Big Girls Don’t Cry? (Don’t judge my song…)

March 19, 2009
So, I have been listening to my iPod and I have shuffled all the song so that I can hear something maybe I haven’t listened to before or in a while. And as I have been listening, (and don’t judge me on this one…) the song “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie came on, and in a way I’m kinda ashamed to admit, I haven’t been able to get past it… It’s been making me think a lot about things. I hear the song, and my heart breaks for her. I noticed a few things when I listened to it…
1. I hear a lot of references to childhood and playing or being a child. I wonder if maybe she is missing her childhood, back in life when things were simple, when she didn’t have a care in the world, but kept wishing she would grow up.
2. I get the feeling that the line of “big girls don’t cry” is something someone has told her all her life (father maybe, idk) but she has taken it to heart, and now feels like she can’t cry, that she has to be tough.
3. You can hear it in the song that she is hurting, and it sounds like it is because she has put her hope and faith in some guy in her life, and he has kinda left her, whether just because he has to get back to whatever life he had or if because they are no longer a couple, I don’t know, but it has left her heartbroken. She thinks that she can find her satisfaction in this guy, but she doesn’t. So now she is trying to figure what she is going to do “It’s personal, myself and I. We’ve got some straightening out to do”. She is trying to get her life sorted out, and so she is cutting herself off from this guy she has put her hope in to do it, which is definitely a step in the right direction, but I kinda wonder where she is going from there?

I think we need to be sure to take time to pray for those in the entertainment industry, because if you look and listen, you can see and hear their breaking hearts all over the place. We should be praying for them when we see that, but instead we often just say “wow, they are really messed up, they need to get their life in order…” (I’m including myself in this). Lets take time to pray for them… Whose with me?

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