Lynzy Lab/YouTubeLab’s song is a sarcastic social commentary set to upbeat acoustic music.
- On October 2, President Donald Trump said “It’s a very scary time for young men in America,” when discussing the sexual misconduct allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
- About a week later, on October 8, Lynzy Lab a dance lecturer at Texas State University wrote a song satirizing that soundbite, titled “A Scary Time.”
- It is social commentary set to upbeat acoustic music.
- “I can’t walk to my car late at night while on the phone. I can’t open up my windows when I’m home alone,” the song begins, listing things that she feels unsafe to do as a woman. “I can’t go to a bar without a chaperone. And I can’t wear a miniskirt if it’s the only one I own.”
- Then, she turns her focus on why it is is a “scary time for men.”
- “Yeah, it sure is a scary time for guys. Can’t speak to any women or look them in the eyes.,” she sings, accompanied by her ukulele. “It’s so confusing, is it rape or is it just being nice? So inconvenient that you even have to think twice.”
- In the next part, she moved on to current events.
- “I can’t jog around the city with headphones on my ears,” she said referencing women who were recently killed while running, like Mollie Tibbetts and Wendy Martinez.
- “I can’t speak out against my rapist after 25 years, I can’t be taken seriously if I’m holding back tears, and I can’t ever speak earnestly about all my fears,” she said in apparent reference to Christine Blasey Ford, who came forward to accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school in the 1980s. During her testimony in front of the senate judiciary committee, people like Donald Trump Jr. questioned Ford’s fear of flying.
- Lab concluded the song by urging listeners to vote in midterm elections on November 6.
- The catchy acoustic song has gone viral, getting love from everyday people and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Mark Ruffalo.
- Listen to the full tune below.
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