Evie Clair, the LDS phenom that has emerged on the music scene over the past few years, released this cover of Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful.

Evie, who lives with her family in Arizona, is best known for her work on the ONCE I WAS A BEEHIVE soundtrack and has also released many songs that have been included in mormon.org seasonal initiatives.

While her rendition of the song is wonderful, the lyrics also carry a message that needs to be heard by the women of all ages.

A woman with Crohn’s disease wrote what the song meant to her on THE MIGHTY:

What do these lyrics mean? Do they mean that no scars truly exist or that we can be beautiful in spite of our scars? For me, it is a little bit of both. Scars, whether physical or emotional, show life experience and resilience. They are the badges we wear to the battles we face. We are often ashamed of these scars but why? Because they make us appear different? Because they’re “ugly” or because they aren’t “normal?” What even is normal? And what is beautiful?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but beautiful is what we define it to be. We create our own beauty in our attitude and in our uniqueness. I would be lying if I said our scars don’t define us. They make us who we are, but do they run, or worse, ruin our lives? Only if we let them. So why let them? Why not wear them like the badges they were meant to be? Why not own them and make them ours? Why not let them make us beautiful?

Aleissa also shared what this song meant to her personally:

“‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ is another anthem-like song. And it’s about body image for young women. So it’s aimed at young women … or women in general, but I think guys can relate as well, I hope anyways. It’s about the standards that women have to deal with all the time. Whether it’s in media, or in just regular life. We’re just expected to do, and to look like so many different things, and it’s so hard to keep up with sometimes. And these things that we’re being told, whether it’s indirectly or directly, they get into our heads and it got to the point where now girls can’t look at themselves and just feel happy anymore. We have to find something that we don’t like, or something that we have to compare ourselves too. And that can get so tiring. It’s just such a wrong message to send to people, and it’s just a bad thing to put in our heads. So I wanted to make a song that was saying to block out all that noise, and to just appreciate yourself, and not go to these extremes to love yourself.”

So, kudos to Aleissa, and to Evie, for helping show all women everywhere that they are powerful and have infinite value!

 

 

Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful Lyrics | MetroLyrics

She just wants to be beautiful
She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits
She craves attention, she praises an image
She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor
Oh, she don’t see the light that’s shining
Deeper than the eyes can find it
Maybe we have made her blind
So she tries to cover up her pain and cut her woes away
‘Cause cover girls don’t cry after their face is made

But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don’t have to change a thing, yhe world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

She has dreams to be an envy, so she’s starving
You know, covergirls eat nothing
She says beauty is pain and there’s beauty in everything
What’s a little bit of hunger?
I could go a little while longer, she fades away
She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it
Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface
Oh, oh
So to all the girls that’s hurting
Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within

There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

No better you than the you that you are (no better you than the you that you are)
No better life than the life we’re living (no better life than the life we’re living)
No better time for your shine, you’re a star (no better time for your shine, you’re a star)
Oh, you’re beautiful, oh, you’re beautiful

And there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh
And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

Songwriters
ALESSIA CARACCIOLO, ANDREW WANSEL, COLERIDGE TILLMAN, WARREN FELDER

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Song Discussions is protected by U.S. Patent 9401941. Other patents pending.

 

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