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Mary Lambert I Know Girls (Body Love) Lyrics

Last updated: 03/04/2014 02:11:18 PM

I know girls who are trying to fit into the social norm
Like squeezing into last year's prom dress
I know girls who are low rise, mac eye shadow
And binge drinking
I know girls that wonder if they're disaster and sexy enough
To fit in
I know girls who are flinging bombs
From the mosques of their skin
Playing Russian roulette with death
It’s never easy to accept that our bodies
Are fallible and flawed
But when do we draw the line
When the knife hits the skin
Isn’t it the same thing as purging
Because we're so obsessed with death
Some women just have more guts than others
The funny thing is women like us don't shoot
We swallow pills
Still wanting to be beautiful at the morgue
Still proceeding to put on makeup
Hoping that the mortician finds us sexy
And attractive
We might as well be buried with our shoes
And handbags, and scarves
Girls, we flirt with death
Every time we etch a new tally mark into our skin
I know how to split my writs to reveal a battlefield too
But the time has come for us to reclaim our bodies
Our bodies deserve more than to be war torn
And collateral
Offering this as a pathetic means to say
I only know how to exist when I am wanted
Girls like us are hardly ever wanted
You know
Were used up, and sad, and drunk
And perpetually waiting by the phone for someone to pick up and tell us
That we did good
Well you did good
I know I am because I said I am x3
My body is home x2
Try this
Take your hands over your bumpy lovebody naked
And remember the first time you touched someone with the sole purpose
Of learning all of them
Touched them because the light was pretty on them
And the dust and the sunlight danced the way your heart did
Touch yourself with a purpose
Your body is the most beautiful royal
Fathers and uncles are not claiming your knife anymore
Are not your razor
Now put the sharpness back
Lay your hands flat and feel the surface of scarred skin
I once touched a tree with charred limbs
The stump was still breathing but the top was just ashy remains
I wonder what it’s like to come back from that
Because sometimes I feel forest fired erupting from my wrists
And the smoke signals sent out
Are the most beautiful things I've ever seen
Love your body the way your mother loved your baby feet
And brother, arm-wrapping shoulders
And remember this is important
You are worth more than who you attract
You are worth more than a waistline
You are worth more than beer bottles
Displayed like drunken artifacts
You are worth more than any naked body could proclaim in the shadows
You are more than a man’s whim
Or your fathers mistake
You are no less valuable as a size 16 than a size 4
You are no less valuable as a 32A than a 36C
Your sexiness is defined by concentric circles within your wood
It is wisdom
You are a tree stump with leaves sprouting out
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