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the nation's only radio show that allows listeners to read the lyrics as  the songs play. Teen and tween Guest DJs suggest songs that either inspire positive  self-esteem, equality, a healthy planet, peace, diversity or never giving up.  After we play each song our guest DJs discuss the message of the lyrics and how  these songs can help youth all over the world choose to change things about themselves that may be holding them back from a life free of not feeling "good enough" and the self-bullying that results from feeling that way.  If you'd like to be a guest DJ or suggest a song for our show email us at: PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org

Our theme song is CHANGE YOUR MIND
by
Sister Hazel.  We love this band!

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Betty Hoeffner with Carrie HalliburtonTHIS WEEK'S SHOW FEATURES ANTI-BULLYING SONGS

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ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH TOUGH TIMES

 Here are the Wednesday's show.

   
CAUGHT IN THE CROWD by Kate Miller- Hiedke

There was a guy at my school when I was in high school
We'd ride side by side in the morning on our bicycles
Never even spoken or faced each other
But on the last hill we'd race each other

When we reached the racks we'd each go our own way
I wasn't in his classes, I didn't know his name
When we finally got to speak he just stared at his feet
And mumbled a sentence that ended with 'James'

I was young and caught in the crowd
I didn't know then what I know now
I was dumb, and I was proud
And I'm sorry
If I could go back do it again
I'd be someone you could call friend
Please, please believe that I'm sorry

Well he was quite a big guy, kinda shy and quiet
When the kids called him weird he didn't try to deny it
Every lunchtime he'd spend walking by himself
Round the boundary of the grounds til he heard the bell

Well one day I found him, joined him on his walk
We were silent for a while until we started to talk
I told him my family were fighting in court
He said his step-dad and him always fought

We talked about music, he was into punk
Told me all the bands that I liked were junk
I said I'd never heard the songs the sex pistols sang
I laughed back at him and then the bell rang

I was young and caught in the crowd
I didn't know then what I know now
I was dumb, and I was proud
And I'm sorry
If I could go back do it again
I'd be someone you could call friend
Please, please believe that I'm sorry

It was after school in the afternoon
The corridors were crowded as we came out of the rooms
Three guys I knew pushed him into the cement
Threw away his bag and said he had no friends

He yelled that he did and he looked around
Tried getting up but they pushed him on down
That's when he saw me, called out my name
And I turned my back, and just walked away
Yeah I turned my back, and just walked away

I was young and caught in the crowd
I didn't know then what I know now
I was dumb, and I was proud
And I'm sorry
If I could go back do it again
I'd be someone you could call friend
Please, please believe that I'm sorry

Please, please believe that I'm sorry


DON'T LET THEM IN by Kathleen Elle

Verse 1:
You’re too fat you’re too tall too short don’t fit in at all, you’re not cool enough for me.
You’re too punk you’re too nerd too gay insert any word, just stay away from me.
Pre-chorus:
Blowin them off doesn’t work cuz what they say really hurts but they’re just too blind to see.
That their words cut like knives, they’re probably shortening your life, picking at you piece by piece.
Chorus:
Because the harder you try the harder you fall, some are never gonna like you at all.
Don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em in don’t try to be something you’re not.
The harder you try the harder you fall, it’s not gonna help you out at all.
Don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em in don’t let em break your heart.
Verse 2:
Wanna scream wanna shout, who said being different means they kick you out? Keep your identity.
Don’t stay up late at night picking at your flaws, you’ll never win the fight, you’re your own worst enemy.
Pre-chorus:
Blowin 'em off doesn’t work cuz what they say really hurts but they’re just too blind to see
That their words cut like knives they’re probably shortening your life picking at you piece by piece.
Chorus:
Because the harder you try the harder you fall, some are never gonna like you at all.
Don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em in, don’t try to be something your'e not.
The harder you try the harder you fall, it's not gonna help you out at all.
Don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em break your heart.
Bridge:
Although you're crying on the inside don’t let them realize, they got to you.
I know you're dying on the inside, here’s my shoulder I’ll let you cry, I got you.
Chorus:
Because the harder you try the harder you fall, some are never gonna like you at all.
Don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em in don’t try and be something you're not.
The harder you try the harder you fall, it’s not gonna help you out at all.
Don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em in don’t let 'em break your heart.


 
INVISIBLE by Hunter Hayes

Crowded hallways are the loneliest places
For outcasts and rebels
Or anyone who just dares to be different
And you've been trying for so long
To find out where your place is
But in their narrow minds
There's no room for anyone who dares to do something different
Oh, but listen for a minute

Trust the one
Who's been where you are wishing all it was
Was sticks and stones
Those words cut deep but they don't mean you're all alone
And you're not invisible
Hear me out,
There's so much more to life than what you're feeling now
Someday you'll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible
Oh, invisible

So your confidence is quiet
To them quiet looks like weakness
But you don't have to fight it
'Cause you're strong enough to win without a war
Every heart has a rhythm
Let yours beat out so loudly
That everyone can hear it
Yeah, I promise you don't need to hide it anymore
Oh, and never be afraid of doing something different
Dare to be something more

Trust the one
Who's been where you are wishing all it was
Was sticks and stones
Yeah, the words cut deep but they don't mean you're all alone
And you're not invisible
Hear me out,
There's so much more of this life than what you're feeling now
And someday you'll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible

These labels that they give you
just 'cause they don't understand
If you look past this moment
You'll see you've got a friend
Waving a flag for who you are
And all you're gonna do
Yeah, so here's to you
And here's to anyone who's ever felt invisible

Yeah, and you're not invisible
Hear me out,
There's so much more to life than what you're feeling now
And someday you'll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible
It'll be invisible


NOTHIN' GROWS IN SHADOWS by Jake Owens

Hey you kids, bullying the kids down at your school
one of these days you're gonna grow up, be ashamed
who gave you the right to decide who is and who aint cool
who could sit at your table and be on your team and play your games

[CHORUS]
let 'em shine, shine like a diamond
give 'em time and you'll fine theres not cover rose
God's light shines for everybody
so get outta His way
nothin grows in shadows

hey fathers, screamin' at your kids from the bleachers
saying "quit actin like a sissy, suck it up and win"
maybe you ought'a stop and think about what you're teaching
yeah you talk about a loser, I dont think it's them

[CHORUS]
let 'em shine, shine like a diamond
give 'em time and you'll fine theres not cover rose
God's light shines for everybody
so get outta His way
nothin grows in shadows

well I aint sayin' I aint been a shadow myself
a dark cloud that rained on somebody else
well I learned a lesson that I need to tell
the doctor that saved my mommas life
helped beat her cancer, made sure she got well
was a kid I went to school with all my life
man I used to give him hell

[CHORUS]
let 'em shine, shine like a diamond
give 'em time and you'll fine theres not cover rose
God's light shines for everybody
so get outta His way
nothin grows in shadows

oh get outta His way
nothin grows in shadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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