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Everybody in my real life knows that I live for music .. it has saved me on more occasions that I probably should admit.

I heard this song for the first time yesterday when I came across it’s video and it made me cry.

This was my life..

For those of you who haven’t read this blog back far enough, I was a cutter. I’m neither embarrassed by it or proud of it.

Although I haven’t habitually cut in a while, being one is part of who I am and helped make me into the person I am.

This video is graphic .. but not gratuitously.

Before posting the video, I thought it would be good to post a message from P!nk explaining the song and the video:

A Personal Note From P!nk:

I’m sure my newest video for “F**kin’ Perfect” will be much like some of my other videos, which basically means I expect it will ruffle some feathers.

My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them. I want art to make me think.
In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.
That is my intention.
You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.

Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. (the problem being; alienation and depression. the symptoms; cutting and suicide). I personally don’t know a single person who doesn’t know at least two of these victims personally. A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favorite rehab.

Its a problem, and its something we should talk about.
We can choose to ignore the problem, and therefore ignore this video, but that won’t make it go away.
I don’t support or encourage suicide or cutting.
I support the kids out there that feel so desperate/numb/powerless, that feel unseen and unheard, and can’t see another way.. I want them to know I’m aware. I have been there. I see them.
Sometimes that’s all it takes.

Making this video was a very emotional experience for me, as was writing this song. I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. There are good people in this world that are open-minded, and loving. There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be.

If you or someone you know needs help, please visit TWLOHA

If it’s too graphic for you, at least close your eyes and listen to the words. They are ones that need to be shared with everyone in your life.. young.. old.. male.. female..

I wish there was someone who was there to tell me that when I needed to hear it ..


This is the radio friendly version in case you just can’t deal with the original:

P!NK: Please Don’t Leave Me

Posted: December 2, 2008 in Just Me, Videos
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P!NK’s new album FUNHOUSE is probably THE best CD I’ve heard in a long time… not one song I don’t like.

This is one of my favorites: