Battle Scars by Jason Chu x Kevin Lien

Battle Scars by Jason Chu x Kevin Lien

Rapper Jason Chu x singer Kevin Lien join forces for a special remix of the Lupe Fiasco’s Battle Scars. The duo shares a story about the mental and emotional pain one goes through when they suffer from bullying. The video follows a boy, hurt by his classmates and ignored by adults, who decides to take his fate – and revenge – into his own hands. It’s a story of fighting to be heard; and of learning to let go.

While bullying and violence in schools are a universal concern, the hope is that this music video can especially spark discussion and dialogue in the Asian American community, where many children grow up marginalized or seen as outcasts in junior and high school.

We get hurt – bullied, teased, left out. We lash out – hurting others, or even ourselves. And we grow colder as our heart scars over. Only love can heal our battle scars. What battle scars do you carry – and have they been healed?

Here’s more videos about bullying: Wonder Woman by Elise Estrada, TEASE : Lil Crazed Bullying Prevention Campaign, Childhood Bully by Just Kidding Films, Bully by KevJumba, Overcome, Bully vs Nerd, Hines Ward’s Story, and An Open Letter to All Bullies.

Listen to more Jason Chu : A Thousand Names (Asian Heritage Month), Grace, DTR (Define The Relationship), Color Blind, R.I.P. (Pvt. Danny Chen) , Vincent Chin, and Payroll.

Battle Scars by Jason Chu x Kevin Lien

Lyrics to Battle Scars by Jason Chu x Kevin Lien

Wounds heal but this never does
That’s cause you’re at war with, love
You’re at war with, love, yeah

These battle scars, don’t look like they’re fading
Don’t look like they’re ever going away
They ain’t never gonna change
These battle…

Ah, you used to be so bright-eyed
Sincere with your interests and your insights
I used to see the light pouring out of you
Now it’s like it’s getting late and there’s a different point of view
Can’t even keep your head up, but you ain’t dead – wait
I know it seems like the world is dead weight
Pressing down on you to stamp you out, and this is not the Clone Wars
But you’re fighting your, self
Every time you gave your love, it didn’t come back
And I know it hurt you bad, like a Heart Attack
But life ain’t Trey Songz, or even Marvin Gaye songs
And hope doesn’t only walk in Gotham with a cape on

I wish I never looked, I wish I never touched
I wish that I could stop loving you so much
Cause I’m the only one that’s trying to keep us together
When all of the signs say that I could do better
I wish you weren’t the best, the best I ever had
I wish that the good outweighed the bad
Cause it’ll never be over, until you tell me it’s over


Cause you’ve set me on fire
I’ve never felt so alive, yeah
You hope the wound heals, but it never does
That’s cause you’re at war with, love
And I’m at the point of breaking
And it’s impossible to shake it
You hoped the wound would heal, but it never does
That’s cause you’re at war with, love
Hope it heals, but it never does
That’s cause you’re at war with, love!
you’re at war with, love!
you’re at war with, love!

You looked for love in all the wrong places
Went from exclamation marks to all lower cases
Shell casings scattered in your location
You used to make love, now you settle for masturbation
You once thought that you were strong enough
but you don’t have be strong to love
I mean, you have to be strong enough
But when you fail and you fall that’s EXACTLY when love CAN lift you up
Thank God you’re still breathing – you still survive
Cuz you were lost without your maps like the iPhone 5
Now you can get back up and give it one more try
Its hard to heal – but even dead men can rise


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