Kelsea Ballerini - homecoming queen? (Official Music Video)

  • Published: 06 September 2019
  • "homecoming queen?" available everywhere now:

    Apple Music:


    Hey homecoming queen
    Why do you lie
    When somebody's mean
    Where do you hide

    Do people assume
    You're always alright
    Been so good at smiling
    Most of your life

    Look damn good in the dress
    Zipping up the mess
    Dancing with your best foot forward
    Does it get hard
    To have to play the part
    Nobody's feeling sorry for ya

    But what if I told you the world wouldn't end
    If you started showing what's under your skin
    What if you let em all in on the lie
    Even the homecoming queen cries

    Hey homecoming queen
    How's things at home
    Still walking on eggshells
    When that curtains closed

    Did your daddy teach you
    How to act tough
    Or more like your momma
    Sweep it under the rug

    Look damn good in the dress
    Zipping up the mess
    Dancing with your best foot forward
    Did you want the crown
    Or does it weigh you down
    Nobody's feeling sorry for ya

    What if I told you the world wouldn't end
    If you started showing what's under your skin
    What if you let em all in on the lie
    Even the homecoming queen cries

    Yeah what if I told you the sky wouldn't fall
    If you lost your composure, said to hell with it all
    Not everything pretty sparkles and shines
    And even the homecoming queen cries

    Even the homecoming queen cries

    Hey homecoming queen
    Why do you lie
    When somebody's mean
    Where do you hide

    (C) 2019 Black River Entertainment

    #KelseaBallerini #homecomingqueen #VEVO
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Comments • 885

  • Believe-Hope-Faith
    Believe-Hope-Faith  7 hours back

    you're amazing! <3

    • Aliah Luckern
      Aliah Luckern  7 hours back

      Smiling doesn't mean you're happy.

      • charmś
        charmś  8 hours back

        i wish i could see you in concert 🥰

        • Bibi Dacian
          Bibi Dacian  9 hours back

          We surpassed 1M already!!!!! ❤❤❤

          • Emm Marie
            Emm Marie  9 hours back

            I feel this so much

            • Alissa Holmes
              Alissa Holmes  11 hours back

              This is the best song she has done I have listened to it none stop I know every word

              • MeganPlays
                MeganPlays  12 hours back

                I am not pretty atleast in my eyes and i always think about how if i looked like some of the other girls in my school life would be easy but im wrong.Looks only go so far but being nice so someone goes alot longer

                • Ian Burry
                  Ian Burry  12 hours back

                  Sorry's very nice but does not begin to compare with someone like Eva multi-tracking or voice equalizing needed with her..

                  • IGOR GORELIK
                    IGOR GORELIK  16 hours back

                    Even excuse me please play music

                    • Caroline Bruder
                      Caroline Bruder  18 hours back

                      This song! It teaches people it’s okay to feel your feelings. You don’t have to be perfect and happy all the time. I’m working on this.

                      • Hailey Lockwood
                        Hailey Lockwood  19 hours back

                        Who thinks she is talking about herself

                        • Bibi Dacian
                          Bibi Dacian  21 hours back

                          I love you Kelsea😭😭😭

                          • Juveriya Rockzz
                            Juveriya Rockzz  23 hours back

                            Beautiful song and amazing video

                            • —
                                1 days back

                              The part where she’s standing in front of a mirror looking at her body, and pulling on the skin of her stomach really got to me. Such a raw and honest... part of the Mv.

                              • Diana Lyn Namwag
                                Diana Lyn Namwag  1 days back

                                This is so beautiful 😭❤ Another masterpiece from Kelsea ❤

                                • xiana_ann
                                  xiana_ann  1 days back

                                  i know under all that makeup is a beautiful girl is thare

                                  • Catherine Nix
                                    Catherine Nix  1 days back

                                    Any one else cry to this or was it just me? But this is such a beautiful song I love it

                                    • Claire Avery
                                      Claire Avery  1 days back

                                      I literally got goosebumps

                                      • Georgia Butler
                                        Georgia Butler  2 days back

                                        I love you 💗

                                        • Grace Southard
                                          Grace Southard  2 days back

                                          needed to hear this today .

                                          • Bre Mitchell
                                            Bre Mitchell  2 days back

                                            I needed to hear this today❤️

                                            • 22Kylie Kletschka
                                              22Kylie Kletschka  2 days back

                                              i love you so much you inspire me ever day

                                              • Lindsay Ceara
                                                Lindsay Ceara  2 days back

                                                why did this instantly make me start bawling omg i’m so emo from this

                                                • Rheannon Shalelashvili

                                                  i have chills after watching this video! love the video and love the song!

                                                  • Angellica Tiglao
                                                    Angellica Tiglao  2 days back

                                                    Beautiful Kelsea💕

                                                    • k sturmer
                                                      k sturmer  2 days back

                                                      CHOON!!! Best wishes from the UK to y'all. :)

                                                      • Byron Davis
                                                        Byron Davis  2 days back

                                                        Alright this is the first time I have heard this song ! And as a man I just want to say that a true man will hold ya and let ya cry and also I see this as a great way to tell everyone that it’s ok to feel the way you feel and that you need to be true to yourself and women if a man can’t support you and lift ya up make you feel beautiful inside and out and take care of ya in that way stand up for ya then he’s not a man !!! Now I know that ain’t exactly what this song is about I understand that but just wanted to say it and also say women and girls y’all are all beautiful no matter what!!!

                                                        • amglues
                                                          amglues  2 days back

                                                          damn girl. Thank you.

                                                          • Violet H
                                                            Violet H  2 days back

                                                            This is a truly beautiful song that hit me right in the heart. I was a homecoming princess at my school. I’m very talkative and outgoing, and I’m always smiling. I have a lot of friends, volunteer, and manage good grades despite taking a ton of advanced courses. I’m decently pretty, and I’m always that person whose trying to cheer everyone up with gifts or little cards or compliments etc. But I feel like everyone just thinks that I’m always happy and perfect, and that I’m always alright. No one even asks if I’m okay while I’m constantly checking up on everyone else. People think that because I’m pretty I don’t get insecure. I do. I used to be so insecure I refused to get in the pool because I was so ashamed of my body. People think that since I take advanced classes and get good grades that I never stress about school. I do. I literally have panic attacks at night because I’m so stressed out over how much work I have to do. People think that I have nothing going on at home. I do. I have had a lot of crazy things happen in my childhood, and I constantly try to keep out of my house because my family has so many things going on. I cry myself to sleep almost every night, and I have bad insomnia so I never get enough sleep. I constantly feel like a failure, and best myself up about it a lot. I smile to make the best of a bad situation, but that smile doesn’t mean that there ISNT a bad situation to begin with. This song is truly amazing and inspirational.

                                                            I just want to tell everyone out there reading this lengthy comment that you are all beautiful and wonderful. It’s okay to cry, to feel alone, lost. It’s okay to hurt sometimes. And I hope everyone can feel comfortable being able to share their true feelings at somepoint with someone they love, because we can’t always go through everything alone. The longer you hold things in the more you will break down until you can’t take it anymore. Thank you for taking the time to read my story :)
                                                            Lots of love for everyone 💕

                                                            • CountryWrestling
                                                              CountryWrestling  2 days back

                                                              This song has cry pretty vibes and I totally rate it because there should be more songs out there like this. Well done Kelsea lass 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

                                                              • Christian Holmes
                                                                Christian Holmes  2 days back

                                                                That was deep.

                                                                • Taylor Megan
                                                                  Taylor Megan  2 days back

                                                                  this video made me dizzy

                                                                  • Liah Hagan
                                                                    Liah Hagan  2 days back

                                                                    I love this

                                                                    • The Allen Family Shenanigans

                                                                      Kelsea...AWESOME song! Keep up the great work

                                                                      • Lindsey Salyer
                                                                        Lindsey Salyer  2 days back


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                                                                          • theresa cavazos
                                                                            theresa cavazos  2 days back

                                                                            I love this girl

                                                                            • Lisa Anders
                                                                              Lisa Anders  2 days back

                                                                              I NEED THOSE BOOTS❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                                              • Brittany Maggs
                                                                                Brittany Maggs  2 days back

                                                                                Kelsea's vocals are so incredible... im so in love!  I love what this video represents! I just released my new song and its music video, it would mean a lot if you head over to my channel and check it out ! x

                                                                                • Malachi_Jewels
                                                                                  Malachi_Jewels  2 days back

                                                                                  zipping up the mess 😢😢

                                                                                  • Storrie Simpson
                                                                                    Storrie Simpson  2 days back

                                                                                    Wow, I’m running for homecoming court this year!! And scared haha but hoping the best for myself !! 💜

                                                                                    • Layla Williams
                                                                                      Layla Williams  2 days back

                                                                                      “What if I told you the world wouldn’t end if you started showing what’s under your skin.” 🥺😭😭😭😭😭

                                                                                      • Layla Williams
                                                                                        Layla Williams  2 days back

                                                                                        I cried the second time I watched the song. I watched it 3 times in a row

                                                                                        • Amber Martin
                                                                                          Amber Martin  2 days back

                                                                                          This hits home... just found out my uncle has cancer and I was trying to stay strong.

                                                                                          • Tony Hernández
                                                                                            Tony Hernández  3 days back

                                                                                            La reina del baile llorá. k hermosa canción kelsea, regards beautiful.

                                                                                            • Rachel Bollhorst
                                                                                              Rachel Bollhorst  3 days back

                                                                                              Beautiful message, beautiful singer. Nobody should ever feel alone. Gods got you. 💕

                                                                                              • Andrew Klismith
                                                                                                Andrew Klismith  3 days back

                                                                                                She is beautiful inside and out. Her songs have great meaning. Also she is just naturally beautiful. She does not need any make up.

                                                                                                • Celine Bally
                                                                                                  Celine Bally  3 days back