please ignore when my voice cracks in the second verse.
I wrote the original over a year ago, aimed towards one particular person. I found the lyrics recently and decided that they could be applied to everyone. So this is about a person’s battle against society’s expectations. I think that society can be hypocritical in too many ways, and sometimes cruel to individuals. The problem is that the individuals are painted in a bad light as a result. Society says they’re fat, or stupid, or ugly, or worthless, but when the person it’s screaming at is driven off the edge, society claims that the person was beautiful and friendly and smart and will be missed. I think the message that you’re only beautiful when you’re dead needs to end.