Colbie Caillat
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Colbie Caillat – Try lyrics

Oooh
Oooh

Put your make up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you
?

Get your sexy on
Don't be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you
?

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing


You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
Yooou don't have to try

Oooh
Oooh

Get your shopping on, at the mall, extra credit card
You don't have to choose, buy it all, so they like you
Do they like you
?

Wait a second,
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you
?

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to bend until you break
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
You don't have to try

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
Yooou don't have to try

Noooo
Oooh

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to, give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try

Take your make up off
Put your head down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don't you like you?
Cause I like you



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  • Pepper24Dalek
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    Pepper24Dalek
    This song is a pretty standard song that is telling others to believe in themselves. Other songs like this include Little Me by Little Mix, Wings by Little Mix, Roar by Katy Perry, even Shake It Off by Taylor Swift and All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor. I think that all of these songs have great meanings and great lyrics, but I like this one the best because she is singing to another person about self belief and that they're wonderful, rather than the usual me-me-me-me-me of the other songs like this.
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    I love this song because, basically, it's saying, "Does it matter more what society thinks about me, or how I feel about myself?" And "At the end of the day, the only person's opinion about you that matters is yourselves'." As long as you are happy with yourself, don't let anyone change you, because then you could be fulfilling someone else's stereotype while potentially sacrificing your own happiness.
    It encourages girls to look to themselves and see if they are satisfied with who society has asked them to be; what society has demanded they wear, or act, or dress. It brings attention to the fact that girls are always stereotyped into one fit of "beautiful" while in reality, all women are beautiful.
    For some women, they feel the best about themselves with a little make up, and that's okay. Others feel more comfortable going natural, and that is also okay. Some people go through a stage and get piercings and tattoos, and, guess what? That's okay too. As long as you accept yourself and are happy with yourself and express yourself, who cares what anyone else thinks? (Sometimes people go a "little" too far with expressing themselves but hey, que sera, my friends.)
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    I honestly feel like it could be a song written from one lesbian to her liver about trying to fit in. I've been in a similar situation before. Doing things for other people to like you when there is a person that loves you right in front of you trying to get you to see.
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    It is a very sad song to me because to me it means like it doesn't matter if someone else likes you it matters if you like yourself and just to ignore the bully's and the mean people and just don't worry about it and just walk away from the situation that there in or your in and it means don't get involved in a fight or a really bad situation don't join in the fight even if your trying to stand up for your friend or someone but its different if its a loved one in a fight with someone who lives on the street because if your loved one is struggling to get up and needs help you can always call the police 911 and if someone's trying to hurt you call for help to someone or you say stop I don't want you here or I don't like what your doing to me or I will tell the police then when your free go tell an adult or someone you trust what happened and you'll learn your lesson never talk to stranger's or go in there house or let them take you for a walk and just run away that's the lesson that you can learn at school to elementary I think middle school and high school I don't actually know about middle or high school I forget because it's been a such a long time since I've seen or gone to middle or high school.
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