Kelsea Ballerini - homecoming queen? (Official Music Video)

  • Published on Sep 6, 2019
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    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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  • zhenyilani
    zhenyilani Day ago

    This has rejuvenated my love for country that died when Taylor Swift came out. I love this song, singer, the acoustics, everything about it is beautiful and the lyrics are so relatable.!

  • Brittneyy Wrightt
    Brittneyy Wrightt 2 days ago

    I love the video and all but why doesn't the camera show up in the mirror

  • Radhika Yarasi
    Radhika Yarasi 3 days ago

    This is your best song ❤️

  • horsegirl2310
    horsegirl2310 3 days ago

    That guitar riff is reminiscent of Jewel

  • Veronica Patterson
    Veronica Patterson 3 days ago

    You're soo pretty!! Love you're songs!!!

  • Music Forever
    Music Forever 3 days ago +62

    Who is still listening to this s song in October 2019

    • Lighthouse
      Lighthouse 6 hours ago

      well obviously everybody is listening to this in october since it came out in september, idiot.

    • Veronica Patterson
      Veronica Patterson Day ago

      @Pam Adams Yes!!

    • Pam Adams
      Pam Adams Day ago

      I agree

    • Veronica Patterson
      Veronica Patterson 2 days ago +1

      @Paige Wood Yes!! it is such a great song!! I love it!!

    • Paige Wood
      Paige Wood 2 days ago +2

      @Veronica Patterson i agree

  • Alyssa _._
    Alyssa _._ 4 days ago

    This song is amazing and I really connect with it, but the spinning in the video made me really dizzy...

  • kiyya andy
    kiyya andy 4 days ago

    is it me or she sound like selena gomez? on her first verses

  • aly 1710
    aly 1710 4 days ago

    beautiful video to the song. Made me tear up. Love her

  • V Priamo
    V Priamo 4 days ago +1

    I kinda don’t care about what people say to me anymore I have heard so much shit about me I laugh it of now but that’s what people see it still hurts but I don’t show it because I feel like no one would care because they usually don’t and they say don’t be a cry baby

    • V Priamo
      V Priamo 4 days ago

      Starlett Angel Byrd I hope one day people will see that when someone similes that doesn’t always mean theater we are fine i is kinda sad people have to fake their happiness for others like us

    • Starlett Angel Byrd
      Starlett Angel Byrd 4 days ago

      You just have to show them that your strong and that their words dont hurt you. I'm in your shoes everyday at school... I feel so lost.

  • Shanice Britt
    Shanice Britt 4 days ago +3

    Everytime I hear this song it takes me right to my ex-boyfriend dance

  • D smith
    D smith 4 days ago

    @ you leigha!

  • Angelina Comollo
    Angelina Comollo 4 days ago

    This song like hit me so much! I was literally crying the first time I heard it. It was like my entire life in one song. Even though I never been a queen of anything...I was labeled as the happy and joyful kid I am. So now I can’t go out with friends or other people, even my family without a smile on my face. And I’m at the point where I don’t even know who I really am anymore. And it’s really hard, and if I try to tell people about it, they don’t believe or don’t care. So I have to fight my own battles everyday, and just live my life the way it is.

  • Shah Awan
    Shah Awan 5 days ago

    So happy she sent that kid a guitar. I’m a new fan

  • NakiaSimone
    NakiaSimone 5 days ago

    I used to think some people were just better than me because God loved them more. Maybe they were more obedient and their parents were more obedient and God’s favor was just for them. It wasn’t a blatant or explicit thought I would admit out loud, but it was a false sense of humility and a lie I carried around within me. I’m so glad I made it through the super dark days. Let go of the lies. The Truth sets you free. And even tho it’s a great day... if Kelsea cries I’m crying too 😭

  • Sunflower Animated
    Sunflower Animated 5 days ago +13

    This is the realest song I’ve ever heard I actually cried the whole time 😢😢😢😢🥺

  • Michael Braswell
    Michael Braswell 6 days ago +4

    Lately I've been going through it, my cousin got married recently as I started feeling lonely. Kind of a slap in the face right then, and my dad nearly died and his meds make him unstable so he threatened my life for taking care of him. I have little friends and don't get to feel lonely apparently cause I'm 13, so I just kept smiling through it all and this song helped me and kinda feels relatable even though I'm no girl and can't be a homecoming queen.

    • angel Ryals
      angel Ryals 4 days ago +1

      I'm 13 too...and i feel lonely too..;c

    • Melanie Peori
      Melanie Peori 5 days ago +1

      Michael Braswell Things will get better. You’ll be okay. Keep your chin up.

  • Stefania NOTO
    Stefania NOTO 6 days ago

    Beautiful song and video. So meaningful. Thank you Kelsea you for showing yourself so vulnerable. You smash!

  • Naliya Lytle
    Naliya Lytle 6 days ago +4

    I listened to this like 30 times now I can't get over this dong

  • E and B Gaming
    E and B Gaming 6 days ago +1

    This almost makes me think that popular girls are nice. Not backstabbing traitors or bitches that love tearing you down.

  • Carolyn Vuurmans
    Carolyn Vuurmans 6 days ago

    I love your songs

  • Joseph Cortez
    Joseph Cortez 6 days ago

    Omg you are amazing love this song❤️

  • J T
    J T 7 days ago

    Never listened to your music yet but I saw that guitar you sent and I am already a fan of yours.

  • Theresa Morgan
    Theresa Morgan 7 days ago

    I just watched a video where you have a blind and brain tumor a gutair.
    Bless you...😂😂😂😂

  • Addison Campbell
    Addison Campbell 8 days ago +1

    Oh wow, I didn't know I needed to hear this.

  • Lauren Carrell
    Lauren Carrell 8 days ago +25

    This has so much meaning behind it. Even the most “perfect” girls have their insecurities and problems, but try to hide it for everyone else.

  • Rebeka Lin
    Rebeka Lin 8 days ago

    Every one has problems, just because someone got a smile on there face doesnt mean that there not fight a battle you don't know about. We are humans and we have feelings too and no matter who you are what you have done in the past you still belong in this world

  • Gianna Kauffman
    Gianna Kauffman 8 days ago +1

    i love all of your songs

  • Gianna Kauffman
    Gianna Kauffman 8 days ago +1

    also I love this song

  • Gianna Kauffman
    Gianna Kauffman 8 days ago +14

    i hide my real feelings at school i get sad every dad cause my mom has cancer that cannot be cured ( Brainstem Glioma ) it is rare this song really hit me

    • Spottedpool
      Spottedpool 3 days ago +2

      I hope you both are doing well nothing like that has happened to me and I don’t want you to think I’m bragging I just don’t know how it feels and I feel truly lucky

    • Michael Braswell
      Michael Braswell 6 days ago +1

      I understand, my dad has epilepsy and nearly killed himself from it just a little bit ago... it's difficult to deal with stuff like that no matter how much time has passed.

  • Gianna Kauffman
    Gianna Kauffman 8 days ago +2

    i love this song it is inspiring

  • Nicole Welton
    Nicole Welton 8 days ago +1

    I love it

  • Nicole Welton
    Nicole Welton 8 days ago

    I love the app and

  • Theresa Rutherford
    Theresa Rutherford 8 days ago +5

    I was never nominated for the homecoming Queen ect. I wasn't "pretty" enough or, "popular" enough. I had my own battles at home and my mom did sweep everything under the rug.

  • Zachary Johnson
    Zachary Johnson 9 days ago

    I love this song so much!!!

  • Jessica Bobo
    Jessica Bobo 9 days ago

    U love her new song

  • Glenn Morris
    Glenn Morris 9 days ago +3

    As a teacher, the most humbling thing I ever saw was when a disabled girl was voted Prom Queen by her year in school. She asked me to wheel her on to the dance floor to get crowned and I lost it. Not out of pity but the fact that they accepted her as an equal and an inspiration within her year group.

    • Ivette Rodriguez
      Ivette Rodriguez 7 days ago

      @Glenn Morris 💕💕💕

    • Glenn Morris
      Glenn Morris 7 days ago +1

      @Ivette Rodriguez.. Thank u. All true.. And she's such a special girl who could die through one of her seizures any day.. She's on utube if u want to see her.. A real sweetheart.. And so strong. Held a para world record when she was swimming for team GB, but was to ill for the 2012 para Olympics.. Msg me and I can give u her name.. What I didn't put in the post is she got up out of her wheelchair to dance. That's when I lost it.

    • Ivette Rodriguez
      Ivette Rodriguez 7 days ago

      Reading that message while the song was playing, really got me.

  • Hailey Bock
    Hailey Bock 9 days ago +7

    This. Song. beats every other one out there.

  • Good luck Kristi
    Good luck Kristi 10 days ago

    The best music video ever

  • Wild West Ranch
    Wild West Ranch 10 days ago +1

    I am dizzy now...

  • Jeff Davis
    Jeff Davis 10 days ago

    Girl same

  • Dakotah Tyler
    Dakotah Tyler 10 days ago +1

    I love ❤️ this video.

  • M7md S
    M7md S 10 days ago

    مالها ترجمة بالعربي ؟

  • Cheyenne1Rain
    Cheyenne1Rain 10 days ago +1

    Beautiful song but the video could have been so much better to match the lyrics...
    Please watch:

  • Lizzy Ballard
    Lizzy Ballard 10 days ago

    What a creative music video by Kelsea Ballerini.

  • Kim Kardashian West
    Kim Kardashian West 10 days ago

    dizzy from the clip

  • Lillian O’Connor
    Lillian O’Connor 10 days ago

    Your so pretty and a great singer but you cover all of your natural beauty up with makeup and your just as pretty if not prettier with no makeup on I have always loved your music since I heard “Dibs” for the first time on the radio at 8 years old and for my 9th birthday all I wanted was to see you in person at a concert and I did in Nashville, Tennessee I am 11 now and every time you have a new song I am there stay beautiful Kelsea

  • Sylvia Sanders
    Sylvia Sanders 11 days ago +1

    I Thiink This Song is too Beautiful 💙

  • eva avila
    eva avila 11 days ago

    every song comes with a back round i think that kelsea ballerini was a home coming queen and this song is about her

  • Paige Wood
    Paige Wood 11 days ago +24

    this song hit me hard and stays with me because this happens to me everyday at school.

  • rudy stuart
    rudy stuart 11 days ago

    dear kelsea, thank you so much. this song really spoke to me. it's like you were singing my life. smiling was always easy for me. but did anyone think to ask "are you okay?" when i hurt myself? no. did anyone think to comfort me when my best friends bartelby and montego (my dogs.) died? no. the only people who see right though my smiles are my family. but they just think it's best that i figure out my emotions on my own. the full weight of the world was always on my shoulders, and nobody seemed to care. i always felt like crying my heart out. but iv'e always kept it in. but all those emotions just have a way of building up. and one day, the day when you wrote and released this song, it started to come out. so i went somewhere private and secluded, and.... when the song played...all the emotions i had bottled up over the years.... they all came out. my anger,fear,sadness,guilt, was gone. it felt like a boulder had been lifted off my shoulders...i felt free. so from then on, whenever i thought i was going to lose my composure....i go somewhere i can let it all out....and listen to your song. i love you kelsea. thank you. for changing my life for the better. ---homecoming queen❤️💋

  • Cathy Zeng
    Cathy Zeng 11 days ago

    yas queen, I felt that

  • Dawn A
    Dawn A 12 days ago +1

    I suffer from Exide he issues and this really helped me thank you

  • Donalisa Santos
    Donalisa Santos 12 days ago

    I believe this is a mean bias song! Not all Hone Coming Queen are that way. This song is judging them for their Beauty. I wouldn’t Judge you all Beauty Queens. Come visit me in my web site soon to be done at

  • Awk2805
    Awk2805 12 days ago +2

    Girl let me just say you are so naturally beautiful. I hope fame doesnt change you like most of the others. This song is so beautiful.

    TRINITY DEMEASE 13 days ago

    Omg this is my favorite song this is my first time actually I love with a song 💗 this si the best song and even though I didn't have a dad in my life I always had my mom and i am lucky to have her

  • Backyard Bandits
    Backyard Bandits 13 days ago +1

    who thinks she looks better without all the fake shit?

  • Stephanie Ryann
    Stephanie Ryann 13 days ago

    This song was so amazing I had to cover it!. Hope you get a moment to check mine out here

  • Leana Gonzalez
    Leana Gonzalez 13 days ago +8

    This song just makes me LOVE Kelsea even more!!!

  • Lee Lala
    Lee Lala 13 days ago

    Chills. Literal chills. I felt this and I hope I can recreate it when I use my ukulele