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Sit Still Look Pretty
Daya Lyrics


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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

I know the other girlies wanna wear expensive things
Like 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 is where I'm gonna be because I wanna be
No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty
You get off on your nine to five
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

Mister 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 seven men to do the chores
'Cause that's not what a lady's for

The only thing a boy's gonna give a girl for free's captivity
And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugar sweet
Call me HBIC

Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this gal right here's gonna rule the world
Yeah, that is where I'm gonna be, because I wanna be
No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty
You get off on your nine to five
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 is where I'm gonna be because I wanna be
No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty
You get off on your nine to five
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

Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this gal right here's gonna rule the world
Yeah, that is where I'm gonna be because I wanna be
No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty
You get off on your nine to five
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

Overall Meaning

In Daya's song Sit Still Look Pretty, the singer challenges societal norms, particularly those that place expectations on women to look perfect and settle for a traditional role in society. She begins by acknowledging that she could dress up and pretend to be someone she's not in order to receive love and attention from others. However, she refuses to compromise her identity and be the "girl who's living in a Barbie world." She then touches on the idea that society often pressures women to pursue a man and prioritize his desires over their own. Daya firmly states that she doesn't want to be a puppet on a string and doesn't need a king to fulfill her dreams and aspirations.


In the chorus, Daya affirms that she wants to be a successful and independent woman who is not just content to sit around and look pretty. She is aware that some people may dream of settling down with a picket fence and trophy wife status, but that's not what she wants. The singer is determined to defy societal expectations and be the one who rules the world, stating this multiple times in the song.


Daya takes it a step further by referencing Snow White and how she was expected to be a domestic caretaker for the seven dwarves in her life. Daya opposes this and asserts that being held captive by a man is not something she's willing to accept. She acknowledges that she may be considered a "pretty girl" in a "pretty world," but refuses to sit still and look pretty if it means sacrificing her vision and goals.


Overall, Sit Still Look Pretty serves as an empowering anthem for women who refuse to conform to traditional gender roles and societal expectations. The song is a reminder that women are capable of ruling the world, and they don't have to prioritize the male gaze over their own desires.


Line by Line Meaning

Could dress up To get love But guess what? I'm never gonna be that girl Who's living in a Barbie world
I could put on a pretty dress to try to win someone's affection, but in reality, I refuse to conform to society's standards of femininity, because I am not a puppet living in a make-believe world.


Could wake up And make up And play dumb Pretending that I need a boy Who's gonna treat me like a toy
I could pretend to be helpless and subservient to impress a guy, but I refuse to act unintelligent or dependent on a man, because I'm not a toy to be played with.


I know the other girlies wanna wear expensive things Like diamond rings But I don't wanna be the puppet that you're playing on a string This queen don't need a king
I'm aware that many women covet luxury items and material possessions, but I refuse to be controlled by anyone or anything, because I am powerful enough to rule over myself.


Oh, I don't know what you've been told But this gal right here's gonna rule the world Yeah, that is where I'm gonna be because I wanna be No, I don't wanna sit still, look pretty
Contrary to what others may have said, I am determined to take control of my own life and become a powerful force in the world. I refuse to conform to societal expectations and be relegated to the role of a passive, attractive object.


You get off on your nine to five 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
Many people find fulfillment in traditional roles, such as working a 9-5 job and aspiring to have a perfect home life, but I refuse to be confined to these expectations because I want to be more than just a pretty face.


Mister Right could be nice for one night But then he wanna take control And I would rather fly solo
While some may see a romantic partner as something desired, I'd rather be alone than be with someone who wants to dominate me and hinder my independence.


Then Snow White She did it right In her life Had seven men to do the chores 'Cause that's not what a lady's for
The fairytale depiction of Snow White having seven dwarves to fulfill her domestic tasks suggests that women should not be expected to do menial labor, as it does not define what it means to be a woman.


The only thing a boy's gonna give a girl for free's captivity And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugar sweet Call me HBIC
The only thing a man may give a woman willingly is control over her life, but I retain my power and don't conform to male expectations of sweetness or docility. Call me the head b**** in charge.


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
While many perceive me as a beautiful woman living in a world of beauty, the cost of maintaining that image takes a toll, and I refuse to settle for looking like a passive, decorative item in someone else's collection.


Sit still, look pretty Sit still, look pretty Sit still, look pretty Sit still, look pretty
The repetition of this line throughout the song emphasizes the societal expectation for women to be stationary, voiceless, and visually appealing. Daya refuses to play along with this expectation and asserts her independence and autonomy.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Gino Maurice Barletta, Scott Bruzenak, Mike Campbell, Britten Newbill

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Mahbub Sualihin

The 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
I know the other girls wanna wear expensive things, like 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 girl 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 your 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
That 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 captivity
And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugar sweet
Call me HBIC
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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-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 girl 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 your 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
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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



SJoseph

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

I know the other girls wanna wear expensive things, like 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 girl 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 your 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
That 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 captivity
And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugar sweet
Call me HBIC

Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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-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 girl 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 your 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
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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 (x4)



Jayitri das

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
I know the other girls wanna wear expensive things, like 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 girl 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 your 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
That 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 captivity
And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugar sweet
Call me HBIC
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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-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 girl 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 your 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
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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



Nick and Ellie Smith

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
I know the other girls wanna wear expensive things, like 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 girl 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 your 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
That 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 captivity
And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugar sweet
Call me HBIC
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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-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 girl 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 your 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
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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


Edit: what does HBIC mean???
Edit: Thanks everyone!!!



Benzene

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
I know the other girls wanna wear expensive things, like 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 girl 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 your 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
That 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 captivity
And I might love me some vanilla but I'm not that sugar sweet
Call me HBIC
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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-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 girl 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 your 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
Oh, I don't know what you've been told
But this girl 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 your 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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adrigirl9

Ok, this girl IS A STAR, but sadly not everyone knows her name

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@Hunter mhm!

Hunter

Everyone will someday.

Laisanij Ravula

@Jhonny Merida Soto ¹1

Kie Br

No need to. Let her stay underrated.

+ Izuku Midoriya! +

FOR REAL

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Trix Foulger

I feel soo powerful in this song. Shout out to all independent ladies! Y'all diserve the same recognition, don't let anyone take the crown from you.

Cloudykook

@Trax Agenda better lonely than with someone who doesn't value you

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@DAVID'S CHANNEL awesomeee

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