(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: YOU SAY BY LAUREN DAIGLE “COULD IT BE MY EARS? THIS SONG SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE…”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: YOU SAY BY LAUREN DAIGLE “COULD IT BE MY EARS? THIS SONG SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE…”

The song “You say” is a song by gospel artiste- Lauren Daigle. Take a gander at the lyrics below…

LYRICS TO YOU SAY BY LAUREN DIAGLE

VERSE 1

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (Ooh oh)

CHORUS

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing

You say I am strong when I think I am weak

You say I am held when I am falling short

And when I don’t belong, oh you say I am yours

And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)

What you say of me (I)

I believe

 

VERSE 2

The only thing that matters now is everything you think of me
In you I find my worth, in you I find my identity, (Ooh oh)

CHORUS

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing

You say I am strong when I think I am weak

You say I am held when I am falling short

And when I don’t belong, oh you say I am yours

And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)

What you say of me (I)

Oh I believe

VERSE 3

Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at your feet
You have every failure God, you have every victory (ooh oh)

CHORUS

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing

You say I am strong when I think I am weak

You say I am held when I am falling short

When I don’t belong, oh you say I am yours

And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)

What you say of me (I)

I believe

Oh I believe (I), yes I believe (I)

What you say of me (I)

I believe (Oh)

BEATZ

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 30 SECONDS

THE REVIEW

Lyrically, the song comes in three verses. The Chorus was sung three times. The song is meaningful and the lyrics are well written. It talks about believing in/ accepting the name God associates with you or who God says you are rather that what the world says or thinks about you; hence the title of the song “You say”

BREAKDOWN OF THE VERSES

In the verse 1, “I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough” Lauren Daigle says she overcomes words of discouragement that come to her mind.

The artiste overcomes false impression that she would never be as good as others or that she would never be able to attain a great feat. In  her struggles to fight discouragement, she implores God to tell her again of the identity he bequeathed to her; that is of who he says she is

“Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?” Can’t decipher this line for now, if you can, kindly fill in the comment box

In the chorus, “You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing” the artiste says even though she thinks of herself in a negative way, when she thinks she is not capable or thinks otherwise of herself; that is, when she thinks herself of something different from what God thinks of her,  God reverses it for her and says something good about her. God is always there to assure her of who she truly is and she believes in his words.

For instance, when she thinks she is feeble, God says she is strong, when she is not acting up to expectations or not doing the right thing, God is always there to guide her. God still loves her and assures her that she is his child.

In the verse 2, “The only thing that matters now is everything you think of me” the artiste is finally convinced that what God says or thinks about her matters more than what she or anyone in the world thinks about her. She says with God, she finds her true identity.

In the verse 3, “Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at your feet” the artiste says she surrenders all to God who has the ultimate power to do and undo. He has power over everything; he can make someone that has always been seen as a failure victorious. He conquers impossibilities and makes one triumph.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “YOU SAY” BY LAUREN DAIGLE MEAN

Just like the title of the song “You Say”; it means a spoken word. The song is a basically about God’s spoken words to the artiste or men that that spoken by humans. The song talks about having an assurance in who God says you are. God is the ultimate, his words are final, hence believing in the identity he has given to you matters more than anything. Irrespective of troubles that may come your way, there would always be victory.

MEANING OF WORDS

Measure up- To be good as others,  to meet expectations

Falling short– Not acting up to expectations; Identity– One’s name, what one is associated with

LOCATION

It has both indoor and outdoor scenes.  But a house was used.
SOUND

Very tuneful! But is it just me, could it be my ears alone, the song has the beat of one of Adele’s songs. It sounds exactly like “Someone like you” by Adele. The song is a slow mid tempo.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Those lights coming in through the window were quite blinding, if you know what I mean. It was quite distracting as well. The video was not too spectacular.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artiste in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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