Machine Heart

Album: Unapologetically (2017)
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  • Here, Kelsea Ballerini deals sings about her struggle for self-love and perfection as a young girl trying to find her place in the music business.

    I forgot to cry when I was sad
    I forgot to fight when I was mad
    I made the moves that others would approve
    But it ain't calculated
    It ain't by the rules


    "I think, for a long time, especially being a young girl, it really makes you feel like you have to be perfect all the time: look perfect, say the perfect thing," explained Ballerini to press reporters. "And then you realize, 'What is perfect?' It doesn't exist. So then you're exhausted and you're not authentic and, more than anything, you're not happy trying to be something that doesn't exist."
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