Not Alone

Kate Reid

 

They shove me into the lockers

When they walk by me in the hall

They pass me nasty notes in class                           

Behind the teacherÕs back

 

They call me all kinds of names          

Because they know my dad is gay

They say that I must be the same way

 

Chorus:        

ItÕs hard living this life

Everyone's families are different than mine

I donÕt fit in, I want to run away and hide

ItÕs tough being the only one

All those bullies make fun of me

Some days I donÕt want to face it

I feel small and all alone

 

They harass me before the bell goes

They want to meet me after school

They say if I donÕt show up

They will beat me up

 

They stalk me and then they torment me on-line

They tease me endlessly

They message me saying my dad and I are freaks

 

Chorus:

ItÕs hard living this life

EveryoneÕs families are different than mine

I donÕt fit in, I want to run away and hide

ItÕs tough being the only one

All those bullies make fun of me

Some days I donÕt want to face it
I feel small

 

Bridge:                                
My dad picked me up from school one afternoon

He said he knew what I was going through

He had been bullied when he was young, too

Then, he hugged me tight, he said he loved me 

Then he said, ÒRemember that

Bullies are frightened people on the inside.Ó


Now, weÕre gathering our allies, my dad and I
People who stand on our side
Teachers, family, police and community

 

I wonÕt let those bullies make a victim of me
This isnÕt a tragedy

I will survive and this is my story

 

Chorus:

And itÕs hard living this life

EveryoneÕs families are different than mine
I donÕt fit in, I want to run away and hide

And itÕs tough being the only one     
All those bullies make fun of me

Some days, I donÕt want to face it
I feel small

                            

And itÕs hard living this life

EveryoneÕs families are different than mine

I donÕt fit in, but I ainÕt going to run away and hide
And itÕs tough being the only one
When those bullies make fun of me
But I know that IÕm going to make it
And stand tall
IÕm not alone