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Thursday - Jess Glynne




The Experience: Do you find yourself trying to cultivate a certain image in order to be accepted by the people around you? "There are so many things that I could change so slightly, but why would I succumb to something so unlike me"?


Music video: In the music video Jess puts images to the message of the song as she presents herself in her true form. No extra makeup, photo editing, or form hiding clothing. She glories in the way she was made. And it is all presented in grayscale to induce her audience to think about her message without too many visual distractions.

The Meaning of Thursday: "I won't wear makeup on Thursday..."  In a world that cares more about our physical apperance than about our true self Jess is ready to stand up and be different "I'm sick of covering up... feeling broken... falling in love...". She will glory in who she is "shy... anxious, down on her knees, embracing her insecurities... loving... dancing... singing... independent". Because deep down she knows that she is "beautiful" and "enough" just as she is. And because of this she will break free of the cycle and "won't wear makeup on Thursday because who I am is enough".

Ask yourself: How will you stand up and break the cycle of false apperances by being your true and authentic self in a world of fakes?

Album: - (2018)

LYRICS:

I won't wear makeup on Thursday
I'm sick of covering up
I'm tired of feeling so broken
I'm tired of falling in love
Sometimes I'm shy and I'm anxious
Sometimes I'm down on my knees
Sometimes I try to embrace all my insecurities
So I won't wear makeup on Thursday
'Cause who I am is enough

And there are many things that I could change so slightly
But why would I succumb to something so unlike me?
I was always taught to just be myself
Don't change for anyone

I wanna love, I don't wanna cry
Don't want these tears inside my eyes, yeah
Don't wanna wake up and feel insecure
I wanna sing, I wanna dance
I wanna feel love inside my hands again
I just wanna feel beautiful

Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh, I just wanna feel beautiful

I'll wear my sweatpants on Thursday
And I'll drink soft drink from a can
I'll build my own independence
I don't always need a man
You know sometimes I feel lonely
Could do with the company
Oh, I get high when I'm down
But you know that's alright with me
So I will do nothing on Thursday
Sit alone and be

And there are many things that I could change so slightly
But why would I succumb to something so unlike me?
I was always taught to just be myself
Don't change for anyone

I wanna love, I don't wanna cry
Don't want these tears inside my eyes, yeah
Don't wanna wake up and feel insecure
I wanna sing, I wanna dance
I wanna feel love inside my hands again
I just wanna feel beautiful

Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh, I just wanna feel beautiful
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh, I just wanna feel beautiful

I won't wear makeup on Thursday
'Cause who I am is enough

I wanna love, I wanna cry
Don't want these tears inside my eyes, yeah
Don't wanna wake up and feel insecure
I wanna sing, I wanna dance
I wanna feel love inside my hands again
I just wanna feel beautiful

Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh, I just wanna feel beautiful
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh-oh, I-
Oh-oh-oh, I just wanna feel beautiful



review by Ryan Carlin

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