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Song In My Head: I’ll Show You

When Justin Bieber’s latest album came out, noise about his songs came in louder and louder, especially when the song “Purpose” was released. It was a fresher, more mature Bieber, everyone kept saying. And I won’t be ashamed to admit it, but I downloaded the entire album and I enjoy listening to his music. The more mature Bieber wants to be taken seriously–and I get him.

 

I’ll Show You
-Justin Bieber-

My life is a movie and everyone’s watching
So let’s get to the good part and past all the nonsense
 
Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing
When the pressure’s coming down like lightning
It’s like they want me to be perfect
When they don’t even know that I’m hurting
 
This life’s not easy, I’m not made out of steel
Don’t forget that I’m human, don’t forget that I’m real
Act like you know me, but you never will
There’s one thing that I know for sure
 
I’ll show you
I’ll show you
I’ll show you
I’ll show you
 
I got to learn things, learn them the hard way
Gotta see what it feels like, no matter what they say
 
Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing
When the pressure’s coming down like lightning
It’s like they want me to be perfect
When they don’t even know that I’m hurting
 
This life’s not easy, I’m not made out of steel
Don’t forget that I’m human, don’t forget that I’m real
Act like you know me, but you never will
There’s one thing that I know for sure
 
I’ll show you
I’ll show you
I’ll show you
I’ll show you
 
This life’s not easy, I’m not made out of steel
Don’t forget that I’m human, don’t forget that I’m real
Act like you know me, but you never will
There’s one thing that I know for sure
 
I’ll show you
 
I’ll show you

 

This song appealed to me not because I think I’m some kind of celebrity (because I don’t), but I know how it is to have an audience hovering around. I know how it is to have people look at me with judgment. I know how it is to be talked about, laughed at and ridiculed. And like Justin Bieber, I know how hard it is when “the pressure’s coming down like lightning” so you try so hard to do the right thing, but find that it’s just become tougher and more impossible.
People make mistakes and I have gone through a lot, but it doesn’t really help when people think they can just look at what your life has become with much disdain. It is not easy when people think they know better or when they think they know exactly what you’re going through. They treat your life like a scientific experiment: they make countless analysis, provide several solutions and predict possible outcomes. I am not infallible–and I never said I am without error, but the presence of my wrongs is not an open invitation for you to scrutinize my life. What I’m saying is, we all have our own lives to live, focus on your own.
And like life is not already complicated, there are people who live with the purpose of bringing you down. I have encountered bullies… many kinds of oppressors. Some of these people I thought were my friends, so I put my trust on them, only to be slapped with the painful truth. “This life’s not easy, I’m not made out of steel. Don’t forget that I’m human, don’t forget that I’m real”. I’m not weak but I am not exactly made of metal. Prick me and I will bleed. Hurt me and I will cry. I’ve gone through so much and will probably go through so much more in the future, but Justin said it best when he made it certain that: “I’ll show you”, because I will.

I’ll show you…

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I am a dentist and in between patients I am a writer. I have been a blogger since 2004 and writing is something that is most natural to me, like breathing air... words are my sustenance and this blog, is my breathing space.

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