Purpose - Justin Bieber



The ExperienceYou've given me the best gift that I've ever known. You give me purpose every day... Justin Bieber offers an antidote to heal the wounds of failure: purpose...



Music Video: The video turns the song around - it's the tribal dancers who come to Justin, looking for, and receiving purpose: they sigh to the words my last breath, they rejoice with their hands in the air at the words the best gift, and they come with tears in their eyes, full of need. So the music video is Justin's ideal for Purpose. With his music - the sheets scattered around the piano - he wants to give purpose.

The Meaning of Purpose: Meaning - purpose - is the best gift that I've ever known. Justin Bieber holds on to that meaning, because it's an alternative to the ups and downs of trying to judge yourself by your achievements. That purpose is something he wants to be faithful to... even if he's aware of his mistakes and failures, like he admits in the voice-over. Justin Bieber deals with those failures by suggesting that purpose is enough - you can't be hard on yourself for these were the cards that you were given... if it ends up happening, it ends up happening. He has a point - we all have failures to live down. But we also judge someone by how they live up to those ideals.

Ask yourself: Can anyone actually succeed at living up to their ideals? Should we even try?

Album: Purpose

LYRICS:

Feeling like I'm breathing my last breath
Feeling like I'm walking my last steps
Look at all of these tears I've wept
Look at all the promises that I've kept

I put my heart into your hands
Here's my soul to keep
I let you in with all that I can
You're not hard to reach
And you bless me with the best gift
That I've ever known
You give me purpose
Yeah, you've given me purpose

Thinking my journey's come to an end
Sending out a farewell to my friends, forever peace
Ask you to forgive me for my sins, oh would you please?
I'm more than grateful for the time we spent, my spirit's at ease

I put my heart into your hands
Learn the lessons you teach
No matter when, wherever I am
You're not hard to reach
And you've given me the best gift
That I've ever known
You give me purpose every day
You give me purpose in every way

Oh, you are my everything
Oh, you are my everything


[Music video voice-over by Justin Bieber: I don't know if this is wrong because someone else is telling me that it's wrong but I feel this so let me just like, try my best not to let this happen again. We weren't necessarily put in the best position to make the best decisions. 

You can't be hard on yourself for these were the cards that you were given so you have to understand that these, like... that's not who you are. You know you're trying to be the best you can be but that's all you can do. If you don't give it all you got, you're only cheating yourself. Give it all you got, but if it ends up happening, it ends up happening.

That's what it's....that's what's happening with me. It's like God I'm giving it all I got, sometimes I'm weak and I'm gonna do it, and it's like I'm not giving myself grace, I'm just like understanding, that's just how it is.]

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