She lived silently in a house near the countryside
Her parents knew that it was better there
And just like every week she'd go to town that second day
She didn't know that he'd be waiting there

He stole the one thing that she kept untouched so long
Stealing her virginity just made him feel so strong
And all the stupid things he'd done so many times
No one can forgive him 'cause it's crime

Forcing him self into her she tries to scream for help
There's no one close enough to hear her cry
At the time she didn't think of what was coming next
But she was stuck with that unwanted child

Her country knew about it
But didn't care about her life
Their stupid right wing values
Got her life turned upside down
"You've got yourself in this mess
The kid is now part of your life!"
"Tell me would you say the same thing
If our roles were switched around?"

Begging for abortion her human rights are still denied
The child inside her wasn't supposed to be there
The right wing says:
It's the child or death yeah
She's got to run away her life is a mess

He stole the one thing that she kept untouched so long
Stealing her virginity just made him feel so strong
And all the stupid things he'd done so many times
No one can forgive him 'cause it's crime

Her country knew about it
But didn't care about her life
Their stupid right wing values
Got her life turned upside down
"You've got yourself in this mess
The kid is now part of your life!"
"Tell me would you say the same thing
If our roles were switched around?"


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    General CommentThis song is about a rape case that happened in Quebec. A 37-year-old man raped an 11-year-old girl and she was denied when asked to have an abortion.

    "He stole the one thing that she kept untouched so long"-This line is incredibley powerful. This is a really good song.
    Count The Starson April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so powerful. I wish that Simple Plan would put more serious issues in their songs now like they did in Reset. This is to date one of my favorite songs.
    .Simple.Reset.on December 24, 2007   Link

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