Bulimic
The Used Lyrics


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From the way that you acted
To the way that I felt it
It wasn't worth my time
And now it's sad 'cause all I missed
Wasn't that good to begin with
And now I've started you begging
Saying things that you don't mean
It isn't worth my time
A line's a dime a million times
And I'm about to see all of them

Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you

You call my name when I wake up
To see things go your way
I'm coughing up my time
Each drag's a drop of blood, a grain
A minute of my life
It's all I've got just to stay down
Why the fuck am I still down?
I'm hoarding all that's mine
Each time I let just one slip by
I'm wasting what is mine

Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you

My time
My time
My time

I'm about to see a million things
I thought I'd never seen before and I
I'm about to do all of the things I've dreamed of
And I don't even miss you at all
I'm about to see a million things
I thought I'd never seen before and I
I'm about to do all of the things I've dreamed of
And I don't even miss you at all (fuck you)

Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you
You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you




You're taking up my time
Goodbye to you, goodbye to you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of The Used's song 'Bulimic' describe the singer's feelings towards a toxic relationship. The first verse describes how the singer initially thought the relationship was worth their time, but now realizes it wasn't that great to begin with. The line "A line's a dime a million times" refers to the fact that the other person's words and promises have been said so many times before that they no longer hold any value. The chorus then tells the other person that they are taking up the singer's time and they need to let go.


The second verse describes how the other person tries to control the singer and make everything go their way. The line "I'm coughing up my time, each drag's a drop of blood a grain" shows how the relationship is slowly draining the singer of their life and energy. They are wasting their time and their life holding onto something that isn't worth it. The singer finally realizes that they need to let go of the toxic relationship and move on with their life. They are excited to see and do new things without the other person holding them back.


Overall, the lyrics of 'Bulimic' are about the realization that a toxic relationship is not worth it and the need to let go and move on. The song uses powerful imagery to describe how the relationship is draining the singer's life and energy, and how they need to break free to pursue their dreams.


Line by Line Meaning

From the way that you acted
I observed your behavior


To the way that I felt it
I processed how your behavior made me feel


It wasn't worth my time
Our relationship wasn't worth my time


And now it's sad cause all I missed
Looking back, I realize I didn't miss much


Wasn't that good to begin with
Our relationship wasn't that great from the start


And now I've started you begging
My decision to end things has led to you begging for me to stay


Saying things that you don't mean
Your desperation has caused you to say insincere things


It isn't worth my time
I don't feel it's worth my time to continue this relationship


A line's a dime a million times
Hollow words are plentiful and unimpressive


And I'm about to see all of them
I'm tired of hearing meaningless promises and lies


Goodbye to you
I'm saying farewell to you


You're taking up my time
Being with you is a waste of my time


You call my name when I wake up
You expect me to always be there for you


To see things go your way
You want things to always go your way


I'm coughing up my time
Being with you is making me feel ill and wasting my time


Each drag's a drop of blood a grain
Each moment spent together is painful and draining


A minute of my life
Every moment I spend with you feels like wasted time


It's all I've got just to stay down
I feel exhausted and powerless in this relationship


Why the fuck am I still down
I question why I continue to stay in this relationship


I'm hoarding all that's mine
I'm holding onto my own self-worth and happiness


Each time I let just one slip by
Each time I give in, I feel like I'm losing myself


I'm wasting what is mine
By staying in this relationship, I'm wasting my own time and happiness


I'm about to see a million things
I'm ready to move on and experience new things


I thought I'd never see before and I
I'm excited and hopeful for the future


I'm about to do all the things I've dreamed of
I'm ready to pursue my own goals and desires


And I don't even miss you at all
I don't feel any regret or longing for this relationship




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Written by: Branden Steineckert, Jeph Howard, Quinn Allman, Robert Mccracken

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@veraferdy6418

From the way that you acted
To the way that I felt it
It wasn't worth my time
And now it's sad cause all I missed
Wasn't that good to begin with
And now I've started you begging 
Saying things that you don't mean
It isn't worth my time
A line's a dime a million times
And I'm about to see all of them

Goodbye to you
You're taking up my time

You call my name when I wake up 
To see things go your way
I'm coughing up my time
Each drag's a drop of blood a grain
A minute of my life
It's all I've got just to stay down
Why the fuck am I still down
I'm hoarding all that's mine
Each time I let just one slip by
I'm wasting what is mine

I'm about to see a million things
I thought I'd never see before and I 
I'm about to do all the things I've dreamed of 
And I don't even miss you at all



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Their first album is still the best. Always.

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