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I'm a faggot, I'm a retard, I got a girl's bag, and a V-card.
I got three friends and a whack ass ride, you can judge by the cover 'cause it's shitty on the inside.
No girls wanna fuck me, trust me.
I don't give a fuck, don't adjust me, just please shut your face hole for just one second.
"Fuck you faggot, you're so fucking dumb."
Dumb, I'm the dumb one?
Calm down, Bo, just count to ten.
One, two, three, whore-I mean four-shit, three, four, five, bitch-I mean six-shit.
I quit, I got no patience, you won, I'll face it.
Your life peaks at graduation, well, congratu-fucking-lations.

Nerds, the faggots, the spastic fat chicks who sit in the back with no one to do their lab with, the kid with acne and tons of Proactive packed inside his backpack.
I got your back, kid.

Do you know why, kid, I can rap so mean?
I was reading while you were fucking the prom queen.
Huddled up reading, no lacrosse team.
"Huddle up, huddle up"
What? You lost me.
Sorry, bro, did I interrupt the circle of jerks all circle jerking?
I need savin'? No, fuck no.
Quote the raven? No, fuck Poe.
Ah, shit, I'm bitchin, listenin'.

They don't know what they're missing.
For instance, I like poetry, I like instruments.
Maybe we have similar interests?
It's no fall balls, no balls fall.
Sit and scrawl on the stall walls.
At three p.m., I pause.
That shit sounds like applause
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Nerds, the faggots, the spastic fat chicks who sit in the back with no one to do their lab with, the kid with acne and tons of Proactive packed inside his backpack.
I got your back, kid.

Nerds, the faggots, the spastic fat chicks who sit in the back with no one to do their lab with, the kid with acne and tons of Proactive packed inside his backpack.
I got your back, kid.

She stood in line and got cut.
Tried out, got cut.
Loved art, but the budget got cut.
Then, she got numb, and she only felt when she knelt and cut.

Nerds, the faggots, the spastic fat chicks who sit in the back with no one to do their lab with, the kid with acne and tons of Proactive packed inside his backpack.
I got your back, kid.

I know it's bad, kid.
I got your back, kid.



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    UnregisteredOct 27, 2013 at 10:13 am
    This describes my life in it's entirety. I never had many friends around school. The most friends i could get before high school was maybe one or two. I was always the smart kid than no one would talk to unless they wanted answers to homework or a test or to attack me. Even now through high school i have problems with people picking on me because of my size, intellect, and anti-socialness. After i found this song it became special to me. I re-play this song in my head while they pick on me. While i look like i care on the outside, on the inside i realize that i am smarter than them, that the nerds are always smarter, and i use this to trick them into thinking that i care about there attacks, and that it's still the old in-secure kid they like to pick on. This song truly changed my life and helped me realize that there will always be someone that's there to care for me.
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    UnregisteredJan 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    I got a huge amount of respect for Bo Burnham. I think this song tackles things that most kids feel like they can't talk about, stuff like getting bullied and pick on. It shows how silly it is that people are picked on for things that actually aren't issues. it also provides a serious insight into how those that are bullied react and feel during the bullying process. It finally stands up to those who use their popularity or sportiness in high school to make people feel awful and points out that that isn't the be all and end all to life and those skills and traits have no relevance outside the school gates. It shows you are smarter than your bullies, so never feel belittled. Bo is a great role model and brings serious insight into the way he dealt with his issues throughout his life.
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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 8:40 am
    It just includes every teen struggling to make it though a day without feeling antagonized by materialistic, judgmental, cruel, and immature peers. It includes multiple perspectives while staying obviously on the side of these kids, encouraging as it is relating.
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 12:38 am
    Made fun of by people dumer than you, start beleveing things you know arn't true. Can't be cool cuz you got no wealth, so you start loseing sence of self. We arnt so deffrint you and i, but we are and you cant say why. We lost everything that gave us meaning, so we hide our arms cuz there bleeding.
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 2:19 am
    I think this song is so amazing!! To me it means just that bo was treated like that in high school, and he's now standing up to all those kids who picked on him, and telling the kids who deal with it now that he's there for him.

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