Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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I love this song. - Video

Something by the lovely and gracious India Arie--

Sometimes I shave my legs, and sometimes I don’t.
Sometimes I comb my hair, and sometimes I won’t.
Depends on 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
India Arie.

When I look in the mirror, and the only one there is me,
Every freckle on my face is where it’s supposed 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's 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 all right

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 I need is my guitar.

Keep your crystal and your pistol.
I’d rather have a pretty piece of crystal.
Don’t need your silicone; I prefer my own.
What God gave me is just fine.

That is just the neatest song. She sounds like a good person to know; she knows who she is and what she wants to be, and she's not going to live by anyone else's expectations. I like the way she plays accoustic guitar, as well. Very nice!

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