Alicia Keys Girl Can’t Be Herself Lyrics

When a girl can’t be herself no more

I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

When a girl can’t be herself no more

I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

In the morning from the minute that I wake up

What if I don’t want to put on all that make up?

Who says I must conceal what I’m made of?

Maybe all this Maybelline is covering my self-esteem

Whose job is it to straighten out my curves?

I’m so tired of that image, that’s my word

What if today I don’t feel like putting heels on?

Who are you to criticize when beauty’s only in the eyes…

Of the beholder, so behold her

Sing, sing, sing, why, oh, oh, oh, why, oh?

When a girl can’t be herself no more

I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

When a girl can’t be herself no more

I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

Uh, uh, I’m so secure with insecurities

Why is being unique such an impurity?

Why are the numbers on the scale like a God to me?

All of these indifferences are based on our appearances

We please to be appeased

The truest pleasure is the fact that we can breathe

Think it into existence, do it, then achieve

A fairy tale reality, beauty was with a beast

Uh, uh, uh, I’m the image of your reflection

Ah, ah, ah, you’re the image of my reflection

Sing, sing, sing, why, oh, oh, oh, why, oh?

When a girl can’t be herself no more

I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world

When a girl can’t be herself no more

I just wanna cry, I just wanna cry for the world