Fair & Lovely

from by The Shy Retirer

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I am dirty and ashamed
Of this gross husk that makes me feel so strange
In this life, I don't believe I can win
Without being a near faultless model 10

These impurities gnaw at my shook skin
Poison for help to make myself look thin
And I'll do what it takes to appear clean above all else
I just want to be fully satisfied with my goddamned self

Everyday I wish to be fair & lovely
I want all of the boys and girls to notice and love me
Picture perfect in state and shape,
I want to be an idol they don't constantly berate

Why be a size 8 when I should be a size 4?
I need to be a suitable size to get the looks to be adored
Longing to not be glanced at when walking in a store
Longing to not be often called a fat and ugly whore

People say I'm fine the way I am
But they don't know the stress to really understand
Having to adhere to a standard
Instilled ages ago for the ages to go

Everyday I wish to be fair & lovely
I want all of the boys and girls to notice and love me
Picture perfect in state and shape,
I want to be an idol they don't constantly berate

Everyday I wish to be fair & lovely
I want all of the boys and girls to notice and love me
Picture perfect in state and shape,
I want to be an idol they don't constantly berate

I'm doing so much only to gain so little
What's the point if it makes me even more brittle?
Beneath the surface, above, and about,
I'm not about to let them keep wearing me out

Come to think about it,
Maybe they weren't going to like me anyway
Come to think about it,
Maybe I'm actually alright and ok

Come to think about it,
Maybe they weren't going to like me anyway
Come to think about it,
Maybe I'm actually alright and ok

I'm ok.

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from Clarity, released December 25, 2014

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