Proud2Bme | Tunes: "Stronger"

Tunes: "Stronger"

"You taught me to be stronger, to stand a little prouder, yell a little louder." 15-year-old Megan Landry wrote "Stronger" as a response to the bullies who tried--unsuccessfully--to make her a victim. 

"They will never tear me down. I will only get stronger," Megan told us. "I won’t say it doesn't hurt, but I'm not going to be anyone's victim either. I hope my song will give other kids the power 'to look right over their heads.' Because in the end bullying is really about power. Why give anyone that satisfaction over you! I didn't and I won't, and I hope more and more kids don't either." 

Here's the video for "Stronger" that Megan made herself. Watch until the end to catch some silly outtakes.

STRONGER
----Verse one----
Go ahead and load a gun with all your bitter words. 
Guaranteed it'll be the loudest gunshot heard.
Sticks and stones break your bones but one day they will cure. 
Nothing hurts, nothing's worse than the taste of hurtful words.

No need for bullets, no need for knives, 
your sharpest weapon is your drunken lies

 

----Chorus----

You taught me to be stronger, to stand a little prouder, 
yell a little louder. 
You taught me to look right over your head, to smile instead. 
Forget where I bled in the first place


----Verse Two----
Go ahead and huff and puff and blow my house down. 
Go ahead and sink my boat but you're never gonna see me drown.
Go ahead and mark me up with bruises and scars. 
Go ahead and push me but you're gonna be behind the bars

No need for bullets, no need for knives, 
your sharpest weapon is your drunken lies


----Chorus----
You taught me to be stronger, to stand a little prouder, 
yell a little louder. 
You taught me to look right over your head, to smile instead. 
Forget where I bled in the first place


----Bridge----
Tear me down, I won't fall to the ground. 
Don't say my name like it belongs in your mouth 
Don't try to break me, don't try to shake me today, yeah


----Chorus----
You taught me to be stronger, to stand a little prouder, 
yell a little louder. 
You taught me to look right over your head, to smile instead. 
Forget where I bled in the first place

 

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