Love Me Like a Girl

Hey, pretty girl!

Kelsea Ballerini’s new album, “Kelsea,” came out yesterday. As someone who’s been waiting for this album for months, I was incredibly excited that it came out during quarantine. It was definitely something to look forward to.

While all the songs in this album are deep and relatable beyond belief, one song resonated with me during this time. Losing all my close girl friends this week was so very hard. Especially with the current women’s empowerment on Instagram, I believed this song was one to bring to everyone’s attention.

After hearing the song “Love me Like a Girl,” I realized why it was so hard to leave my friends. Girls tend to form an incredibly deep bond with one another. While we all appreciate the males in our lives, sometimes we wish they would just be a little more like our gal pals 😉

I copied the lyrics below and left my own thoughts on Kelsea’s words below them. The audio of this song is linked on the song title, as well.

Love me Like a Girl Kelsea Ballerini

Sometimes I don’t like what’s in the mirror
Uncomfortable standin’ in my skin
Yeah, sometimes I feel a little broken
Doesn’t mean I need to be put together again

So, when I’m cryin’
Baby let me cry
Don’t fix it
Don’t try to make it right

I wish you could love me like a girl
I wish you could love me like a girl
Cause my friends, they don’t hurt me, baby, not like you
Yeah, I wish you could know me, baby, like they do
I wish you could get inside my head
Baby, maybe then you’d understand
Why I wish you could love me like a girl

I know, you don’t mean to be insensitive
And I know, you’re never tryin’ to brush me off
The truth is me and you, we’re wired different
So it makes sense sometimes we get crossed

So when I’m cryin’
Baby pour some red
When you want to kiss it better
Listen instead

I wish you could love me like a girl
I wish you could love me like a girl
Cause my friends, they don’t hurt me, baby, not like you
Yeah, I wish you could know me, baby, like they do
I wish you could get inside my head
Baby, maybe then you’d understand
Why I wish you could love me like a girl
I wish you could love me like a girl

I love the way you make me feel like I’m safely
In the palm of your hand
And I love the way you hold me, in the dark, babe
Yeah, just like a man

But I wish you could love me like a girl
I wish you could love me like a girl
Cause my friends, they don’t hurt me, baby, not like you
Yeah I wish you could know me, baby, like they do
I wish you could get inside my head
Baby, maybe then you’d understand
Why I wish you could love me like a girl

We’ve all had those moments where we just hate how we look. It can be so frustrating to just look in the mirror and pick apart every small detail of yourself. Girl friends understand that. Even when you’re frustrated crying because your hair won’t function, they don’t downplay the situation. We are all wired to comfort each other and understand these insecurities.

It can be hard for guys sometimes to understand this type of insecurity because they are just “wired different” than us. So if your man doesn’t get why you’re upset, don’t blame him. He can’t “get inside [your] head” and he doesn’t “mean to be instead.” It’s just something that us girls grasp, and sometimes we just wish our men would understand.

Now, that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate our men. One thing our girl friends can’t do for us is give us that “in the palm of your hand” sort of feeling. So guys, try to love us like our friends do. Watch how they treat us. And that starts with “listen[ing] instead.” Let us cry when we need to. But don’t stop giving us that manly love either, we appreciate that too.

With Love, Marin

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