“Mean To Me” is a song I wrote early this year. If you haven’t heard a snippet… Click here!
Anyways, this song is process different from most of my other songs in regards to sound and style. However, I have really come to like its sweeter sound in contrast to the content in the lyrics. Out of all my works thus far, this song has seemed to have one of the most emotional impacts on people. I had people reach out and express how this song was “just what they needed to here”.
This song was inspired during a rough time in my life where I was really stressed with school, music and other things. To be honest, I am sometimes really hard on myself. Sometimes that is good, sometimes it is not. This song was inspired by a conversation I was having on the phone one day…
In short, I was just pretty much just “talking trash” about myself and how I have failed. And they stopped me and said “What would you be saying to someone else in this situation?” This really put things into perspective for me. If a loved one, or even a perfect stranger was in the same situation as me, I wouldn’t just tell them” “throw in the towel, you’re already screwed”. I wouldn’t be looking at them the way that I was looking at myself.
I had a realization that it would not even matter if people on the outside were being mean or nice to me. I was being “Mean To Me”. Sometimes its an inside job and we are are own worst enemy. This song is really important to me because it reminds me to shift my perspectives and thought process when I am in a rut.
“Mean to me,” long story short is a song about how I am to myself sometimes. None the less, we often say things to ourselves about ourselves we’d never say about or to anyone else. I am far perfect at this, but I’m working on not being as hard on myself and I hope others can too. It’s important to be kind to people… & that includes yourself!
MEAN TO ME 3/27/19 NO’ONECAN RUIN MY DAY LIKE I CAN NO’ONE IS BETTER AT SCREWIN’ UP MY PLANS I SHOULD BE TALLER I SHOULD BE THINNER WANNA WEAR THAT DRESS I BETTER SKIP DINNER I SHOOT MYSELF DOWN BEFORE I GIVE MYSELF A CHANCE CHORUS I NEED TO START BEING GOOD TO MYSELF COS I’M NEVER GONNA BE ANYONE ELSE GIVE MYSELF A BREAK FORGIVE MYSELF FOR MY MISTAKES I CAN’T KEEP BEIN’ MY OWN WORST ENEMY I NEED TO STOP BEIN’ MEAN TO ME… VERSE MY FRIENDS SAY I’M FUNNY I NEED TO LAUGH AT MY OWN JOKES MY MAMA SAYS I’M BEAUTIFUL BUT SHE’S JUST BLOWIN’ MAMA SMOKE I WISH I COULD SEE WHAT EVERYBODY SEES BUT WHEN I LOOK INTO THE MIRROR ALL I SEE IS ME THEY KNOW A STRANGER I’D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW… BRIDGE THEY SAY DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU BUT EVERYTIME I MAKE MYSELF SUFFER I BREAK THAT GOLDEN RULE…"