The night becomes my blanket
The stars a lighted path
I struggle to breathe in deep
But my lungs ache with every breath.
He pushes me along the road
I have no hope of escape
Bruises already cover me
From the last time I tried to get away.
Now I know what he expects
Now I know just what to do
I won’t buck against the rules this time
I’ll be a good girl and follow suit.
OH, I might be wearing heels
And a dress that shows my skin
But I promise you, on the inside,
I’m more than what he says I am.
Yeah, I might be smiling wide
And giving him what he asks
But I promise you with all that is in me
I’m not just “a good time” in the sack.
One day they’ll come for me
One day my voice will be heard
I just have to keep on shouting
Until they hear the depths of my hurt.
I keep groping in the dark
I keep searching for a light
Does love even really exist?
Or am I just here to service him for a night?
This wasn’t my choice, by the way,
I never wanted this life
The drugs and the sex and the pain
All it does is make me cry.
Won’t you listen to me?
Don’t you know that I’m here?
Someone please let them know.
Or I might just die from fear.
Look high and low for me
Please, I just want to go home
My hope is fading by the hour
My life is no longer my own.
I’m fighting to be heard.
I’m punching at the air.
My voice gets lost among the noise
Does anyone out there even care?
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