Verse 1

The mirror can only show you

What you look like to strangers who pass you by on roads.

It can't show you what's inside,

How exactly you appear to everybody who love you loads.

Verse 2

The real mirror is that person

Who was there to scold you when you were wrong and lied,

Held you when you were scared,

Never stopped squeezing your hand while you sat and cried.

Pre-chorus

And I'm sure they'd tell you

That you don't need to

Worry even a little bit about how you look.

You have one life, why won't you eat?

Gaining weight is not defeat.

You don't need to purge yourself by hook or crook.

Chorus

Beauty is only skin deep.

I wouldn't change a single thing that I don't like.

It's how I am, it's mine to keep.

And people can call me fat, ugly, whatever they want.

Hidden behind their perfect bodies

Is a venomous heart that wants to make others weep.

How is that beauty?

I'm ok with being me.

I don't want the world at my fingertip.

Beauty is only skin deep.

Verse 3

I used to be as thin as a stick.

My ribs would show beneath my skin, bracelets won't fit my wrist.

Gaining weight, I don't feel so weak.

Anemic, hypothermic, but I'm close to striking these off my sickness list.

Pre-chorus

And I'd definitely tell you

That you don't need to

Worry even a little bit about how you look.

You have one life, why won't you eat?

Gaining weight is not defeat.

You don't need to purge yourself by hook or crook.

Bridge

He'd love you for who you are.

Like you love him for him, not his car.

Beauty, money, has nothing to do with anything true.

The best thing about you, is you.

Chorus

Beauty is only skin deep.

You shouldn't change a single thing that you don't like.

You're perfect, it's yours to keep.

And people can call you fat, ugly, whatever they want.

Hidden behind their perfect bodies

Is a venomous heart that wants to make others weep.

How is that beauty?

Somebody please tell me.

You don't need the world at your fingertip.

Beauty is only skin deep.

Chorus

Beauty is only skin deep.

I wouldn't change a single thing that I don't like.

It's how I am, it's mine to keep.

And people can call me fat, ugly, whatever they want.

Hidden behind their perfect bodies

Is a venomous heart that wants to make others weep.

How is that beauty?

I'm ok with being me.

I don't want the world at my fingertip.

Beauty is only skin deep.

Beauty is only skin deep.