And yes, I discovered this song while watching the latest episode of Glee this week. I have been doubting this show for months now, ever since the Christmas episode disappointed me. But the Valentines' Day episode redeemed this show for me. Simply because it took a RULES GIRL approach to dating and relationships. And as much as I hated the RULES when I was 16, the older, wiser me knows that this is the KEY for so many girls these days. The show, overall, sent the message that girls aren't everything once they enter relationships, and that just because Rachel, Mercedes, and yes, Kurt, were single doesn't mean they aren't worthy of one or that a relationship is even the most important part of life at this point. (Or any point in life, for that matter.) For once, I was happy to see this side of romantic love portrayed positively on a TV show geared toward teens. So, way to go Glee, for earning that piece of my trust back.
And yes, I do feel that I should have heard this lyric ten years ago, upon graduating high school:
You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow