Monday, February 21, 2011

Music Monday

I feel like I should apologize for my short blog post on Thursday.  I actually had more to say, and I was planning to add some lyrics from P!nk's song "F**kin' Perfect." Specifically, these lyrics:

"You're so mean, when you talk about yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead"

Which made me think of writing the first time I heard them, just like the Katy Perry lyrics.

But then I went off in search of the lyrics.  And I went to P!nk's website where she had posted the video and blogged about why she made it.

"Its a problem, and its something we should talk about.

We can choose to ignore the problem, and therefore ignore this video, but that won't make it go away.

I don't support or encourage suicide or cutting.

I support the kids out there that feel so desperate/numb/powerless, that feel unseen and unheard, and can't see another way.. I want them to know I'm aware. I have been there. I see them.

Sometimes that's all it takes."
And I watched the video and sat there crying for at least five minutes after it ended.


Suddenly, using those lyrics to talk about having faith in my writing felt stupid and petty.  (I know it's really not, but I just couldn't do it after watching the video.)

So instead, I want to share this incredibly powerful video with you.  Be warned--there is sex, swearing, and cutting in this video, so it's not for the workplace, or where small children are present, or, I suppose, for the faint of heart.

But I think it's important.  And maybe one of you knows someone who needs to hear this message.  Pass it on.


  1. Powerful video, thanks for posting. I like that some of these idols are pushing strong messages to the youth. I love Katy Perry's Firework for that reason, and well, you can totally jam out to that in the car. :)

  2. I love this video. And this song. And you're right, ignoring a problem, doesn't make it go away. It's something we ll have to address.

  3. I loved the bear. And I can see why you had the difficulty posting. I'm glad you followed up, though.

  4. Pink has always been one to defy mainstream and do her own thing. She doesn't care to look pretty (though she is) or be politically correct. For her, it's being true to yourself and what you stand for.

    She is one of my most favorite artiste of all time.

  5. You've got a blog award!