"Believe In Me" as written by and John Fields Kara Dioguardi....
I'm losing myself, trying to compete
With everyone else
Instead of just being me
Don't know where to turn
I've been stuck in this routine
I need to change my ways instead of always being weak

I don't want to be afraid I want to wake up feeling beautiful today
And know that I'm okay cause everyone's perfect in an usual way
So see I just want to believe in me

The mirror can lie doesn't show you what's inside
And it can tell you your full of life its amazing what you can hide
Just by putting on a smile

I don't want to be afraid I want to wake up feeling beautiful today
And know that I'm okay cause everyone's perfect in an usual way
So see I just want to believe in me

I'm quickly finding out
I'm not about to break down
Not today

I guess I always knew that I had all the strength to make it through
I cannot be afraid I want to wake feeling beautiful today
And know that I'm okay cause everyone's perfect in an usual way
You see, now, now I believe in me

Now I believe in me


Lyrics submitted by thoseguiltyeyes, edited by ku178

"Believe in Me" as written by John Randall Fields Demitria Lovato

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song makes me cry, because it describes me perfectly. Except the end, I still haven't found the strength to make it through.
    liljojo204on July 09, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningAfter the recent news about Demi admiting herself in rehab, it is obvious what this song is about. When this song first came out, people thought Demi was trying to help others, but we now realize that she wrote this to try to help herself. The lines "the mirror can lie, it doesnt show you whats in side. It can tell you you're full of life, its amazing what you can hide just by putting on a smile." Demi is dealing with body image problems and an eating disorder, and that is basically saying that no matter what she looks like on the outside, its the inside that counts. For 3 years she fouled all of us by putting on that big smile, when deep inside she was feeling hurt and pain. I wish we knew...I love you Demi <3
    canthaveyoujb7on December 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI personally think this song is about an eating disorder, it could just be me being biased because I've struggled with one for years even though I won't openly admit to it to anyone. Here's how:

    [Verse 1]
    I'm losing myself
    Trying to compete
    With everyone else
    Instead of just being me
    (the media portrays everyone to be thin and healthy, one can loose themselves to that kind of lifestyle rather than just eating what you like or being at the comfortable weight for you)

    Don't know where to turn
    I've been stuck in this routine
    I need to change my ways
    Instead of always being weak
    (at this point, you're mind is always counting calories, trying to get rid of them and so forth. she's acknowledging the fact that she knows she's gone too far and she needs to change rather than giving in to that nagging voice at the back of your head telling you not to eat or restrict or in her case purge)

    [Chorus:]
    I don't wanna be afraid
    I wanna wake up feeling beautiful..today
    And know that I'm okay
    Cause everyone's perfect in unusual ways
    So you see, I just wanna believe in me
    (she doesn't want to have this constant fear of angering that nagging voice which is the eating disorder in the back of your head telling you you're ugly and not good enough, she wants to wake up feeling
    beautiful and okay with her weight because no matter what you weigh everyone's perfect in unusual ways.)

    La la la la la la la la

    [Verse 2]
    The mirror can lie
    Doesn't show you what's inside
    And it, it can tell you you're full of life
    It's amazing what you can hide
    Just by putting on a smile
    (the mirror can lie is really obvious, when you have an eating disorder, no matter how much weight you're loosing, you still don't feel good enough. Example: you're restricting, not eating healthy, or in her case she used to purge and restrict but you can't tell that just by looking in the mirror. you smile and say you're okay and people believe you, they don't know that you're struggling)

    [Chorus]

    I'm quickly finding out
    I'm not about to break down
    Not today
    I guess I always knew
    That I had all the strength to make it through
    (I personally can't relate to this since even after recovery, I relapsed but I take this as a front because disney's all about good messages. so in recovery you learn that life doesn't end if you're not the skinniest you can be. Despite the nagging of the eating disorder she knew she could fight through it and not take over her life ergo getting help. this could honestly be her anthem out of all her songs with regards to her eating disorder since she apparently did make a recovery. even though, you still have that voice in the back of your head, if you have 'the strength to make it through' you can disregard it or not let it control every since thing you do.

    [Chorus:]
    Not gonna be afraid
    I'm going to wake up feeling beautiful..today
    And know that I'm okay
    Cause everyone's perfect in unusual ways
    So you see, now, now I believe in me
    (She's not going to fear it all anymore, she has the strength to get through the disease. She's going to take it day by day because with an eating disorder, in recovery that's all you can do. Some days are good some days are bad but in the end in order to successfully recover, you have to take life day by day, don't worry about the weight you might put on and you need to accept that you're okay, everything's going to be okay.)


    That's just my interpretation on it. I have never read any interpretation of this song in the same way I did but maybe it's because you can't really understand an eating disorder until you have one. I personally know that I will never recover and this is my life. I don't think it's a big problem, I'm alive aren't I? But whatever, that's what makes the song so special to me.

    Now I believe in me
    laurensilveron October 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song's about gaining inner and outer confidence in yourself.. I think this relates to "This Is Me" because she's coming out kind of.. She's aware of her flaws but she's learning to finally accept them.
    chanelraquelon September 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI seriously love this song! Its inspiring!
    Nikki--xoxoon September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song tells me that like she's trying to show her real self, and shes not going to let anyone get in her way anymore, like shes not going to change for anyone and shes going to stay herself! This song has so much meaning and as she said it can relate to alot of girls. Demi Lovato is going to make it far no matter what anyone says shes herself and thats not going to break anytime soon :)
    IdalisGon February 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about beginning to accept yourself as you are and finally embracing who you are instead of being someone else due to a boy, or family, or classmates because you are afraid of what they'll think of the real you.
    wwegurl93on September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcoolio yo yo song it just doesnt pop for me
    @2lazee2getupon September 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had been feeling like this for such a long time, and still am (but that's a long story), and then I heard this song.
    It's like I had a part in writing it, not the Jonas Brothers.
    lovebuggon October 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust so you know, the Jonas Brothers didn't have a part in writing this song; Demi, her producer, and a songwriter wrote this.
    thoseguiltyeyeson October 12, 2008   Link

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