Everyone at Hey U.G.L.Y. has been helped by lyrics, especially when we are in pain. Knowing the songwriter felt the way we do makes our burden a little less heavy and helps us not feel all alone. Email your favorite lyrics to PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org and we'll post them here. You can also email your comments on any of the lyrics listed.

From Haven't Got Time For The Pain by Carly Simon and Jacob Brackman Suggested by Candy Sandfor
"All those crazy nights when I cried myself to sleep
Now melodrama never makes me weep anymore

Suffering was the only thing that made me feel I was alive
Thought that's just how much it cost to survive in this world
'Til you showed me how, how to fill my heart with love
How to open up and drink in all that white light
Pouring down from the heavens
I haven't got time for the pain
I haven't got room for the pain
I haven't the need for the pain"
From Already Gone by The Eagles Suggested by John Larson
"Well I know it wasn't you who held me down
Heaven knows it wasn't you who set me free
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key"

COMMENTS:  "We often allow our emotions and others to control us when we can actually control how we react to people and situations. We really do have the key to stop and assess what's going on before we react and let something like anger control us thus spurting venom at someone or something." Larry Simon

From True Colors by Cyndi Lauper Suggested by David LaRico
"You're true colors are beautiful, like a rainbow."
COMMENTS:  "These lyrics inspire me because they are saying I am amazing just the way I am."  Angel Fronek

From Rich Girl by Hall & Oates Suggested by Betty Hoeffner
"It's so easy, to hurt others when you can't feel pain."

From You've Got To Be Carefully Taught from the musical South Pacific Suggested by Cathy Pardo

"You've got to be taught, Before it's too late, Before you are 6 or 7 or 8, To hate all the people your relatives hate, You've got to be carefully taught"


From Drowning by Hootie & The Blowfish  Suggested by Tom Cooling

"Why must we hate one another?
Well no matter what, we gotta live together
Just 'cause you don't look like me; tell me, what do you see?
When we pass on the street, what do you wanna see?"


From Everbody I Love You by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Suggested by Steve Schmidt

"You expect for me to love you when you hate yourself ...
Though your heart is in anger, I need your love to get through"

From Let The Song Last Forever by Dan Hill Suggested by Jay LaRico

"Now I know you've been hurt you've been broken
Life just ain't real without pain
And there's no guarantee that all ends happily
But when you fall you gotta rise up swinging again
And you can run away I can run away
We can both run till our lives are through
Some people hide till their hollow inside
Please don't allow this to happen to you

I'm so damn tired of hearing songs about pain
There's so much to learn, life's too short now to spend it afraid"


From Nobody Taught Me How To Lie oby Dan Hill Suggested by Jay LaRico

 " ... and here I am with you, thrown so many lies your way, I believed most of them too
And you say you love me – Girl you’ve been looking at a stranger
If this hurts you somehow it hurts me more, I never knew what honesty was for
Until the moment that you look at me, You say you want be a part of me,
Girl whatever’s left of me is yours

 All the kids would laugh at me, I wouldn’t talk for fear I’d cry,
Nobody, nobody taught me how to lie, Nobody taught me how to lie