Everything But The Girl - Ugly Little Dreams Lyrics



Frances keep your mouth shut dear
We don't want the neighbors 'round
With their ugly little schemes
That make the pretty world go 'round
And there's a place in it for every one of us
I'll keep the home fires burning
Only don't make a fuss

And if you're not impressed
With the wares life has to show
You can take them or leave them
They choose their own fare who say no
There's some ugly little dreams
For pretty girls to buy
It's enough to make you mad
But it's safer just to break down and cry

It's a battlefield Frances
You fight or concede
Victory to the enemy
Who call your strength insanity

What chance for such girls
How can we compete?
In a world that likes its women
Stupid and sweet

I bet you rue the day
The angels gave you your share
Of bright cornflower blue eyes
And golden hair
And there's a lot of ugly little dreams
For pretty girls to buy
It's enough to make you mad
But it's safer just to break down and cry
It's safer just to break down and cry




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Everything But The Girl Ugly Little Dreams Comments
  1. Todd Merrell

    This blew my head off when it came out. It still does. And always will...

  2. george pinnington

    my youngest daughter's middle name is Frances because of this song. Obviously, i love it

  3. c p

    LOL- I am reading tracey thorne's book today (bedsit disco queen- which is great! ). She has interspersed the chapters with lyrics to the songs she has written and i came across this one, amazingly attributed to Baby the stars shine bright- I took pause, since I know that album backwards and forwards since I was gifted it in the summer of 1988- i did not remember that song at all- but I see now it was from Love not money- I really need to go back and learn the older stuff I guess :-)

  4. Dezley Davidson

    best song ever

  5. Jorge Segarra Laborda

    This songs remains in my head

  6. Jorge Segarra Laborda

    Lovely music, hard lyrics

  7. Todd Merrell

    I can't get through this without bawling. Thank you.