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Ugly

"Started as an album song until the very last moment, when Mellon Collies was cut from 31 to 28 songs, this is an interesting interpretation of what had essentially been an acoustic song. Flood and I tried about four different versions before settling on this one [see Queen's Hot Space album]. One version that I liked was just me and a distorted guitar. But in the end this version won, only to be mixed into eternal obscurity as a B-side." -BC (Guitar World 1/97)

 

Lyrics

I don't look in the mirror
I don't like what I see staring back at me
Everything is clearer
I'll never see what you see
It's not me
So beautiful and free
I'll never be what you need
I can't help it at all
I was born so beautiful
But now I'm ugly

And I rot in my skin
As a piece of me dies everyday
I know I'm nothing
I know there's nothing I can say
To change
The judgement in their ways
I'll never be what you need
I can't help it at all
My love was so beautiful
But now I'm ugly
Yeah...

I'm good enough, but I don't care
I'm good enough, but I'm not there
I'm good enough, but I don't care
The sun is out, but I'm not there

(I can go anywhere) I'm good enough, but I don't care (...somewhere)
(I can go anywhere) The sun is out, but I'm not there (...somewhere)
(I can go anywhere) I'm good enough (...somewhere)
(I can go anywhere) I'm good enough (...somewhere)

I don't look in the mirror
I don't like what I see staring back at me
Everything is clearer
I'll never see what you see
And I rot in my skin
As a piece of me dies everyday
I know I'm nothing
Because I'm ugly

Alt. Titles/Lyrics

Beautiful One
Ugly   (typed working lyrics)

  Studio

Fall 1994 - Sadlands (Billy's house)
Mar - Aug 1995 - Chicago Recording Company
1994 - Gravity Studios

Availability

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness   (buy [amazon.com])
1979   (buy [amazon.com])
The Aeroplane Flies High (x3)   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [amazon.com])
The Aeroplane Flies High (promo)

Acousticollie And The Infinite Outtakes
The Aeroplane Flies High
Billy's Gravity Demos I
Billy's Home Demos
Covers & Rare Stuff Vol. 1
Demos & Outtakes From Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
Electronic Overload
Freedom!
Knock on Wood
MCIS Demos I
The Mellon Collie Demos
Mellon Collie Disc Three
Zero Gravity

total: 20 (7 official releases, 13 boots)

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iTunes

 

BMI Number  3649475



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