Verse 1

Starving and feeling my stomach churn,

Hoping the fat in all the wrong places would burn.

A part of me cries out, "Will it ever end?

This cruel, meaningless, self-inflicted torture? Will you ever learn?"

Verse 2

Freaking out before I leave the house.

My hair's a mess, bracelet hangs loose, I hate my blouse.

Dreading the relapse everyone mentions,

Now that I've been eating more than what my anorexic self allows.

Chorus

And I don't know how or when,

But I've started to love myself again.

When I look at myself in the mirror today,

I can hear myself say,

"Shine like a diamond, don't burn out like wood.

Stay strong, be good.

He's not worth your food."

Verse 3

Never thought I could be with a man,

Who finds another girl beautiful, but now I see I can.

Cause it doesn't matter what he thinks.

Somehow I've learnt to love my tiny wrists, fat thighs and stupid tan.

Chorus

And I don't know how or when,

But I've started to love myself again.

When I look at myself in the mirror today,

I can hear myself say,

"Shine like a diamond, don't burn out like wood.

Stay strong, be good.

He's not worth your food."

Bridge

I've walked a thousand miles,

Left behind the days when I was hiding

Behind baggy clothes and fake smiles.

It doesn't matter if I'm fat or thin.

I've stopped chasing after perfect hair and flawless skin.

I've entered a new chapter in the book.

I want him to love me for who I am, not how I look.

And him not finding me beautiful is

Not a good enough reason for me to starve.

This new found confidence in me tells me

He's not worth my food, that's not what I deserve.

Chorus

And I don't know how or when,

But I've started to love myself again.

When I look at myself in the mirror today,

I can hear myself say,

"Shine like a diamond, don't burn out like wood.

Stay strong, be good.

He's not worth your food."