"If you go… they say you’re following
If you don’t… then you’re too good for them
If you smile… you must be ignorant
If you don’t… what’s your problem?
If you’re down - so ungrateful
And if you’re happy - why so selfish?
And you can’t win, no
You can’t win, no”
These lyrics are from one of Kelly Clarkson’s new songs called “You can’t win”
I love this song… maybe it can perceived in different ways, but to me it’s clear that these lyrics are saying that no matter what you do, what you wear, what you say or look like… the people of the world will always find something wrong with you.
Thats the society we live in. We live in a world where people jump on your faults, flaws, failures, imperfections... everything that people can find wrong with you, they will and they will tell you… and if they don’t tell you, they are judging you or talking about it behind your back. I know thats not the most comforting thing to hear, but unfortunately, that is true for most of the population.
The reason i love this song is because it says that no matter what you do, you can’t win… i know that sounds like a bad thing, but its not. You dont NEED to win with the people of this world. You dont NEED to please the people in your life. You dont NEED to act a certain way so the people around will like you.
I think at some point in everyone’s life we need to realize that we can NEVER make another human being completely happy. We’re not suppose to!!! We are humans, we do things wrong. And even the things we do right, other people will find something wrong with them because they are HUMAN as well.
So to contradict the song, YOU CAN WIN… but you CANT do it by trying to make other people happy. YOU WIN by being yourself, loving yourself and being someone that God is proud of. You will never win with the people that surround you… because you don’t answer to them, they have unrealistic expectations of you. You answer to yourself and you answer to God, and with God… you ALWAYS win.