“Would you let me see beneath your beautiful? Would you let me see beneath your perfect? Take it off now, girl. Take it off now, girl. I wanna see inside. Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight?” – Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé
In love and in life we tend to put our best foot forward. We want to make a good impression. There is nothing wrong with that, but it can limit us.
I love the song Beneath Your Beautiful. The chorus of asks to see beneath someone’s façade. To see beyond the image that try to portray. Sometimes we want people to like us and fear what will happen if they see the real us.
The first two verses of the song literally describe people who have this image of perfection. One of the verses even says that they can hear deep down the person saying please don’t hurt me. Aren’t we all, on some level, afraid of being hurt?
Love means being vulnerable. It means being willing to get hurt, but trusting the person not to hurt you. Love means taking a risk.
Even if you’re not willing to take a risk, sometimes you find someone who is willing to take a risk on you. Someone who wants to get to know the real one. Even if you try to push people away, they may still be fight for you and try to get to know the real you.
Let people see who you truly are. That can create a strong bond. Not everyone needs to know everything about you. Be selective with who you let in, but don’t push everyone away. Don’t be afraid to be who you really are. Don’t be afraid to let people love who you are truly are. Don’t be afraid to let someone see beneath your beautiful and perfect.
Embrace your imperfections. They are what make you special. They are part of what makes you worth loving. Being perfect is overrated. Being loved for who you really are is what matters. It’s okay to be afraid to do that, but do not let fear stop you.
If you haven’t heard the song Beneath Your Beautiful, check it out down below.