"Bruises" as written by and Tom Higgenson....
She tries to hide the bruises
She says it wasn't him
But sometimes he loses his temper
And again he'll come home and look for a fight
But she tells herself it's all right
She hopes someday it's all right

She doesn't tell anybody but everyone can tell
That there's something she's hiding
She hasn't been herself
But she still goes out every night
She tells herself it's all right
She hopes someday it's all right
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right

She has to make excuses for all of this abuse
And it's sad the truth is she's scared of what he'll do
If she'd ever walk out of his life
So she tells herself it's all right
She hopes someday it's all right
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right, it's all right, it's all right

She sits and she waits
It's not getting any better
It's never too late
But she knows it's now or never
She'll get up the strength to stand up to him tonight
She knows that it's all right
It's all right

She says today she's leaving
She says she's had enough
Sick of being mistreated
She knows that isn't love
So tonight she's saying goodbye
And she tells herself it's all right
Yeah, she knows she's gonna make it tonight
Yeah, she's finally going on with her life
And she knows that it's all right
It's all right, it's all right, it's all right, it's all right, it's all right

She sits and she waits
It's not getting any better
It's never too late
But she knows it's now or never
She'll get up the strength to stand up to him tonight
And she knows that it's all right


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    General CommentThis is such a sad song. Im suprised no one has commented on it. Maybe it's because you've never heard it before? I dont think theres anything to explain, the song tells it all.
    Firewrks2niteon February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of one of my friends that was abused by her husband. i think u r getting beat up by a guy that you should tell somebody. i just thank god that my friend got away from her husband
    aprilrbon September 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's about girl whose dad is absive and beats her but she tries everything to hide it but people can tell that something bad is going on. shhe doesn't want to tell anyone so continues to lie to everyone evenherself telling herself it will be ok. but it isn't if you don't do anything about it and she finally realizes that so she stands up to her dad and that thing will start to get better no matter how scared she is.
    rocker1832on October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about an abusive parent but an abusive spouse. And i'm not just sayign that because everyone automaticlly thinks an abuse song must be about a couple. But the lyrics just don't seem to fit with an abusive parent.

    also the lyrics are wrong, there is like i a missing verse I believe.

    It should be:

    She tries to hide the bruises she says it wasnt him
    But sometimes he looses his temper
    and again he'll come home and look for a fight
    but she tells herself it's alright
    she hopes someday it's alright

    she doesn't tell anybody but everyone can tell
    that there's something she's hiding, she hasn't been herself
    but she still goes out everynightshe tells herself it's alright
    she hopes someday it's alright...its alright..its alright..its alright

    she has to make excuses for all of this abuse
    and it's sad the truth is shes scared of what he'll do
    if she'd ever walk out of his life
    so she tells herself it's alright
    she hopes someday it's alright..it's alright..
    it's alright...it's alright..it's alright...it's alright..

    She sits and she waits its not getting any better
    it's never too late but she knows its now or never
    she'll get up the strength to stand up to him tonight
    'cause she knows that it's alright

    She says today she's leaving, she says she's had enough
    sick of being mistreated, she knows that isn't love
    so tonight, she's saying goodbye and she tells herself it's alright
    yea, she knows she's gonna make it tonight
    yea, she's finally going on with her life
    and she knows that it's alright...it's alright...it's alright...it's alright...it's alright...it's alright...it's alright

    She sits and she waits its not getting any better
    it's never too late but she knows its now or never
    she'll get up the strength to stand up to him tonight
    'cause she knows that it's alright

    its a kick ass song though
    iluvothon March 23, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionI just love this song!!
    In my english class, we are supposed to choose a song, translate it (I'm from Sweden) and write about the lyrics. I have to choose something made by PWTs, because their lyrics are so AMAZING! I think that this one, may be one of their best songs.. =D
    EnzoPenzoon November 20, 2010   Link

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