What is the meaning of the song Stolen Innocence - Courtney Parker?

Part of the lyrics is:

How could you take this girl, and make her feel secure?
Then go grab your mates, and make her feel impure?

Honestly it sounds like a gang rape or something, but the song also seems to focus on a girl who is hurt and it sounds like it was one person who did it.

It's confusing, can anyone help explain it?

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It's about a rape or sexual assault as for the lyrics you mentioned i think they're trying to say he let his "Mates" rape her as well as he done it himself.


His friends raped her, he raped her as well, and when it talks about the stained thoughts, it's talking about suicidal ideation. She says "impure", because after her friend was raped, her friend felt so dirty.

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    do you have a source for that ?
    – Angst
    Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 22:04

I read these lines as implying that "this girl" thought she was in a real relationship with a good guy, until he offered her up, sexually, to his friends. So there's one main culprit who is being addressed, the bad boyfriend, and a host of accomplices, the "mates."

If it was just this stanza, it might be possible to interpret it as him making her feel "impure" just through boasting about their sexual relationship to his friends. But the subsequent stanzas imply an actual physical assault, i.e. rape. It's a worse betrayal than if it was a group of strangers, because she was taken advantage of by someone she trusted.

The way it is written implies that the singer is describing a real-life incident that happened to a specific person she knows, a survivor of sexual assault--or possibly even telling her own story as if from a third-person's perspective.

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