tera johnson

The Folky Soulstress

BEAUTY AIN'T

Words & Music by Tera Johnson

©2016

 

 

VERSE 1

Beauty ain’t something you get for free

It ain’t something you can go out and buy for cheap

It ain’t easy but quite a novelty

That’s what today’s magazines are tellin’ me

 

Beauty means forever young not old

It’s something you gotta pay for to keep you gold

It’s not an option to trade till you’re dead and cold

That’s what we need these days – or so I’m told

 

CHORUS

But I got news for the fashion biz

I got news for women, men and kids

It don’t matter what you do or say

We’re all gonna get old and wrinkled one day

 

VERSE 2

Now beauty looks like a half-baked teen

It’s got a chip on its shoulder and a lot of green

It’s dumb and dumber and so obscene

That’s Hollywood’s selling the next big thing

 

But beauty is something really ‘neath the skin

You gotta dig real deep inside to glow within

It ain’t something you take from your next of kin

So tell the models and cameras I said to go and shoot again

 

CHORUS

Cause I got news for the entertainment biz

I got news for women, men and kids

It don’t matter what you do or say

We’re all gonna get old and fade away

 

BRIDGE

It don’t matter how much we try

Our souls won’t let our bodies lie

Ain’t nothing wrong with an agin’ gal

Or a slightly overweight grey haired guy

 

VERSE 3

Cause beauty ain’t showcasing for the mass

It ain’t capturing an honest clear cut glass

It’s a shame they’re missing all the sexy sass

So tell the industry I said to kiss my ass

 

CHORUS

Yeah I got news for the music biz

I got news for women, men and kids

It don’t matter what you do or what you say

We’re all gonna get old and die some day

 

 

 

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