all-american bitch
Olivia Rodrigo Lyrics


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I am light as a feather
I'm as stiff as a board
I pay attention to things that most people ignore
And I'm alright with the movies that make jokes 'bout senseless cruelty
That's for sure
And I am built like a mother and a total machine
I feel for your every little issue
I know just what you mean
And I make light of the darkness
I've got sun in my motherfucking pocket, best believe
Yeah, you know me, I

Forgive and I forget
I know my age and I act like it
Got what you can't resist
I'm a perfect all-American

I am light as a feather
I'm as fresh as the air
Coca-Cola bottles that I only use to curl my hair
I got class and integrity
Just like a goddamn Kennedy
I swear
With love to spare, I

Forgive and I forget
I know my age and I act like it
Got what you can't resist
I'm a perfect all-American bitch
With perfect all-American lips
And perfect all-American hips
I know my place, I know my place, and this is it

I don't get angry when I'm pissed
I'm the eternal optimist
I scream inside to deal with it
Like, "Ah"
Like, "Ah" (oh my fucking God)

All the time
I'm grateful all the time
I'm sexy and I'm kind
I'm pretty when I cry
Oh, all the time
I'm grateful all the fucking time




I'm sexy and I'm kind
I'm pretty when I cry

Overall Meaning

In Olivia Rodrigo's song "all-American bitch," the lyrics delve into the idea of embracing contradictions and societal expectations with a sense of empowerment. The opening lines, "I am light as a feather, I'm as stiff as a board," symbolize the ability to exist in a state of both fragility and strength simultaneously. This juxtaposition sets the tone for the rest of the song, where Rodrigo highlights her unique perspective and her ability to pay attention to the overlooked details of life.


Throughout the song, Rodrigo embraces her individuality and challenges societal norms. She references her acceptance of movies that make light of senseless cruelty, suggesting that she sees the absurdity in such humor but is unfazed by it. Additionally, the lines "I am built like a mother and a total machine, I feel for your every little issue" portray her as someone who is strong and resilient, yet deeply empathetic and understanding.


The chorus reflects Rodrigo's self-assuredness and confidence. She asserts that she forgives easily and forgets quickly, displaying a maturity beyond her age. The repetition of "I know my age and I act like it" emphasizes her ability to navigate the world with wisdom and maturity. She also mentions her physical attributes, describing herself as having "perfect all-American lips" and "perfect all-American hips," which could be interpreted as a tongue-in-cheek commentary on societal beauty standards.


The bridge of the song reflects a mix of emotions that Rodrigo experiences internally. She claims to be an optimist, screaming internally to deal with frustrations. The lines "I'm grateful all the time, I'm sexy and I'm kind, I'm pretty when I cry" hint at the complexity of her emotions and how she refuses to be confined to a single stereotype or expectation.


Overall, "all-American bitch" showcases Olivia Rodrigo's ability to embrace contradictions, challenge societal expectations, and assert her individuality with confidence.


Line by Line Meaning

I am light as a feather
I have a carefree and effortless demeanor


I'm as stiff as a board
I am rigid and unwavering in my beliefs and actions


I pay attention to things that most people ignore
I notice and acknowledge small details and aspects that others overlook


And I'm alright with the movies that make jokes 'bout senseless cruelty
I am unfazed by the humor in films that indulge in senseless acts of violence


That's for sure
Without a doubt, this is my perspective


And I am built like a mother and a total machine
I possess both maternal nurturing qualities and incredible strength and efficiency


I feel for your every little issue
I empathize with every small problem or concern you may have


I know just what you mean
I understand exactly what you're trying to convey


And I make light of the darkness
I find humor and levity even in difficult or negative situations


I've got sun in my motherfucking pocket, best believe
I am brimming with confidence and positivity, guaranteed


Yeah, you know me
I'm a familiar presence, you're acquainted with who I am


Forgive and I forget
I easily pardon and let go of past grievances


I know my age and I act like it
I am aware of my maturity level and conduct myself accordingly


Got what you can't resist
I possess qualities or attributes that are irresistible to you


I'm a perfect all-American
I embody the ideal traits and characteristics of an archetypal American


I am light as a feather
I have a carefree and effortless demeanor


I'm as fresh as the air
I am vibrant and invigorating, just like the breeze


Coca-cola bottles that I only use to curl my hair
I playfully utilize unconventional items, like Coca-cola bottles, for hairstyling purposes


I got class and integrity
I possess sophistication and moral soundness


Just like a goddamn Kennedy
Similar to the prominent Kennedy family, I display elegance and dignity


I swear
I genuinely mean what I say


With love to spare
I have an abundance of love and affection to give


I don't get angry when I'm pissed
Even in moments of frustration, I manage to remain composed and not succumb to anger


I'm the eternal optimist
I maintain a perpetual mindset of positivity and hopeful outlook


I scream inside to deal with it
Internally, I express my emotions through intense screaming as a coping mechanism


Like, 'Ah'
This is the sound or expression I make when releasing my pent-up emotions


Like, 'Ah' (let's fucking go)
This exclamation signifies a burst of energy or excitement, urging to move forward


All the time
Consistently and without exception


I'm grateful all the time
I maintain a constant sense of gratitude and appreciation


I'm sexy and I'm kind
I exude both attractiveness and generosity


I'm pretty when I cry
Even in moments of vulnerability or sadness, I retain an appealing appearance




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Daniel Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo

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@zboradenis9291

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@zoemichu

i feel like this song reflects on reality of people who are insecure about theirselves because of this horrible society and especially social media. like when olivia started mentioning the “perfect all american” stuff in the first verse the chorus changed from soft to angry. like she’s explaining how stressed and worried she is about having to be “perfect” almost all the time. before the song ends it starts with “im grateful, im pretty, im kind” in a soft tone as if shes trying to make it sound like the character in this song is pretending to be perfect, nice, grateful, and respectful because thats their job and it makes them stressed. from a lot of characters from movies, tv shows, comics that have the “perfect” personality (mostly comes from girls) somewhere around the series we learn more about them and how they pretend to be perfect or just have to.






what really hits hard is when she started to sing this line at 1:42 i started to cry. it made me feel like how social media has made women or any other gender have so many negative thoughts about theirselves because the moment they see someone with a better body, prettier face, or even living a “perfect” life, it just throws all the positive things the viewer had about themselve in the trash because they are insecure. thats what this song is about. it’s beautiful, thank you olivia.





and sorry for my horrible grammar and confusing texts, im not good at expressing my feelings throughout typing and english isnt my first language.



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