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The 15 Most Life-Affirming Alessia Cara Lyrics

The 20-year-old isn't one of our 2016 Breakout Week artists just for topping the charts, but for lyrics that prove a wisdom beyond her years. These are her most impressive so far

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"Scars to Your Beautiful"

For Fuse's 2016 Breakout Week, we're spending each day commemorating one undeniable act that shook up things in the mainstream this year. Today we're honoring Alessia Cara, whose lyrics are relatable to anyone from ages nine to ninety-nine. From "Scars to Your Beautiful" to her first hit "Here," these are the lines to put in your Instagram caption ASAP.

"But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark
You should know you're beautiful just the way you are
And you don't have to change a thing
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful"

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"My mother said, 'Don't forget where you come from, where you've been
Always keep your closest friends they can't slip away
They keep you grounded
Oh, keep yourself surrounded with good advice'
And yeah I guess that sounded nice when I was 10
Oh, but never were there truer wordsIn all my days I've ever heard
And when she told me, 'Little girl, the answer is love'
So those are words that I keep with me
Though the seasons change so quickly
Keep them buried in my heart
And never fought"

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"My Song"

"Good girls don't make history"

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"But really I would rather be at home all by myself
Not in this room
With people who don't even care about my well-being
I don't dance, don't ask, I don't need a boyfriend
So you can, go back, please enjoy your party"

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"See, I need you and sometimes we need to
Shed our facade and be just who we are
All broken and torn, then we could be stars"

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"Wild Things"

"We will carve our place into time and space
We will find our way, or we'll make a way, say hey, hey, hey
Find your grace, don't you hide your face
And let it shine"

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"Let's make forever in this moment
Tell me you love me again, oh again
And I would waste away without you
You're the shine into my star
I'd be searching till I found you
Wherever you are you are"

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"Four Pink Walls"

"I assumed there was only room for
My dreams in my dreams so I'd sleep and repeat 'til the moon went home
And I didn't know where it'd take me but made me so crazy in love with it

Then the universe aligned
Oh, with what I had in mind
Who knew there was a life behind those four pink walls?"

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"I'm Yours"

"Oh I hate that I
Spend my days just wasting time
Day dreaming 'til I see you againI'm not used to this

Oh I used to be so used to boys just using me
For you to be you to me
Feels new to me

'Cause I usually cheer for the bad side
Love under a bad sign
So it makes me mad I'm
Falling again"

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"Wild Things"

"I lose my balance on these eggshells
You tell me to tread
I'd rather be a wild one instead
Don't wanna hang around the in crowd, the cool kids aren't cool to me
They're not cooler than we are

So aye, we brought our drum and this is how we dance
No mistakin', we make our breaks, if you don't like our 808s
Then leave us alone, 'cause we don't need your policies
We have no apologies"

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"Change in every wind
The sands of time don't know our name
Oh, nothing's sure, but surely as we stand
I promise I will stay the same"

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"Wild" feat. Troye Sivan

"We’re alike, you and I
Two blue hearts locked in our wrong minds
So can we make the most out of no time?"

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"River of Tears"

"Cry me a river, build myself a bridge
I'm over this, can't let memories become the death of me
I'm glad to see everything that you are
And I believe that you are everything I needed
But I don't need no more"

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"Scars to Your Beautiful"

"She don't see her perfect, she don't understand she's worth it
Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface

So to all the girls that's hurting
Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within"

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"My Song"

"Tune in to find my peace and solitude
These empty rooms spin, and I embrace the flaws of being human
The black and white, and sometimes the grays that stay for days
The in-between times, the meantimes that make this song of life sing
Play, rest, repeat, read exactly what is written on the sheet
'Don't deviate,' they say
But I will play what's best for me
I'll press the keys and pull the strings, create a symphony that's mine"

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