Songs About Speaking Out Against Bullying & Building Resilience
If you're being bullied, please realize that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with how those people are feeling about themselves and their current life situation. There's very good chance that people who hate on you and try to bring you down have something going on inside themselves or in their own lives that they are feeling insecure about. They will to try bring you down to their level so they don't feel so alone in their misery which is actually quite sad.
It's my hope that this playlist will continuously inspire you to stick up for yourself, to stick up for others, and to fight relentlessly for what you believe in!
"Yeah, don't take things too personal
But you made shit personal
Talkin' 'bout my bad habits
Man, fuck my bad habits
Don't act like you got none
You can run, you can run
But you know that I know just what you've done
You can run, you can run
But save those words for one on one."
"I don't care what you say
I don't play the same games you play
'Cause I've been talking to the people that you call your friends
And it seems to me there's a means to and end
They don't care anymore
And as for me I can sit here and bide my time
I got nothing to lose if I speak my mind
I don't care anymore."
"How can I paint this picture
When the color blind is hangin' with you?
Fell on my face and awoke with a scar
Another mistake livin' deep in my heart
Wear it on top of my sleeve in a flick
I can admit that it did look like yours
Why you resent every making of this?
Tell me your purpose is petty again
But even a small lighter can burn a bridge
Even a small lighter can burn a bridge."
"You can’t bring me down
Already had my life turned upside down
I ride a downward spiral round and round
But I keep flying, I keep fighting
You won’t ever bring me down."
"It's just the way it is
And maybe it's never gonna change
But I got a mind to show my strength
And I got a right to speak my mind
And I'm gonna pay for this
They're gonna burn me at the stake
But I got a fire in my veins
I wasn't made to fall in line."
"People talk, it's just word of mouth
No, it ain't nothing to me
You talking loud 'cause I'm not around
Yeah, that's something to see."
"By all means
Put me through hell
And I’ll make you see
I’ll be your worst enemy
Try to kick, kick, kick me when I’m down
Kick me when I’m down."
"Now all I do is great things
No way they ain't gon' fuck with me
I'm just staying patient
I ain't worried, I ain't gonna be
Trippin' over shit they sayin'
Now I'm in the driver seat
Just doing what I do
I'm moving based off of what I believe."
"Now I'm out here looking like revenge
Feelin' like a ten, the best I ever been
And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt
To see me like this, but it gets worse (wait a minute)
Now you're out here looking like regret
Ain't too proud to beg, second chance you'll never get
And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this."
When you go low, I go high, I go high, I go high
When you go low, I go high, to get by, to get by
Sometimes (sometimes, sometimes) I don't wanna be nice (nice)
But I try (but I try)
When you go low, I go high."
"It’s 8 AM, this hell I’m in
Seems I’ve crossed a line again
For being nothing more than who I am
So break my bones and throw your stones
We all know that life ain’t fair
But there’s more of us we’re everywhere."
"Your lies are bullets
Your mouth's a gun
And no war and anger
Was ever won
Put out the fire before igniting
Next time you’re fighting."
"I'm tired of rumors starting
I'm sick of being followed
I'm tired of people lying
Sayin' what they want about me
Why can't they back up off me
Why can't they let me live
I'm gonna do it my way
Take this for just what it is."
"It's not over 'til it's all been said
It's not over 'til your dying breath
So what do you want them to say when you're gone?
That you gave up or that you kept going on?"
"Oh, so you think you know me now?
Have you forgotten how,
You would make me feel when you drag my spirit down?
But thank you for the pain,
It made my raise my game,
And I'm still rising, I'm still rising, yeah."
You know they're all the same
You know you're doing better on your own so don't buy in
Live right now
Just be yourself
It doesn't matter if that's good enough for someone else."
"Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter"
"It's always darkest just before the dawn.
So stay awake with me, let's prove them wrong."
"It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out and no one's around it keeps glowing
It's just a spark but it's enough to keep me going
And when it's dark out and no one's around it keeps glowing."
"Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I'll just say this is "I wish you farewell"
I hope you're somewhere prayin', prayin'
I hope your soul is changin', changin'
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin."
"Started out in the spring of 2003.
Never went to school, nobody talked to me.
'cept to tell me all the things I couldn't do.
Don't wanna hear about it."
"This is how it feels when you take your life back
This is how it feels when you finally fight back
When life pushes me I push harder
What doesn't kill me makes me stronger."
"I will break, breaking free, coming alive
I broke these chains, never be afraid to live my life (never be afraid to live my life)
Break, breaking free, one last time
No matter what they say, I will never change
And I know I can break (break) break (break)
Look out, I’m breaking free."
"Man, I said we gon' win
Knock me down nine times but I get up ten
Look myself in the mirror, I say we gon' win
Knock me down nine times but I get up ten."
"Love is the answer
I gotta speak it, believe it, that's how I feel inside
(I) I (I), can't, can't sit here quiet
You can take my heart, you can take my breath
When you pry it from my cold, dead chest."
"Well, I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved
Don't give up
It's just the hurt that you hide
When you're lost inside
I, I'll be there to find you
Don't give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I, I will shine to guide you."
"You wanna run away, run away and you say that it can’t be so
You wanna look away, look away but you stay cause’ it’s all so close
When you stand up and hold out your hand
In the face of what I don’t understand
My reason to be brave."
Please reach out for help if you are struggling. There are people out there (myself included) who would be happy to help you or to simply lend an ear if you need it. It may be slightly controversial but, I encourage you to call people out if you feel like they are disrespecting you or someone else. You shouldn’t have to withstand abuse to save face.
Work on building your individual resilience, instead of worrying about what others have to say. Why? Because in the end the only person you’ve got is yourself. So, take care. ❤️