There are many songs out today that portray women to be a certain type of way. Women are held up to very high standards and many songs acknowledge it. It happens to both genders, but it is more towards the girls have to have a certain type of image in order to be liked or wanted. It is not very common that there are songs about looking otherwise or just being who you are. Songs concentrate on being accepted by others and wanting to fit in with the norm rather than focusing on yourself and trying to be happy within you.
In the song Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara, is a catchy, upbeat song that tends to focus more on oneself rather than others. I think this is a great song because it is relatable and talks about being happy and content with who you truly are.
With body image being such a major issue in today’s society, this song mentions how it is not all about what others think about your looks.
Alessia mentions how models do not really go through the struggle that everyday people. In the song it says “Oh she don’t see the light that’s shining deeper than the eyes can find it maybe we have made her blind So she tries to cover up her pain, and cut her woes away ‘cause covergirls don’t cry after their face is made.” This shows that girls are trying to beautiful according to society and the high standards.
Society does not allow us to see our own beauty and we have become blind. She compares every day girls to those who are on Covergirl because those on covergirl have Photoshop to fix their image. They typically are happy with how they appear due to all the advantages they have. The line, “ She has dreams to be an envy, so she is starving you know, Covergirls eat nothing” brings up the whole starving oneself to become skinny and thin. Since on magazines girls are very thin it makes others feel that in order to be beautiful you have to be skinny. These lyrics are relatable because many compare themselves to people th…