Unpretty

by Anti-Hero

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1.
V1: I try my hardest but nothing's ever good enough for you Try not to anger when you wound my pride, rubbing it in that you You're so much better and to you I'm just a waste of time Why do I bother when your words are so stuck in my mind? Prechorus: But you, you're so petty and I'm trying not to buy into your shit And you, can be so convincing when you say, you think I'm worthless Chorus: I can't wait until the day when I am not the one that you call all those stupid names and use for your stomping ground I will not look down upon you from up above cause you are nothing more than the words you say, not good enough V2: What is it this time that I did so incorrectly? I think you'd like to believe I don't contain one ounce of morality Just cause I'm different from you doesn't mean I don't understand Because I am so different, you won't even try to see where I'm coming from Finale: cause you are nothing more than the words you say cause you are nothing more than the words you say cause you are nothing more than the words you say Not good enough Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
2.
Unpretty 03:54
V1: People ask why I wear my makeup so dark? Maybe I'm trying to cover up each and every little scar or maybe I just don't want the world to see see me, feel so, uncomfortable completely naked, baring my real self, for everyone to see Chorus: Cause I feel so damn unpretty I'll never be the girl posing in your fashion (fascist) magazines My skin's broken out, I'm only a size three I feel so damn unpretty V2: I'll never be perfect for them or for me Flat as they come, no curves to be found anywhere on me Why are people staring in my direction? Must be something in my hair, on my face, or in my teeth Bridge/Solo: You know they used to point in magazines to those perfect little prom queens telling me I should look that way, dress that way, be like them I'll never be that kind of girl And there are plenty of others like me, going to each and every extreme just to be as flawless as those celebrities you see on the t.v. Well, I've been down that road before and it only leads to pain So I'd rather feel unpretty and not live in vain Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
3.
Wake Me Up 02:47
V1: Everything is cracking me out tonight When I'm feeling so lost in this world alright I can feel you tossing and turning tonight It keeps my dreams from coming yeah V2: Now I've started to toss and turn myself It's stranger now in this here foreign house I feel awake, but I can't control my mind Nightmares fill my thoughts baby Chorus: Wake me up Wake me up from this dream V3: Screaming out in the middle of the night I'm begging please rise up the morning light Shadows are here creeping in my life Wake me up from this nightmare V4: Sleepwalking outside of my head My mind is floating, but my body lies dead Held tight by the covers of this dream I can feel it coming over me Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
4.
V1: Every moment of every day All I dream about is running away or I try to find the quickest fix But every time I try to hit, I miss Prechorus: For far too long I used to be so strong Chorus: I have difficulty breathing I can't hear my heart beating I have numbed all my insides cause I don't wanna be lost on the outside V2: I used to walk, but now I just stumble Everything I loved seems so far gone Is it worth it? Am I just a failure? Waiting for my world to come crashing down? Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
5.
More or Less 03:06
V1: The more I try I can't forget Your words keep repeating inside my head The more I sit and just relax The more you kill me with the facts Prechorus: The more I show, the less I am The more you say you don't give a damn The more I care, the more you don't The less you try, the more I hope Chorus: Say it's not true I won't hate (hail) you We'll still be friends, it'll never end But it's all lies Took me by surprise The more I thought of you, the less you were V2: The more I believed, the more you lied I feel so naive and defied The more I cared, the less you were The one I thought of as a sister V3: The more I show, the less I am At least I can say I gave a damn The more you try to convince yourself It all meant nothing to you now Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
6.
V1: You thought by now, I would've been something I thought by now, I could make you see I thought by now maybe you'd realize It's you who's holding me back, not me V2: Let's take a trip down memory lane dear Can you count anytime I've admitted defeat? It's always you calling me the failure What the hell have you done to think you're so above me? Chorus: No better than me No better than her No better than him We're all better than you Better than you V3: Once again, I'm the poor investment Once again, you're disappointed in me Don't understand anything that I stand for All you care about is stealing my credit and money V4: Let's take a walk now one day in my shoes All I can offer's been put into my dreams You only can see your own perspective Have you ever given one thought of what it means to me? Bridge: You'll never understand what it means to love You'll never get why I can't give up You can't comprehend what it means to pursue one's dreams You'll never realize you tore our relationship at the seams V5: You thought by now I would've been something What makes you think you know anything about me? And I don't care if I receive your praises Cause you never ever understood me never never never understood me, never never never understood me never never never understood me, never never never understood me Finale: I'm better than you I'm better than you I'm better than you You're no better than me Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
7.
V1: My sweetness What have you done? I'm thinking awful thoughts of what you have become My sweetness Turned yourself to hate, all those precious things you once said about my fate V2: My sickness What have you become? All those dark things stirring up at once My sickness It is now too late, To take back my dreams, cast this shadow away Chorus: Close the door Turn off the light Say goodbye For the last time V3: My sickness Used to be so sweet I'm laughing at my own pathetic self defeat My sweetness You are so sick Makes me wonder how I lived with all your shit V4: My insides, torn up in shreds Peel away the flesh show my inner threads My self left, so I wonder who is here Telling you the truths, but making it so unclear Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
8.
V1: I thought I knew you well Must have been blinded by my care Didn't see through it all Couldn't see who you really were Prechorus: I never would've believed You wouldn't always be by my side Couldn't see it coming at me All your hypocrisy and your lies Chorus: Once more, with a little meaning this time Stab that knife, deeper into my veins Once more, with a little meaning this time How can you say, I was not betrayed? V2: Should I remember the past? Can I even think it was real? What a waste of time Just like the rest when I thought you were special Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
9.
Lulluby 03:48
V1: Close your eyes, go to sleep For in your head, you will meet your dreams You were told, to forget these things So now you live, only in your dreams Chorus: And I, know what it's like And I, don't wanna live like that And I, have lived through all that pain And I, will not be ashamed, and let my dreams die V2: Hold your breath, block out the sounds of the world as it goes 'round You weren't meant for this place You're safer in your secret space V3: Close your eyes, go to bed I'll meet you there, inside your head I won't let you forget these things Together, we'll, live out our dreams Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005
10.
Two Words 04:44
V1: Two words -- I'm sorry They won't make me forget Four years -- of bullshit But still, I'd never regret Prechorus: So many misconceptions, and still so many lies (you told so many lies) I have moved on with myself, why can't you just get a life? V2: Two months -- of anguish I felt like I was dead And you, all bound together to stick that dagger in my chest Chorus: And now you think you've got a point to prove But I'm so much smarter than you You think I'd just give up and lose But I'm so much stronger than you You think I'd watch you put my name to shame, when I'm the one who made you You think you've got a point to prove I'll just show em I'm louder than you V3: One time -- too many You made me feel so small This time -- it's not me Who will be taking the fall V4: One time -- too many in my dreams you shared, This time -- it's the last time I'll think of you, and care V5: Two words -- I'm sorry I am still waiting to hear Two words -- fuck you I'd love to scream right in your ear Finale: You think you've got a point to prove I'll just show em I'm louder than you Show em I'm louder than you So much louder than you Show em I'm louder than you So much louder than you Than you Lyrics Written By: R.Perry Copyrighted By SOCAN & HER Records 2005

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"Meaningful lyrics with depth and even a hint of compassion delivered like a T.V. set smashed over your head. " - PulpMag

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released June 5, 2005

All Music & Lyrics: R.Perry
Additional Songwriting & Arrangement: J.Tomes
Recorded & Produced: R. Sanzo, Signal to Noise
Editing: M.McKenzie, Signal to Noise
Mastering: R.Lian, Masterdisc
Photography: W. Robitaille, Iron Image Studios
Artwork: Romstar Designs
Released by HER Records 2005.
Re-released by Addictive Records/Fontana North/Universal 2006.

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Rose Cora Perry London, Ontario

A "one-of-a-kind talent", Perry's vocals have been said to be the "perfect blend of Alanis and Norah Jones" (Kaotic Notes), while her songwriting is full of "raw viseral power, killer hooks and punch-in-the-gut riffs" (Spill Magazine)

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