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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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Heather Nicole

Mr. Mister is fantastic. Kyrie and especially Broken Wings have always been among my absolute favorite songs.

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Heather Nicole

Not really a song, but when I finally got around to watching Ralph Breaks The Internet last night (adorable movie), it occurred to me: The Little Mermaid is a very, very trans story. She wants to be a human girl and goes through hardships to finally achieve her transformation.

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hmm, not sure ENTIRELY this song I have is entirely about being trans--but for a while throughout trying to find a sense of support/love the message of it relating to relationships or desire definitely was something I listened to A LOT to find one with a tone that resonated with me during the harsher moments of my transition. I can't explain it, but a lot of Boa's music has a quality to it of melancholy and the lead-singer, Jasmine Rodgers, who she sings about ways we deal with isolation. The acoustic-version of this song, specifically, is so incredible too--I'd highly recommend checking them out. They also featured heavily (though existed well before, mind) the anime Serial Experiments Lain which is also quite good as a late-90s anime:

 

 

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This feels so me this morning- yes it feels trans to me

 

 

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Change the word in the lyrics to woman from man..............

 

 

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Heather Nicole

Wow, @Ann W and @Abi, incredible songs/vids. I'm blown away. And I can't help trying to sing along (that's how I know it's super-good!!!)

 

Right now, I'm finding this one (which I've always loved in it's original "*edited*" form, contrary to many of the band's fans) to be very, very especially trans:

 

 

 

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Heather Nicole

I find it impossible at this point to hear "Right Where It Belongs" and not be put directly in mind of The Matrix's trans-allegory.

 

"Are you sure which side of the glass you are on?"

(Replace "glass" with "gender line")

 

"See the safety of the life you have built,

Everything where it belongs
Feel the hollowness inside of your heart
And it's all, Right where it belongs"

(Life before self-discovery)

 

"What if everything around you, Isn't quite as it seems?

What if all the world you used to know, is an elaborate dream"

(Taking the red pill, and looking deep inside. Can't stop tearing up at this part of the lyrics. It resonates that much.)

 

And then the song's audio dynamics transition from dull and lifeless, to bright, crisp and clear. God, I find that so beautiful. The alternate version most NIN fans prefer strips that part out, and I think that's a shame because it strips away the very essence, and the genius, of the song.

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This morning I feel so much this song.... CHANGES by David Bowie

 

https://youtu.be/IJSv6JXKS_I

 

 

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I love the percussion on this song and always wanted something like it in my songs - I just realized this is a trans survival song

 

 

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On 10/11/2020 at 10:58 AM, 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" ...

Hi Berni, I am new here and I have just discovered this post. Only two days ago I had the exact experience you describe. It was magical, amazing; I never expected to feel anything like it in my life. I feel like I have been crying ever since; I'm so exhilerated and happy and so scared. So anyway, yes, you're right, Peter Gabriel made me cry and cry. Thank you for your post. Thank you for blazing the trail -- thank you all of you for blazing the trail -- that I am now walking on. Thank you all so much.

 

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nympheanelumbo

Put Your Records On by Corinne, definitely a transfemine song about a girl in the middle of figuring herself out post-coming out to her family. So, I hold this song close to me.

 

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