Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya


The Experience: Finding someone to "love" you is easy. It can be had for almost nothingCould dress up, to get love... But how deep is a love that can be had for so little? 


Music video: Daya is a prisoner - glass cage and straitjacket - while exhibit tenders use her image as a fashion symbol, switching her through a series of pretty looks. She's a victim and an object, until she manages to override the device and turn the tables on her captors. It's a rebellion against objectification... but there's no love to be had. Instead, the controllers and victims simply swap places.


The Meaning: In Sit Still, Look Pretty Daya challenges her listeners to think before they leap into a relationship where they might not be equal partners ...no I don't wanna sit still, look pretty. Being a wife is not about looking pretty and keeping the house clean - picket fences and trophy wives. Wives girls aren't trophies you collect. They are people you love: partners in an adventure. When it becomes clear that her partner really is only interested in being her master it is time for him to hit the road.

Ask yourselfFor girls: Is my price high enough? Do I demand to be an equal partner in the relationship? For guys: Do I treat the woman in my life as an equal partner?



LYRICS:

Could dress up, to get love
But guess what?
I'm never gonna be that girl
Who's living in a Barbie world

Could wake up, and make up, and play dumb
Pretending that I need a boy
Who's gonna treat me like a toy

And all other the girls wanna wear expensive things, and diamond rings
But I don't wanna be the puppet that you're playing on a string
This queen don't need a king

Oh I don't know what you've been told
But this gal right here's gonna rule the world
Yeah that's where I'm gonna be because I wanna be
No I don't wanna sit still, look pretty

You get off on a 9 to 5
Dream of picket fences and trophy wives
But no I'm never gonna be cause I don't wanna be
No I don't wanna sit still look pretty

Mr. Right could be nice, for one night
But then he wanna take control
And I would rather fly solo

Then Snow White
She did it right in her life
Had 7 men to do the chores
'Cause that's not what a lady's for

The only thing that a boy's gonna give a girl for free's pertivity
And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugarsweet
And I don't need HVAC

Oh I don't know what you've been told
But this gal right here's gonna rule the world
Yeah that's where I'm gonna be, because I wanna be
No I don't wanna sit still, look pretty

You get off on a 9 to 5
Dream of picket fences and trophy wives
But no I'm never gonna be, 'cause I don't wanna be
No I don't wanna sit still look pretty

Sure I'm a pretty girl up in a pretty world
But they say pretty hurts
And I don't wanna sit still
I'm a pretty girl up in a pretty world
But no I won't sit still, look pretty

Sure I'm a pretty girl up in a pretty world
But they say pretty hurts
And I don't wanna sit still
I'm a pretty girl up in a pretty world
But no I won't sit still, look pretty

Oh I don't know what you've been told
But this gal right here's gonna rule the world
Yeah that's where I'm gonna be because I wanna be
No I don't wanna sit still, look pretty

You get off on a 9 to 5
Dream of picket fences and trophy wives
But no I'm never gonna be cause I don't wanna be
Cause I don't wanna sit still look pretty

Oh I don't know what you've been told
But this gal right here's gonna rule the world
Yeah that's where I'm gonna be because I wanna be
No I don't wanna sit still, look pretty

You get off on a 9 to 5
Dream of picket fences and trophy wives
But no I'm never gonna be cause I don't wanna be
No I don't wanna sit still, look pretty

Sit still, look pretty

Sit still, look pretty

Sit still, look pretty

Sit still, look pretty

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