Violence Out Tonight (Little Comets)

So he offers her his coat In return for her devotion For he loves her like a boat That he keeps out on the ocean He says: “I'll tell you lover That I don’t need no other’s arms at all” And as he fixes her a look All the innocence that she mistook for charm Dies in the vacuum of his startling deep emotion There's violence out tonight There's violence out tonight There's violence out tonight, tonight There's violence out tonight As they step into the dark Only moonlight hides his treason And the shadows skip like sharks Through the gasps of air between them She says: “Becalm your hands boy I thought restraint was now your sentiment of choice?” But as his fingers strike her blouse All the words that he espoused Lie deftly scattered on the ground amidst the buttons he's torn open There's violence out tonight There's violence out tonight, tonight In every room, in every heart In every moment you discard There's violence out tonight, tonight So she stalks the stolid streets debased A tepid flickering of streetlights wipes the grief Across her face Since she wears upon her brow The ragged gape of alienation That will follow her around And like for every victim It seems the pain will not subtract or even calm All this protracted by a state In which the poor conviction rate for rape Can often leave a woman feeling More at blame than able To talk about violence tonight To talk about violence tonight, tonight In every moment, every room In every word that you consume In every second, every chance In every twisting of romance In every momentary embrace In every movement of your face Is violence out tonight, tonight Tell me something I don't know Tell me something I can be proud of Tell me something I don't know