Maddie Zahm, You Might Not Like Her: lyrics and meaning

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Maddie Zahm new song, You Might Not Like Her, is out on June 15th 2022 with an official video. The song has been already appreciated by her fans even before the release of the official video. It’s a song about accepting ourselves and the way we are, in relation to our sexuality, even when it’s not straightforward as most people believe. A similar topic to Noah Davis’ Holy Water, out in the same days. People like to delve into the meaning of the lyrics and understand the message of the song. In this article we will delve into it.

Below you will find the official video of the song.

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Maddie Zahm, You Might Not Like Her: the lyrics and their meaning

In You Might Not Like Her, Maddie Zahm is talking to a girl she’s connected to, guiding her through a complicated moment of her life: it seems she’s dealing with the awareness of being bisexual and she’s trying to understand what this will mean in her life. She feels insecure and confused. Maddie Zahm tries to reassure her and this is the real meaning of the lyrics: don’t worry too much, you’ll have highs and lows, but you’ll discover soon a new version of yourself. Maybe you won’t like that version at the beginning, but I will.

You’ll throw shots in the dark
Then blackout at a bar
There will be good
And then there will be pad parts

In many parts of the lyrics, Maddie Zahm explains to the girl how growing up the way she is will look like. There will be complicated, confusing experiences. She will get intimate with boys and girls, she will panic, she will wonder what her normality is, she will feel wrong. But somehow she will make it. She will learn to accept herself. Her body, her sexuality, her life.

Someday you’ll kiss a girl and you’ll panic
Some guy will break your heart and you’ll feel manic
Then you’ll learn to let people have their opinions
And talk about your traumas
And like the body you live in

The final goal is to feel good. And in order to reach that state, you need to build your self-confidence and start loving yourself. In this, you need everybody’s help, above all the love of your family. Because family will always love you and accept you, regardless the way you live.

Some day you’ll think
You’ll disappoint your parents
But they’ll love you not despite
But regardless

This is therefore the guidance of Maddie Zahm in You Might Not Like Her lyrics, and the true meaning of the song: you’ll have to stop caring about the others’ opinions, you’ll have to accept yourself the way you are. You’ll have to follow your instincts and experience your preferences. And in the end of this path, you’ll discover your new self. And at some point you will like her. It’s a song about self love in complicated conditions, when the rest of the world makes it harder.

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The complete lyrics

If you would have told me I’d throw away my purity ring
In the middle of an airport
My younger self would laugh, would never believe that
It’s against everything that we stood for

She’d hate that I’ve smoked weed
And cuss frequently
And she’d try to convert
Everyone I call a bestie

You’ll throw shots in the dark
Then blackout at a bar
There will be good
And then there will be pad parts

Someday you’ll kiss a girl and you’ll panic
Some guy will break your heart and you’ll feel manic
Then you’ll learn to let people have their opinions
And talk about your traumas
And like the body you live in

Someday you’ll learn to keep your own secrets
Say you’re doing okay and really mean it
You’ll lose your faith a bit and question if she’s you
And for a while you might not like her
But I do

Some days feel like whiplash 180s and you’ll hate that
You’ll label yourself just to take it back

Convinced you’re not bi
Cause you’re way too into guys
And the first time you have sex you’ll cry

You’ll sometimes skip meals and numb how you feel
And you’ll miss the old you but heres the deal

That good girl you were
Was really fu***ng bad at being real

Someday you’ll kiss a girl and you’ll panic
Some guy will break your heart and you’ll feel manic
Then you’ll learn to let people have their opinions
And talk about your traumas
And like the body you live in

Someday you’ll learn to keep your own secrets
Say you’re doing okay and really mean it
You’ll lose your faith a bit and question if she’s you
And for awhile you might not like her
But I do

Ohhhh ohhhh
You might not like her
You might not like her

Ohhh ohhhh
You might not like her
You might not like her

Some day you’ll think
You’ll disappoint your parents
But they’ll love you not despite
But regardless

Then you’ll learn to let people
Have shitty opinions
And talk about your traumas
And like the body you live in

Someday you’ll learn to keep your own secrets
Say you’re doing okay and really mean it
You’ll lose your faith a bit and question if she’s you
And for awhile you might not like her
But I do