Cups - Anna Kendrick



The Experience:

Am I important? Do people care about me? Enough to miss me when I'm gone? Maybe even enough to follow me? 
We all want to be important, at least for someone. Are we? Can we?

Music Video:
From the movie Pitch Perfect. Anna Kendrick's character makes a huge difference in how people chow down at the local diner... only to find that it was jsut her imagination.

My Take:
Anna Kendrick's version is a cover of LuLu and the Lampshades' song Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me). And LuLu and company basically added the cup to the 1937 song Miss Me When I'm Gone. So Cups is an old song. But not as old as the doubt that drives the lyrics. Are you important? Does somebody care? That need to be valued drives a lot of the things you do. Lots of people struggle with self-doubt. They wonder if they need to change who they are. I disagree. You are important. So don't change who you are. There's treasure buried inside you. Just find it, clean it off, and polish it until it glows.

Ask Yourself:
Being appreciated is a side-effect of sharing your gifts. Do you know what you have to offer others? The world?


LYRICS:



I've got my ticket for the long way 'round
Two bottles of whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I'm leaving tomorrow what-do-you say?

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

I've got my ticket for the long way 'round
The one with the prettiest of views
It's got mountains, it's got rivers
It's got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

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