Verse 1

You know, I was walking down the fifth street that day.

And I noticed the new toy store, I tried to walk away.

But I was glued right there, staring through the glass pane,

At the colorful stacks of pretty little Barbie and Ken.

Verse 2

The flashback starts, and I go back to when I was ten.

I'm staring at all the pretty little Barbie and Ken.

I wanted one so bad, but my daddy said, "Oh, honey,

Look at the price tag, we don't have that money."

Chorus

And I stare at Pretty Little Barbie with Ken, and all I can see,

Is a glamorous fashionista doll that I'll never be.

Cause I'm made of heart, and love, and emotions, and not plastic.

And my Ken says I should eat, I shouldn't be thin as a stick.

And now I have tea-sets, and beds, and hair dyes, all for real.

I don't need Pretty Little Barbie and Ken, that scar will heal.

Verse 3

It's time for getting wasted at parties, and loads of boys.

I'm a big girl now, big enough to ditch all the toys.

And now I shop at all the malls, and watch Jersey Shore.

I don't need pretty little Barbie and Ken anymore.

(Instrumental)

Bridge

And then, one day my Ken wakes me up at 5 a.m.

It's so damn early; I whine and call him names.

He rolls his eyes, runs his fingers through my locks,

And then he hands me this pink-paper wrapped box.

My heart beats and I tear the wrapper up fast.

And then my eyes blink, trying to adjust.

Chorus

And I stare at Pretty Little Barbie with Ken, and all I can see,

Is a glamorous fashionista doll that I'll never be.

Cause I'm made of heart, and love, and emotions, and not plastic.

And my Ken says I should eat, I shouldn't be thin as a stick.

And there are some scars that you'll find suddenly healed.

Now I have my own little Pretty Little Barbie and Ken, for real.

Repeat Chorus:

And I stare at Pretty Little Barbie with Ken, and all I can see,

Is the tiny toy version of a fairytale that's him and me.

But we're made of heart, and love, and emotions, and not plastic.

And my Ken says I should eat, I shouldn't be thin as a stick.

And there are some scars that you'll find suddenly healed.

I had Pretty Little Barbie and Ken all along, that's how I feel.