Outernet Song Lyrics – Janet Devlin

See these magazines with
Pretty girls rockin’
Size 4 skinny jeans
And on my television screens there are
Endless beauty routines
Tellin’ me how to look
And how I should be perceived

And online you’re not safe from thigh gaps and ideal weights
I think it’s time, time that I took a break

See these magazines with
Pretty girls rockin’
Size 4 skinny jeans
And on my television screens there are
Endless beauty routines
Brainwashing our teens
Just to ruin self-esteem

And online you’re not safe from thigh gaps and ideal weights
I think it’s time, time that I took a break

You could dress me up like a paper doll
But it doesn’t mean
I’ll do what I’m told
And just because you know my name
From my 15 minutes of fame
Doesn’t mean I’ll never change
It’s too hard to stay the same

And online you’re not safe from sly ads and anon hate
I think it’s time, time that I took a break

Some day we should venture to the Outernet

Too much time on the Internet
It’s not hard to find what people said
“Why’d you change?” “where’s your innocence!”
“Where’s your blonde hair, why’d you dye it red?”

“When you sing you sound like a 10 year old”
“You’re that ginger kid from a TV show?”
If you don’t like what you hear then turn it off
It’s not like I’m being played on the radio

And online you’re not safe from fake likes on a Facebook page
I think it’s time, time that I took a break (time that I took a break, time that we took a break)

There used to be a day where all I wanted to be
Was as pretty as the girls in the magazines
And it tore me up and tore me apart
I didn’t see myself as a piece of art
We need to teach our kids how to love themselves
Not compared to what the media sells
‘Cause in this world you can never win

Because loving yourself is so unacceptable

And I’ll do anything for a like, anything for a share, anything for a re-tweet
To gain some followers
Anything for a like, anything for a share, anything for a re-tweet

Where’s all my followers?