Trim here, trim there!
All you ever hear
It's a constant bombardment of ads
clad with skinny minnie girls
selling and telling about a cream, or a spray, or a powder, or a pill
Magazines telling us what's hot and what's not
what's in and what's out
and what we need to buy to fit in with the crowd
Boys always say "I like a natural girl"
what they don't realize is natural still mascara, foundation, and curls
Suck it in!
Spray it on or smooth it in!
Your skins not attractive, you have to be tan
and hairless of course, from your upper lips to your calves
Commercials fill our electronics screens
reminding us of what beauty has come to mean
Oh your hair's frizzy?
There's a cream for that
Born with curls?
Straighten it till its flat
Dull and damaged from the straightener we told you to use?
Not to worry we have a conditioner and a shampoo
and a spray and a serum
and a cream and a lotion
anything we can sell you, you'll find a promotion
Don't forget to diet this month
ten steps to be thin
all in this months issue of shape and slim
Do you run every day? How many miles did you hit?
Your stomach's not flat
Do you see the size of your hips?
You don't have a thigh gap?
Then why are you still eating?
You know guys like girls without that filling
How about we all stop for a minute
Breathe in and out before we forget
there's no such thing as perfect so stop trying to attain it
Forget about the hair and the make up and your weight
realize that beauty in our culture portrays
unrealistic images of girls who've been changed
Photoshoped till the stretch marks and freckles are gone
morphed into something that looks more like a doll
What happened to brains and strength and creativity
what happened to that natural light that was shining in me
and you, and her, and every girl out there
the light in our eyes that says "I don't care!"
I don't care about the model plastered on the billboard
or the advertisements telling me I need to buy more
more products, lotions, creams, and treatments
more of everything that's "so hot" this season
They say they are for my flaws, but I am starting to see
that these so called flaws are what make me, me
there's beauty behind them that can't be bought
and that's more important than I originally thought
So stop trying to impress people who won't matter five years from now
It's about time that natural beauty was in style