“I’m not really a party kind of a girl…”
I used to say it almost apologetically. As if a wave of shame washed over me every time I uttered those words.
“What do you mean you don’t like parties?”
“I just… don’t. It’s not really my scene. I’m not good at them.”
“But parties are so much fun! How can you not like them?”
Which in itself is a shame. I know they don’t mean anything bad by saying it, but it has always felt like I’m missing out on this universal social activity that everyone likes. Everyone except me.
But not everyone is a “party person.” In the same way not everyone is a “book person” or a “sports person.”
And that is why the below song very quickly became my favourite.
Because think of how many songs there are about partying. And now think of how many songs there are about disliking parties.
My favourite lines are:
And I know you mean only the best and
Your intentions aren’t to bother me
But honestly I’d rather be
Somewhere with my people we can kick it and just listen
To some music with the message (like we usually do)
And we’ll discuss our big dreams
How we plan to take over the planet
So pardon my manners, I hope you’ll understand it
My favourite comment on the video was “this should be the introvert’s theme song.” Although I like to think there are plenty of extroverts out there who also prefer other ways of socialising over parties and drinks.
I’m slowly becoming comfortable in saying “I’m not really a party girl” without feeling embarrassed about it.
Because I’m much more a “coffee shop kind of girl.” 🙂