You Own It

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Lyrics

You can turn every head in a room when you walk in it
You can stop all the talk in the place when you start singing
And they said there’s no doubt you’re a star that’s in the making
They would call all the shots so just stand there and look pre-tty

So they bought you these clothes that you think are too revealing
And they bought you these songs and they told you how to sing ‘em
So you tried, did your best, but your soul just wasn’t in it
And they tore up your contract and sent you on your way

And they don’t know your music is you
It makes no difference what they say or do
(And you) know one day you’ll prove everybody wrong
And then you’ll own it, oh how you’ll own it

So you spent all your days in an apron waiting tables
And you spent all your nights putting rhyme into your feelings
‘Til you knew that the world would be ready for your music
And it soared up the charts ‘cause it’s honest and it’s true

And they don’t know your music is you
It makes no difference what they say or do
(And it) drives them crazy to think of what they lost
And girl, you own it, oh how you own it

Background

This song is loosely based on a combination of many different female singers, two of them being Aretha Franklin and Taylor Swift.