He wakes up haunted
With voices in his head
Nobody knows it
But today he won't go unnoticed
He can't forget
Can't forgive for what they said
He's never been so hurt
But today the screaming is over

Blame the family
Blame the bully
Blame it on me
Maybe he needed to be wanted

Blame the family
Blame the bully
Maybe he needed to be wanted

She takes the long way home
Fighting her emotions
She's a loner
But today she won't go unnoticed
If she can't remember
When she loses her temper
Nobody knows her
But tonight the silence is over

Blame the family
Blame the bully
Blame it on me
Maybe she needed to be wanted

Blame the family
Blame the bully
Blame it on me
Maybe she needed to be wanted

Blame the family
Blame the bully
Blame it on me
Maybe they needed

Blame the family
Blame the bully
Blame it on me
Maybe they needed to be wanted
Wanted


Lyrics submitted by 3DGHockey30

Bully Lyrics as written by Barry Stock Adam Gontier

Lyrics © HYVETOWN MUSIC INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentMaybe I should put my earlier reply in a full-blown comment:

    Actually, I think this song is trying more to get inside the head of bullies and explain how they do what they do to get attention. Generally, bullies never feel like anyone pays attention to them (bringing the "blame it on..." lines into play) until they start bullying people. So I think it's more about bullies than it is about being bullied.

    Going into further detail, I would say that the first verse is generally the experience of a boy who wants to be appreciated, but can only remember the bad things that everyone says about him, so he starts bullying people to get attention 'cuz he'd rather have bad attention given to him than none at all.

    The second verse seems like it might be after she already bullied someone; she feels horrible, but she's trying to forget about it.

    The chorus goes through the usual progressions of blame when it comes to bullying. First, people say that the parents obviously did something to the kid to make him or her this way. Then people start thinking that it's just the kid's fault because the bullying keeps happening, regardless of what they try to do. Finally, people realize that nobody paid attention to this kid earlier on in life, and the blame is on them because the bully only needed to feel wanted; now it's too late to change it.

    Wow, that was long. And don't get me wrong: I'm not saying that this is the only possible answer. I'm just stating an educated guess.
    MConroy1990on February 23, 2010   Link

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