Can anyone interpret the song "Imagine Me," by Kirk Franklin?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The primary message in the song is a reclamation of one's own self and an affirmation of self value.  The opening stanza conceives of a self image that is in the ideal, as it is rooted in the belief of "imagining" an existence that is almost opposite of reality.  The idea of being able to imagine a sense of self apart from the cruelty that others in the world perpetrate is critical to the song's interpretation, and also represents why the song serves as an affirmation of self.  With a past filled with hurt and agony, the speaker seeks to conceive of a self that can "imagine" into the present and future with the belief that what is can be changed into what can be in terms of how one views themselves and the world.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a song whose main message is that the speaker has finally gotten to the point where he can feel good about himself.  The speaker understands that he owes that feeling to God.

The speaker has been able to let go of all the bad things that have happened to him to make him insecure.  He is able to let go of the bad things that have been said to him, for example, by his parents.

In past times, he has been unable to accept God's love because he has not felt worthy of that love.  Now that he has gotten over these feelings with God's help, he is able to accept himself and accept God's love.