Steven Whitaker

 
 

Lyrics

Pretty empty head

03:22
2015

Story

Story behind the song:  

Like most of us, 9/11 really had an impact on me and forever changed the way I see the world.  I was single when it happened and in my dating over the years, I have met a number of women who knew 9/11 happened, but had no thoughts, opinions or emotions about it or what has happened in the world since.  This song is a fictional story based on my own real-life interactions with some women who have chosen to ignor what's going on in our country and the world while pursuing a life of superficial mindlessness.   This mindset is by no means limited to the female species. 

Lyrics

I remember that day

was sky filled with hate

all the thousands inside

tried but could not escape

you said what a shame

as you finished your hair

I just don’t understand

is there anyone there

don’t you wanna know don’t you even care

don’t you ever think about it

are you ever real don’t you ever feel

even just for a minute

you’re so beautiful and so wasted

are you dead

or just another pretty empty head

with the world on its heels

and death at our door

you couldn’t care less and I

couldn’t care more

you’re so into you and

we’re all so impressed

with your mannequin mind

and your Armani dress

where’s your head

you’re so beautiful and so wasted

are you dead or

just another pretty empty head