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She could float like a feather, pretty paper plane
But we see beauty in frailty, so are we to blame?
She was velvet and dark lips, broken dreams and pearls
Still, she never believed them, calling: "babygirl"

Was she beautiful when she died?
Did she measure to the standard they hold up to our lives?
Oh I saw her in a bookstore when she was still alive
Don't know why but I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried
Oh, was she beautiful when she died?

She longs to be another woman, nearly every day
That body that she is supposed to love traps her like a cage
They told her, "words can never hurt you," but it's all they did
She told me, "I know that he'll love me when I'm finally thin."

Was she beautiful when she died?
Did she measure to the standard they hold up to our lives?
Oh I saw her in a bookstore when she was still alive
Don't know why but I cried and I cried and I cried and I cried
Oh, was she beautiful when she died?

They tell you that you're ugly
Don't you dare forget
To sell you back your pretty
Are we pretty yet?

Babygirl, babygirl
Babygirl, babygirl

Are we pretty yet? Are we pretty yet?
Are we pretty yet? Are we pretty yet?

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from Scream of Consciousness EP, released May 1, 2017
Written by Chris Karriker, Autumn Sky Hall, James Murphy and Jarrod Affonso and produced by Pat Hills.

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Write Or Die California

Write Or Die is an experimental art rock & cosmic pop project helmed by Chris Karriker (formerly of Saint Solitaire and Not Your Style), and Autumn Sky Hall (formerly of the self-titled band, Autumn Sky).

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