Me and the other kids from the neighborhood We played out on the street all summer long Rule was, we had to go home at night when the street lights came on. We were oblivious to the rest of the world And we'd hold up the cars in the street And we'd always play boys against girls, and both sides would cheat. Strange men would stop their cars at the curb And say, "Hey, Sweetheart, come here." I'd go up to the window and they'd have their dick out in their hand And a sick little sneer. I'd say, "Here we go again. Yeah, OK, this time you win." And I'd feel dirty, I'd feel ashamed But I wouldn't let it stop my game. We would play Hide and Go Seek And territory would be the whole block Sometimes the older boys, when they'd find you They wouldn't want to tag you, they'd just wanna "talk." They'd say "What would you do for a quarter? Come on, we don't have much time." Then I'd think for a minute and say,"OK, give me the quarter first..fine." This time you win Here we go again And I would feel dirty and I'd feel ashamed But I wouldn't let it stop my game. I remember my first trip alone on the Greyhound bus A man put his hands on me as soon as night fell I remember when I was leaving, how excited I was I remember when I arrived, I didn't feel so well. I remember a teacher in school that got me so sick, so scared That I went into the bathroom and threw up in my hair And I could go on and on, it just gets worse And I should probably stop. Girl, next time he wants to know what your problem is Girl, next time he wants to know where the anger comes from Just tell him this time the problem's his Tell him the anger just comes It just comes.