Song of the Day – Overprotected (Darkchild Remix) by Britney Spears
If you’ve ever seen the movie Muriel’s Wedding you know that the main character (Muriel) is obsessed with the group Abba. At one point in the movie she says “life is as good as an Abba song”. Similarly to Muriel’s constant need to listen to music and relate life to it I have been listening to music and relating my life to it every day recently. Even more so, I have been listening to Britney Spears and relating my daily life to her music since I was in middle/high school.
Just about everyday I make a joke with one of my friends that my life (and really both of our lives) are like a constant country song. Then out of the blue he sent me a message saying that I really am Britney Spears style overprotected. Taking a break from our talk about country music I realized how true this is. It was fitting because while he was giving me advice a few minutes earlier I asked, “why does everyone seem to know what is best for me but me when it comes to my life?”
I have asked a few people this same question recently and all have had a similar response. Appropriately, each has said something along the lines of, “it is just that people care and know how smacked out your brain is lately. They want to help you, protect you and comfort you.”
To an extent I feel this song is completely fitting. I totally have been rocking this song out since my teen years. The lyrics are just dead on. I swear my friend and I had the exact conversation of the chorus:
Me: What am I to do with my life
Friend: (You will find it out don’t worry)
Me: How Am I supposed to know what’s right?
Friend: (You just got to do it your way)
And this section is something I have sang out for since my teens. It’s been a theme of my inner dialogue:
I tell ’em what I like
What I want
What I don’t
But every time I do I stand corrected
Things that I’ve been told
I can’t believe what I hear about the world, I realize
And this section:
I don’t need nobody telling me just what I wanna
What I what what what I’m gonna
Do about my destiny
I Say No, No
Nobody’s telling me just what what what I wanna do, do
I’m so fed up with people telling me to be
Someone else but me
You know I should just stop posting the lyrics. The song is just so groovin and movin to my world. I’m finally faced with the ability to find me. To find who I want to be and to find what I want to be. I feel like in high school I chose pre-law to be my college direction because it’s what people wanted of me. I started running because my family loved running and wanted it for me. I did marching band for the same reason.
Now at 26 I am young enough still find who I am for me, embrace who I am once I find myself and experience the world without blinders on. So today’s song is Overprotected (Darkchild Remix) by Britney Spears. A bit from my past a bit from my present. Britney’s been an influence for years and the meaning of this song has been mirroring feelings inside of me for as long as I can remember.