Why I Love “Secrets” By Mary Lambert (And You Should, Too!)

If you spend any time listening to Top 40 music, then you’ve probably heard Mary Lambert’s anthem, “Secrets.” If you haven’t caught this uplifting, love-yourself song yet, have a listen:

Right from the beginning, you get to know Mary in a deep way. A way that you usually don’t get to know someone until you’ve known them for years:

“I’ve got bi-polar disorder
My shit’s not in order
I’m overweight
I’m always late
I’ve got too many things to say

I rock mom jeans, cat earrings
Extrapolate my feelings
My family is dysfunctional
But we have a good time killing each other”

At first you might think, “Um, thanks?” After all, we didn’t ask her about any of this, did we? But then you hit the chorus:

“They tell us from the time we’re young
To hide the things that we don’t like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I’m not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I’m over it

I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are) So-o-o-o-o what
So what
So what
So what”

Wait? We shouldn’t hide who we are? We should be ourselves. Now that’s a message I can get behind!

Because, really, can you ever be truly happy if you’re hiding who you are? No. You shouldn’t worry about what other people will think—especially if you’re not hurting anyone.

It’s time to be ourselves!

My Secrets

Why I Love "Secrets" By Mary LambertI’m not all talk, here, Filers. I’m ready to tell some secrets (to the tune of the first two verses of “Secrets”(Sort of)):

I want a teardrop trailer
I’m a teetotaler
I’ve got short legs
I like hard-boiled eggs
And I love owning material things.

I’m afraid of falling, I like sewing
I don’t like sharing my feelings
I’ve gained some weight back
And I’m embarrassed about it.

I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are).

What are your secrets?

Share some of your secrets in the comments below. You get extra points if you can make it rhyme like in the song! (My attempt was poor, but I’m fine with it.)

Trisha

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