Jessie J: Who You Are Meaning
Song Released: 2010
Who You Are Lyrics
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.
To lose who you are,
In the blur of the stars,
anonymous Nov 21st, 11:32am report
She's just staring in the mirror watching herself suffering and wondering why she's acting like that, why she's doing that to herself, being droven crazy by every tiny mistake that she makes. "I nearly leave the real me on the shelf" - she's been about to change and turn into someone she's not actually, so she realises how close she's been to mess up.
She wants to transmit young people to not stop being the way they want to, no matter how difficult things are and how much you have to try. Seeing things have the consequence of disappointment sometimes,but dreaming you can do things means that you can actually get them by working hard on it. "It's okay not to be okay" - she literally means that it correct to not be as the rest of the people in the world, because we're all different in a different way.
anonymous Jun 11th, 2014 6:31pm report
love this song, it's extremely relevant in today's youth and society, and being true to who you are and not hiding into the labels everyone expects you to follow is how everyone should live there life. Just because it hurts to do so isn't something bad, just means your living life
anonymous May 28th, 2014 5:52am report
She were trying to be like everybody.Taking care for look and not personality but understood that she just should be true to who she is
anonymous May 11th, 2014 5:27am report
I think it means spending so much time trying to fit in is gonna get you nowhere . Acting like someone your not isnt real, be true to who you are really. To be hurting isnt a bad thing it shows you fighting the war in your life .
Im in love with this song, its on repeat <3 .
dancerella2125 Dec 5th, 2013 12:18am report
I think in this song she is pretty much saying that she let something get the best of her to the point that she doesn't realize who her true self is, and when she does realize it she doesn't like it. I also think she is talking about obstacles in her life and self esteem problems.
anonymous Mar 5th, 2012 3:07pm report
I think it means just be who you are don't pretend to be someone your not
anonymous Apr 25th, 2011 4:32pm report
You should always be true to who you are, and always believe in yourself, because you are beautiful no matter what!
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