Song Lyric Sunday – Who You Are by Jessie J

I am sharing yet another song by a singer who was introduced to me by my daughter. We had a few years where we connected through music and even though she’s taken some side trips along the way, I still believe we have pretty close to the same taste in music.

Jessie J has such a powerful voice and the lyrics to many of her songs are deeply meaningful to me. I was reminded of this particular song when Jordan Smith sang it for The Voice this past week (I’m not sure if that link will work for people outside the US, and for that I truly apologize). The thing that made it so powerful is that he doesn’t have the typical “look” you see these days in mainstream singers, but his voice is beyond beautiful. It drives me nuts that great singers are overlooked because they don’t “look the part.”

I lived much of my life in the shadow of “inside the lines” but I always glanced longingly at those who dared to just be themselves, whether it was inside the lines or out. These days I feel more comfortable in my skin and I like who I am. I’m happy to be here now, but sometimes I wish it had happened earlier in my life.

For all those who are struggling, just remember to be who you are. “There’s nothing wrong with who you are!” I hope you enjoy this installment of Song Lyric Sunday. Feel free to read the “rules” below and post one of your own.

Who You Are by Jessie J
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

I stare at my reflection in the mirror:
“Why am I doing this to myself?”
Losing my mind on a tiny error,
I nearly left the real me on the shelf.
No, no, no, no, no…

Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay.
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart.
Tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising,
Just be true to who you are!
who you are

Brushing my hair—do I look perfect?
I forgot what to do to fit the mould, yeah!
The more I try the less it’s working, yeah
‘Cause everything inside me screams
No, no, no, no, no…

Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay.
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart.
But tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising,
There’s nothing wrong with who you are!

Yes, no, egos, fake shows, like whoa!
Just go and leave me alone!
Real talk, real life, good love, goodnight,
With a smile that’s my home!
That’s my home, no…

No, no, no, no, no…

Don’t lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
It’s okay not to be okay…
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your heart.
Tears don’t mean you’re losing, everybody’s bruising,
Just be true to who you are!
Yeah yeah yeah


Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to my post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST (or as early as I can…)
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

 

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