Wild Things by Alessia Cara

Source: AlessiaCaraVEVO

“Wild Things”

Find table space to say your social graces
Bow your heads, they’re pious here, but you and I, we’re pioneers
We make our own rules, our own room, no bias here
Let ’em sell what they are sellin’, there are no buyers here

So gather all the rebels now, we’ll rabble-rouse and sing aloud
We don’t care what they say, no way, no way
And we will leave the empty chairs to those who say we can’t sit there
We’re fine all by ourselves

So aye, we brought our drum and this is how we dance
No mistakin’, we make our breaks, if you don’t like our 808s
Then leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies
We have no apologies for being…

Find me where the wild things are
We’ll be alright, don’t mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are
We’ll be just fine, don’t mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are

I lose my balance on these eggshells
You tell me to tread
I’d rather be a wild one instead
Don’t wanna hang around the in crowd,
The cool kids aren’t cool to me,
They’re not cooler than we are

So aye, we brought our drum and this is how we dance
No mistakin’, we make our breaks, if you don’t like our 808s
Then leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies
We have no apologies for being…

Find me where the wild things are
We’ll be alright, don’t mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are
We’ll be just fine, don’t mind us, yeah

We will carve our place into time and space
We will find our way, or we’ll make a way, say hey, hey
Hey find your grace, don’t you hide your face
And let it shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine

So aye, we brought our drum and this is how we dance
No mistakin’, we make our breaks, if you don’t like our 808s
Then leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies
We have no apologies for being…

Find me where the wild things are
We’ll be alright, don’t mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are
We’ll be just fine, don’t mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are

source: AZLYRICS

Meaning:

“Wild Things is an anthem. It’s written like an anthem, the production is very anthem-like, and the lyrics are very anthem-like, and I wanted it to be like that. I wanted it to be something that people could really sing along to and believe in, because it’s such an important message, and it’s really about accepting yourself. Whether you’re young, or old, or whatever your circumstances are. Oftentimes, people constantly tell us that we are not good enough for that, and we’re not going to do anything with ourselves. And that’s not true obviously, and this is a song about saying, ‘I don’t care what you say, and I don’t care what you do to try to stop me from being happy. I’m going to be happy, and we’re gonna just do whatever we want.” -Alessia Cara

Source: iheartradio

My Opinion:

For me, Wild Things is a song that makes me feel like it’s okay to be different, that life should happen the way I want it to be, by own choices and my own rules.  In a world that profits from your self-doubt, appreciating yourself is an act of rebellion. So being who you are and being a good person are two different things. People are going to tell you that you’re wrong or you can’t do something, but screw them. We can make our own rules.

And it’s also about being empowered. We, as teenagers, should be able to express ourselves without boundary, in form of opinion or even action. We should believe that we can do anything and no one can stop us.

I think it’s also about loving yourself. At some points, your parents and friends aren’t going to support you but you have to be okay with that and keep doing the right thing for yourself. It’s okay to be selfish sometimes, it’s okay to only care for yourself and not for the others, therefor, it’s okay to love yourself. So many years of education, yet nobody ever taught us how to love ourselves and why it’s important. We deserve the love that we think we deserve.

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