empty at night

it was 3am when i
left the bar
cleaned up after my patrons and said,
"i'm going home-- it's not far"

my mother always said that i
shouldn't walk around alone at night
but cabs are damn expensive
and i'm all alone

i'm sorry, mom, i should have
heeded your warning
i'm sorry, mom, i didn't
want you to know

the streets of downtown boston are
so empty at night
i didn't think there was anyone around
i wasn't up for a fight

i had my headphones blasting i
didn't hear him behind me
i didn't have a chance to run i
was all alone


he took me over, i couldn't move
i tried to scream i tried to...
it hurt so bad but i couldn't escape
alone in the night, this was my fate


i said no.