Baby be the class clown, I'll be the beauty queen in tears
It's a new art form showing people how little we care (Yeah)
Class clowns, who make jokes, get punished often, and make everyone laugh, care very little of what someone thinks of them. In a similar example, but a reversal, a beauty queen is typically very concerned about her image. Class clowns and beauty queens are typically the most popular kids of the class, and a beauty queen in tears is typical (from winning or from drama).
Her goal is not to bring art and seriousness to the songs, but to just play teenage make-believe, like in Team. She only hopes that her innocence and freedom stay intact in a world where celebrities get hounded.
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