lyrics and selfesteem



Have you heard the beautiful song "The Writer" by Ellie Goulding? At one point, she sings:


"But I've got a plan
Why don't you be the artist
And make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer
Decide the words I say?
Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask
Won't you try to help me?"

I could be way off here, but it feels like she's asking him to decide who she is. By "writing her words" and "making her out of clay", is she asking him to tell her what to say and how to look? I'm assuming she's just trying too hard to be the girl of his dreams, feeling flawed and not good enough to be his, maybe she wants him to spell out exactly what his dreamgirl will talk like and look like so she can change and become just that.

What someone needs to tell her is that if she's in his arms, she is already the girl of his dreams. She needs help to build the self esteem to see that she is exactly who she needs to be for him to love her. But I understand, if she looks in the mirror and sees a disaster that doesn't deserve the wonderful people in her life, it must be hard for her to accept that she's loveable just the way she is.

Sixpence None The Richer sang something similar:

"So I'm changing who I am
because what I am's not good
And I know you love me now
But I don't see why you should"

It's sad, really. What stops them from loving who they are? 

I wish there was a cure for people who feel like that. But as of yet, there is none. Compliments and loving words of reassurance go in one ear, but are forced out the other by negative thoughts and feelings.

I just hope that one day they will look back at a photo of themselves in their loved ones arms and think "I see it now, the smile on his face is all the proof I need. I AM the girl he's always dreamed of."



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Postat av: nnekers

wow... kitty, you have such a way with words. I feel like an idiot admitting it, but i'm seriously crying right now. A good writer can bring emotions to the surface, you did that for me. But also, i feel like you wrote this just for me. You always know what to say. I needed this. Thank you.

2012-01-30 @ 17:27:07
Postat av: nneekers

wow... kitty, you have such a way with words. I feel like an idiot admitting it, but i'm seriously crying right now. A good writer can bring emotions to the surface, you did that for me. But also, i feel like you wrote this just for me. You always know what to say. I needed this. Thank you.

2012-01-30 @ 17:28:02

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