Music Monday: Raw by Sigrid

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Music Monday is a weekly meme that many bloggers take part in. I picked it up from Drew, The Tattooed Book Geek. Music Monday is all about choosing a song you like and sharing it with everyone. I don’t do it every week, just when I have a song I want to share.

This week I have chosen a song by Sigrid. ARE YOU SHOCKED?! If you follow me on the twitter dot com you may have seen that I recently discovered Sigrid. She was just awarded the BBC Music Sound of 2018. It’s a pretty big deal, many people who have won it in the past have gone on to be very successful. So it has been difficult to not see her on TV or hear her on the radio. I’ve really been enjoying her single Strangers. Then the other night I found myself going on a long YouTube binge of her songs/performances and I was just blown away. She is incredibly talented. Her style, persona and songs are full of inspiration. She comes across as a humble nerd, and someone who isn’t ashamed to keep things simple. It’s wonderful to see someone being such a positive role model.

The rest of this rambling may be a little bit of a downer, so please skip ahead if you aren’t interested in that kind of thing. During my YouTube binge, I came across the track Raw. From what I can figure out, it is an unreleased track by Sigrid. I think she co-wrote this track (as she does with her other songs). The lyrics to this struck a raw (pun intended) nerve with me. The song is about wanting to be accepted for who you are. There is the line, But no apologies for being me, that resonates deep with me. I think we can all think about situations when we haven’t felt like we can be ourselves. I never feel I can truly be myself with other people. I have to play a character. It’s the only way I seem to be able to survive in this world. And I don’t do that very well.

Anyway, onto the song. Normally I would tell you to turn it to 11 and enjoy, but this time, sit back, turn off the TV and enjoy a moment of calm.

If I show you I’m fragile
Would you go ahead and find somebody else?
And if I act too tough know that I care about you
I’m honest, no offense

No, I could never fake it
Like players are always playing
Arrest me if I hurt you
But no apologies for being me

I just wanna be pure
You know I’m terrible at putting up a show
That’s what you wanted me for
So I get pissed off when you ask me to be more
Oooooh, ooooh
I just wanna be raw
Oooooh, ooooh
I just wanna be raw
I just wanna be raw

Keeping up appearances
But sometimes all we need is a little break
Regret the stupid shit I said
I hope you forgive me any day

No, I could never fake it
Like players are always playing
Arrest me if I hurt you
But no apologies for being me

I just wanna be pure
You know I’m terrible at putting up a show
That’s what you wanted me for
So I get pissed off when you ask me to be more
Oooooh, ooooh
I just wanna be raw
Oooooh, ooooh
I just wanna be raw
I just wanna be raw

Until next time,
Peace and Love

3 Comments

  1. I really need to discover more Sigrid.. as I said on Twitter I was positively surprised by what she does and how she does it 😉

    Even though you portray yourself as someone else to other people, I still hope you have some folks in your life with whom you can just relax and be who you are… It may sound crazy but my issue is the complete opposite- I can never be anything other than I am and being an open book 100% of the time comes with its challenges too… I accept I can’t fully understand you as there’s so many layers to everything we are in different situations but just know- if you need to rant or be yourself- come at me bro!

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    1. Now is a great time to start following Sigrid (if you enjoy her music that is), she hasn’t released an album yet. She an EP and then there are some vids on YouTube but there isn’t a huge amount out there.

      The more I think about it, the more I think I didn’t do a good job of explaining myself with my statement about playing a character. I am always true to myself, but I think it’s more that I feel a constant pressure to be someone else. And I struggle with that because I just can’t do it. I have to be honest with myself and those around me. It’s a really difficult thing to balance. The only people I engage with offline are people at work, and I have to keep somewhat of a distance with those people. I am expected to ‘play a role’. It sucks.

      I suppose I just have this burning desire for everyone to accept each other for who we are. And for everyone to stop constantly trying to screw over people for their own advancements. It would be wonderful if we could all just be raw and be accepted for being ourselves 100% of the time. I think I now need to go and make a daisy chain crown and frolic in the fields! XD

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