I am the girl who never called the police
Never said a word didn’t cry didn’t scream
A good little girl taught to keep the peace,
Told staying silent was best for me
Society made sure my tongue stayed tied
Just stay silent, run and hide.
Who would believe what I had to say
I sent the invite to come and stay
I placed my trust in a friend
Of course it was my fault in the end.
I am the girl who never fought back
It isn’t always as easy as that.
I didn’t bite nor punch nor kick
It’s safer they said just to accept it.
I never consented, I made that clear
But he never really seemed to care
The NO I gave met deafened ears
As he became the monster in my fears
Just stay silent so you survive
I was well aware of his violent side.
I am the girl who was scared to jump
Living eight floors up and out of luck
Hating myself more and more each day
Thought it was my fault he treated me that way
I had to relearn how to love myself
It took me time to regain my health
Now I know it was never my fault
He was the one who chose the assault
He stole a voice never given to me
I won’t be silenced again I guarantee
I am the girl who is standing strong
I know now that he was wrong
Please remember that no means no
Not ‘wait a second’ then have another go.
Consent is required it’s the fucking law
Of that we can all be very sure
If someone hurts you, you’re not to blame
Your abuser should be who hides in shame
Choosing your silence is still okay
My fight it for you to scared to say.