Bareilles, Sara - Sweet As Whole Lyrics




Sometimes I can be perfectly sweet
Got this sugary me stuffed up in my sleeve
And I talk of ponies and rainbows and things
And I'm just who you want me to be
But like most creatures down here on the ground
I'm composed of the elements moving around
And I grow and change and I shift and I switch
And it turns out I'm actually kind of a bitch
But that only happens when I get provoked
By some piece of shit asshole we all sadly know
And I sit and I write while reminding you all
That mean songs are still better than going postal

And that guy's an asshole
That girl's a bitch
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole
Oh-asshole
Asshole
Asshole

I see I've surprised you with some of my words
And I know that surprises, while fun, still can hurt
And I hate to think that I ruined the day
Of the dick and the queen of the high horse parade
But I'm sick and tired of your poisonous ways
Your toxin wasting perfectly good space
And I say what I think
'Cause it's more economic than drugs or a drink

That guy's an asshole
That girl's a bitch
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole

And I won't let him in
Under my skin
You're a sad sack of shit
That's pathetic
Just a festering sore
Who will never be more than that
If I don't let it

And that guy's an asshole
That girl's a bitch
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole

That guy's an asshole
That girl's a bitch
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole





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Bareilles, Sara Sweet As Whole Comments
  1. Elena Belacastre

    LOVE UR SONGS. THEY OFTEN KEEP ME GUESSING & INTRIGUED!!
    🌈💦👁👁💦🌈

    THINGS U HELD INSIDE FOR SO LONG, BUT WE

    KNOW HE'S THE ASSHOLE. WHO MADE U BELIEVE U WERE A BITCH TOO!!

    ...., U WERE JUST THE PERFECT MIX THAT WAS BAKED & TURNED INTO A BEAUTIFUL PIE** ahaha.
    🐧🐧🎠🎠💃🦊🙏🎶🎼🦑

  2. Nike Calunsag

    Asshole sung so tastefully...hahahaha

  3. Mary Hernandez

    Amazing feeling better already 😊

  4. Triopower 123

    The title 10/10 😂 Friend of mine show me this and i died with laughter 😂

  5. Peter Mancuso

    This song perfectly sums up Donald Trump. Sara must be clairvoyant.

  6. Adam S

    Never before have I heard the word asshole sung so beautifully.

  7. Benjamin Law

    This has got to be my new favorite song

  8. mere

    The tambourine is such a nice touch

  9. Jeremy

    My God, compare this song to the title track of the album... it's incredible the emotional range that Sara Bareilles can cover XD

  10. Eli Myers

    Best play on words/hiding of a swear word in a title

  11. Charles Brooke

    "Mean songs are still better than going POSTAL"
    POSTAL definition: beating the ever living shit outta someone who's begging for it!

  12. Taheerah Lawrence-Brown

    I am IN LOVE with this song at my first listening

  13. Amanda Kienitz

    So my boyfriend had a huge fight and I was crying and jamming my spotify... all of the sudden this song came on and turned my frown upside down. 🤣🤣 couldn't have heard this perfect song at a better time in my life!!! Now...its our song LOLOLOLOL

  14. Reginheraht Weiß

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  15. Ellie W

    I just realized—this is the ultimate Sara B drinking song.

    Ellie W

    I mean, picture a dingy old bar stuffed with the meanest and drunkest pirates you can imagine. They’re definitely singing this song in slurred unison.

  16. logicandcrazy

    Sometimes I can be perfectly sweet
    Got this sugary me stuffed up in my sleeve
    And I talk of ponies and rainbows and things
    And I'm just who you want me to be
    But like most creatures down here on the ground
    I'm composed of the elements moving around
    And I grow and change and I shift and I switch
    And it turns out I'm actually kind of a b****
    But that only happens when I get provoked
    By some piece of s*** a**hole we all sadly know
    And I sit and I write while reminding you all
    That mean songs are still better than going postalAnd that guy's an a**hole
    That girl's a b****
    Baby it's natural
    No gettin' away from it
    So sing it out with me
    And then let it go
    F*** that guy he's just an a**hole
    Oh a**hole
    A**hole
    A**holeI see I've surprised you with some of my words
    And I… I see I've surprised you with some of my words
    And I know that surprises, while fun, still can hurt
    And I hate to think that I ruined the day
    Of the dick and the queen of the high horse parade
    But I'm sick and tired of your poisonous ways
    Your toxin wasting perfectly good space
    And I say what I think
    'Cause it's more economic than drugs or a drinkThat guy's an a**hole
    That girl's a b****
    Baby it's natural
    No gettin' away from it
    So sing it out with me
    And then let it go
    F*** that guy he's just an a**holeAnd I won't let him in
    Under my skin
    You're a sad sack of s***
    That's pathetic
    Just a festering sore
    Who will never be more than that
    If I don't let itAnd that guy's an a**hole
    That girl's a b****
    Baby it's natural
    No gettin' away from it
    So sing it out with me
    And then let it go
    F*** that guy he's just an a**holeThat guy's an a**hole
    That girl's a b****
    Baby it's natural
    No gettin' away from it
    So sing it out with me
    And then let it go
    F*** that guy he's just an a**hole

  17. Karla Reyes

    Only she could've done something like this!! She makes swearing so elegant and graceful 😄😄👌🏼👌🏼 and the title is just so clever 😊

    Ellie W

    I know!! I clicked on this expecting something like her “One Sweet Love” song, and I got something so very, very different 😂😂😂😂

  18. K St

    when you are walking on the streets and listening to this song while pointing at other people.. loud..

  19. ThylerXD

    Sweet As Whole is supposed to be "Sweet Asshole" right?

    Ellie W

    Yep I think so

  20. Exabella

    Almost cried lol this is kinda beautiful

  21. Natacha Filion

    Perfect lyrics and 100% relatable for anyone who works or has worked in the service industry.

  22. marcel san

    I love the art by which you put real honest words into beautiful songs

  23. Matel 46

    Yes Sara I am quite surprised.. in a good way

  24. CreativeUsernameEh

    I saw the title... I wasn't even surprised xD people are just never assholes ofc, they have a reason for their behaviour even if it's usually a stupid one, so I consider this dismissive song about all the asshole trolls who can't be reasoned with and harass unprovoked. Great song :)

  25. Emerald Stone

    Love this song she so Talented !!

  26. Annie H.

    Such a perfect song!

  27. hahalalatralala

    This got some abba vibe thoooo

  28. Sofia Quinones

    This song gets me through bad days. It always makes me feel better. I first heard it because a good friend of mine performed it for me. I've loved it ever since. You're amazing :)

  29. Stoic Wolf

    My theme song!

  30. E P

    Works like therapy

  31. Jaime The One

    I love your sweet as whole.

  32. Moni P

    The anthem of anyone that works in customer service and retail.

  33. Michael Salem

    Sometimes I can be perfectly sweet
Got this sugary me stuffed in my sleeve
And I talk of ponies and rainbows and things
And I'm just who you want me to be
But like most creatures down here on the ground
I'm composed of the elements moving around
And I grow and change and I shift and I switch
And it turns out I'm actually kind of a bitch
But that only happens when I get provoked
By some piece of shit asshole we
All sadly know
And I sit and I write while reminding you all
That mean songs are still better than going postal
And that guy's an asshole
That girl's a bitch
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole
Oh-asshole
Asshole
Asshole
I see I've surprised you with some of my words
And I know that surprises, while fun, still can hurt
And I hate to think that I ruined the day
Of the dick and the queen of the high horse parade
But I'm sick and tired of your poisonous ways
Your toxin wasting perfectly good space
And I say what I think
Cause it's more economic than drugs or a drink
That guy's an asshole
That girl's a bitch
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole
And I won't let him in
Under my skin
You're a sad sack of shit
That's pathetic
Just a festering sore
Who will never be more than that
If I don't let it
And that guy's an asshole
That girl's a bitch
Baby it's natural
No gettin' away from it
So sing it out with me
And then let it go
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole
That guy's an asshole (That guy's an asshole)
That girl's a bitch (That girl's a bitch)
Baby it's natural (Baby it's natural )
No gettin' away from it (No gettin' away from it)
So sing it out with me (So sing it out with me)
And then let it go (And then let it go)
Fuck that guy he's just an asshole

  34. Simone

    Ok this is my new theme song

  35. sophia santillanes

    me: listens to this in my with volume turned all the way up
    mom: walks in "THE HELL R U LISTENING TO"
    me:"the very thing that explains my life!!!

  36. M Bat

    i fuckin LOVE THIS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG

  37. QueenBeatles

    this is great. hahaha.

  38. Raconteuse

    LOVE this song, and singing along with Sara is SO much 'more economical than drugs or a drink'! I find myself striking it up every time Trump appears on my TV screen lately...
    F*ck that guy, he's just an asshole! So sing it out with me, people, then let it go...

    I'm NOT letting go in this sick POTUS' case, though! Resist and persist, everyone; Sara certainly is! Even my local Cat Café in Brooklyn sports a sticker in its window with a cartoon of a cat in boxing gloves and the following exhortations: "Pussies Against Trump!! You Can't Grab This!" (=

  39. Rachel Burks

    This is amazing...I'd love to share on my social media but it will be all too obvious who it is about! LOL

  40. WeepingOdin

    Sara Bareilles is my musical therapist.

  41. Zachary Flores

    This song is great

  42. BlurryFacesHoloPopeyes

    I DIDNT KNOW SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON COULD MAKE SUCH A GOOD SONG 😂😂😂

  43. One Alexandra

    wonderful....😍

  44. Rocío López Zapata

    I have just discovered this song! I'm so grateful for it! Sara, you're amazing, more than amazing!
    This song just fills my heart! <3

  45. Seth Shelton

    This song has totally picked up my spirits after another crazy, nearly defeating day at work.

  46. MaAniFantasy

    I was never so surprised by a song, I serously couldn´t stop laughing, this is so great!

    MissxUnrequitedxLove

    Check out "I Hate" by Passenger. Definitely not like "Let Her Go".

  47. melody chung

    IT'S LIKE SHE KNOWS

  48. Christyn Jeffries

    after months of taking shit at work I finally just chewed a coworker out. feeling a bit sheepish.

  49. MICA SHOW

    I dedicate this song to my period.

  50. MICA SHOW

    Sometimes I can be perfectly sweet

    Got this sugary me stuffed in my sleeve

    And I talk of ponies and rainbows and things

    And I'm just who you want me to be

    But like most creatures down here on the ground

    I'm composed of the elements moving around

    And I grow and change and I shift and I switch

    And it turns out I'm actually kind of a bitch

    But that only happens when I get provoked

    By some piece of shit asshole we all sadly know

    And I sit and I write while reminding you all

    That mean songs are still better than going postal


    And that guy's an asshole

    That girl's a bitch

    Baby, it's natural

    No gettin' away from it

    So sing it out with me

    And then let it go

    Fuck that guy, he's just an asshole

    Oh, asshole, asshole, asshole


    I see I've surprised you with some of my words

    And I know that surprises, while fun, still can hurt

    And I hate to think that I ruined the day

    Of the dick and the queen of the high horse parade

    But I'm sick and tired of your poisonous ways

    Your toxin wasting perfectly good space

    And I say what I think

    'Cause it's more economic than drugs or a drink


    That guy's an asshole

    That girl's a bitch

    Baby, it's natural

    No gettin' away from it

    So sing it out with me

    And then let it go

    Fuck that guy, he's just an asshole


    And I won't let him in

    Under my skin

    You're a sad sack of shit

    That's pathetic

    Just a festering sore

    Who will never be more than that

    If I don't let it


    And that guy's an asshole

    That girl's a bitch

    Baby, it's natural

    No gettin' away from it

    So sing it out with me

    And then let it go

    Fuck that guy, he's just an asshole


    That guy's an asshole

    That girl's a bitch

    Baby, it's natural

    No gettin' away from it

    So sing it out with me

    And then let it go

    Fuck that guy, he's just an asshole

    Ruby Oommen

    MICA SHOW thank you

  51. Kitty Kat

    UM THE VIEWS ARE TOO LITTLE??? THEY DON'T JUSTIFY HOW PERFECT THIS SONG IS??????

    gerrie kras

    Fuck all the people that don't watch this video, they're just assholes. ;)

  52. Lauren Fuchs

    When you are just over everyone and everything so you listen to this song.

    Lilith Green

    Lauren Fuchs ME. Every day of my life.

  53. Inge

    Reason #274289 to love Sara: EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SONG.

  54. Stacey Williams

    Ah, fantastic and even funnier when it's not expected. This song definitely has a place. Thanks Sara.

  55. John Lennon (seriously)

    my new anthem

  56. Eric Walther

    This is the best song ever

  57. bow Winanto

    beautiful lyric

  58. xxvain

    I Remember my friend showed me this song when I was going thru a break up. Lol

  59. Natalie McCarthy

    I am so in love with this song

  60. Gabrielle Basañez

    Imma sing this when somebody requests a song from me. lol

  61. sc1212able

    I'M in love

  62. s j

    haahahahaha epic ! ♥ you Sara

  63. JennaMichele

    I was not expecting this

  64. Zabcia Zabcia

    Turns out I'm actually kind of a bitch

  65. Rachel Jackson

    Such awesome therapy.

  66. smoogirl

    Pretty sure the title is pronounced "sweet asshole". :P

    Ethan

    shhhh, you will ruin the surprise.

  67. Blue Pepper

    Whenever things don't go my way, I listen to this. So calming ^u^.

  68. LeLe Skoob

    I've never heard asshole sung more beautifully. 💕

    Joshua Chin

    "as whole"**** lmao

    Pecos Nick

    Denis Leary competes

  69. Gloria Bullock

    "That guy's an ass hole" story of my life "fuck that guy's just an ass hole" new story of my life

  70. jmfa10420

    Thank you Ari Shaffir. Powerful

  71. Barbara Sotelo

    love this song so much (sorry mom) hahahha

    sweet as whole 

    Soledad Tochiaro

    hahahahahahahahahah ITS OK MY DARLING, I love this song as well... but remember... we just sing it at home!!! 

    Love you!!! 

    Barbara Sotelo

    sure...just at home...
    oh and CORRECTION 
    IT'S" OK MY DAHLING" (she doesn't pronouns the R·

  72. christy carolina

    this song is everything

  73. Anthony Pero

    There are so many people I dedicate this song too. 

    Ferdynand L

    Anthony Pero so thats a compliment?? Lol

  74. Nathanael Young

    I made the mistake of llaying this out loud. with my family.

    Ethan

    It's a nice song, your family isn't offended by the song, they are just wondering why you are listening to songs with such language.

  75. TashieMS

    I used to think the title of the song was artistic and cute
    and then I realized that its just saying "Sweet A**hole" x'D
    ahahahahaaaha

  76. Not so Creative

    Sometimes I can be perfectly sweet
    Got the sugary me all stuffed up in my sleeve
    And I'll talk of Ponies and rainbows and things
    And I'm just who You want me to be
    Like most creatures down here on the ground
    I'm composed of the elements moving around
    But I grow and change And I shift and I switch
    And it turns out I'm actually kind of a bitch
    But that only happens When I get provoked
    By some piece of shit Asshole we all sadly know
    And I sit and I write While reminding you all
    That mean songs Are still better than going postal
    That guy's an asshole And that girl's a bitch
    Baby it's natural No getting away from it
    So sing it out with me And then let it go
    Fuck that guy he's just an asshole And so I surprised you With some of my words
    And I know that surprises, while fine, still can hurt
    Whatever. I hate to think I have ruined the day
    You're the dick and the queen of the high horse parade
    But I'm sick and tired Of your poisonous ways
    You're a toxin wasting Perfectly good space
    And I say what I think 'cause it's more economic Than drugs or a drink
    That guy's an asshole And that girl's a bitch
    Baby it's natural No getting away from it
    So sing it out with me And then let it go Fuck that guy he's just an asshole
    And I won't let him in Under my skin He's a sad sack of shit It's pathetic Just a festering sore That will never be more than that If I don't let him
    That guy's an asshole and that girl's a bitch
    Baby it's natural no getting away from it
    So sing it out with me and then let it go Fuck that guy he's just an asshole

  77. Rahul Loves'ThePayne

    Oh my I love this song so much.
    Bu tit gives me Christmas-y feeling cause the voice of bells maybe ? 
    Am i the only one ? 

  78. Nirvisha Singh

    this song makes me feel great when i am angry or annoyed by a someone

  79. Hillary Snow-Hurst

    Probably not a song I should listen to in the car with my 5 year old... its catchy and she started singing it....

  80. Bella Ward

    This is my anthem. Nuff said.

  81. artwelve22

    Can we also appreciate that in the last forty or so seconds of this song, we have Sara singing the word "asshole?" 

  82. Michelle Grace

    The chrous reminds me of something that would be said during our little "road rage" momments haha

  83. Fought a Pidgeon

    Ah, I feel better now

  84. Francis Fuerte

    oh my god there needs to be a music video of this .. pure genius <3

  85. Catherine Perry

    He really is, but so pretty.  : )

  86. Melody Chen

    SING IT OUT WITH MEEEEEEE

  87. Sachelle Le Gall

    tongue in cheek-I love it

  88. Lillian Andrea De Leon

    This is amazing. I'm totally singing this.

  89. MrAvakstone92

    Felix, anyone?
    #RvB12  

  90. yael

    singing this at the top of my lungs and i don't give two craps

  91. Connie Zehender

    Someone comes to mind lol <3

  92. Juha Juntto

    I love her humor :)

  93. Kaitlyn Sierra

    OMG I'm dying!

  94. David Rodríguez

    i'm in love with this song...

  95. texshelters

    Great song, great lyrics. One of her better pieces. Thanks! PTxS

  96. lastofthelapras

    I roll down the windows and turn this up loud when I'm in midtown traffic and the other drivers are all tourists or cabbies or grandpas on their Sunday drive. It's remarkably cathartic to sing along at the top of your lungs. It makes you almost happy in a way when the dick in the next lane cuts you off.

    caveat lector:

    very well said. couldn't agree more.haha

  97. Noodlepony

    65 people are assholes

    Skeglyod 9

    @zohedasmoeilijk
    Excuse me but what?

    Chillava

    Turns out 83 people are actually kind of a bitch.

    zohedasmoeilijk

    +Raven Redoblado The one extra.... Lame ass jokes.. don't get into them :P

    Ethan

    More than that sunny.

    BaconJam

    Noodlepony damnit, 120 now

  98. Maddie Somogyi

    My family bonds over singing this song...so good I love it!!

  99. All Night Cats

    Best song ever!