Girl Power Anthem #1

What a sunday, huh? Ujaann deras dari pagi sampai siang lanjut hawa basah dan mendung kelabu seharian. I actually loovee this kind of weather, tapi memang jadi butuh perjuangan untuk bisa bangun dan bergerak aktif. Pengennya goler2 lucu sambil selimutan mulu.

Padahal setiap weekend saya selalu berharap bisa produktif sejak pagi: olahraga, masak lanjut sarapan, lalu beberes dan biasanya cuci2. Kalo udah gini baru deh rasanya hati dan pikiran enteng dan lega. Siangnya baru lanjut agenda-agenda lain, kalo lagi pengen ya keluar dan ketemu teman2, kalo lagi malas ya lanjut buka laptop, nonton film, atau baca2. If the weekend went this way, I’d go to sleep happy, knowing that I’ve had a well-spent weekend. I’m so easy to please, ain’t I? 😀

On a gloomy mager-inducing sunday like today, I have to pull out my weapons to fight out the lazyness and kick-start the day, which are: coffee and upbeat songs. Soal coffee enough said lah ya, I also have them on weekdays at the office also. But weekend mornings are perfect to blast out some powerful music. Not just some loud and glaring sounds, it should also have nice powerful rhythm and mood-boosting lyrics. My go-to would be Spotify artists’ radio (cos I like to discover new songs and musicians), usually from Jess Glynne, Sia, Olly Murs, and sometimes even the likes of Imagine Dragons.

However, somehow for me, these kind of songs felt even more powerful from girl singers 😀 I’m not trying to be sexist here, but I always like the narrative in which underrated or underestimated people prove that they’re otherwise. That’s why I also loves when girls, who are most of the times seen as a fragile and weak creature, show up some kickass power, even just through songs. And also, simply because I am a girl, I can relate better to the singer. Hence, I have some favorite girl power anthems 😉

I’d like to share some of these powerful songs. Who knows, might be useful for those out there (not just girls ;)) who feels like life been tough or felt like they’ve been beaten up by reality or just need some encouragement to wake up and face the day, to have a booster and reach out to the hidden power within themselves.

Here’s my first one. From Jess Glynne herself. Don’t forget to raise the volume, and enjoy 🙂

“Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”

I came here with a broken heart that no one else could see
I drew a smile on my face to paper over me
But wounds heal and tears dry and cracks they don’t show
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no

Let’s go back to simplicity
I feel like I’ve been missing me
Was not who I’m supposed to be
I felt this darkness over me
We all get there eventually
I never knew where I belonged
But I was right and you were wrong
Been telling myself all along

Don’t be so hard on yourself, no
Learn to forgive, learn to let go
Everyone trips, everyone falls
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no
‘Cause I’m just tired of marching on my own
Kind of frail, I feel it in my bones
Won’t let my heart, my heart turn into stone
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no

I’m standin’ on top of the world, right where I wanna be
So how can this dark cloud be raining over me
But hearts break and hell’s a place that everyone knows
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no

Let’s go back to simplicity
I feel like I’ve been missing me
Was not who I’m supposed to be
I felt this darkness over me
We all get there eventually
I never knew where I belonged
But I was right and you were wrong
Been telling myself all along

Don’t be so hard on yourself, no
Learn to forgive, learn to let go
Everyone trips, everyone falls
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no
‘Cause I’m just tired of marching on my own
Kind of frail, I feel it in my bones
Won’t let my heart, my heart turn into stone
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no

Oh, oh, oh, I
I learned to wave goodbye
How not to see my life
Through someone else’s eyes
It’s not an easy road
But no I’m not alone
So I, I won’t be so hard on myself no more

Don’t be so hard on yourself, no
Learn to forgive, learn to let go
Everyone trips, everyone falls
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no
‘Cause I’m just tired of marching on my own
Kind of frail, I feel it in my bones
Won’t let my heart, my heart turn into stone
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no

‘Cause I’m just tired of marching on my own
Kind of frail, I feel it in my bones
Won’t let my heart, my heart turn into stone
So don’t be so hard on yourself, no

 

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