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I'll Fight Back

He hears the front door slam shut
He sees his own fly open
Sees the fists before they hit him
He has no way of knowing
Is it really from this man
Or from the drunk inside him
But he keeps the screams inside
He continues to hide it

He swears, someday i'll fight back
He will regret all that violent contact
I'll find the strength he's had but i've always lacked
He swears inside, someday...someday
I'll fight back

On yet another night
He's staring at the wall
Look at the clock, it won't be long
Before he's up against that wall

He swears, someday i'll fight back
He will regret all that violent contact
I'll find the strength he's had but i've always lacked
He swears inside, someday...someday
I'll fight back

He hears the front door slam shut
He has a bat under his bed
Does he have the nerve to do it?
Can he really make him dead?

He's swinging now
Brings the bat up and sees it fall down
He swings again and again
Tonight it all comes to an end

He sees the blood on his hands
He can't believe what he's done
He has torn down the wall
His new life has begun

He used to swear, someday i'll fight back
He will never regret that violent contact
Now he must find strength, has to show the world his back
Now that he...
He has fought back

February 18, 2002
Never fight the bleeding wall
For the predators
Thanks to Greg Reed

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The following comments are for "I'll Fight Back"
by E.G. Evans

Umm don't hate me
i like the song but in the third verse, why would he have his bed under his bed. I know i am not one who should point this out but i thought you would want to know. I do like the lyrics though.
-P.B. Hedwig

( Posted by: P.B. Hedwig [Member] On: February 18, 2002 )

i liked this alot. very universal and could touch lots of people. very nice job!

( Posted by: Veruca Salt [Member] On: February 19, 2002 )

I like it alot, and it may mean alot to abused kids-show them that they are not the only ones that feel as if they should fight back (hopefully they will not kill anyone). I wish I could hear it with music because I believe the lyrics full potential would come out.
Um...P.B. Look at that line in verse three again it says "He has a bat under his bed." maybe you read it wrong.

( Posted by: Drastine [Member] On: February 21, 2002 )

dratine and any others who think i am crazy,

Before it did say that and either E.g or maybe someone else fixed it. I was bringing it to the attention of the write so that he could fix it. I am glad he did.:)
- P.B. Hedwig
p.s. i am not crazy, just different

( Posted by: P.B. Hedwig [Member] On: February 21, 2002 )

e.g.-you know who this is, my question is just this: were you listening to a lot of nickelback when you wrote this song?

( Posted by: kamarion [Member] On: February 27, 2002 )

good song
It's pretty dark, but I liked the lyrics. Kinda makes you wonder what happened to kid at the end- does he get away, is he caught? I like how it leaves you to wonder. Good job.

( Posted by: SWHCgirl [Member] On: March 2, 2002 )

Have you ever seen the movie American Beauty? The ending is kinda like that. It isn't so much a matter of whether or not he gets caught, even tough you can't help but wonder. The idea is more of finding strength we never knew we had. The kid proves to himself that he can find the strength to change his life, even if it means doing something he wouldn't normly do. "It is only after we have lost everything that we are free to do anything." Whether or not he gets caught, he feels that things can't get any worse, and that a life in prison would be better than a life with this man. He can no longer live on The Stage.

( Posted by: E.G. Evans [Member] On: March 13, 2002 )

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