Verse 1

It hits me like an electric current,

And I stare at the words for a moment,

It seems like the world that's around me blurs.

My first instinct is to hit back, and hard.

But I'm not such a bitter person, so

I wrote you this song 'stead to let you know

Chorus

Yes, I can be bothered and provoked

But only till I manage to choke

All the anger right out of me,

Put it out of its misery.

So take this song, keep it like a token,

A reminder that I can't be broken.

Go, take this song, keep it like a token.

Verse 2

Pick myself off the floor, brush off the dust.

Your voice inside my head has now been hushed.

I only hope someday you'll realize

The strength to break, the strength to make, all lies

In that little thing in our mouths, our tongues,

Can spread a smile or suck air out of lungs.

Chorus

And I can be bothered and provoked

But only till I manage to choke

All the anger right out of me,

Put it out of its misery.

So take this song, keep it like a token,

A reminder that I can't be broken.

Go, take this song, keep it like a token.

Bridge

If you're looking for a response,

This is it, this is all.

You can't make me believe those things,

You can't make me feel small.

Chorus

Yes, I can be bothered and provoked

But only till I manage to choke

All the anger right out of me,

Put it out of its misery.

So take this song, keep it like a token,

A reminder that I can't be broken.

Go, take this song, keep it like a token.

It's all you'll get, it's all been spoken,

So take this song, keep it like a token.