"1,000 Pounds" as written by Laura Jane Ballance, James August Wilbur, Jonathan Patrick Wurster and Ralph Lee Mccaughan....
You finally pulled back when the world pulled your hair
Alone in the room with a question hangin'
You left with your hand in the air, and it's still there

At your age, life moves so fast
Twelve years old, skinny legs built to come in last
Had a mirror that would never lie
When you're doomed it never pays to try

Every time I saw you
You were trying so hard to explain
You broadcast failure
Like the plastic boat spinning down to drain

But you came through, you came through
When nobody expected you to
You came through, you came through
With all those narrowed eyes upon you
You came through, you came through

Now you wish you weighed a thousand pounds
So you could crush those bullies and demons down
From your seat at the back of the bus
You're still waving back at us

Every time I saw you
You were trying so hard to explain
You broadcast failure
Like the plastic boat spinning down to drain

But you came through, you came through
When nobody expected you to
You came through, you came through
With all those narrowed eyes upon you
You came through, you came through


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    General CommentCorrected lyrics:
    You finally pulled back when the world pulled your hair
    Alone in the room with a question hangin
    You left with your hand in the air, and it's still there

    At your age life moves so fast
    Twelve years old, skinny legs, built to come in last
    add a mirror that would never lie
    When you're doubting, it never pays to try

    And everytime i saw you
    You were trying so hard to explain
    Broadcast failure
    Like a plastic bowl its spinning down to drain

    But you came through, you came through
    When nobody expected you to
    You came through, you came through
    With all those narrowed eyes upon you
    You came through, you came through

    Now you wish you weighed a thousand pounds
    So you could crush those bullies and demons down
    From your seat at the back of the bus
    Still waving back at us

    And everytime i saw you
    You were trying so hard to explain
    Broadcast failure
    Like a plastic boat spinning down to drain

    But you came through, you came through
    When nobody expected you to
    liploanon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIncredible lyrics, I think at twelve most of us have felt this way
    bcg2312on October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWicked song about the difficulties of being 12 years old, a very tricky age where your body and your head are doing crazy things. At 12 I had a facefull of acne and almost couldnt look in the mirror without crying. My daughter is 12 now and she is so difficult to deal with, she used to be such a good girl, she still is but man its tough getting through to her. I know she is having trouble with school , boys etc. but I know she will pull through it and be OK.
    PappyHabon November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think in the first part of the chorus, the line is "Broadcast failure, like a plastic boat spinning down the drain".
    pumkinhedon January 27, 2012   Link

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