This is me
August 9, 2021

Do you use music to change your mood? I do and I love it because it’s so effective. “This Is Me” is one of my favourite songs to do this with. It has the ability to transform my energy and gives me an immediate boost of happy vibes and motivation. This is me, take me as I am and if you don’t like me, well tough! The song is my go to “feel better immediately” tune. It’s part of my 10 minute self care routine.

I loved the film The Greatest Showman. I love Keala Settle who starred in the film. Her voice is incredible. The signature song from the film is “This Is Me“. I have watched this behind the scenes video at least 100 times. It’s so incredibly powerful especially when you read the lyrics of the song. It makes me cry every time.

Feminist Anthem

It’s also my new feminist anthem. It speaks to me about the strong, incredible, amazing women I work with every day and that I am privileged to know. They fight every single day to throw off their emotional clutter, get out of their own way and take their rightful place in the world. 

Keala Settle is a powerful woman with a powerful voice. Just look at the expression on Hugh Jackman’s face in the still below, it says it all.

The words of the song are powerful and remind me of those women:

But I won’t let them break me down to dust,

I know that there’s a place for us.

For we are glorious”

FOR WE ARE GLORIOUS!

Here are the lyrics in all of their glorious glory so go watch the video and read the lyrics along with it. Bring tissues, you will shed a tear!

I am not a stranger to the dark
Hide away, they say
‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts
I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars

Run away, they say
No one’ll love you as you are
But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown ’em out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh x4
Oh-oh-oh x
3

Another round of bullets hits my skin
Well, fire away ’cause today, I won’t let the shame sink in
We are bursting through the barricades and
Reaching for the sun (we are warriors)
Yeah, that’s what we’ve become (yeah, that’s what we’ve become)

I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown ’em out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh x4
Oh-oh-oh-oh
x 3
This is me

And I know that I deserve your love
(Oh-oh-oh-oh) There’s nothing I’m not worthy of
(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh)

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown ’em out
This is brave, this is bruised
This is who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come (look out ’cause here I come)
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum (marching on, marching, marching on)
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown ’em out
I’m gonna send a flood
Gonna drown ’em out
Oh
This is me

Christina xx

Songwriters: Justin Paul / Benj Pasek

This Is Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., DistroKid

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