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This is me cover
Kesha
Written by Benj Pasek
Justin Paul
Produced by Stuart Crichton
Length 3:55
Album The Greatest Showman — Reimagined
Single chronology
Previous Learn to Let Go
Next Woman

This Is Me is a song sung by Kesha for the 2017 film, The Greatest Showman. It was released on December 22, 2017. The original version is sung by Keala Settle. This cover is included on the track listing of The Greatest Showman — Reimagined (2018), along with a remix that incorporates elements from both versions by Settle and Kesha, along with rapper Missy Elliott.


BackgroundEdit

The original version was released on October 26, 2017, by Atlantic Records as a promotional single from The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and the official lead single on December 8, 2017. It won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 75th Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards.

Following the film's global release, the song charted within the top five in the United Kingdom, the top ten in Australia, Malaysia, and South Korea and the top twenty in Ireland, Belgium (Flanders) and New Zealand.

Kesha recorded her own version of the song and tweeted about the song saying: "This song means a lot to me as I hope to inspire my animals to accept and love yourselves." Her version, along with a remix that combines both Settle and Kesha's versions will be included in the album The Greatest Showman: Reimagined, which will be released on November 16, 2018.

Music videoEdit

A music video for the Reimagined remix was released featuring the men from the Netflix series, "Queer Eye". The video follows Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, and Tan (Karamo Brown does not appear in the video) gives a makeover to three students, all with different talents. Olivia is a singer, Timmy is a rapper, and J'Shawn is a dancer. The men of Queer Eye do what they do in their show for the three students, and get them prepared for a talent show to display their talents. The video ends with all three using their talents for this song and all are met with praise.

Chart performanceEdit

Kesha's version of the track charted in Australia at #71 and Scotland at #55.

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ArtworkEdit

LyricsEdit

I'm not a stranger to the dark
Hide away, they say
'Cause we don't want your broken parts
I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars
Run away, they say
No one will love you as you are

But I won't let them break me down to dust
I know that there's a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

Another round of bullets hits my skin
Well, fire away 'cause today, I won't let the shame sink in
We are bursting through the barricades
And reach above the sun (we are warriors)
Yeah, that's what we'll become

Won't let them break me down to dust
I know that there's a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
Gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh
This is me

And I know that I deserve your love
There's nothing I'm not worthy of
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
This is brave, this is bruised
This is who I'm meant to be, this is me

Look out 'cause here I come (look out 'cause here I come)
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum (marching on, marching on)
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Whenever the words go
Whenever the words go
Gonna drown 'em out

Oh, oh, oh
This is me

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I am not a stranger to the dark
"Hide away," they say
"'Cause we don’t want your broken parts"

You can put your mind to do whatever you wanna do
Just tell yourself that you capable, too
But don't do things that ain't even cool
And get rid of them no-good friends that’s enablin' you
Makin' you feel like you won't be nothin', your life crumblin'
They talk, mumblin'
You gon' be something, you’re glorious
We’re no gangs, but warriors, we well-known, notorious
They can't stop you or block you or mock you
They mad ’cause you bad and they not you
You fall down, but get up and skip and hop through
Kick down doors for others to walk through
You have a purpose, to make you say, "Did I do that?" Urkel
Now we callin' reality virtue
This is who I am, this is me, don't let them words hurt you

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

Another round of bullets hits my skin
Well, fire away 'cause today, I won't let the shame sink in
We are bursting through the barricades
And reach above the sun (we are warriors)
Yeah, that's what we'll become

Won't let them break me down to dust
I know that there's a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
Gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

I'm alone, I never fit the mold
The world is so cold, hold it down on my own
I'm just tryna reach up to the sky, see the moon
I got confidence 'cause I'm the flyest in the room
And I been knocked down, but I always get up
I had some fake friends, had to go and switch up
Yeah, no pain, no strain, I ain't chasin' all the fame
'Cause I got more to gain, and I'm just tryna make a change
I'm just doin' me, I'm in my own lane
I fell down a few times, but I'm up again
Marchin' to another drum, see me cross, see me bow
When they thought that I was done, ah nah, here I come
I'm not weak, I get on my feet
No apologies, yeah, this is me

And I know that I deserve your love
There's nothing I'm not worthy of
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
This is brave, this is bruised
This is who I'm meant to be, this is me

Look out 'cause here I come (look out 'cause here I come)
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum (marching on, marching on)
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Whenever the words go
Whenever the words go
I'm gonna send the flood
Gonna drown 'em out

Oh, oh, oh
This is me

TriviaEdit

  • The original artist, Keala Settle, was told Kesha was doing a version of this song. She was very joyful over this and how the song was reaching to many people. You can view her reaction below.

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