I was on my way to a party Dressed in heels and a crop top When I entered the corner store To purchase some snacks And on my way to the cashier A man standing in an aisle Browsing through peanuts Glanced up and stopped mid-search When I clicked past him And proceeded to uncomfortably stare
I walked into the gas station Wearing dark wash jeans and a v-neck With my best friend at 2 AM When two drunken men stumbled in And began eyeing us up and smirking My friend leaned in to me and whispered, "I'm really scared." Overhearing her, one man elbowed the other And with a smile on his face taunted, "Oh no, we're scaring them."
I was at the laundry mat one night Wearing shorts and a baggy shirt When a middle aged man across the room Kept gawking at me from over the washers Uneasy, I went outside to smoke To which he stood at the window And kept a close eye on me I called a friend and stayed on the phone Because I was afraid to go back And get my clothes alone
I stepped out of my vehicle In my sweatpants and flipflops To grab some cigarettes quick When a white bearded man Was already at my heels "Hey, how're you honey?" I quickly replied, "fine". And hurried into the store Without looking back
It seems like every time I leave the house It doesn't matter what I'm wearing It could be "provocative" or a burlap sack I always end up feeling threatened Heartbeat in my ears Cold sweat on my back So don't blame it on my outfit Don't blame it on my actions Because I'm not asking for it I just want to be left alone
It's not right that I fear for my own safety because animalistic people can't control themselves and act right.