Girl Can't Be Herself

Album: Here (2016)
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  • When a girl can't be herself no more
    I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world
    When a girl can't be herself no more
    I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

    In the morning from the minute that I wake up
    What if I don't want to put on all that make up?
    Who says I must conceal what I'm made of?
    Maybe all this Maybelline is covering my self-esteem
    Whose job is it to straighten out my curves?
    I'm so tired of that image, that's my word
    What if today I don't feel like putting heels on?
    Who are you to criticize when beauty's only in the eyes
    Of the beholder
    So behold her
    Sing, sing, sing, why, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh?
    Yo, yo-yo

    'Cause when a girl can't be herself no more
    I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world
    When a girl can't be herself no more
    I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

    Uh, uh, I'm so secure with insecurities
    Why is being unique such an impurity?
    Why are the numbers on the scale like a god to me?
    All of these indifferences are based on our appearances
    We please to be appeased
    The truest pleasure is the fact that we can breathe
    Think it into existence, do it, then achieve
    A fairy tale reality, beauty was with a beast
    I, I, I'm the image of your reflection
    Ah, and you're the image of my reflection
    Sing, sing, sing, why, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh?
    Why, oh?

    'Cause when a girl can't be herself no more
    I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world
    When a girl can't be herself no more
    I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

    Oh
    Ay, uh!
    Oh!
    Oh Writer/s: Alicia Augello Cook, Harold Lilly Jr., Mark Batson, Sean Martin
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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