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Music Friday: Mary Lambert Rocks Cat Earrings and Pokes Fun at Her Own Insecurities in ‘Secrets’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today’s featured song is “Secrets” by 25-year-old Grammy nominee Mary Lambert.

In this song about acceptance and self-empowerment, Lambert offers a comical, unfiltered look at her own insecurities, and mentions a favorite piece of jewelry in the first verse.

She sings, “I'm overweight / I'm always late / I've got too many things to say / I rock mom jeans, cat earrings / Extrapolate my feelings.”

The “Secrets” special lyrics video includes a cute, hand-drawn animation of the cat earrings, “Meow.”

“Secrets,” which is currently #14 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, is the lead single from Lambert’s debut full-length album, Heart on My Sleeve. The album was released this past Tuesday.

Lambert told Glamaholic.com that “Secrets” was the result of a late-night writing session with the song’s co-producers Eric Rosse and Benny Cassette, and multi-platinum hitmaker MoZella.

"Secrets might be the first fun song I've ever written,” she said. "Like a few songs on the album, [Secrets] was a product of an arsenal of talented writers in one room. I've never co-written before, and this song really showed me what can happen when you are open to sharing your creative space with other people. We wrote this song in one super-fun night.”

She added that “Secrets” is about loving yourself unabashedly. "I felt like there were a lot of songs coming out about self-empowerment and challenging beauty standards,” she said, “and I wanted to write a song along those same lines, but in my voice."

"I believe vulnerability is what will save the world. I wanted to point the lens at myself in hopes of inspiring others to do the same."

The Seattle-based Lambert scored two nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards this past January. She was nominated for Song of the Year (“Same Love”) and Album of the Year (The Heist).

Please check out Lambert’s official “Secrets” video (below) It’s been viewed more than 4.2 million times. We’ve also included the lyrics if you’d like to sing along.

"Secrets"

Written Mary Lambert, Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette and MoZella. Performed by Mary Lambert.

I've got bi-polar disorder
My shit's not in order
I'm overweight
I'm always late
I've got too many things to say
I rock mom jeans, cat earrings
Extrapolate my feelings
My family is dysfunctional
But we have a good time killing each other

[Pre-Chorus:]

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

[Chorus:]

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
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So-o-o-o-o what

I can't think straight, I'm so gay
Sometimes I cry a whole day
I care a lot, use an analog clock
And never know when to stop
And I'm passive, aggressive
I'm scared of the dark and the dentist
I love my butt and won't shut up
And I never really grew up

They tell us from the time we're young
To hide the things that we don't like about ourselves
Inside ourselves
I know I'm not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else
Well I'm over it

I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
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I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are (secrets are)
So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
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(I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are) So-o-o-o-o what
So-o-o-o-o what
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