"Yellow Teeth" as written by and Luke Hoskin Cam Mclellan....
Passing judgment with haste
And laying to waste those who stand
Before us and dishonor the faith.
A dramatic opinion, but an opinion the same.
An attempt now to make right,
Not to enthrall or defame.

An opinion piece, one after another.
Laid fat from feast, one after another.

A man is nothing more than what others claim he is,
So speak clear and ill of me and so it will be.
The grating sound of my voice.
The yellowing of my teeth.

Speak up.
Speak clear.
Speak ill of me.

I found myself awake last night.
May the players take their place,
Repeat their lines exactly to my public disgrace.

The years exaggerate how horrible it was to be stricken silent
With no explanation for the cause.
I can’t be the only one losing sleep over things
I should or shouldn’t have done.

They are the rope around the neck.
They are the blade pressed to the wrist.
It might seem detrimental, but it’s meaningless.
Left to my own devices, I am strange.
I’m a liar—entertained.

I am no one to be reviled.
I am no one to be admired.
Jumping rope at the end of the street,
I am everyone, and everyone is me.


Lyrics submitted by TUNDRA35, edited by temp1444, Mathos22

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    My InterpretationThis song resonates with me in terms of bullying. Not only in school, which seems much more publicized, but everywhere.

    In my own case growing up (and even now as an adult), I encountered many situations where I was shunned or ignored without knowing why, and people would and still do snicker behind my back ("The years exaggerate how horrible it was to be stricken silent with no explanation for the cause.").

    It would have been better for me, and surely for others as well, to be confronted about what people found wrong ("Speak up. Speak clear. Speak ill of me.") instead of spending energy assuming and making up worse case scenarios in my head ("Left to my own devices, I am strange.").

    It's easier to accept when you mature, but when you're young it can feel like you have nothing, and maybe thoughts turn to suicide because of it ("They are the
    rope around the neck. They are the blade pressed to the wrist."). However, at some point I realized that it was indeed meaningless, and that, really, nobody is as unique (be it in a good or bad way) as they think they are, and indeed "I am everyone, and everyone is me."
    frozenmustardon October 30, 2013   Link
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    General Comment"A man is nothing more than others say he is" is a game of thrones quote adapted which was initially "A man is what other's claim he is and no more"
    Chrissalixon July 16, 2014   Link

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