Day 10: Outcast

Fitting in.  It’s one of the hardest thing to do, especially now in a world where people are a whole lot meaner than they used to be.  Unless you are one of them, or one of the “in crowd” you’re going to be laughed at, made fun of, persecuted, and be bullied.

The media doesn’t help with this problem.  They are actually making it much, much worse.  Magazines, television shows, movies–they all show us the same thing over and over again: that to be popular is a good thing.  That looks matter.  That it’s okay to be bullied because you’ll become much stronger at the end of it all.  None of these things are okay.  And, let’s face it, those who are getting bullied are powerless to defend themselves and everyone else is too busy looking only after themselves to help out.

We make fun of people for not fitting in.  We label them as weird when we can’t understand them.  We make remarks that does not uplift anyone just to make us feel good about ourselves.  The world twists us into viewing that we only have to look after “number one”–our selves.

We make it a point to make somebody who’s already feeling left out even feel more alienated.  We don’t help them, we don’t speak to them, we stay clear out of their way like they have some sickness.  They’re not the ones who have a “sickness” though…those people who think they’re “all that” and who think that these people are not good enough, they are the ones who are sick.  They are the ones who make humanity so disappointing.

It’s sad, really.

Today’s song says that it’s okay to be an outcast, especially if the consequences of fitting in is losing yourself and losing what you believe in just to make people like you.  I agree with this song, with the lyrics and the words that they convey.  Because, let’s face it, professing your faith would not always result with people liking you.  Keeping a firm hold of your beliefs, doing the right thing when people are pressuring you to do otherwise?  That won’t get you to the top of the social foodchain.  Shouting out to the whole world that Jesus is your savior?  That’s not going to make you popular.

If you follow the path of truth and light, people will hate you for it.  They will hate you for your morals.  They will think that you are only pretending.  They will think of you as lame.  The world will ask you what those morals will do, after all, no one has gotten rich because of their morals.

But, you know what?  The world can say whatever they want to say about me.  They can make fun of me, they can bully me all they want.  If they don’t want me, that’s fine.  I don’t live for them.  I live for something better.  The world can’t offer me eternity anyway.  But, next to Jesus Christ who has given me a lot and who is giving me so much more?  The choice is obvious.

The title of this song is Outcast and it is sung by Kerrie Roberts.

Below are the lyrics to this song.

Dream on; Fly on!

Since I can remember
Guess I’ve been a problem
Never had a filter
Never been the popular one
To sugarcoat what I know is undeniable
I just can’t hide it
I wear it like a letter

Everywhere I go
Everyone is talking
I can feel them staring
They hope I’m just pretending
And giving up my power
Caving into pressure
I’m not living for them
I live for something better

I’m not good enough
I’m not what they want
But let me tell you what
I know who I am
So just throw me out
For not fitting in
I will stand my ground
And be an outcast

So-o what if I’m an outcast
So-o what if I’m an outcast

So what if I don’t look the
Part I’m supposed to play
What if I don’t follow
All the rules they make
They think I should be perfect
They love it when I mess up
No grace in case I blow it
A good girl shouldn’t need it

I’m not good enough
I’m not what they want
But let me tell you what
I know who I am
So just throw me out
For not fitting in
I will stand my ground
And be an outcast

So-o what if I’m an outcast
So-o what if I’m an outcast
So slow and everybody’s so fast
So-o what if I’m an outcast

I try to play nice
I don’t want to fight
But I won’t be gray
When it’s all black and white
‘Cause what I believe
Is what makes me strong
If I don’t belong
I’ll hold on to love

I try to play nice
I don’t want to fight
But I won’t be gray
When it’s all black and white
‘Cause what I believe
Is what makes me strong
If I don’t belong
I’ll hold on to love

So-o what if I’m an outcast
So-o what if I’m an outcast
So slow and everybody’s so fast
No matter what it costs
I’ll be an outcast

I’m not good enough
I’m not what they want
But let me tell you what
I know who I am
So just throw me out
For not fitting in
Imma stand my ground
And be an outcast

I’m not good enough
I’m not what they want
And let me tell you what
I know who I am
So just throw me out
For not fitting in
I will stand my ground
And be an outcast

 

There is nothing more that I enjoy doing than reading books and writing. I'm kind of a nerd like that, XD. I have been writing for 7 years and am the author of the YA novel "Winged: The Awakening" and "Winged: The Unraveling". Also, a YouTuber dealing with video games and gaming.

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