"You're beautiful but you don't know
Can't see what's there inside your soul
Always feelin like you're not good enough
You wish you could be someone else
Sometimes you just can't see yourself
But I can see just who you are, who you are
You never think you measure up
Never smart or cool, or pretty enough
Always feeling different from all the rest
You feel so out of place, you think you don't fit in
I think you're perfect in the skin you're in
You're just perfect just how you are, just how you are, yeah
If you could see the one I see when I see you
You'd know how lucky you are to be you
I see through into you
And you are
You're exceptional the way you are
Don't need to change for nobody
You're incredible, anyone can see that
When will you believe that?
You are nothing but exceptional"
I wish I had someone saying this to me and that it would stick.
Leave it to JoJo and Diane Warren to make a cheesy song that resonates.
EDIT (1:01am): So, after reading over the lyrics again, I've come to the conclusion that this song isn't for me. I don't feel like I'm unaware of my wonderful qualities; I mean, at times I forget or doubt, but for the most part I've come to love ME. I know that I'm pretty damn exceptional, that I have a lot to offer, and that I'm doing quite alright in the grand scheme of things.
If anything, I'm waiting for someone else to see it too. To appreciate and fall in love with me for the person I am.
God, I'm really not this love-obsessed. Ha ha, I had a moment today where the clouds parted and I finally felt that everything is (and will be) okay. I'm content in where I'm at and what I have. Love will come in due time, but I'm in no hurry.
No hurry at all. :)
I really should stop writing at this hour. Talk about disjointed writing! I suppose this isn't a formal paper, but more a space for free-association. I'll just go with it already.