>Monday’s Lyrics — POWERLESS (Say What You Want) – Nelly Furtado
Colouring outside the lines… That’s how I like to describe myself.I am a practicing non-conformist.By default (my stature, gender & race), I follow a doctrine of celebrating individuality and differences.I am who I am.
The song “Powerless” by Nelly Furtado provides a picture of others trying to present her in a certain light, denying her ethnicity and all that makes her who she is.If she is to conform to this mentality she would feel Powerless.But, instead she could care less.She is who she is and if anyone has a problem with that, “they can say what they want to say… Cuz this life is too short to live it just for you.”
I subscribe to this notion.It is too easy to get caught up in trying to controlling the perception that others may have of you.If you go down this path, you may find yourself trying to please everyone, losing sight of who YOU really are and you certainly can’t be happy. The best thing you can EVER be is yourself.Let people accept YOU for who YOU are.And if they don’t…. Well, they don’t deserve to know you.
As for me…. We’ll, I’m colouring outside the lines, so you can say what you want to say.Because this life is just too short to live it just for you.
POWERLESS (Say What You Want) – Nelly Furtado
Paint my face in your magazines Make it look whiter than it seems Paint me over with your dreams Shove away my ethnicity Burn every notion that I may have a flame inside to fight And say just what is on my mind Without offending your might
Cuz this life is too short to live it just for you But when you feel so powerless what are you gonna do So say what you want Say what you want
I saw her face outside today Weatherworn, looking all the rage They took her passion and her gaze and made a poster Now it’s moccasins we sport We take the culture and contort Perhaps only to distort what we are hiding
Cuz this life is too short to live it just for you But when you feel so powerless what are you gonna do But say what you want Say what you want
Hey you, the one outside, are you ever gonna get in, get in Hey you, the one that don?t fit in, how ya, how ya gonna get in Hey you, the one outside, are you ever gonna get in with your Broken teeth, broken jaw, broken mojo Yeah, this life is too short to live it just for you But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do
Cuz this life is too short to live it just for you But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do
Nicole Forrester is an Olympian High Jumper, Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist and Sports Psychology Consultant, Professor, and PhD Candidate who specializes in optimal performance. She believes and is committed to the pursuit of excellence.
Nicole is the founder of Optimal Zone Inc. a consultant company which specializes in helping athletes and organizations reach and sustain high performance through training and developmental programs. Additionally, she has worked as a reporter, television host and blogger with CBC, and has provided content and comment for CTV, Rogers and Discovery Health Channel.
Her blogs include high performance and lifestyle. Occasionally, she likes to push the envelope, blogging on taboo topics she references as Achtung Series!