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songs that are definitely about being trans (but not really)


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25 minutes ago, Dinaki said:

The link works for me, it goes directly to Boy George's video titled Yes We Can

 

I swear, I did  not sent any "funny" pictures

I know. The ad was inserted by YouTube. I was just commenting because I thought the bra was a bit strange.

 

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Thank you for letting know that, for a moment I got very much displeased with the link I said. I shall need to be more cautious next time sending music links. Again, I apologize Dana!

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27 minutes ago, Dana Michelle said:

I know. The ad was inserted by YouTube. I was just commenting because I thought the bra was a bit strange.

 

 

Your browser has female cookies :D

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34 minutes ago, Cyndee said:

 

Your browser has female cookies :D

I bought bras online recently so I guess that's where the cookies came from.

 

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Years ago, when I was coming to terms with who I am, i would describe that moment in the mirror ... that moment when you are dressed as your true self and you look deep into the eyes reflected back at you ... and your heart booms inside your chest as if it will break in two ...and, instead of seeing the man looking back, there was someone else ... someone you kept hidden for so long.... and i would describe that feeling, that moment as ...

 

... "home" ...

 

My heart was beating and I was finally "home".

 

In Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill an eagle (transition) offers to comes to take him "home". And if listen to the song as a song about wrestling with the idea of transition, I dare you to try and not to cry.

 

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing, stretching every nerve
Had to listen, had no choice
I did not believe the information
Just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Son", he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home"
To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Though my life was in a rut
'Til I thought of what I'll say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Hey", he said, "grab your things, I've come to take you home"
(Hey, back home)
When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom, boom, boom
"Hey", I said, "you can keep my things, they've come to take me home"

 

 

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one of my favorite artists and one of my favorite songs.  wow! you are right-i did cry. the song has new meaning for me now.  didn't Peter use facial paint and odd costumes when he first started performing?  can i just add that when my heart was going boom boom boom-i was so happy at what i saw in the mirror.

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Yes Peter Gabriel did wear costumes when he performed.  I believe I read his wife made many of them.  

 

This is a wonderful song.  Interestingly only in the first chorus "grab your things, I've come to take you home" does he say "Son."  After that its "Hey" leaving one to figure out who is he is now.  

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14 hours ago, Berni said:

My heart was beating and I was finally "home".

 

In Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill an eagle (transission) offers to comes to take him "home". And if listen to the song as a song about wrestling with the idea of transission, I dare you to try and not to cry.

 

Wow, when you're right, you're right!

 

 

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Maybe a little bit of a stretch to say it can be "about" trans, but I still think this one is very fitting here:

 

 

I have trouble not tearing up whenever I listen to that, no matter what it is I'm going through. (It's also one of my absolute favorites to play in Rock Band on both voice and guitar.) That "grab your things, I've come to take you home" line in Solsbury Hill with its comforting "being watched over" theme is what reminded me of this one. Oh man, now my waterworks are really going!

 

And, of course, I've mentioned it probably too many times already, but Bon Jovi's It's My Life.

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On 10/10/2020 at 5:58 PM, Berni said:

Years ago, when I was coming to terms with who I am, i would describe that moment in the mirror ... that moment when you are dressed as your true self and you look deep into the eyes reflected back at you ... and your heart booms inside your chest as if it will break in two ...and, instead of seeing the man looking back, there was someone else ... someone you kept hidden for so long.... and i would describe that feeling, that moment as ...

 

... "home" ...

 

My heart was beating and I was finally "home".

I love what you wrote...and I'll never hear that song the same again.

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Here's something I bet no one expected to come across here!

 

But it's totes soups adorbs, and gosh darn it, it has a good underlying message that's appropriate for us all!

 

 

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have you heard this one; "Jim the Jinn" from The Truth about Charlie  music from the motion picture. It has some interesting lyrics.  My favorite is-"Daddy was just a girl in disguise."  It applies for MtF or FtM.

 

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@Ann W I agree with you Joni Mitchell comments - I love her voice and talent - abosultely love Ladies of the Canyon and Blue - and listen a lot when I am wanting to find comfort.....

 

 

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This song does it for me

 

 

Kyrie

Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie
The wind blows hard against this mountain side
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road
My heart is old, it holds my memories
My body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again
Kyrie Eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?
Kyrie Eleison, on a highway in the light
When I was young I thought of growing old
Of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road
Or only wished what I could be?
Kyrie Eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?
Kyrie Eleison, on a highway in the light
Kyrie Eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?
Kyrie Eleison, on a highway in the light
Kyrie Eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?
Kyrie Eleison, on a highway in the light
Kyrie Eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?
Kyrie Eleison, on a highway in the light
Kyrie Eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Eleison, where I'm going, will you follow?
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