"Lame" as written by Jason Pollock and Jason Ross....
There's a tall, a mulatto. boy I know
And he comes to every party - he stands alone
Viewing them the rest, from the corner of his glance
It gets so clear, he's not judging anyone

The way his arms float around his cage, he's caged
Canary sings, silently brings, his voice to rage
The way they stop and stare, the way they turn their heads
It's enough to make him want to run away
But he stays, he stands his ground

And I'm so lame
The way I condescend without ever knowing his name
He keeps it in a box, hangs it from his ear
Looks at everyone without the slightest fear
It's making me so ashamed

Slender body, slip through his glance
I don't give him a single chance
The way he's rocking back and forth
Makes a buzzing in my ear
Constantly reminding me that I never stop to hear
Him say hello, hello

And I am so lame
Like a moth bumping off his godless flame
I cannot condescend or even apprehend, what comes over me
When I see his shameless face

So rage, please rage against me
Beat me down, beat me down, forgive me
For what I've done, I'm so lame, I'm so lame, I'm so lame
So lame, so lame, so lame

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Lame" as written by Robert Brewer Scott Russo

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentI am actually very familar with this song. Seven Mary Three is from The College of William and Mary, my alma mater. I know the "tall, mulatto boy." He was a very smart austistic young man. He was a weird one...but extremely nice. The point of the song is not that he is "lame" but we are lame for making fun of him...which, incidently, a lot of people did, including me. When I hear this song, it constantly reminds me of how cruel we can be to other people. Fantastic song from a fantasic band!
    Valmont674on March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song.. means so much to me, i can relate to the guy in the song, and ive also felt the guilt of the guy singing too, im sure most ppl have
    potato grrlon April 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment* the corner of his GLASS ?
    NeoZiggyon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song caught my attention with "there's a tall, a mulatto, boy i know.
    he comes to every party and he stands alone."
    i think it's describing how those who are mulatto, like myself, feel about their ethnicity. almost caught between two worlds, never really being accepted by either race.
    sometimes you feel as if people stare while trying to figure you out. he sings about the mulatto boy being caged, and i think it's relating to that feeling.
    as well as the realization from a different perspective.
    but songs mean different things to different people.
    dananatoron May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about the person's guilt when he judges and mistreats someone he doesnt even know. he feels bad because he knows how it makes him feel when people do it to him, and its obvious that he has hurt the boy.
    PearlJamRuleson June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think this song is about someone being embarrassed and ashamed of the way he judged and/or treated a boy without even knowing him. He's feeling guilty for his actions and he's begging for forgiveness.
    stagnateon December 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is weird because it sounds like a females view point. It sounds like a female wrote this song or its based on the songwriters female friend who had feelings for a black guy in some school which seems college based on a comment here. I think she regrets having ignored him since he mentions she was lame and that she ignored him because she wanted to fit into the crowd yet she had feelings for him . The black guy seems to have been a minority in the school. Only a female into a guy would notice him and later admit that she had regrets that she didn't get to know him.

    Sorry for multiple comments had typos in it.
    jamesmattmatton February 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, so emotianal.
    JAStewarton September 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery awsome song, realy emotional.. I think its about some one who's an outcast, and the person who notices feels wierd talking to him.. I just love this song, and I'm glad other poeple have commented on it!
    NeoZiggyon December 20, 2005   Link

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