I love Pink’s new single Raise Your Glass. If the album art looks familiar, it’s because it’s just like the famous ‘Yes We Can’ commercial done around the ’40s/’50s when the roles of women where changing from working in homes to working in industries. The song talks about being different and being happy about your difference. It’s okay to be ‘wrong in all the right ways’.
Sometimes i find it amazing how society has molded so people, mostly against their wills. Society makes it okay to be one way, but looks at you funny when you’re another way- when you’re ‘left’. In fact, little things like being left-handed, or dyeing your hair bright purple, will get people whispering about you and looking at you through the corner of their eyes, secretly urging you to go hide in your basement if you can’t deign to be like everybody else.
But what most people fail to understand is that one of the things that makes life good, joyful, and interesting, is diversity! There’s a place for Ganstas, Ballerinas, Rock Stars, Suits, and everybody in between. A worthy topic to preach, therefore, is acceptance. But self-acceptance must come before you can accept anybody else. And you can only accept yourself when you know who you are, you know that God meant for you to be who you are, and you find your place in this world, a place that feels like home.
So, raise your glass if you are wrong in all the right ways, all my underdogs. We will never be never be anything but loud and nitty gritty dirty little freaks. Won’t you come on and come on and raise your glass. Just come on and come on and raise your glass