Music Monday | Song: Here by Alessia Cara

A current most-played artist in my iTunes is the new and blossoming, Alessia Cara.  This girl can sing.  I absolutely love her voice, her lyrics, and her style.  (P.S. Taylor Swift is a huge endorser of this chick.)
One of her most popular songs is called Here.  And I'm pretty sure almost everyone can relate to it in some situation or another.
I like songs like this because Alessia isn't just talking about herself.  She's speaking in first person, so we know she's using her past experiences as an example, but it's a story that many people can raise their hands to and say "Yeah, this is me talking.  I've been there.  I've felt that way."

"I'm sorry if I seem uninterested
Or I'm not listenin' or I'm indifferent
Truly, I ain't got no business here
But since my friends are here
I just came to kick it but really
I would rather be at home all by myself
Not in this room with people
Who don't even care about my well-being."

Who else has felt that awkward misplacement when you're at a party?  Or a friend's house?  Someone in the comments on YouTube even said they felt this way at church...

"Excuse me if I seem a little unimpressed with this
An anti-social pessimist
But usually I don't mess with this
And I know you mean only the best 
And your intentions aren't to bother me
But honestly I'd rather be
Somewhere with my people we can kick it and just listen
To some music with the message
And we'll discuss our big dreams
How we plan to take over the planet
So pardon my manners, I hope you'll understand it
That I'll be here."

I know that when I've felt this way, it wasn't because people were intentionally trying to make me feel invisible or like an outcast.  But, like the lyrics say, honestly I'd rather be somewhere with my people.  

Check out more of Alessia's music!  
My current faves by her are: I'm Yours, Overdose, and Scars To Your Beautiful

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I had almost about That song lately, it's so good :) and relevant as well, I went to a (non-christian) party last week and I really felt out of place (I did left before it goes out of control though), like I didn't connect with them anymore. I think I'm getting Cara's song in a whole new way...