Beyoncé – Pretty Hurts + Behind The Scenes (official video + lyrics) #WhatIsPretty

Posted: 25 April 2014 in Music
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Queen Bey slays our minds again with another inspirational video directed by the one and only  Melina Matsoukas ! This video is part of her last album BEYONCE released last December, and the subject is about beauty : What Is Beauty? a sort of critic of our society that places physical beauty over anything else striving to be “perfect” when in reality we all are beautiful.

In the mean time she decided to launch a project with the hash-tag #WhatIsPretty to sensitize us and make us participate to her reflexion.

The video revolves around a beauty pageant contestant who starves herself to win the big prize but will she ever win ? or maybe she already has but she doesn’t know it. “My aspiration in life is … to be happy” so she says in the ending of the video. Bey explained that everything that seemed to matter for her isn’t really that important in the end since she had her daughter Blue and in fact is it really worth it ?

Use the hashtag to share with the world your vision ! And don’t forget, don’t shape yourself for anyone or anything, you’re beautiful the way you are !

 

BEHIND THE SCENES HERE

 

Lyrics

(Uh huh huh)
(Uh huh huh)
(Uh huh huh)

[Verse 1:]
Mama said, “You’re a pretty girl.
What’s in your head, it doesn’t matter
Brush your hair, fix your teeth.
What you wear is all that matters.”

[Pre-Hook:]
Just another stage, pageant the pain away
This time I’m gonna take the crown
Without falling down, down, down

[Hook:]
Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever’s worst
Perfection is a disease of a nation, pretty hurts, pretty hurts
Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever’s worst
We try to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see
It’s the soul that needs the surgery

(Uh huh huh)

[Verse 2:]
Blonder hair, flat chest
TV says, “Bigger is better.”
South beach, sugar free
Vogue says, “Thinner is better.”

[Pre-Hook:]
Just another stage, pageant the pain away
This time I’m gonna take the crown
Without falling down, down, down

[Hook:]
Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever’s worst
Perfection is a disease of a nation, pretty hurts, pretty hurts (pretty hurts)
Pretty hurts (pretty hurts), we shine the light on whatever’s worst
We try to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see
It’s the soul that needs the surgery

[Bridge:]
Ain’t got no doctor or pill that can take the pain away
The pain’s inside and nobody frees you from your body
It’s the soul, it’s the soul that needs surgery
It’s my soul that needs surgery
Plastic smiles and denial can only take you so far
Then you break when the fake facade leaves you in the dark
You left with shattered mirrors and the shards of a beautiful past

[Hook:]
Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever’s worst (pretty hurts)
Perfection is a disease of a nation, pretty hurts, pretty hurts
Pretty hurts, we shine the light on whatever’s worst
We try to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see
It’s the soul that needs the surgery

[Outro:]
When you’re alone all by yourself (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)
And you’re lying in your bed (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)
Reflection stares right into you (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)
Are you happy with yourself? (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)

You stripped away the masquerade (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)
The illusion has been shed (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)
Are you happy with yourself? (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)
Are you happy with yourself? (pretty hurts, pretty hurts)

Yes
Uh huh huh

 

 

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