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Here's a song for everyone whose gender isn't "male" or "female". Share it freely.

They told me when I started school
I had to join a line
There's one for girls and one for boys
I asked them which was mine
They asked me if my mother raised
A daughter or a son
They sent me to the corner, where
I made a line of one.

And the line for the girls was pretty pretty pink
And the line for the boys was blue
There's another line for everyone else
The line for me and you.

Some people have a mind that's small
A mind that gives them trouble
With party frocks and stompy boots
And lipstick on my stubble.
You tell me I'm confused about
The person I should be
The only one confused is you
I know that I am me.

And the door for the girls was pretty pretty pink
And the door for the boys was blue
There's another door to the outside world
The door for me and you.

Now, if you think your business is
To label me, or guess
The sort of thing I keep beneath
My trousers, or my dress,
It's not your call to ask about
The contents of my pants,
Unless I take you home to bed...
And... sweetie, not a chance.

And the world for the girls was pretty pretty pink
And the world for the boys was blue
There's another world for everyone else
The world for me and you.

Date: 2017-06-05 02:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brainwane
What a nice song!

I grew up with a song called "This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land" which also emphasizes the "we"-ness of the singer and audience -- I loved the gentle invitation in your song.

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