Better You, Better Me - Alicia Keys


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by Benjamin O'Loughlin 


The Experience: Who can help me figure out who I am? I can fool people. I can smile to make them think I'm fine. But my life is changing all around me. Who am I? Because who I was isn't enough anymore...


Music Video: Still waiting. But Better You, Better Me was written for the upcoming movie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, a coming-of-age movie about two inner city boys abandoned by their parents. And that says a lot about the song. Watch the trailer here.

The Meaning of Better You, Better Me: A Better You. One that you can love. We all want that. But like Alicia Keys says, the beginning of the new you is already here. It's you, right now. You have stop hiding from yourself. You have to accept yourself. But remember one thing that doesn't quite come out in the song. You're not always "all that you need." There might be things you need to change and limits you need to push back. You need to love you, know you, find you. But you might also need to change you. For better.

Ask Yourself: Do you have a grip on who you are? On who you want to be?


LYRICS:

I look into the mirror
And see a different girl
Hiding from herself with
Not a care in the world
Her smile pretends to fool
Those she chooses to please
If they could only see the tears she cries for help
See, I have been that girl
Didn’t know which way to turn
Then one day I turned to me

I told myself to wake up
It’s gonna be a better day
I just have to believe that
My dreams won’t have to wait
At times I’ve lost my mind
Had to look deep inside
And find a way to get over
Had to swallow my pride
I searched the world for the answers
But I’ve been searching too far
Because I’ve been here all along

I’m here to make a statement
My place I’m here to claim it
Don’t tell me what my name is
I Know
I’m gonna make it
I’ve come too far to lose it
Gotta stay focused
And find a better me

Feels like forever
Trying to work it out
Sometimes you gotta fail
And you know
Sometimes it will rain
But the sun will come
When you think it’s all said and done
You know you see the light
And everything is alright
You can do
Whatever you put your mind to
Cause you’re all that you need
Like I do just believe

You’re here to make a statement
You’re place you’re here to claim it
You know just what your name is
Now Go
You’re gonna make it
You’ve come to far to lose it
Gotta stay focused
And find a better you

Me, oh me, me
I gotta love me
I gotta know me
I gotta find me
I know what now
Oh I've been here all along

I’m here to make a statement
My place I’m here to claim it
Don’t tell me what my name is
I Know
I’m gonna make it
I’ve come too far to lose it
Gotta stay focused
And find a better me

You’re here to make a statement
You’re place you’re here to claim it
You know just what your name is
Now Go
You’re gonna make it
You’ve come to far to lose it
Gotta stay focused
And find a better you

I’m here to make a statement
My place I’m here to claim it
Don’t tell me what my name is
I Know
I’m gonna make it
I’ve come too far to lose it
Gotta stay focused
And find a better me

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