Underneath the heavy make-up, beneath the slutty clothes, and beyond her labelled “offensive” persona lies an amazing and miss-understood girl that I identify with completely. Christina Maria Aguilera didn’t have an easy life. She had to deal with both physical and emotional abuse right along with being taunted at school. Fortunately, she made the negative into positive by using her beautiful talent of singing and giving birth to “Stripped”.
When I first heard ‘Stripped’, I was completely inspired by the message she was sending of self-worth and not being afraid to be yourself. It got a little easier for me to get through the bad days each time i listened to her words. I love Christina because she is so honest and real. She didn’t just throw these songs together for the sake of selling records, and I can tell that she really means every word she sings. Read on for only a FEW of her messages.
“Everyday is so wonderful, then suddenly, it’s hard to breathe.. now and then i get insecure, from all the pain.. I’m so ashamed.. but I am beautiful no matter what they say..”
“feeling confined like I’m being force fed, my vision’s blurry and I’m lost in regret.. it’s overload and I’m outta control.. so sick and tired of being misused, you’re taking me down with all your mental abuse..”
“the boy who wonders is he good enough for them.. keeps trying to please them all but he just never seems to fit in.. then there’s the girl who thinks she’ll never ever be good enough for him.. keeps trying to change and that’s a game she’ll never win..”
“Don’t be scared to fly alone, find a path that is your own”
“Young girl don’t cry, I’ll be right here when your world starts to fall.. young girl it’s alright, your tears will dry you’ll soon be free to fly”
“When there’s no one else.. look inside yourself..”
“I was naive, your love was like candy, artificially sweet, I was deceived by the wrapping, got caught in your web, and i learned how to bleed, I was prey in your bed and devoured completely”
“I often wonder why I carry all this guilt, when it’s you that’s help me put up all these walls I’ve built..”
“I believe they can take anything from me but they can’t succeed in taking my inner peace from, they can say all they wanna say about me, but I’m gonna carry on.. I’m gonna keep on singing my song..”
Those of you who actually bothered reading this, i know you’re probably bitching about how my sob.. or SUCCESS story doesn’t matter to you, and that’s okay. There are a TON of other life-saving lyrics in “Stripped” that have kept so many people such as myself.. from ending it all.
May God bless my ~Angel~