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I'm not a bad guy
So don't treat me bad if I'm feeling sad, alright?
Please don't be mad if I don't smile back, alright?
If I fuck up my words, don't think I'm absurd, alright?
I'm physically exhausted
Tired of my knuckles...


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    Mar 11th, 3:34pm report

    It means that in the phrase “they let them do whatever they want to me” means that people are being mean to her and not helping her when she is in need.


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    Feb 22nd, 2:54pm report

    Crybaby is tired of being treated badly. Everyone goes insane if she makes one little mistake and gets mad at her for no reason. She tries to find things to pass the time, even though she is very sad. She says that they're too busy being selfish to see how she's feeling. No one cares about her, they only want her to make money, making her feel like 'chopped meat'. She begs to be treated properly, but they only ignore her pleading. She doesn't want to keep pretending she's alright, or for anyone else to say they aren't doing anything wrong. It's making her exhausted, sad, and frustrated.


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    Feb 16th, 2:51am report

    It means she is tired of being treated badly.

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