will never be more than that
If I don't let it

And that guy's an a**hole
That girl's a b****
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
F*** that guy he's just an a**hole

That guy's an a**hole
That girl's a b****
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
F*** that guy he's just an a**hole


Lyrics submitted by azneel128

"Sweet as Whole" as written by Sara Bareilles

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Sweet As Whole song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentI listen to this song when I need a good laugh... Plus I absolutely adore Sara Bareilles so it's a win win. :)
    Victoria14on April 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationChange is the word.

    She the creature revels in the sugariness creatures can have, but as creature she also has bitchiness, what she calls shiftiness. And behold that her song is itself a creature! It veers from cursing listeners to crooning to them worldly advice, setting an example for them by not taking criticism to heart. And upon perusal of what is being said, she is a sweet creature after all, acting bitter only when provoked enough to do so.

    One does well to look at the line echoing “asshole,” which may or may not be “as whole.” Though change is the word, we still ought to let musicians be musical (and echo sounds). So since it can be both and since “Sweet As Whole” is the title, something incredible has been accomplished with that line. She has addressed assholes and assholes who are wholly assholes while also praying to the audience to be sweet creatures, letting the world go when it naturally distances itself from them.

    This line also marks another mind-bending shift: from individual to group (or to everything “as whole”). Until now, who “you” are has been the audience. Now, “you” is a changing character, one where different people fit in before leaving again. A state of chaos reigns!

    In a way, she embodies that populous world as the song concludes. As she repeats “asshole” (or that delicious “as whole”), the “fuck the world but not really” chorus stresses the human voices of male and female, an anthem sung by many “as whole” and led by someone “sweet as whole.”
    azneel128on June 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best "eff you" song
    gnugenton June 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis song was mainly written to be humorous and relatable (Cuz really, who hasn't met an as whole?) . And it is brilliantly executed. The first time I heard this I laughed until I cried (as a lifelong SaraBee, I know her dirt mouth). She is the only artist ever that has actually been able to make cussing sound pretty.
    ariesrule1on October 01, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain