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They Don't Know by Drowning Phoenix

May 1, 2021
By Luka_Roi PLATINUM, Edmond, Oklahoma
Luka_Roi PLATINUM, Edmond, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"When we're born we cry, because we feel the pain of living for the first time."- Alice C.

"Always be yourself... Unless you can be Batman. Be Batman."- Andy Biersack

"No matter how hard you try, you can never tame a wild spirit!"- CC

"I am not a monster, I am but a man."- Ronnie Radke

"Suicide is not cowardly! I'll tell you what's cowardly... treating someone so badly that they want to take their own life!"- Ashley Purdy

"I'm an artist and I make art-arty-art-art!"- Andy Biersack

"I'm TOP 'Stressed Out' what does that mean? I'm a rap fiend with a bad lead..."- NF

"I GOT A JAR OF DIRT AND GUESS WHAT'S INSIDE IT!!!"- Johnny Depp


Verse 1

They don't know what it's like

They don't know how it feels

They don't know how much it hurts

Nah, they don't.. Know


They don't know what it's like, to wake up everyday wanting to eid

They don't know how it feels avoiding every mirror in town,

Cuz you know when you look, you’ll see someone staring back at you

But it's not you

They don't know how much it hurts, pretending to be happy when you really want to cry.


They don't know,

They don't care,

They don't hear the things we hear

No they don't know,

They don't care,

Theyd toss us to the curb if they could

They don’t understand, they never will

But that’s the thing about life ain’t it? 


People are scared of what they don’t understand

And so they laugh and point tryna act like the bigger man

But are you really the bigger man if you throw hate on something just  cuz you don’t understand?  

Ya’ll that's what i don't understand, you tell us to be happy

But when we are, you wanna act like 

We’re what makes the world crappy. 


Chorus:

Yo, I just wanna be happy..

I just wanna live my life

Just let me be me for a day

Promise I’ll be nice

Even an hour would suffice.

I just don’t wanna feel trapped no more, 

I don’t wanna cry no more! 

I don't wanna hide no more,

I don't wanna fight no more. 

Please don't hold me back no more! 

I don't wanna feel this way no more!


Verse 2:

Nah-

 

Don't tell me to be quiet

Don't tell me to calm down

Don't tell me i got no reason to be mad! 

Im looking for a way outta here.

Im lookin for an ally

There anybody out there? 

Theres gotta be someone who’ll care..


*radio static* 


Anybody else feel like me? 

Raise a fist, a sign of hope

I don't know ‘bout you, but i find it hard to cope

With the fact that i’m hated for no reason 

By people that’ve never felt this feelin’


I feel desperate

I feel lost

I feel trapped

This burden that i carry comes with a demon.

It's tying me to a weight and letting me drown

I never meant to let you down

Didnt wanna disappoint 

Always tried to impress

But in the end i was just depressed


Chorus:

Yo, I just wanna be happy..

I just wanna live my life

Just let me be me for a day

Promise I’ll be nice

Even an hour would suffice.

I just don’t wanna feel trapped no more, 

I don’t wanna cry no more! 

I don't wanna hide no more,

I don't wanna fight no more. 

Please don't hold me back no more! 

I don't wanna feel this way no more!


Verse 3:

I used to get bullied and picked on,

I got pushed around and spit on,

Don't ask me “what’s wrong?”

When you know you’re the root of the problem!

I’m gettin’ tired of calling you “mom”

You were never there for me,

You never cared for me!

You just wanted to save yourself

For five years i was screamin’ for help!


“Love yourself”

That’s something i cant ever do

Please don't take it personally when i say “i hate you”

In reality i hate myself more than i hate anyone

I used to think “it can’t be true

But i was just hidin’ from the truth


Reality is an ugly thing

It’ll make you feel trapped, 

So you’ll lie to yourself sayin that you’re happy

But everyday you’ll just feel angry


*kid sits down crying*


Hey kid, you wanna know what i’ve learned?

*kid looks up*

Over the years i’ve learned that people will say they want the truth

But when it comes down to it, they’ll always blame you

They don’t take ownership for their mistakes

They’ll do whatever it takes

To make you feel like it’s your fault


Grab my hand, come with me

*kid grabs hand*

You see her? *i point to a little boy*

That was me when i was seven

He’s a boy now, but one day he’ll be a woman

He might feel oppressed and depressed,

But one day she’ll be happy


Yeah, one day i’ll be happy. 

Ya know i’m here for you if you have questions.


The author's comments:

This song was a letter to my little cousin. And no I'm actually FTM not MTF


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