Poetry Study Teegan Boyer

Broken Home

5 Seconds of Summer

They would yell, they would scream, they were fighting it out

She would hope, she would pray, she was waiting it out

Holding on to a dream

While she watches these walls fall down

Sharp words like knives, they were cutting her down

Shattered glass like the past, it's a memory now

Holding on to a dream

While she watches these walls fall down

Hey mom, hey dad

When did this end?

Where did you lose your happiness?

I'm here alone inside of this broken home

Who's right, who's wrong

Who really cares?

The fault, the blame, the pain's still there

I'm here alone inside of this broken home, this broken home

Wrote it down on the walls, she was screaming it out

Made it clear, she's still here, are you listening now?

Just a ghost in the halls

Feeling empty, they're vacant now

All the battles, all the wars, all the times that you've fought

She's a scar, she's the bruises, she's the pain that you brought

There was life, there was love

Like a light and it's fading out

Hey mom, hey dad

When did this end?

Where did you lose your happiness?

I'm here alone inside of this broken home

Who's right, who's wrong

Who really cares?

The fault, the blame, the pain's still there

I'm here alone inside of this broken home, this broken home

You've gotta let it go, you're losing all your hope

Nothing left to hold, locked out in the cold

You painted memories then washed out all the scenes

I'm stuck in between a nightmare and lost dreams

Hey mom, hey dad

When did this end?

Where did you lose your happiness?

I'm here alone inside of this broken home

Hey mom, hey dad

When did this end?

Where did you lose your happiness?

I'm here alone inside of this broken home

Who's right, who's wrong

Who really cares?

The fault, the blame, the pain's still there

I'm here alone inside of this broken home

This broken home

Songwriters: Michael Clifford / John Feldmann / Luke Hemmings / Calum Hood / Benji Madden / Joel Madden

Broken Home lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Red Bull Media House NA, Inc

*The simile in the song is used to describe the way the girl is feeling. From the song, I get that her parents are fighting and she is getting affected by it and she needs a way out. She feels like she is being torn apart and abandoned.

**The songwriters use imagery in this song to help the listener get the feel that the girl is feeling helpless and she is the outcome of what her parents have started.

True Friends

Bring me the horizon

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you

'Cause I'll forget but I'll never forgive you

Don't you know, don't you know?

True friends stab you in the front

It's funny how

Things work out

Such a bitter irony

Like a kick right to the teeth

It fell apart

Right from the start

But I couldn't even see

The forest for the trees

(I'm afraid you asked for this)

You got a lot of nerve

But not a lot of spine

You made your bed

When you worried about mine

This ends now

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you

'Cause I'll forget but I'll never forgive

Don't you know, don't you know?

True friends stab you in the front

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you

You broke my heart and there's nothing you can do

And now you know, now you know

True friends stab you in the front

It's kind of sad

'Cause what we had

Well it could have been something

I guess it wasn't meant to be

So how dare you

Try and steal my flame

Just 'cause yours faded

Well hate is gasoline

A fire fueling all my dreams

(I'm afraid you asked for this)

You got a lot of nerve

But not a lot of spine

You made your bed

When you worried about mine

This ends now

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you

'Cause I'll forget but I'll never forgive you

Don't you know, don't you know?

True friends stab you in the front

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you

You broke my heart and there's nothing you can do

And now you know, now you know

True friends stab you in the front

You can run

But you can't hide

Time won't help you

'Cause karma has no deadline

You can run

But you can't hide

Time won't help you

'Cause karma has no deadline

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you

'Cause I'll forget but I'll never forgive you

Don't you know, don't you know?

True friends stab you in the front

I wouldn't hold my breath if I was you

You broke my heart and there's nothing you can do

And now you know, now you know

True friends stab in the front

And now you know, now you know

True friends stab you in the front

And now you know, now you know

True friends stab you in the front

Written by Jordan Keith Attwood Fish, Lee David Malia, Matthew Kean, Matthew Stephen Nicholls, Oliver Scott Sykes

Copyright BMG Rights Management

*The song writers use personification in this song to help get across the feeling of hatred and revenge to the person that betrayed them.

**The use of metaphors helps the song writer show how strong their hatred towards that person.

Amnesia

5 Seconds of Summer

I drove by all the places we used to hang out getting wasted

I thought about our last kiss, how it felt the way you tasted

And even though your friends tell me you're doing fine

Are you somewhere feeling lonely even though he's right beside you?

When he says those words that hurt you, do you read the ones I wrote you?

Sometimes I start to wonder, was it just a lie?

If what we had was real, how could you be fine?

'Cause I'm not fine at all

I remember the day you told me you were leaving

I remember the make-up running down your face

And the dreams you left behind you didn't need them

Like every single wish we ever made

I wish that I could wake up with amnesia

And forget about the stupid little things

Like the way it felt to fall asleep next to you

And the memories I never can escape

'Cause I'm not fine at all

The pictures that you sent me they're still living in my phone

I'll admit I like to see them, I'll admit I feel alone

And all my friends keep asking why I'm not around

It hurts to know you're happy, yeah, it hurts that you've moved on

It's hard to hear your name when I haven't seen you in so long

It's like we never happened, was it just a lie?

If what we had was real, how could you be fine?

'Cause I'm not fine at all

I remember the day you told me you were leaving

I remember the make-up running down your face

And the dreams you left behind you didn't need them

Like every single wish we ever made

I wish that I could wake up with amnesia

And forget about the stupid little things

Like the way it felt to fall asleep next to you

And the memories I never can escape

If today I woke up with you right beside me

Like all of this was just some twisted dream

I'd hold you closer than I ever did before

And you'd never slip away

And you'd never hear me say

I remember the day you told me you were leaving

I remember the make-up running down your face

And the dreams you left behind you didn't need them

Like every single wish we ever made

I wish that I could wake up with amnesia

And forget about the stupid little things

Like the way it felt to fall asleep next to you

And the memories I never can escape

'Cause I'm not fine at all

No, I'm really not fine at all

Tell me this is just a dream

'Cause I'm really not fine at all

Songwriters: Karen Poole / Louis Biancaniello / Sam Watters / Wayne Wilkins

Amnesia lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

*The writers use a hyperbole to get across the feeling of loss and sadness. They want the listener to feel like they have lost a huge part of their life and they can't get them back.

**They also use personification in the song to show that every single memory is still alive and they can remember them well.

Hate Being Sick

Teegan boyer

I'm really hungry,

But I can't satisfy my tummy.

Pizza sounds amazing,

But those donuts, they be glazing.

My stomach is screaming at me

Just to drink a little tea.

No matter what, I'll hurt.

Ew, and this shirt

Has been on my body for three days straight.

And at this rate,

I'm not getting better soon.

So I'll see ya later, you goon.

*I used personification in this poem to help emphasize the fact that I feel like I'm being controlled by my stomach.

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