Songs That Stab Me in the Heart: “Perfect” by P!nk
You’re so mean
When you talk about yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head
Make them like you instead
This is a pretty obvious choice, I suppose, but I don’t care. When I heard this song on the radio in the car last fall I almost pulled the car over to find a link to it to send to my friend because, damn. There’s an official video but it’s way too on the nose and makes the gut punch of the song feel contrived. Great songwriter, this P!nk. Not so much on the music videos.
And I love how she kept the F-bomb in the lyrics and released a clean version so the kids can hear it on the radio.