Back when I was a shiny youth
I marched upon a rainy street
A wild sea of women talking with their feet
I heard the thunder of a thousand voices shout
In righteous anger for our right
‘Reclaim the night’
‘Reclaim the night’.
Then in my burnished middle years,
I saw a million women rise,
For an end to domestic violence,
we chanted at the skies,
And again a tumultuous sea of women,
In their anger roared,
NO MORE, NO MORE, NO MORE!
Now in my tarnished age
I hear a million, million voices soar
An insistent susurration along a thousand shores.
ME TOO, ME TOO, ME TOO.
And when a million, million voices speak,
This time let no mean no forever
And let forever mean forever more.