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Doe Paoro - Guilty



Your boys met me at the gates
Dangled keys and hazed
With promised fates
I wish I could unknow what it’s like to have my body made a battlefield

They paid until I owed
Felt so trapped
Like I’d been bought and sold
While they played power games, got stoned
I blamed myself and forgot who was in control

I’ve walked too deep inside a man’s world
Lost my strength
Forgotten what I came for

And I know I’m not the first
That you’ve made defend her word
When I refuse to be coerced
Somehow I’m subversive?
I’ll take the blacklist, I’ll do time
But I’m not guilty
So why do I feel guilty?

So guilty

As the gavel pounds
Touch my navel and I know deep down:
Came all this way to see the shape your silhouette makes
When you turn from me
I’ve walked too deep inside a man’s world
Lost my strength
Forgotten what I came for

And I know I’m not the first
That you’ve made defend her word
When I refuse to be coerced
Somehow I’m subversive?
I’ll take the blacklist, I’ll do time
But I’m not guilty
So why do I feel guilty?

So guilty
Why do I feel guilty?
So guilty

Can I forgive myself, for myself? Too heavy to carry
Can I forgive myself, for myself? Too heavy to carry

And I know I’m not the first
That you’ve made defend her word
When I refuse to be coerced
Somehow I’m subversive?
I’ll take the blacklist, I’ll do time
But I’m not guilty
So why do I feel guilty?
So guilty
Why do I feel guilty?
So guilty

Why should I feel
Oh, why should I feel
So guilty?
Why should I feel so guilty?
Oh, no, no, no, no, no