"I'm OK (Heather's Mix)" as written by Christina Aguilera and Linda Perry....
Once upon a time there was a girl
In her early years she had to learn
How to grow up living in a war that she called home
Never know just where to turn for shelter from the storm
Hurt me to see the pain across my mother's face
Every time my father's fist would put her in her place
Hearing all the yelling I would cry up in my room
Hoping it would be over soon

Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday

And I'm OK

I often wonder why I carry all this guilt
When it's you that helped me put up all these walls I've built
Shadows stir at night through a crack in the door
The echo of a broken child screaming "please no more"
Daddy, don't you understand the damage you have done
To you it's just a memory, but for me it still lives on

Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday

It's not so easy to forget
All the marks you left along her neck
When I was thrown against cold stairs
And every day I'm afraid to come home
In fear of what I might see there

Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same
And I still remember how you kept me so afraid
Strength is my mother for all the love she gave
Every morning that I wake I look back to yesterday

And I'm OK
I'm OK


Lyrics submitted by Heather0826

"I'm OK" as written by Linda Perry Christina Aguilera

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group

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    Song MeaningI created this edit of I'm Ok.
    I have many, many cds with video clips of Christina performing live at concerts, daytime talk shows, VH1 Behind the Music, interviews, etc., so I came up with an idea in late 2002. I've never been so touched by a song as I was by I'm Ok. It was like she was singing about my very own childhood experience and I could feel every quiver of pain that she was feeling when she sang that song in 1 take. I decided to add a bit more to it because the reality for me was that I, personally, was NOT yet ok. So maybe I could add a few sound bites here and there that truly represented where I was in life at that time. Her original version would be and will always be a source of strength for me.
    It's my first time doing this, so I submitted the lyrics to I'm Ok (Heather's Mix). I just saw that you can listen to the song if you press the play button, but then you have to sign up or install the media program.
    I had no audio editing experience when I began the edit, so it took me quite some time to get it the way I wanted it. I'm really proud of it & I would love to know if there is a forum where I can upload my version for others to hear. I'd love to know what listeners out there think. Again, it's an amateur effort, but I love it so much; it's a very personal song for me.
    If you don't want the media program in order to hear it, I'd be more than happy to send it out to some emails.
    If you'd like it emailed to you, just respond to me on this forum & we'll figure out the best way for you to hear it. I'd love some feedback!
    Guess we'll see what happens!
    Heather0826on February 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHi Heather. I would really like to hear your rendition. If you have MSN, please add me dee_licious73@hotmail.com and if you don't you could just email me. Hope to hear from you soon
    Tangerine74on April 15, 2010   Link

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