"Bully" as written by Elisabeth Maurus, William Aubrey Reynolds and Tyler Ramsey....
Run ragged and wrecked
Catching a tiger
Baiting a bully
Was this my idea?
Is it a mistake?
Why did you take me here?

Am I too far from home?
Am I really all alone?

Walk, child, don't run
Go off and have fun
We'll be waiting
Just look before you cross
Take love with the loss
I know it's frustrating

But mama's here and your papa too
And we are so darn proud of you
Mama's here and your papa too
And we are so darn proud of you
Proud of you, proud of you

Reach, but don't push it away
Say nice words and play
With intention
Practice restraint, yeah
Find out what matters

I know your heart's been broken
But martyrs never open doors
The world is yours
Carry this torch
And use your voice

Who am I, who am I?

Was this my idea?
Is it a mistake?
Why did you take me here, here?

Mama's here and your papa too
And we are so darn proud of you
Mama's here and your papa too
And we are so darn proud of you

And all of us who turned into you
We're sure hoping that you pull on through
All of us, into you
We only hope that you pull on through
You pull on through, you pull on through, you pull on through

Your mama's, your papa's here


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"Bully" as written by William Aubrey Reynolds Elisabeth Maurus

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    My InterpretationI think it is about growing up and thinking of your parents' love in hard times.

    The first verse of the song is like someone is feeling a bit tired (of her life?), and in doubt of herself. Then, she asked herself "Am I too far from home?Am I really all alone?"
    Starting from the second verse to "find out what matters" in the third verse is that she remembers what her parents had taught her. It makes her feel emotional after thinking of it.
    The part ,"I know your heart's been broken", is a bridge to make the last part stands out, which is the emotional outburst.
    And, the last part is that her thoughts on her parents are more intense as if her parents are there "Your mama's, your papa's here".
    Aarontalkingon January 10, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI always play this when I'm feeling down...

    "The world is yours, carry this torch, and use your voice..."

    "All of us who turned into you, we're sure hoping that you pull on through..."
    artist in disguiseon May 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentShes saying that you should never give up, no matter how much people put you down. That their are always people out there to help you.
    piper888on July 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a lot to do with how hard it is to become successful in the music world and leave behind your midwestern roots. It has a lot of rural colloquialisms that seem to be her relatives or friends from back home in Illinois trying to offer her advice as she leaves behind her home to try and go get something that they don't really understand and have never experienced. But she knows their hearts are in the right place.
    kickstand13on August 20, 2011   Link

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