"Just A Little" as written by Maria Mena and Arvid Solvang....
Just a little bit stronger
Just a little bit wiser
Just a little less needy

And maybe I'd get there...

Just a little bit pretty
Just a little more aware
Just a little bit thinner

And maybe I'd get there...

Clearly, clearly I remember
Hiking up my skirt
Asking for your time

Clearly, clearly I remember
Nervous if ever confronted
And questioning myself

Oh perhaps, perhaps if I got better
Perhaps if I challenged myself
Perhaps if I was

Just a little bit stronger
Just a little bit wiser
Just a little less needy

And maybe I'd get there...

Just a little bit pretty
Just a little more aware
Just a little bit thinner

And maybe I'd get there...

Clearly, clearly I remember
Pulling up my shirt
Staring blank ahead

Clearly, clearly I remember
Days of useless crying
Almost feeling dead

Oh perhaps, perhaps if I was smaller
Perhaps, I could control myself
Perhaps if I was

Just a little bit stronger
Just a little bit wiser
Just a little less needy

And maybe I'd get there...

Just a little bit pretty
Just a little more aware
Just a little bit thinner

And maybe I'd get there...

Just a little bit stronger
Just a little bit wiser
Just a little less needy

And maybe I'd get there...

Just a little bit pretty
Just a little more aware
Just a little bit thinner

And maybe I'd get there...

oooooaaaah oooooaaahhh
ooooaaaah oaaa'aaah

Just a little bit pretty
Just a little more aware
Just a little bit thinner

And maybe I'd get there...


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"Just a Little Bit" as written by Arvid Solvang Maria Mena

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    General CommentThis song mentions nothing about losing love, or breaking up. I take it as though she was with someone she really cared for, and thought they cared for her too, but for whatever reason he got what he wanted from her, anf then just more or less left her. Leaving her to wonder why, and what was so wrong with her that he didnt want to be with her.
    (Maybe I just say that because it happened to me...)
    BrilliantMimicon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAll I can think is EATING DISORDER.

    "Just a little bit pretty
    Just a little more aware
    Just a little bit thinner
    And maybe I'd get there" Obvious. Association of thinness with happiness.

    "clearly, clearly I remember
    Hiking up my skirt
    And asking for your time" - Asking for help?

    "Clearly, clearly I remember
    Nervous if ever confronted
    And questioning myself" - Hiding it.

    "Oh perhaps, perhaps if I got better
    Perhaps if I challenged myself" - Getting better (as in getting rid of it) vs. getting better at the eating disorder

    "Clearly, clearly I remember
    Pulling up my shirt
    And staring blank ahead" - Studying your body in the mirror.

    "Clearly, clearly I remember
    Days of useless crying
    And almost feeling dead" - The way it drains the life from you, physically and mentally.

    "Oh perhaps, perhaps if I was smaller
    Perhaps I could control myself.." Again, smaller/thinner associated with happiness.

    Links to relationships and love could also be a correct interpretation, this is just how I read it.
    starlitecascadeon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definitely about her eating disorder... Beautiful again :)

    My sister has anorexia, I will pass a copy of this song to her, every small bit helps...
    Everflexon June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits is indeed about an eating disorder. i know for a fact that maria mena was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa
    shesnotasecreton August 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn eating disorder?

    Love?
    wtf. your all wrong.
    "clearly, clearly I remember
    Hiking up my skirt
    And asking for your time"

    ITS CLEARLY ABOUT HER BEING A PROSTITUE!!!!
    AND SHE WANTS TO CHANGEE WHO SHE IS!
    Heathurryoon April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlmao.
    sorry heathurryo, its not.
    it is about her eating disorder.
    myheartbaiton September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti honestly think this song is about being insecure, and wanting to be perfect for that guy who can't love you for who you are.
    just because it says "just a little bit thinner" doesnt mean she is talking about an eating disorder.
    tiddlywinks812on April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti honestly think this song is about being insecure, and wanting to be perfect for that guy who can't love you for who you are.
    just because it says "just a little bit thinner" doesnt mean she is talking about an eating disorder.
    tiddlywinks812on April 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell i personally agree with heathurryo.
    when i listen to the song i think it fits well.

    i think its about feeling pressured to have sex or do sexual things. and about feeling that the only way you'll be loved is if you do it. you can tell shes feeling guilty about doing it, but she continues becuase she doesnt know what else to do.


    Just a little bit stronger
    Just a little bit wiser
    Uust a little less needy
    And maybe I'd get there

    if she was srtogner she wouldnt need to be loved by people who pressure her. if she was wiser she would do what she knows it right. if she wasn't so needy for everyone to love her.


    Just a little bit pretty
    Just a little more aware
    Just a little bit thinner
    And maybe I'd get there


    she thinks that if she was a little bit pretty and a little bit thinner then she wouldnt need to do sexual things to make guys like her. she thinks they would then like her for the way she looks and that would be enough.


    clearly, clearly I remember
    Hiking up my skirt
    And asking for your time

    hiking up her skirt... well... duh


    Clearly, clearly I remember
    ervous if ever confronted
    And questioning myself

    this is where her guilt comes in. she questions herself because she knows its wrong.. but she wants to be loved.


    Clearly, clearly I remember
    Pulling up my shirt
    And staring blank ahead

    well.. this is obvious



    Clearly, clearly I remember
    Days of useless crying
    And almost feeling dead

    when you do something like that you feel dead and useless and well, you cry a lot. you feel really empty...



    maybe. MAYBE this song is about an eating disorder. but i don't think so. i think its about feeling the need to do sexual things to get attention and to feel loved.

    and by the way this is coming from someone who knows inside feelings about BOTH things (eating disorder side and the sexual side)

    more_to_mee37on June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about both the eating disorder, and love. Personally struggling with a similar problem (though not a full-blown ED), and having broken up with someone who meant the world to me, I can relate to this song.
    Maybe if I was a little thinner, a little better, a little more fill-in-the-blank, he'd want me back, y'know?
    So I can definately understand both meanings. =]
    RazorbladeBabyon July 27, 2008   Link

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