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PositLive Music: “Try”

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“Try”

Written by: Colbie Caillat, Babyface, and Jason Reeves

Released: June 9, 2014

This song was inspired by the pressures singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat’s, faced in the music industry to be someone else (Source). It’s about not stripping away your identity to be someone you’re not in order to please others.

In Caillat’s words, “[‘Try’] is about how us women feel like we need to change ourselves in so many different ways for people to accept us and like us” (Source). However, the core message is something anyone can relate to. We all sometimes feel like we need to change ourselves in different ways for people to like and accept us. And the message here is to be true to who we are.

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“Try” Sung by Colbie Caillat
Try: Lyrics

Put your make up on,
Get your nails done,
Curl your hair,
Run the extra mile,
Keep it slim,
So they like you. Do they like you?

Get your sexy on.
Don’t be shy, girl.
Take it off.
This is what you want, to belong,
So they like you. Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard.
You don’t have to give it all away.
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up.
You don’t have to change a single thing.

You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try.
You don’t have to try.

Get your shopping on, at the mall, max your credit cards.
You don’t have to choose, buy it all.
Do they like you? Do they like you?

Wait a second,
Why should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself
Do you like you? Do you like you?

You don’t have to try so hard.
You don’t have to give it all away.
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up.
You don’t have to change a single thing.

You don’t have to try so hard.
You don’t have to bend until you break.
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up.
You don’t have to change a single thing.

You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try.

You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try.
You don’t have to try.

You don’t have to try so hard.
You don’t have to give it all away.
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up.
You don’t have to change a single thing.

You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try, try, try, try.
You don’t have to try.
You don’t have to try.

Take your make up off.
Let your hair down.
Take a breath.
Look into the mirror, at yourself.
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you.

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