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Regretted Sex



He said it was a one-night stand

They disagreed, he had to take the stand

The jury sided with her view

They had no choice, the judge told them to

He said that they were both blind drunk

That she chose to sleep with him in his bunk

But, when she sobered up next day

Her boyfriend and parents said there'll be hell to pay


Regretted sex

Its a dangerous game

When lovers part

They're not treated the same

He is the "predator"

She is the "prey"

Sex allegations

Have a price to pay


It didn't matter who spoke true

The legal system has its job to do

They said we needed to increase convictions for rape

So they changed the meaning, they cut the tape

"Believe the victim" is the world we're in

The #MeToo movement making such a din

A one-night stand ain't what it used to be

If you don't believe me, then you could be he


Regretted sex

Its a dangerous game

When lovers part

They're not treated the same

He is the "predator"

She is the "prey"

Sex allegations

Have a price to pay


The moral of the tale is clear, if you see a drunken lady it could lead you to tears

It doesn't matter if she asks you if you want to dance

If you go on the dancefloor, then you are taking a chance

You risk your reputation and your liberty

They can put you in jail in perpetuity

They brand you with a label that you can never escape

A one-night stand has transformed into a rape


Regretted sex

Its a dangerous game

When lovers part

They're not treated the same

He is the "predator"

She is the "prey"

Sex allegations

Have a price to pay


Song lyrics by Michael Naughton inspired by Sean Bw Parker's alleged false allegation and wrongful conviction and imprisonment. Click here to read about Sean's case on CCRC Watch.


Dr Michael Naughton is the Founder and Director of Empowering the Innocent (ETI). He holds a Readership in Sociology and Law at the University of Bristol. Click here for more about Michael.












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