Welcome To My Life

I have several songs in my laptop which my brother transferred when we came to visit them a few months ago.

I love listening to the many songs in that album, songs which I know those who are in my age bracket would definitely not want to listen to because some of these are not ear-friendly, with lots of guitar solos and drum bashing. I used to be a fan, still am, of some of the rock artists who play heavy music.

Anyway, there was this song from Simple Plan caught my attention, which used to be one of my least favorite MTV feature songs a few years back. The song is simple and can be sung easily. But what finally caught my attention were the lyrics. Here are the lyrics in full version and here is a video of the band singing the song.

Here are a few lines from the lyrics:

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you’re down
To feel like you’ve been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one’s there to save you
No you don’t know what it’s like

Weekly Question: What comes to your mind and what do you feel about the lyrics of the song “Welcome To My Life” by Simple Plan?

My answer:

What came to my mind when I was listening to the song’s lyrics was the singer, or the songwriter, or anyone singing this song, is the word BROKEN. And sad.

Like those being bullied in different circumstances, those without friends, those feeling out-of-place and not belonging to a group of friends, I felt very sad for them.

What came to mind was an incident in high school when there were rumors about me spreading bad words about my classmates who were participants in a fashion show. They, the participants got very very mad at me because apparently I was criticizing those who joined the show because I was not chosen to join them. Nobody wanted to speak nor wanted to be seen with me then because I was perceived as someone not worthy to be a friend. I was broken-hearted and sad because I did not say the words that they said I did.

What also came to mind was D, who at a young age took her own life and a few weeks later, M who also took the same road as D.

I hope people would really pause before saying hurtful words and doing actions that will hurt other people, whether these are intended or not.

And that goes to me too.

8 Responses to Welcome To My Life

  1. when we were younger, we tend to be so superior, akala natin alam na natin ang lahat. but of course, hindi pa natin alam ang kalahati ng mga dapat nating malaman. yup, now i tend to pause first before blurting somethings… and i hope am a better human being coz of that πŸ™‚

  2. Ciao Teacher Julie,

    I’m still playing! Here’s my share: http://myracounteurattempt.blogspot.com/2008/10/weekly-question-22.html

    Grazie!

  3. hi Miss Julie!! πŸ˜€

    My sincerest apologies for skipping out the past two weeks. I decided to answer early before I forget.

    Here’s my link: http://pencilpushin.com/2008/10/20/welcome-to-my-life/

    Re: post
    I can totally relate to your post po. I think some people tend to be mean in order to lift themselves up. πŸ™ Sorry you had to go through that..

    As for D & M, I did not know about this. I hope they are in a much better place now.. πŸ™ So sad..

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  5. Wow Miss Julie! That was a mean thing to do. And I read about D, too. It’s soooo sad… I guess she could have reached out and asked for help but no one paid attention to her at all…

    I apologize for not joining for the past two weeks, Miss Julie!

    Here’s my entry Weekly Question: Welcome to My Life

  6. The words reflect a lonely, worn down and hopeless spirit in need of some guidance.

    You may find my post here:
    http://mysoulfulthoughts.com/2008/10/19/weekly-question-21/

  7. my answer is now up, sis!

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