"Ladybug (EP Version)" as written by Benjamin Burnley and Jeremy Hummel....
What did you say to me
I'm not a novelty
You're playing revelry
But no one's listening
I am a simple man
Without a simple plan
Let's make it easy
And just get out while we can

And I'm the one you want

Hey Ladybug
You were always on the mind of everyone
Ladybug
You're pathetic and I've said it more than once
Ladybug
I believe you couldn't reach me where I am
Where my feet won't hit the ground

The time is passing by
You're my insecticide
The pressure's on the rise
And I'm right on time
Beautiful enemy
I'll fix your broken wings
And let you lie here 'til
You fly away from me

And I'm the one you want

Hey Ladybug
You were always on the mind of everyone
Ladybug
You're pathetic and I've said it more than once
Ladybug
I believe you couldn't reach me where I am
Where my feet won't hit the ground

What did you say to me
I'm only here to clip your wings
You cut me down to size
I'm only living my life

Ladybug
You were always on the mind of everyone
Ladybug
You're pathetic and I've said it more than once
Ladybug
I believe you couldn't reach me where I am
Where my feet won't hit the ground
Where my feet won't hit the ground
Where my feet won't hit the ground
Where my feet won't hit the ground


Lyrics submitted by CRYN_OUT

"Lady Bug" as written by Jeremy Hummel Benjamin Burnley

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Walt Disney Music Company

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    General CommentVery cool and better than the other version.
    CRYN_OUTon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlright, this song is about a guy who really likes this girl and she really couldnt care less it seems.

    What did you say to me?
    I'm not a novelty.
    You're playing revelry
    but no one's listening.

    here, when he asks "what did you say to me?" he's being very literal, she probably just said they can only be friends and that hurt him. Then he says he's not just some cut out copy of a guy(novelty)."Your playing revelry" means she's faking how easy it is to feel good around him and "but no one's listening" means no one but him has noticed it.

    I am a simple man,
    without a simple plan.
    Let's make it easy
    and just get out while we can.

    These lines are very literal as well, he's a simple guy and he doesnt know what to do about his feelings so he wants to bail and get out while he can even though he knows he cant.

    And I'm the one you want.
    Hey Ladybug,
    you were always on the mind of everyone.
    Ladybug,
    you're pathetic and I said it more than once.
    Ladybug,
    I believe you couldn't reach me where I am,
    Where my feet won't hit the ground.

    The chorus is him saying that he's the right guy for her (the one you want). Then he says that she's always on everyone's mind, she's obviously very desirable. Him saying that he constantly calls her pathetic is his attempt to fool himself into thinking that he hasnt fallen for her and that there is nothing special about her. Then he says that he never thought he would feel this way about her, thought he was above it all, then he fell for her.

    The time is passing by.
    You're my insecticide.
    The pressures on our eyes
    and now I untie.

    Now he's saying that the days go by yet he feels the same, she his "insecticide", she's poisoned him. The pressure's on his eyes is all the feelings that are making him crumble or "untie".

    Beautiful little bird,
    I'll fix your broken wings.
    I'll let you lie here till you
    fly away from me.

    The reference to a beautiful bird is that birds are free and independent, much like her, she's also the most beautiful thing he can think of. Then he says that he'll "fix her broken wings" or be there when she is hurt or needs him and he'll protect and guide her until she "flys away" from him or doesnt need him anymore which he knows is inevitable.

    The Chorus is repeated

    What did you say to me?
    I'm only here to clip your wings.
    You cut me down to size.
    I'm only living my life.

    Again, she said something that hurt him, most likely in response to him trying to "clip her wings" or have her be exclusive to him. So she told him what she thought of that and that cut him down pretty good. He says he's only trying to survive this thing with her(live his life).

    Then the chorus is repeated and he dwells on the fact that he thought he was safe from feeling this way, that he was above it all so the final line is repeated to emphasize that.
    nabokov.fanon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsome of these lyrics are wrong here the correct lyrics



    ~Lady Bug~


    What did you say to me
    I'm not a novelty
    You're playing revelry
    But no one's listening
    I am a simple man
    Without a simple plan
    Let's make this easy
    And just get out while we can

    I'm the one you want

    Hey Ladybug
    You were always on the mind of everyone
    Ladybug
    You're pathetic and I've said it more than once
    Ladybug
    I believe you couldn't reach me where I am
    Where my feet won't hit the ground

    The time is passing by
    You're my insecticide
    The pressure's on the rise
    And I'm right on time
    Beautiful enemy
    I'll fix your broken wings
    And let you lie here until
    You fly away from me

    I'm the one you want

    Hey Ladybug
    You were always on the mind of everyone
    Ladybug
    You're pathetic and I've said it more than once
    Ladybug
    I believe you couldn't reach me where I am
    Where my feet won't hit the ground

    What did you say to me
    I'm only here to clip your wings
    You cut me down to size
    I'm only living my life

    Ladybug
    You were always on the mind of everyone
    Ladybug
    You're pathetic and I've said it more than once
    Ladybug
    I believe you couldn't reach me where I am
    Where my feet won't hit the ground
    Where my feet won't hit the ground
    Where my feet won't hit the ground
    Where my feet won't hit the ground


    ~Tha Juice~
    Thajuicej619on June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song just kicks ass. pretty different than Breaking Ben's other songs. I don't have anything to say on the meaning, it's already been said. But I wish it was on a US album.
    OnyxLynxon October 05, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThough I shall most likely be shot, tortured and thrown into a trash bin by truly hardcore BB fans, I have no choice but to quote a portion of a review of the EP on which this song can be found, as I feel that the person who wrote it truly expresses my opinion on this song better than anyone can. This review is from SputnikMusic:

    Ladybug is the closest thing that Breaking Benjamin has ever done to a punk song. It’s fast-paced, energetic, even contains a punk-style of guitar playing.
    Despite that, it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever heard Breaking Benjamin do. Ben sounds like he just paid a visit to the dentist, got more than enough
    novacaine, then went home and decided to record how he sounded, with a voice so overbearingly…overbearing, that it literally makes you feel like your musical
    IQ is dropping 10 points per every 10 seconds of his singing. The song is essentially (Insert random pop punk band), and (insert random older punk band),
    and (Insert random early bad grunge band) having a crazy threesome, giving birth to a hideous baby, which then proceeds to fall into a vat of chemicals,
    mutate gruesomely, come out, and terrorize a local town in Indiana with its terrible singing (someone get SciFi channel on the phone, I have an idea for
    their newest SciFi Channel Original Movie)"

    I tried to like this. I really did. Though I am more of a death metal kind of person, and mainstream metal is not really my thing, I do like BB in particular, and I also pride myself on at least giving every band I listen to a chance, rather than 90% of the assholes who listen to death metal, who classify music into two genres of music, (metal, and mainstream crap that isn't metal). And Breaking Benjamin have, in my opinion, mostly produced some great music. However, this song falls into the category of songs I really want to like, but just can't. Sorry to fans of this song. Please don't hurt me again. Please. It really isn't necessary. Besides this song, I love all of their songs, and have an altar erected in honour of Breaking Benjamin on which I regularly sacrifice goats. To the animal protection agencies out there: I was just joking. To the BB fans: Not that Breaking Benjamin is not worthy of goat sacrifice, you understand...
    SMUSER17343194on August 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm fairly sure it's "Reveille", not "revelry".
    XenusParadoxon February 08, 2011   Link

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