"Abuse Me" as written by and Johns....
Need to ask a question
Calling out my name
Nothing seems to bother
Wish I had a clue
Come on abuse me more I like it

Well I don't think you like me
Well I hate you as well
No one seems to like you
Wish I couldn't tell

Come on abuse me more I like it
Come on keep talking 'cause it's true
Come on abuse me more I like it
Come on keep talking 'cause it's true

Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard, overboard

Come on abuse me more I like it
Come on keep talking 'cause it's true

Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard

Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard
Throw the sailors overboard, overboard


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"Abuse Me" as written by Daniel Johns

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    General Commentwhen i am bullied i always think of this song. cause people call me lesbian, freak, greebo etc etc (sure most of u have heard it b4). all of these are true. i like to play up to it, almost to the point that i bring it on myself. if people shout at me, i wink at them ;)
    In relation to this song, it reminds me of how when ur abused u know they r saying the truth bout u and u like it.
    ladyboygrrlon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat's an interesting look at it, that Freakshow is about fame. To me, it's always been about high school. A lot of these songs are about dealing with people's perceptions of you and the actions that unfold because of those perceptions (No Association, Pop Song For Us Rejects, Learn to Hate, Freak). So it's always seemed like it was about high school, since Daniel was around that age (16, 17) when this came out. And Silverchair still went to a regular high school regardless of their rising popularity. It must have been quite a struggle. So perhaps it's both, dealing with fame and all the bullshit that high school entails. As far as this song goes, I feel it's very, very sardonic. "C'mon, abuse me more, I like it". Of course he doesn't like it; he loathes it. But he doesn't know how to confront it except with sarcasm.
    DeathRockBoyon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I can relate to it completely right now.
    theDorketteon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a sarcastic remark to how people can be so emotionally and physically abusive. Come on, who wants to be abused, but Daniel says, come on, just do it a little more, you know. He doesn't really want to be abused, if you catch my drift...
    NirvanaSilverchairon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a good song.
    geekgirl9on April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't heard this song, but Silverchair are excellent and as far as Im concerned haven t had a bad song yet... so it s bound to be good..
    InMeFanon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthats what i always thought it was about but i read somewhere that that what daniel wrote it about..but he was in high skool at the same time so who knows...? i know high skool was hard for him at that time cuz ppl would call him gay and shit like that cuz he was in a band..it makes no sense to me but thats how it was for him...
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is interesting. I think about be the words of a person who has been abused many times. emotinaly or physicaly. Soon that person begins to resent his attacker
    "Well I hate you as well". THis person has risen above his attacker and learnt that the kind of abuse should not be tolarated by anyone "No one seems to like you". The person has become sarcastic about his abuse "C'mon abuse me more I like it" maybe he likes it because it makes him a better person (sometimes people have suffured abuse become really good people)
    _freak_on July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat does the 'Throw the sailors overboard' part mean?
    WrAiTh_21on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about being famous.. i am silverchair's number one fan.. and i love them.. all of their songs are the best..and so moving.. i write poems/lyrics and i can relate to all of the songs that Daniel has written.. he's such an insperation to me and to my writing.. ben and chris are the men too dude
    UnknownUseron August 02, 2002   Link

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