ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC
Artist: X.ARI
Song: As You Are

In her song, As You Are, X.ARI opens up about living with ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, bipolar 1, and mania. Talking about the song, X.ARI shares what she learned about self-acceptance, self-care and leaning on her peers for support. “You are not alone, and whatever you’re going through, you can face it, just turn that pain into power, everything works out the way it’s meant to,”. 

You can find X.ARI — As You Are on your music streaming platform of choice or in the link below

Lyrics

Dancing through my anxiety
I wish you’d see how it feels inside
I was scared to be myself and
All my shame made me wanna hide

To anyone who’s ever felt they don’t belong
To all the outcasts and the misfits
When they’re calling you this and that
You don’t know how to fight them back
But they won’t hold you down for long

Don’t let them push you out and pull you under
Somebody says you gotta
Go and get yourself together
Somebody said, but they don’t know
How deep it goes
Just come as you are
Push you out and pull you under
Somebody says you gotta
Go and get yourself together
Somebody said, but they don’t know
How deep it goes
Just come as you are

You can’t believe
You came this far
You never thought
That you’d evolve to who you are
You packed your dreams inside
The backseat of the car
You told yourself that you won’t take it no more
Pre-Chorus 2
To anyone who’s ever felt they don’t belong
To all the outsiders this your song
You don’t know how to fight them back
But they won’t hold you down for long

Just be yourself and let it all hang out
And love your flaws more than somebody else

Trust in yourself and never feed the doubt
Come as you are, come come as you are

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