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Monday, December 12, 2011

To The Haters: A Lyric-apalooza

This is a lovely little collection of song lyrics dedicated to the haters.  I hope you enjoy it!

To Whom It May Concert,
--specifically those of you who--
-Threatened to break my kneecaps
-Called me a chauvinist
-Told me to do the world a favor and kill myself
-Threw eggs or water bottles at me from a passing car EVERY YEAR that I've been at BYU
-Called me a little boy
-Used me to to satisfy your own sickness

"There's a fire starting in my heart. Reaching a fever pitch and its bringing me out the dark. Finally I can see you crystal clear. Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare.  See now I'll leave with every piece of you. Don't underestimate the things that I will do."  "I am beautiful no matter what [you] say. Words can't bring me down. I am beautiful in every single way. Yes, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today." Cause "I'm a survivor, I'm not gonna give up, I'm not going stop, I'm gonna work harder.  I'm a survivor, I'm gonna make it, I will survive, keep on surviving."  So to you, "Mr. Know It All.  Well, you think you know it all, but you don't know a thing at all.  Ain't it something y'all when somebody tells you something 'bout you.  Think they know you more than you do...But you don't know a thing about me."  So "Go on now go. Walk out the door. Just turn around now cause you're not welcome anymore...(you can guarantee that) I will survive. As long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive.  I've got all my life to live, and I've got all my love to give and I'll survive. I will survive."  So as you can see, "I hate to break it to you babe, but I'm not drowning, there's no one here to save.  Who cares if you disagree.  You are not me. Who made you king of anything?  So you dare tell me who to be!  Who died and made you king of anything?" And if you don't like it, you can "go your own way."  "No matter what [I] do, no matter what [I] say, I'm the song that's out of tune, full of beautiful mistakes.  And everywhere I go the sun will always shine cause I am beautiful."  And just so you know, "I woke up this morning, the sunshine was shining, I put on my happy face.  I'm living, I'm able, I'm breathing I'm grateful to put on my happy face" and "I wish nothing but the best for you too!"

With much love,

PS. From now on, any hateful comments will be deleted straight away, without a second glance or a second thought.

PPS. a listing:
1. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
2. Beautiful - Christina Aguillera
3. Survivor - Destiny's Child
4. Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson
5. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
6. King of Anything - Sarah Bareilles
7. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
8. Beautiful - Christina Aguillera
9. Happy Face - Destiny's Child
10. Someone Like You - Adel


  1. I just can't believe that people said/did those things to you. I don't feel that anyone has the right to be that way to anyone else. No matter how offended I might be, I hope that I would never react in such a violent and abusive way. It's not Christlike, and frankly it's downright immature. You go, Lee!

  2. Beautiful Leland! You are so talented :)

  3. Love it. You should definitely delete the mean comments Lee. You are awesome. I love the lyric-palooza. I might just print it out for the future...

  4. @oldangelgirl: Thank you! I was rather taken aback by all of it myself. But I'm strong, and I know how to get along.
    @Kindal McGill: You know me, honey! I'll preach it till I die!
    @Catherine_LS: You're too kind...hahaha
    @Laruen Kay: You absolutely should print it off. I like to think its a power anthem by power anthems for power anthems. I can you not feel empowered by it?