Friday, May 27, 2011

No More Kings

Since I am a proud member of both The Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel Fan Clubs, my knowledge of any music written after 1985 is pretty weak.

So imagine my surprise a few months back when I was introduced to this song by the wonderfully confident and talented Sara Bareilles. I love this girl. I'm using the word LOVE here.

Having spent a great deal of my life in the realm of show biz, I know a little something about people telling me what I had to look like, sound like, or most importantly, WEIGH, if I wanted to become a legitimate success.  I walked around feeling enormously inadequate for the majority of my performing life, because I failed to live up to what these "experts" were telling me I needed to be.

Somehow, this lovely, confident young lady has found the nerve to do something I never could.  She's declared "Enough!"  This song announces her refusal to listen to those who think she is somehow deficient.  Instead, she's going to take the wheel.  It's awesome, my friends!

So, if you're feeling your confidence slipping a little today, or you've ever experienced someone spewing hurtful words your way under the banner of "helpful advice," I want you to listen to what Sara has to tell you in this video.  Don't let anybody be the king of you.  You ROCK!!

 I can't stop watching it!  It makes me feel more confident with each chorus!  Hope it does the same for you!  Enjoy!

11 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

Go! Go! Go, girl! That is a catchy refrain, Joanie, and a great video. It made me think about the rash of sitcoms that the networks continue to inflict upon us. They typically feature one enlightened, sensitive male and one Neanderthal clod who is stuck in a time warp and treats women the good old fashioned traditional way - like man's property! It might be good for laughs in fictional television shows and those cookie cutter Hollywood date flicks but any man who is still behaving that way needs to get his butt into the 21st century, pronto.

Cheeseboy said...

Wow. Actual MUSIC in the pop world?! Who would have guessed.

Love the song. Love the message.

ReformingGeek said...

"Who died and made you king of anything?" That's not just for men, unfortunately. The older I get the less I care for anybody telling me what I "should" do/be....unless I ask. Love it!

The cat is pleading indifference, as usual.

Eva Gallant said...

I don't like to be told what to do at all...just ask my husband.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Oh Yeah. How did you know I needed this today? :) Thank you for posting this.

Rachel said...

How refreshing! Must go look up more lyrics!!

smedette said...

Very catchy song!

I Wonder Wye said...

Thank you for sharing that video, otherwise I doubt I would've heard it and it was so wonderful and upbeat! Love it. So glad you came by so we can get to 'know' each other...new follower here, too!

dana said...

My confidence disappeared so many years ago. I just realized in the past two days that the phrase "Life goes on" is going to read "I'm going to MAKE life go on!" for me. So far, I'm remembering to keep saying it to myself and it feels right.

Shady Del Knight said...

Joanie, at your earliest convenience please check my new blog post. I have tagged you, given you another blog award, and profiled you. If you are too slammed to follow the rules of the awards please don't let it concern you. Just accept and appreciate them, knowing how much I admire you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing me to Sara. I'm going to pass this song onto my soon-to-be teenage grand daughters who, unlike me, will do better at picking a significant other because they will have more support and confidence than I had! This song rocks!

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