Do unto others

Today is Bloggers Unite for Human Rights day. For my contribution I’m posting a song by the band, Garbage. It’s for those in our world who deserve not only compassion, but also the ability to get help regardless of what’s in their bank accounts.

Bleed Like Me

Avalanche is sullen and too thin
She starves herself to rid herself of sin
And the kick is so divine when she sees bones beneath her skin
And she says:
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C’mon baby can you bleed like me?

Chris is all dressed up and acting coy
Painted like a brand new Christmas toy
He’s trying to figure out if he’s a girl or he’s a boy
He says:
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C’mon baby can you bleed like me?

Doodle takes dad’s scissors to her skin
And when she does relief comes setting in
While she hides the scars she’s making underneath her pretty clothes
She sings:
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C’mon baby can you bleed like me?

Therapy is Speedie’s brand new drug
Dancing with the devil’s past has never been too fun
It’s better off than trying to take a bullet from a gun
And she cries:
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C’mon baby can you bleed like me?

JT gets all fucked up in some karaoke bar
After two drinks he’s a loser after three drinks he’s a star
Getting all nostalgic as he sings “I Will Survive”
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C’mon baby can you bleed like me?
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C’mon baby can you bleed like me?

You should see my scars
You should see my scars
You should see my scars
You should see my scars
Try to comprehend that which you’ll never comprehend
Try to comprehend that which you’ll never comprehend
Just try to comprehend that which you’ll never comprehend
Try to comprehend that which you’ll never comprehend
You should see my scars
You should see my scars

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6 comments

  1. I love Garbage 🙂 I wasn’t aware of the Bloggers Unite day, thanks for that!
    Have fun with the Wii…bowling is so much better without the clown shoes 😛

  2. I love the line, you should see my scars. If we could all just show each other our pain, joy, vulnerabilities, maybe we would open our hearts to each other, realize the humanity that exists in all.

  3. That is so true, conversemomma. Ikuni was just telling me about an interview she watched with the singer from Flyleaf. She said that everyone has a story, and maybe if we knew each other’s stories we’d be less likely to hate each other.

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