Rachelle, aka Magpie Girl, share the video clip of this song lately, saying «I cry everytime I listen to this».
I cried. My throat got tighter. My hair dressed on my arms. It is that powerful.
I am sharing with you the live version, I think it is even better (but I encourage you to look for the official music video).
Words have to be said. Don’t keep them all inside.
This is what I teach to my daughters, because I want them to be very aware of how their words impact others. And themselves.
I have never been physically bullied but I have been hurt by words over and over and over. It may be subject of another blogpost, someday. For now, I just want to tell you: your words matter. Speak up. Don’t let them die inside. It is safer than you think.
Poem them out.
The beginning pins me down on my knees:
You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you