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VIDEO: Friends 'Scream' Out for Bullying Victims with Song

'This song is about letting the victims know that they are not alone': Jessica Amill, 16.

Sometimes Jessica Amill and Justin Plunkett just want to scream.

The students say they are frustrated by the constant sight of their classmates and peers being bullied in the hallways and on the Internet. The pair took out their frustrations by writing a song titled “Scream for You.”

“This song is about letting the victims know that they are not alone,” said Amill, 16, who wrote the lyrics. “These kids need someone to notice them, to have someone be there to listen to what they are going through. They’re also screaming out—for help.”

Plunkett said that the state’s is “amazing” and that teachers have stepped up their efforts to curb bullying, but teachers can’t see everything.

“There’s always going to be something that teachers don’t see and there’s no way to make it stop 100 percent,” said Plunkett, who is also 16. “There’s always going to be things that only the person who’s doing the bullying and the person being bullied will see. But with this song, we’re trying to help them. We’re giving those people a voice.”

The pair performed the song at a Board of Education meeting recently. 

Amill’s favorite songwriters are the ones who write songs out of passion, because they truly believe in the lyrics they write. She says this is true of “Scream for You” and her.

“You can see and feel the emotion they put into their songs. They mean something special to them,” Amill said. “And that's how it is with this song for us.”

Here are the lyrics to "Scream for You":

Thoughts keep rushin' through my head

It's 2 a.m. I'm jumping out of bed

Trapped in the hallways, in my mind

Where school bullies live to give hard times

Failing grades, and bad addictions

Never seem to end

Chorus: So I scream, out for you, to rescue me

Hold me in your arms

And turn my nightmares into dreams

Wipe my tears away

Make me feel that it's okay

I'm just lonely in this crowd

And my heart aches, all the time

And my mind is so confused

I'm just lost so I scream for you

Oh, I scream yeah yeah!

Chorus: Scream out for you, to rescue me

Hold me in your arms

And turn my nightmares into dreams

Wipe my tears away

If I need someone

To be there beside me

Will you be there

To hold my hand and guide me

So I know I can trust you

To catch me when I fall

I need you to help me

Help me through it all

Loneliness tries to be my friend

Feeling scared and alone with demons, playing in my head

So I just cry without a reason

Lies won't cure this pain I'm feeling

I'm afraid, without you

Chorus: So I scream out for you, to rescue me

Hold me in your arms

And turn my nightmares into dreams

Wipe my tears away...

terri January 27, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Jess, so beautiful, and so good of you to make a stand!! Aunt Terri :)

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