Have you heard Meghan Trainor’s new single, “Me Too”… I’d say she needs to step back a bit!

So the song says:

“…What’s that icy thing hangin’ round my neck? That’s gold! Show me some respect. I thank God every day, that I woke up feeling this way, and I can’t help loving myself, and I don’t need nobody else. Nuh-uh! If I was you I’d wanna be me too! ”

WHAT??? Is this the same girl who in 2014, was humbled by her new-found popularity? What happened to the girl who jumped from a song writer, to a pop sensation almost over night?

Or maybe there is some hidden meaning in this song that I am missing? It seems pretty clear to me, but I’m on the back side of 40, and rapidly nearing 50, so maybe I just don’t understand the younger folks these days?

When  I heard the new song, I was almost impressed that she was taking the time to thank God…That is until she thanked Him for feeling the way she does about herself, and then goes on to explain that she is in love with herself, and implies that she is somehow better than the rest of us.

Listen up little girl! You DO need to thank God that you were able to make a hit single, and have it followed up with a few more hits.

There are artists out there of all shapes and sizes who have far more talent than you do, who will never make it as far as you have, no matter how hard they work.

You also need to come down of that pedestal you have climbed up on. Don’t you understand that those envious fans are the ones who are paying for that gold around your neck? Why not show them some respect?

Maybe this was all some ploy to cause some controversy, and drive some traffic to her video? I dunno? I certainly fell into the trap if that is the case.  I’m not even sure why I am sharing the link.  Sadly, the song is very catchy, and is likely going to be huge.

All I know, is I went from a fan who was happy to see the young girl who always had self-esteem issues make it big, to a critic who despises the pop star’s blatant vanity, and lack of humility.

Look, its OK to be happy with success, but you, (and by “you” I mean anybody who always has more than they need) should understand that it can all go away fast. Most of the time, it goes much faster, and easier than you got it in the first place.  Try to keep that in mind when you think how awesome your life is, and please understand that others are not as fortunate.  (And MANY of those folks work VERY hard for what little they have, so don’t go there…I am tired of hearing how hard people with stuff, had to work.  Not all the people who have less than you do are lazy, uneducated, deadbeats.)

I will close with a quote from Proverbs Chapter 16, verses 18, and 19

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”

Doug Alley

About Doug Alley

I grew up in Bath, Maine in an upper lower class family with 3 step sisters, a step brother, and a little sister. After high school I spent 3 years serving in the USAF at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage AK. I've competed in, and won, demolition derbies. I've competed in, and never won, stock car races. I am the 47-year-old father of an 11-year-old boy who is pretty sure he is smarter than I ever was. We live on a little less than an acre of land in a 1973 mobile home in Stetson with my wife Jen, some cats, a few chickens, and rabbits, and a couple of goats. I hunt, fish, camp out, dabble in photography, gardening, and I cook in variable degrees of near success.