"The Ballad" as written by and Fredrik Larzon Mathias Farm....
The last selection in the ballgame
Does never get a pass
"Not appreciated's" just his first name
He's the scapegoat of the class
There are no friends to cheer him up, and
No girls, no sweet romance
It's impossible to expand
When you never get a second chance

Do you know, who's that guy, who's all alone?
Do you care enough to see? He's in pain and misery

He's not going to the school-pram
He said he had the flu
Trumped-up excuses as he told mom
- "I'm safer here with you"
She told her son - "Someday they'll all be
Sorry for mistreating you
Don't be affraid my son and trust me
You'll be someone they will look up to"

Do you know, who's that guy, who's all alone?
Do you care enough to see? He's in pain and misery...
Do you care to see?

Do you know, who's that guy, who's all alone?
Do you care enough to see? He's in pain and misery


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"The Ballad" as written by Fredrik Larzon Erik Ohlsson

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    General CommentThis song is an awesome song, its so true, people are put down constantly by people who think too highly of themselves and dont care whether or not they are verbally scarring anyone....We wonder why so many people take their own lives, and it can be as simple as constantly hacking on someone to make them feel worthless...this is a rad song with much meaning.
    SpLaTon April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, its sickening.
    LylakToidon January 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really soulfull. a few more of these please, millencolin!
    jcaddenon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell said :D
    Fox23on April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think we can all relate to this song in one way or another...
    Spideygurlon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think we can all relate to this song in one way or another...
    Spideygurlon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is yet another example of what being a dick to people can really do to them...it's sad
    This song makes me cry sometimes...and reminds me to accept others for what they have to offer, not what they lack!
    Super Heroon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have to agree ... we can all relate to this song in SOME way
    ive never really been much of a dickhead to ppl it makes me think twice b4 putting someone down ... i try not too ...
    BTW ... just a tip: we really shoud think about the things we say ... one of the girls @ my school cominted a suicide this week (15yrs old) ... i didnt know her but my friends say i would've seen her around ... still trying to get a photo of her to find out who she was ... anyway my point is ... most ppl kill themselves for the same reasons mantiond in this song ... basicly we kill those ppl ... something we shouldnt be very proud of

    good message and good song from millencolin!
    jacob_c7
    jacob_c7on May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell said SpLaT and jacob_c7
    shadowcmlon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea i agree with all of u
    melaon May 21, 2002   Link

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