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Jessie J – Who You Are lyrics

[Verse 1]
I stare at my reflection in the mirror
Why am I doing this to myself?
Losing my mind on a tiny error
I nearly left the real me on the shelf

[Hook]
No, no, no, no, no...
Don't lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing
It's okay not to be okay
Sometimes it's hard to follow your heart
Tears don't mean you're losing, everybody's bruising
Just be true to who you are!
(Who you are x11)

[Verse 2]
Brushing my hair, do I look perfect?
I forgot what to do to fit the mold, yeah!
The more I try the less it's working, yeah
Cause everything inside me screams

[Hook]
No, no, no, no, no...
Don't lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing
It's okay not to be okay
Sometimes it's hard to follow your heart
Tears don't mean you're losing, everybody's bruising
Just be true to who you are!
(Who you are x11)

There's nothing wrong with who you are!

[Bridge]
Yes, no's, egos, fake shows, like WHOA!
Just go, and leave me alone!
Real talk, real life, good love, goodnight
With a smile, that's my home!
That's my home, no...

[Hook]
No, no, no, no, no...
Don't lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing
It's okay not to be okay
Sometimes it's hard to follow your heart
Tears don't mean you're losing, everybody's bruising
Just be true to who you are!
(Who you are x11)



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    As a person who suffers from anorexia nervosa, this song means the world to me. It kind of fits exactly how you look in the mirror and your perception is so different. Also with the losing your mind on a single error, for me, its about being a certain way. For example, looks seem so important in today's world, it's easy to forget about being beautiful in other ways. I have completely changed from this bubbly person to a shell. She's saying be everything you wish you could be, because you can and you are beautiful, even though it may not be the conventional beauty. This song just gives me hope one day, somehow, I can come through.
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    Well I've only come across the Ed Sheeran cover of this amazing song. This is one of those pivotal moments in my life personally, where you're going through some thing that you feel like you'll never get through. Then suddenly a song or something comes along and makes you finally feel like there's Hope and that this too shall pass. I've recently lost my way, and haven't recognized myself in the mirror for a while. I've been tormenting myself for not living up to expectations and not being in the place where I was "supposed" to be. I've been coping with feelings of self doubt and self worth, and feeling of disappointment that I feel I am to everyone in my life. And I've been in this self sabotage vicious cycle/ people pleasing roller coaster. All it's done is get me to this place where I no longer want to feel any of that. And what do you know? Drugs are the most effective way of not feeling a damn thing. Surprise surprise! So that's where I've been for a while now, and I recently got clean. But I also realized I've been dealing with depression type issues for a long long time, and I know that's a major part of this. So when I heard this song, it was like a switch went off and my thinking changed. "it's okay not to be okay" when I heard that I was like "it IS okay not to be okay" I've been beating myself up for nothing. Why am I doing this to myself?"
    "Losing my mind on a tiny error,
    I nearly left the real me on the shelf.
    No, no, no, no, no..." This part is so true I lost the real me, and I finally got her back!

    "Don't lose who you are in the blur of the stars!
    Seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing,
    It's okay not to be okay...
    Sometimes it's hard to follow your heart.
    Tears don't mean you're losing, everybody's bruising,
    Just be true to who you are!" This part too, dreaming isn't the easiest for a person like me.but it is crucial that I continue to follow my dreams regardless of how long it takes or if they don't come true in the end. It's hard following what you love, ie your heart. And I feel everything all the time. And take others pain on as my own. So crying is apart of who I am, and I'm no longer ashamed of that. Everyone has their own battle so to speak, that they are fighting everyday. And 99% of us wouldn't even have a clue, or consider that when judgments are made in response to that. So think about that the next time you feel you need to judge a particular persons situation. BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE! No matter what that is. If it makes you happy, brings you peace, and does no harm. Then I beg of you not to loose yourself like I almost did.
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    I find this song really inspirational. To me it means that you should never let anyone bring you down and change who you really are, be yourself, don't worry about what other people think of you. Don't let people tell you what you can and can't do, sometimes when someone puts you down enough you start to believe what they are saying and think they must be telling the truth. Stay strong and believe in yourself, when you can do this everything good will follow! It's okay to be different to other people. In fact I think it would be quite strange if everyone was the same! "there's nothing wrong with who you are"
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    To me this song means alot. It is saying don't worry about how you look or how you friends might think you look. Have self esteem,
    Just know that you are beautiful. God made everyone in his own image and likeness. Know who you are because nobody's perfect. Don't try to fix yourself for someone else because you will never ever be happy. Another thing its like you brain is saying do it or he/she will never like you. But every other part of you body is screaming no, no.
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    "why am i doing this to myself? " when I heard this I originally though maybe its about self harm. Then as the song went I on and I heard the second verse I new it wasnt. "brushing my hair, do I look perfect? I forgot what to do to fit the mould, yeah! The more I try the less it's working, yeah
    'cause everything inside me screams
    no. " when i heard this i thought maybe its about your brain thinking i have to look perfect i have to follow everyone else to fit it, but her heart 'inside' is saying no "be true to who you are".
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