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Ugly/Beautiful

Original Lyrics

I don’t look in the mirror

I don’t like what I see staring back at me

Everything is clearer

I’ll never see what you see

It’s not me

So beautiful and free

I’ll never be what you need

I can’t help it at all

I was born so beautiful

But now I’m ugly

And I rot in my skin

As a piece of me dies everyday

I know I’m nothing

I know there’s nothing I can say

To change

The judgement in their ways

I’ll never be what you need

I can’t help it at all

My love was so beautiful

But now I’m ugly

Yeah…

I’m good enough, but I don’t care

I’m good enough, but I’m not there

I’m good enough, but I don’t care

The sun is out, but I’m not there

(I can go anywhere) I’m good enough, but I don’t care (…somewhere)

(I can go anywhere) The sun is out, but I’m not there (…somewhere)

(I can go anywhere) I’m good enough (…somewhere)

(I can go anywhere) I’m good enough (…somewhere)

I don’t look in the mirror

I don’t like what I see staring back at me

Everything is clearer

I’ll never see what you see

And I rot in my skin

As a piece of me dies everyday

I know I’m nothing

Because I’m ugly

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2:47 
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Early title for Ugly. Extra info:

"Started as an album song until the very last moment, when Mellon Collies was cut from 31 to 28 songs, this is an interesting interpretation of what had essentially been an acoustic song. Flood and I tried about four different versions before settling on this one [see Queen's Hot Space album]. One version that I liked was just me and a distorted guitar. But in the end this version won, only to be mixed into eternal obscurity as a B-side." -BC (Guitar World 1/97)

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