I hope you never
have to live my life
I hope you never
have to feel my pain

Element'ry school was a blast
everyone knew how to act
Our parents controlled
our social lives
All we had to do
was stay away from knives

I hope you never
have to live my life
I hope you never
have to feel my pain

Then came Middle school
when that kid became an ass
My friendships
were all broken
I became an outcast
Moving from click to click
I tried to fit in
But all that
doesn't matter now
Because 8th grade's
in the past

I hope you never
have to live my life
I hope you never
have to feel my pain

High school rolled in
but things didn't get better
I joined the soccer team
and got beat up at every game
Sophomore year I almost lost it
I was pushed way too far
The constant mocking
I couldn't take it
Summer was all that saved me,
kept me from that dreaded fate

I hope you never
have to live my life
I hope you never
have to feel my pain

Junior year was surprising,
things looked up in every way
I had a date to the prom
She became my girl
and I met her mom
Summer came, she left for camp
I got a job and made some cash
I wrote her letters
and she wrote back
but when she returned
it was with a slash

I hope you never
have to live my life
I hope you never
have to feel my pain

She said she couldn't
do the girlfriend thing
She said she couldn't
be with me
I told her that
i would deal with it
but it's so much worse
than i ever thought

I hope you never
have to live my life
I hope you never
have to feel my pain

Now Senior year is about to start
Another 10 months until next summer
I hope that i can make it through
I pray that things will go my way
Growing up is so painful
A childhood full of tears
But it all leads up to one big moment
when i'll become an adult in years
All that pain will bring compassion
All that hate will turn to grief
And I'll be filled with sympathy
for all those people who ever hurt me
then I'll know that I've done my best
and I'll pity those that did any less

I wish that you
could live my life
I wish that you
could feel my pain

It would make us all
much better people,
Let his childhood be our teacher,
If we would all not
be such users and
Live the life of that
School Boy Loser


Lyrics submitted by Amitola85

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