Artist & Song of the week

Pink’s message on her website about the video:

“I’m sure my newest video for “F**kin’ Perfect” will be much like some of my other videos, which basically means I expect it will ruffle some feathers.

My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them. I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion. That is my intention. You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.

Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. (the problem being; alienation and depression. the symptoms; cutting and suicide). I personally don’t know a single person who doesn’t know at least two of these victims personally. A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favorite rehab.

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.

Making this video was a very emotional experience for me, as was writing this song. I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. There are good people in this world that are open-minded, and loving. There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be.”

Pink is my favorite artist ever, her and Eminem have always been a huge favorite and inspiration to me. They saved my life at times, all I needed was to listen to a song of theirs that I connected to. When my parents were going through the divorce her song “Family Portrait” was my therapy. Word for word it was exactly what I was feeling and going through. I remember I would play it over and over again on my cd player till I’d fall asleep. It’s amazing how much music can help you, save you. Listening to her music, I didn’t feel alone for once. Her voice, her words and knowing her back story just made me feel very connected to her and I loved that she was real. She sings real music, she was herself and never sold out. She’s a great role-model and someone to look up to. It’s also if her music comes at a time when I need it to the most.

Her new song “F*Cking Perfect’ is of course another hit, a favorite and something that speaks to me.

Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That’s alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss “no way it’s all good”
It didn’t slow me down, mistaken
Always second guessing
Underestimated
Look, I’m still around…

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like your less than
Fckin’ perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like your nothing
You’re fckin’ perfect to me

You’re so mean when you talk about yourself
You are wrong, change the voices in your head
Make them like you instead. So complicated, look how big you’ll make it
Filled with so much hatred. Such a tired game
It’s enough
I’ve done all I can think of, chased down all my demons.

The world stares while I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in lying and I tried tried
But we try too hard, it’s a waste of my time
Done looking for the critics, cuz they’re everywhere
They don’t like my genes, they don’t get my hair
Stringe ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that? Why do I do that?

Pretty, pretty please if you ever ever feel like you’re nothing you’re fucking perfect to me

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