Taylor Momsen is naked and reciting some embarrassing lyrics. Granted, every 19-year-old who writes lyrics writes embarrassing ones, so it’s not really Taylor’s fault (though we are inclined to blame her eye makeup, which has gotten out of control). The lyrics in question are from “Under the Water,” by Taylor’s band the Pretty Reckless–and by “band” we mean collection of aging studio musicians in their Nikki Sixx best, leering behind a frequently half-naked teenager–and the video exists as part of Amp Rock TV’s initiative, “The Words.” Which, we guess, has to do with words.
Anyway, Taylor recites the following lyrics:
Lay my head under the water, lay my head under the sea. Excuse me sir am I your daughter? Won’t you take me back and see? It’s not a time for being younger and all my friends are enemies. And if I cried unto my mother, she wasn’t there for me. Broken lines across my mirror show my face all red and bruised. And though I screamed and I screamed no one came running, I wasn’t saved from you. Don’t let the water drag you down, don’t let me drown in the waves. I could be found, I could be one that was saved. Lay my head under the water. Alone I pray for calmer seas. And when I wake from this dream with chains all around me … I’ve never been free.
…While we’re treated to watery, black and white shots of her body, suggesting she is nude. At the end, it’s revealed… she is. To contribute to the gravity of it all, we guess.
We’ve embedded the video below, but if you don’t have time for a teenager doing spoken word about drowning and freedom and absentee parents, you can just scroll down below that and see. It’s not technically SFW, because she is naked, but it looks more like a nipple-less skinsuit, Marilyn Manson-style.
Scroll if you dare.