Lesbian Nuns

Lesbian Nuns

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Last night I posted a lyric called
“Nuns on Celibacy” a lyric morph of “Guns on Diplomacy”. It was about child sexual abuse in the church. Val commented something to the effect that she was expecting something else from the title. In an effort not to disappoint her I had to write this lyric.

And I mean no disrespect to nuns or lesbians at all. In context, I went to a very small (76 student in my graduating class) women’s college run by the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I absolutely loved the sisters who taught us. They were inspiring wonderful compassionate teachers who were strong women. They literally saved my life and helped me learn to believe in myself. During my senior year my goal was to join them and become a nun. I went through all of the meetings and exams to join the convent. I was a very out lesbian in college and thought I could suppress those feelings if I joined. The Bishop, however, at the final hour did not allow me to join... I was totally devastated at the time. In retrospect it would have been disastrous for me .. I would have been one of these nuns on the run.

Lyrics: 

V1
no special friendships
stay alone or in groups
take each vow seriously
make celibacy your truth...
no eyes of desire
don’t crave physical touch
deny passionate feelings
know faith will be enough....

PC
no!.....
what about us....
the lesbian nuns

C
we’re strong loving women
surrounded by the same
we’re only human
women rock our brains
it’s driving us insane
oh....oh...
how can we abstain?

lesbian nuns
on the run
lesbian nuns

V2
no erotic stories
don’t ever sit too close
keep appearances plain
avoid revealing clothes
deny impure thoughts
never have a crush
no sexual dreams
repress any and all lust

PC
no!......
what about us....
the lesbian nuns

C
we’re strong loving women
surrounded by the same
we’re only human
women rock our brains
it’s driving us insane
oh....oh...
how can we abstain?

lesbian nuns
on the run
lesbian nuns

B
this may be just a cross to bear
this may become our calling
this may be our new habit
all we know is we’re falling
away from celibate rules
and confessional dues
run lesbian nuns
run run run
into love

PC-FINAL
yes!....
that’s about us....
former lesbian nuns

C
we’re strong loving women
surrounded by the same
we’re only human
women rock our brains
it’s driving us insane
oh....oh...
how can we abstain?

lesbian nuns
on the run
lesbian nuns



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

I love it! How cant you click on a title like that, great idea well done made me smile and think a little

Valerie Cox's picture

That priest not letting you join may have been a good thing for you, but I think it's incredibly sexist to have a priest making decisions about the convent. But that's an aside. Interesting lyrics. There are surely plenty of nuns who actively fight desires of all kinds.

Acousticmaddie's picture

I cant belive that people want to be nuns/monks in the first place. great way of describing frustration and funny good storytelling.

benjo's picture

Hey what a great story

celibacy, uh uh I don't think so couldn't do it
you really got my mind working here
what a wonderful write
a lot of things going on, but such is life

Marije's picture

Woah this must be one of the most captivating lyrics I've read so far. Your story really intrigues me and although it might have been better for you eventually, it really angers me that priest didn't allow you to join! You are wonderful for sharing this with the 50/90 community, thank you so much.