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  1. Pretty

Lyrics

Pretty, by Lauryn Shapter

I only like pretty things
Pretty flowers on postcards
Pretty sparrows who sing
Pretty songs of love and harmony
Yeah, I only like pretty things

My father, he liked pretty girls
And my mother was a pretty girl
Who knew her place in the world
They told me that everything would be fine
If I would only be a pretty girl

Chorus:
‘Cause pretty girls don’t yell
And pretty girls don’t cry
And pretty girls know how to be
The apple of your eye
And pretty girls don’t bleed
Pretty girls don’t try
And pretty girls don’t watch
The world pass them by

I used to like ugly boys
The violence, the tattoos,
The leather, and the noise
Of people who just didn’t give a shit
Yeah, I used to like ugly boys

And I used to like ugly things
Like the taste of my blood
And the pleasure I could bring
When I’d draw the blade across my skin
Yeah, I used to like ugly things

Chorus:
‘Cause pretty girls don’t yell
And pretty girls don’t cry
And pretty girls just get to be
Candy for your eye
And pretty girls don’t bleed
Pretty girls don’t try
But pretty girls don’t watch
The world pass them by

Now my walls are all painted white
And the nurses are kind
But they never turn out the lights
In the hall outside of my room
Yeah, my world is all painted white

So if you come to see me in this place
Bring lilies and daffodils
And daisies in a vase
But make sure it’s not made of glass
If you come to see me in this place

Chorus:
Where pretty girls don’t yell
And pretty girls don’t cry
And pretty girls don’t even get to be
Candy for your eye
And pretty girls don’t bleed
Pretty girls don’t try
But pretty girls just watch
The world pass them by