to all who have been abused and hurt

I was raped when I was 16.  
For years I never talked about it. But, inspired by brave women who have recently publicly shared their stories, I decided to speak out. 

People often ask - why are these women coming out now, so many years later? 
For me, the voices of this community have helped alleviate feelings of isolation and have given me tremendous strength. 

Speaking openly is my way of saying I am done feeling like a victim.  

I wrote SPEAK about standing up for myself. Today I dedicate this song to all who have been abused and hurt, to all who have felt ashamed and alone. You are not alone. We have strength in numbers, and our voice is our power. 

#metoo #speakup #speakout #UnleashYourInnerSuperhero

 

SPEAK 

I want to scream at people 

who are mean to me 

But I’m too nice, too nice 

I’m a nice girl 

I’m the quiet type 

Never argue, never fight 

Always agree, afraid 

Afraid of controversy 

Afraid to hurt the feelings of people who don’t care 

Don’t care about me 

But now I’ve had enough 

I will speak up 

I will speak out 

And I will speak my mind 

Don’t care if they freak out 

I will speak out 

And I will speak my mind 

Not gonna worry what they think and I’m not sorry 

Got my voice and I will be heard 

I’m done with compromise 

Don’t ask me to be nice 

Too nice, too nice, cause I’m a nice girl 

Cause now I’ve had enough 

I will speak up 

I will speak out 

And I will speak my mind 

Don’t care if they freak out 

I will speak out 

And I will speak my mind 

And I will never apologize 

Never apologize for being myself 

Cause I’ve had enough 

I will speak up 

I will speak out 

And I will speak my mind 

Don’t care if they freak out 

I am gonna speak out 

And I will speak my mind 

I will speak up, speak out, and I will speak my mind 

I will speak up, speak out 

And I will speak my mind
 

Music & Lyrics by Marina V & Nick Baker.
Produced by Ryan Franks.
Remixed by Marina V & Nick Baker, 2017.



You can purchase SPEAK (2017 remix) at http://www.MarinaV.com
100% of proceeds from sales of this song will go to RAINN.org

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