SOCIAL & POLITICAL MESSAGE: BEAUTIFUL BY CHRISTINA AGUILERA

   

This song and video was as beautiful as the artist and her voice. The song delivered a very strong social message to anyone in the world who faces insecurities. The lyrical content of the song combined with the imagery in the video made a strong political and social stance against homophobia, which is still extremely prevalent in society today. A mainstream pop artists displaying two men kissing in a video is unheard of! Christina Aguilera gained a lot of respect from me as well as a host of others after taking that artistic leap. I don’t think she cared about any controversy or backlash she might receive from those scenes in her video. She even has performed the song at various LGBT events and award ceremonies; the song has officially stepped into the realm of gay pride anthems. More artists need to take stands in reference to homosexuality because it should no longer be something that is made discreet and taboo within the music industry. It is 2008 and gay society should be able to be as liberal as straight society without all of the ostracism and criticism; we all pay the same taxes! Christina Aguilera is groundbreaking in my eyes and she will always have my support as a fan. I not only appreciate her as an artist, but also as a person. Many artists these days tend to forget that at the end of the day we are all just human beings, who put our socks on one at a time.

Lyrics:

(mmhm hmmm)
(ohh yeah)
(mmaa ahhh)Everyday is so wonderful, then suddenly,its hard to breath
Now and then I get insecure, from all the pain
I’m so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes words can’t bring me down (ohhh nooo)
So don’t you bring me down today

(mmmhmm mmm)

To all your friends you’re delirious
So consumed in all your doom…. (oohh mmm)
Trying hard to fill that emptiness,
The pieces gone,left the puzzle undone,
Aint that the way it is?

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down (ohhh noo)
you are beautiful in every single way
Yes words can’t bring you down (ohhh noo)
So don’t you bring me down today

No matter what we do (No matter what we do)
No matter what we say (No matter what we say)
We’re the song inside the tune (yeah yeah oh yeaaahhh)
Full of beautiful mistakes
And everywhere we go (And everywhere we go)
the sun will always shine (the sun will always always shine….)
And tomorrow we might awake
on the other side

‘Cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes words won’t bring us down (ohhh noo)
we are beautiful in every single way
Yes words can’t bring us down (ohhh noo)
So don’t you bring me down today

Yeaah eeeeeeee yeaahh eah Dont you bring me down mmmm, today

 

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~ by dmclendon on May 27, 2008.

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