Beautiful, Part III

Beautiful, Part III

A Chapter by M Garcia
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This ia three part editorial. The third part is about the songs by Christina Aguilera & Eminem "Beautiful" and what I think it means that they both have a song that has the same message.

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     This is the final part of my Beautiful editorials. I had to collect my thoughts and see what I wanted to say. Hopefully this sounds right.

     If you look at the lyrics below and compare them, they sound the same. The wording is different, yes, and Eminem takes longer to say it, but its the same. Both say that you really don't know what I'm going through, but I'm beautiful, that we could always trade shoes so that you can see what it is that you make me feel. Did that make sense?

Eminem - In my shoes, just to see
What it's like, to be me I'll be you, let's trade shoes/Just to see what it'd be like to/Feel your pain, you feel mine/Go inside each other's mind/Just to see what we find/Look at s**t through each other's eyes/But don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful oh/They can all get fucked/Just stay true to you so/Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful/Oh they can all get fucked/Just stay true to you
Christina Aguilera - I am Beautiful no matter what they say  /Words can't bring me down/I am beautiful in every single way/Yes, words can't bring me down/So don't you bring me down today

     I hope this make sense and maybe it doesn't. I was sitting at home and thinking how odd it was that two very different artists, from two very different genres come up with songs that have the same name and in their own ways portray the same message.

     Yes life sucks and people don't understand, but I'm beautiful. I know who I am, what I am, and I won't let you take that away from me. I may be different, but I'm still me and I'm still human so please treat me that way.

     Life is full of crap and these two artists bring it down to the truth, don't let others tell you who you are. Don't let others tell you you aren't good enough. Be true to yourself and you'll be fine.

     Do any of you on the Cafe care about this? Probably not. It was just something I had to do. I has been bugging me for some time. Thank you.

     SM Garcia

 

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"Beautiful"

by

Eminem

SPKOKEN

Lately I've been hard to reach I've been too long on my own Everybody has a private world
Where they can be alone
Are you calling me, are you trying to get through
Are you reaching out for me, I'm reaching out for you

I'm just so f****n' depressed I just can seem to get out this slump
If I could just get over this hump
But I need something to pull me out this dump I took my bruises, took my lumps
Fell down and I got right back up But I need that spark to get psyched back up
In order for me to pick the mic back up
I don't know how or why or when I ended up in this position I'm in
I'm starting to feel distant again
So I decided just to pick this pen
Up and try to make an attempt to vent
But I just can't admit

Or come to grips, with the fact that I may be done with rap
I need a new outlet I know some s***s so hard to swallow
And I just can't sit back and wallow
In my own sorrow
But I know one fact I'll be one tough act to follow
One tough act to follow I'll be one tough act to follow
Here today, gone tomorrow
But you have to walk a thousand miles

[Chorus:]
In my shoes, just to see
What it's like, to be me I'll be you, let's trade shoes
Just to see what it'd be like to
Feel your pain, you feel mine
Go inside each other's mind
Just to see what we find
Look at s**t through each other's eyes
But don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful oh
They can all get fucked.
Just stay true to you so
Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful
Oh they can all get fucked. Just stay true to you

I think I'm starting to lose my sense of humor
Everything is so tense and gloom
I almost feel like I gotta check the temperature in the room
Just as soon as I walk in
It's like all eyes on me
So I try to avoid any eye contact
'cause if I do that then it opens a door for conversation
Like I want that... I'm not looking for extra attention
I just want to be just like you
Blend in with the rest of the room
Maybe just point me to the closest restroom I don't need no f*****g man servant
Trying to follow me around, and wipe my a*s
Laugh at every single joke I crack
And half of them ain't even funny like
Ah Marshall, you're so funny man, you should be a comedian, god damn
Unfortunately I am, but I just hide behind the tears of a clown
So why don't you all sit down
Listen to the tale I'm about to tell
Hell, we don't gotta trade our shoes
And you ain't gotta walk no thousand miles

[Chorus]

But don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful
Oh They can all get fucked.
Just stay true to you so
Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful
Oh They can all get fucked. Just stay true to you so

Nobody asked for life to deal us
With these bullshit hands we're dealt
We have to take these cards ourselves
And flip them, don't expect no help
Now I could have either just
Sat on my a*s and pissed and moaned
Or take this situation in which I'm placed in
And get up and get my own
I was never the type of kid
To wait by the door and pack his bags
Who sat on the porch and hoped and prayed
For a dad to show up who never did
I just wanted to fit in
At every single place
Every school I went
I dreamed of being that cool kid
Even if it meant acting stupid

Aunt Edna always told me keep makin' that face it'll get stuck like that
Meanwhile I'm just standin' there
Holdin' my tounge tryna talk like this
'Till I stuck my tounge on that frozen stop sign poll at 8 years old
I learned my lesson then cause I wasn't tryna impress my friends no mo'
But I already told you my whole life story
Not just based on my description
'cause where you see it from where you're sitting
Is probably 110% different
I guess we would have to walk a mile
In each other's shoes, at least
What size you where? I wear tens
Let's see if you can fit your feet

[Chorus]

Lately I've been hard to reach I've been too long on my own
Everybody has a private world Where they can be alone... so
Are you calling me, are you trying to get through oh
Are you reaching out for me, I'm reaching out for you
so oh oh

Yea... To my babies. Stay strong.
Daddy will be home soon
And to the rest of the world, god gave you the shoes
That fit you, so put em on and wear em
And be yourself man, be proud of who you are
Even if it sounds corny,
Don't ever let no one tell you, you ain't beautiful

 

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"Beautiful"

by

Christina Aguilera

 

Spoken 
Don't look at me  
 
Every day is so wonderful  
And suddenly, It's hard to breathe,  
Now and then, I get insecure  
From all the pain, I'm so ashamed  
 
I am Beautiful no matter what they say  
Words can't bring me down  
I am beautiful in every single way  
Yes, words can't bring me down  
So don't you bring me down today  
 
To all your friends, you're delirious  
So consumed in all your doom  
Trying hard to fill the emptiness  
The piece is gone left the puzzle undone  
That's the way it is  
 
You are beautiful no matter what they say  
Words can't bring you down  
You are beautiful in every single way  
Yes, words can't bring you down  
Don't you bring me down today...  
 
No matter what we do  
(no matter what we do)  
No matter what they say  
(no matter what they say)  
When the sun is shining through  
Then the clouds won't stay  
 

And everywhere we go  
(everywhere we go)  
The sun won't always shine  
(sun won't always shine)  
But tomorrow will find a way  
All the other times  
 
'cause we are beautiful no matter what they say  
Yes, words won't bring us down, oh no  
We are beautiful in every single way  
Yes, words can't bring us down  
Don't you bring me down today  
 
Don't you bring me down today  
Don't you bring me down today



© 2010 M Garcia


Author's Note

M Garcia
Lyrics will be included at the end of the editorial as well as throughout when needed to make a point or to show what I mean.

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What a lovely message. One I bet we all need to remember at one point or another.
To thy ownself be true. Great message.

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