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Listen to Willow Smith's 'Sugar and Spice,' then bawl your eyes out

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“I sat in front of the TV screen / Sad he’s always screaming at me / They wanna puncture me and then wonder why I bleed.”

Lines from a morbid high school student’s poetry blog? Nope, just 12-year-old Willow Smith’s latest song, “Sugar and Spice,” which is, alas, not the ode to the Powerpuff Girls I thought it would be. (Does Willow even know who the Powerpuff Girls are?). Rather it’s a heartbreaking ballad about trying to be two things you’re not (for a boy, obviously). It’s actually a beautiful song that might have made me tear up a bit. Take a listen:


Excuse me while I go sob in the bathroom. As sakurablossom6601 noted in the YouTube comments, can someone give this girl a hug?

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