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Ashley Ulmer
Professor McCoy
Writ 101, Section 89
26 September 2012
Rising Above All
Do you ever feel like someone or something is trying to hinder you from prospering and obtaining your integrity? In Demi Lovato’s song “Skyscraper” she tells a triumphant story. Demi reveals her strength and courage through her lyrics. She tells someone or something they can try everything to discourage her, but it will not stop her progress to rise above all obstacles. Demi’s song tells her testimony of overcoming hurdles and inspires others not to give up no matter what the situation is. Sometimes in life something or someone can make a person feel distraught about his or self. In the beginning of song Demi’s tone of voice reveals sadness and mistrust. In verse one of “Skyscraper” Demi states “skies are crying, as she watches while catching tear drops in her hand” (lines 1-2). She describes rain as skies crying to reveal that she’s in a state of sadness as she watches it. She then sings, “Only silence as it’s ending like we never had a chance” (ll. 3-4). As a result of her statement, Demi relates to those who might be in the same situation or struggle similar to hers. It also makes her feel as if she will never have the chance to overcome her detriments. She goes on to ask the question “Do you have to make me feel like there’s nothing left of me (ll. 5-6)”. Demi Lovato is practically confessing to others how their actions make her feel worthless and unappreciated. I imagine those who are depressed, abused, and angered might feel as she did. In the chorus, she declares, “you can take everything she has and you can break everything she is like she’s made of glass or paper” (ll. 7-10). Demi compares herself to glass and paper cause it’s easy to tear but it is also replaceable. She then goes on to describe herself as a skyscraper (ll. 13-14). My belief is she’s saying people or obstacles can break her but she will always rise up and stand strong. She described herself as a...
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