It's so easy to lose all the meaning of who you are. You'd like to find excuses and blame anything and everything except the truth, that's you. Was it beauty? Was it money? Was it power? Was it fame? What's the meaning and purpose behind all this game? We have come so far that we lost ourselves. Things will never be the same again, so we wrote a song about it and sang out loud.
They always told us to be careful how we play our game. I wish we listened to them because look at us now. Funny how it all goes around. We chose, build, kill, praise, and hate ourselves. Things continue to be the same and nothing is changing.
I lost my soul, I lost it all. I had everything but nothing as it all seems to fall. I thought I had you, oh how was I wrong? Funny how it all goes around.
History repeats itself and I am no where but stuck here, alone. Like I said, I lost my soul, I lost it all. How could I possibly come back from this fall? Oh I was wrong, I don't know where to go. Funny how it all goes around.
I can see it all now, how messed up we all are. Every flaw, scratch, scar of the world, I see them. Yesterday, I called a friend I loved and told them about my struggles, but was constantly asked to give. Obviously, those words were hurtful, but I could not show them. They don't care anyways.
They said they cared, but do they? They shaped me, but break me and blind me to guide me. Funny how it all goes around. I lost my soul, I lost it all. I had everything, how could I let things fall? I thought I had you, oh how was I wrong? Funny how it all goes around.
You hear the cries and listened, I heard you cried but couldn't. I told you to never let me down and you did. What all went wrong? I lost my soul, I lost it all. How could I possibly come back from this fall? Oh I was wrong, I don't know where to go. Funny how it all goes around.
Tori Kelly is someone I listen to when I need the inspiration to write. She is able to make me feel certain emotions that I cannot explain. Her album, Unbreakable Smile, is an amazing record. Funny is one of the songs that is in her album and I really like this song because she was able to use irony through her lyrics.
It talks about getting lost through the time and change, realizing how the impact doesn't just revolve around one person. I'm guessing for her, it has to do with something in the music and entertainment industry. Growing up 'famous' and being an artist. It can be hard for them because they don't know who to trust because some people are there just for the money and the glory, but never realize that it's not always the case.
To look at it in a better perspective, I thought of struggling. People always say that you find out someone's true self when you're at your low point. You notice who is supporting you through thick and thin and watch those that flee away because issues pile up.
I love the pre-chorus and the chorus. It has such a beautiful meaning to it and whenever I listen to the song, it makes me think about my life and how aware I can get having people around me. "If you lose your soul, you lose it all. If you're at the top then brace for the fall. Surrounded by faces, no one to call. Funny how it all goes around." It hits me hard whenever I hear or see those lyrics because I've been into many situations where I pour my heart and soul into a friendship, but get nothing in return. By getting something in return, I don't mean in a gift or those type of ways. I meant getting the same treatment. Friends can be blinded by things they chose to ignore and most of the time, that's what happens. It helps me to chose better people in my life and it seems that every year I get happier as I try to find the right people to be with.
Anyways, if you haven't checked out Tori Kelly, that's a must! Her vocals are killer and her songs are out of this world! (She makes me feel like I'm in a relationship or in a break up.) Enjoy and have a wonderful day!