I am not a pretty girl. / That is not what I do. / I ain't no damsel in distress / and I don't need to be rescued / so put me down punk. / Maybe you'd prefer a maiden fair. / Isn't there a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere? / I am not an angry girl / but it seems like I've got everyone fooled. / Every time I say something they find hard to hear / they chalk it up to my anger / and never to their own fear. / And imagine you're a girl / just trying to finally come clean / knowing full well they'd prefer you
were dirty and smiling / and I am sorry
I am not a maiden fair / and I am not a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere. / And generally my generation
wouldn't be caught dead working for the man / and generally I agree with them / trouble is you gotta have youself an alternate plan / and I have earned my disillusionment. / I have been working all of my life / and I am a patriot / I have been fighting the good fight / and what if there are no damsels in distress? / What if I knew that and I called your bluff? / Don't you think every kitten figures out how to get down / whether or not you ever show up? / I am not a pretty girl / I don't want to be a pretty girl / no, I want to be more than a pretty girl.