Music: India.Arie's Video

I was driving from work yesterday and India.Arie's "Video" came on the radio. Now mind you, I had heard it many times before but it's funny how many times we can hear something and yet never actually listen to it. Yesterday, I was very glad I did. Though, I must admit how creeped out I was at first by the lyrics. I don't think I've ever been able to relate to a song the way I did this one. Not to sound narcissistic, but it felt like India.Arie wrote it about me. It's true that sometimes I just don't feel like shaving my legs or combing my hair. I've indeed gone several months without changing the color of my nail polish or even applying nail polish for that matter. But no matter what, I've always felt beautiful because the outside matters so very little when your inner queen is shining through.

 india.arie - Video .mp3
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Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don’t
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won’t
Depend of how the wind blows I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul
I’m not the average girl from your video
And I ain’t built like a supermodel
But I learned to love myself unconditionally,
Because I am a queen
I not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I’m wearing I will always be
When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it’s suppose to be
And I know my creator didn’t make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my Lips, my eyes, I’m loving what I see
Am I less of a lady if I don’t where panty hose
My momma said a lady ain’t what she wears but what she knows…
But I’ve drawn the conclusion, it’s all an illusion
Confusion’s the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception,
Something got to change
Now don’t be offended this is all my opinion
Ain’t nothing that I’m saying law
This is a true confession
Of a life learned lesson
I was sent here to share with y'all
So get in when you fit in
Go on and shine
Clear your mind
Now’s the time
Put your salt on the shelf
Go on and love yourself
‘Cause everything’s gonna be alright
Keep your fancy drink, and your expensive minks
I don’t need that to have a good time
Keep your expensive cars and your caviar
All’s I need is my guitar
Keep your crystal and your pistol
I’d rather have a pretty piece of crystal
Don’t need you silicone, I prefer my own
What god gave me is just fine…

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