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Songs About Bullying: A Subject Worth Singing About

Songs About Bullying

Music has been used to express all sorts of thoughts and feelings. It is only natural that the topic of bullying should come up in many artists’ works since the emotions involved can be raw and inspirational. Songs about bullying help people to understand the pain they can cause by being unkind. We think that bullying is a subject worth singing about. Do you?

 

Getting the Message Out

With the long overdue attention finally being given to the issue of bullying, many artists are using their talents raise awareness. Many of these artists had challenging lives as children and speak first hand about their own experiences with being bullied.

 

Addressing the Consequences

While some dismiss bullying as a sort of adolescent rite of passage, many songs about bullying try to show how seriously bullying impacts many lives, and are the cause of many teen suicides.

 

Adam’s Song by Blink-182

Many have written of how this song captures their personal feelings and actually served as an anchor to hold on to. It has special meaning to those who relate to its quiet, desperate form of revenge.

I never thought I’d die alone
I laughed the loudest who’d have known?
I traced the cord back to the wall
No wonder it was never plugged in at all
I took my time, I hurried up
The choice was mine I didn’t think enough
I’m too depressed to go on
You’ll be sorry when I’m gone

I never thought I’d die alone
Another six months I’ll be unknown
Give all my things to my friends
You’ll never set foot in my room again
You’ll close it off, board it up
Remember the time I spilled the cup
Of apple juice in the hall
Please tell mom this is not her fault

 

Baseball Cap by Faithless

This is a great set of lyrics that show how important an adult can be to change the overall reaction to bullying. Instead of suicide or revenge, a little wise counsel goes a long way to a mature perspective.

Uhn, smack, there goes my baseball cap I’m on the floor,
I think I took a bruise to my jaw,
Jumped me from behind at least three, maybe four,
I never see my hat no more.

Oh, smash (..smack). There goes my baseball cap,
It’s gone, gone, gone, gone,
I can’t get it back.
Oh, smash (..smack), there goes my baseball cap,
It’s gone, gone, gone, gone,
I can’t get it back.

My hands was cut, my uncle says ‘what’s up?’
Let me guess, your clothes are in a mess, you’re in distress,
Sit down, take five and let me look at your knees,
Your still alive son, please take it easy

Scuffling in the street is no way to die,
And I don’t want to have to meet your mama’s eye,
So try and listen hard before you fall into the trap
Of making war over a baseball cap.

 

Overcoming the Past

A number of the songs deal not so much with bullying as how to respond to it. The key message is to find a way to move on and not let the negativity of the past darken the future.

 

Fly by Hilary Duff

While written by Kara DioGuaridi and John Shanks, Duff made a point of including it on her album in 2004 as a call to get past the negativity so many face and to not worry about being different.

Fly, open up the part of you that wants to hide away
And you can shine, forget about the reasons
Why you can’t in life and start to try
‘Cause it’s your time, time to fly

All your worries, leave them somewhere else
Find a dream you can follow
Reach for something when there’s nothing left
And the world’s feeling hollow

 

Mean by Taylor Swift

Showing another wise perspective, Swift’s lyrics note that bullies are often the product of being bullied, all to no good end. Again, instead of letting the act of being mean take her down, she sees a brighter future ahead.

You, with your words like knives and swords and weapons that you use against me
You have knocked me off my feet again got me feeling like I’m nothing
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard, calling me out when I’m wounded
You, pickin’ on the weaker man

You can take me down
With just one single blow
But you don’t know what you don’t know

Someday I’ll be living in a big old city
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean
Someday I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean

Why you gotta be so mean?

 

Fighter by Christina Aguilera

This speaks boldly to how being bullied by a lover actually produced positive results in her life:

After all that you put me through,
You think I’d despise you,
But in the end I wanna thank you,
‘Cause you’ve made me that much stronger

Well I thought I knew you, thinkin’ that you were true
Guess I, I couldn’t trust called your bluff time is up
‘Cause I’ve had enough

More Songs

Other songs about bullying that make a contribution to the anti-bullying movement include:

  • You had to Pick on Me by Matt Kennon
  • Hey Bully by Morgan Frazier
  • Stupid Boy by Keith Urban
  • Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers
  • Don’t Laugh at Me by Mark Wills

 

Discover more Bullying Songs!

Got some bully lyrics? Let’s read them and inspire others to stand up to bullying with those bully lyrics now! We also want to hear your thoughts on the topic and any songs that you have written about bullying. Please join in the discussion in the comments below.

How about our range of anti-bullying songs!

This is one inspiring bullying song to learn! A bully song never hurts!

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Jennifer Elder
    Apr 23, 2015 at 01:20 am

    How about “Pretty in Pink” by the Psychedelic Furs? The first song about bullying I ever heard, oh so long ago…

  • Jennifer Elder
    Feb 09, 2016 at 11:40 am

    How about “Pretty in Pink” by the Psychedelic Furs? The first song about bullying I ever heard, oh so long ago…

  • Somlak Fizer
    Feb 09, 2016 at 11:41 am

    *if you

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