I’m Only Human

Why do you put me on a pedestal
I’m so up high that I can’t see the ground below
So help me down
You’ve got it wrong
I don’t belong there

One thing is clear
I wear a halo
I wear a halo when you look at me
But standing from here

You wouldn’t say so
You wouldn’t say so if you were me
And I
I just wanna love you

I just wanna love you

I always said that I would make mistakes
I’m only human and that’s my saving grace
I fall as hard as I try so don’t be blinded
See me as I really am

I have flaws and sometimes I even sin
So pull me from that pedestal
(Pull me from that pedestal)
I don’t belong there
(I don’t belong)

(lyrics taken from http://www.6lyrics.com/halo12-lyrics-bethany_joy_galeotti.aspx)


This is a section of the lyrics from the song Halo by Bethany Joy Galeotti.  I heard this song on the show One Tree Hill (yeah yeah, so I’ve been obsessed since I started watching them starting from Season 1 a few weeks ago thanks to Netflix and their streaming) and fell in love, not just the song as a whole, but the lyrics really resonated with me.  Lately I have felt like a lot of people had looked at me in a light that I didn’t quite deserve.  Of course one of my issues is the desire for perfection, but this was different.  I felt like I was being viewed as something I wasn’t, like I was this unbreakable person who had all the answers and had everything figured out and couldn’t fall down and be broken.  But I do!  I do fall down.  I make so many mistakes all the time.  Everyday there are so many mistakes that aren’t visible because I keep them locked inside, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.  Yes, I do aspire to be a role model; a role model for my brother and sister, a role model for my niece, and a role model for those I reach with my writing for the various sites.  But, being a role model does not mean that I have to wear a “Halo”.  I’m not perfect, I don’t need to be on a pedestal.  I fall down, and sometimes I fall hard.  Sometimes though, I feel like that fall is more like a complete crash because I feel I am on this pedestal.  Like the song says, I don’t belong there.  I’m an equal.  I may have more advice to give because I have been in a lot of situations or experienced a lot of things, but it doesn’t make me better, or higher, than anyone.

I love to inspire people and I love to be a role model, but I don’t want to feel like I am on a pedestal because when I can’t live up to the “pedestal” expectation, the crash is sometimes just too much to handle.

Does anyone else feel like they are put on a pedestal by anyone?  Do you feel like this too??????


Here is the full song, Halo, by Bethany Joy Galeotti


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