The Bully
By: Beck Hansen, Jimmy Hogarth, Sia Furler

Written by: Beck Hansen, Jimmy Hogarth, Sia Furler

Versions:
  1. The Bully (3:51)
    Available on Colour The Small One.
    Credits
    Sam Dixon: Bass
    Jeremy Stacey: Drums
    Jimmy Hogarth: Guitar
    Kevin Cormack: Guitar
    Martin Slattery: Keyboard / Synthesizer
    Tchad Blake: Mix
    Sia Furler: Vocals
 
Lyrics:
The Bully [Version (a)]:

How you've been feeling?
It's not about marbles snakes and glue
How've you been healing?
Now that we cannot win or lose
So how you been keeping
It doesn't matter whose Dad is richest now?
And how you been sleeping?
From the top bunks further to fall down

You turned that around on me
You turned that around on me
You turned that around on me
You turned that around on me

What you been doing?
Still making the world a better place
I never stopped ruing
Making those tears fall down your face
Making you suffer and
Wondering how you got your scars
And only in hindsight
I wish I had taken you in my arms
Taken you in my arms
Taken you in my arms
Taken you in my arms

You turned that around on me
You turned that around on me
You turned that around on me
You turned that around on me

You turned that around on me
Forgiving the bully
You turned that around on me
Forgiving the bully
You turned that around on me
Forgiving the bully
You turned that around on me
Forgiving the bully
 
The Song:

Beck, at some point around 2002 or so, wrote a few songs with Sia Furler. "The Bully" is one of them, along with "Killing Kindness" and "Silence Them."

In Sia's biography on her website, it says "The Bully" is about "this kid at school who I used to be really cruel to, and I've felt bad about it ever since. It got to the point where I was having nightmares about it. So I wanted to write a sorry song."

She once explained that she started the song with Beck, but said she finished it with someone else. I do not know the level of involvement Beck had with the song, whether it was minor thing, or if he was a bigger part of it.

In the end, "The Bully" was released on Sia's 2004 album, Colour The Small One. The other two tracks did not make the cut, unfortunately.
 
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