The day I lost all respect for my mother
Was not the day she chose my stepdad over us.
It wasn’t the day she told me I was worthless.
It wasn’t the day she told me to get over it.
It was the day I found out
That she’d told my father
A real man would hit a woman when she was wrong.
A real man would put a woman in her place.
A real man wouldn’t be afraid to beat the girl down
When she was disrespectful.
That was the day I knew
She didn’t care what my stepdad had done to us,
Because to her, he was a real man.