Exorcism of an Unworthy Ghost

from by t.k. bollinger

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This is my middle finger song to all the shit I've coped from the bullies in my life. I hope you enjoy singing along as well.


While I despise you I won’t let you get to me.
Every shot you’ve fired and forgot left its mark.
Tears another hole inside my heart
And those lesions they add up.
You leave all bloated and puffed up feeling tough.

If there is an upside to this connection,
All the trauma that you fed to me made me see.
Every hole you left inside my heart is a mark of pride.
I know that I’m the one that’s tough I survived.

One thing I know that you’ve taught to me
I ain’t no piss weak bully.
One thing I don’t ever want to be
Is another piss weak bully.

Anger can save you. It can also betray you.
Like a junky needing to dose up there’s a cost.
It tears another hole inside your heart
As resentment adds up.
Before you know you’ve grown your own emotional thug.

I hope that time grants me this one small concession
To rid myself of all the hate I feel towards you.
I couldn’t bear to know that I and that ugly pride
Could make another cold inside and pass on this lie.

One thing I know I never want to be
Is another piss weak bully.
That’s why I won’t let you get to me
I won’t be no piss weak bully.


from Naked Despair, released December 1, 2013
t.k. bollinger - Voice, Guitar, Melodica




t.k. bollinger Melbourne, Australia

A connoisseur of dark moods and plaintive melodies, t.k. bollinger is an explorer on the road less travelled. His musical children are songs of contrite and emotionally challenged characters confessing their darkest fears and tortured realisations.
They speak of the usual things – love, abuse, neglect and the small triumphs and tiny truths that gleen in our day to day growth and survival.
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