She's So Good at Being a Boy

She's So Good at Being a Boy

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Liner Notes: 

The important thing about my songs is that they are not important. Being unimportant, I am free to do as I like with them. Imagine what might happen if an important person wrote and recorded a song like this. Speculation about what it meant and why it was written. What is his stand on gender issues? Will it make or lose money for the stock holders? How will it go over in concert? To what demographic shall we direct our marketing strategies? I dont have to worry about any of this. I dont even have to worry about the song. It was fun to write. It was fun to sing.

Since it does not matter. I can afford to be truthful. Making political issues out of gender ambiguities seems to me ridiculous, especially in a culture that is so hypocritical when it comes to sexual otherness. So I have no political stance on issues relating to sexuality except that policitians and lawakers should stay out of peoples bedrooms and nobody should be persecuted for the peculiar ways the may have of spending their evenings.

As for the songs, there are several personal experiences I have had that may have contributed to the motivation for writing this payful, yet trivial, song. First, I had a good friend who had a sex change and I found it difficult to relate to him as the female he had become, as a friendship between two men has a different dynamic than that between a man and a woman. I had an idea for a short story inspired by this situation, and contrived a plot wherein a man goes to his high school reunion and falls in love with his high school buddy, who has undergonne gender re assignment surgery and is now a beautiful girl. I had enough ideas to fill out the story, but lacked the neccessary emotional engagement to make it an honest piece of work so i never wrote it. Perhaps this song is that story incarnated into something I can put a little passion into because of a crush I once had on a gay female musician with whom I had a working relationship. At the time, I asked myself that if i was attracted to a gay female, what exactly was it about her that attracted me? My conclusion was that the erotic energy of singing together had nothing to do with sexual orientation or desire. Now, as I am an unimportant person writing unimportant songs, none of this is of any consequence. The song is really just about a guy that is so in love with his girlfriend that he is willing to get a sex change if that is what it takes to keep her. The rest of this blither blather is sharing a bit of the input that leads to the output in matters of everyday song making.

Lyrics: 

When you were a girl
You were kinda sorta my best friend
We did everything together
I never thought the fun would end
But you get more macho every day
Treating me like I was your gal
I always called you Hayley
Now I have to call you Hal

Youre so good at being a boy
It makes me with I was a girl
You could take me dancing
Id give you a whirl
It might be strange at first
But then would come that burst of joy
I would take it like a girl
If you would give it to me like a boy

When you were a girl
I tried to put my hand up your dress
Now you are a boy
And push me face down on the bed
I dont really know how this is going to work
But you get me so excited that I squirt
If we can put these pieces together
We both might go berserk

Youre so good at being a boy
It makes me with I was a girl
You could take me dancing
Id give you a whirl
It might be strange at first
But then would come that burst of joy
I would take it like a girl
If you would give it to me like a boy



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Comments

ustaknow's picture

It all comes down to sex, one stands the other kneels and both are satisfied for the effort — why? That is the mystery and best kept to an intimate relationship with a close “friend”, lifemate, indeed.

No sense chucking ones sees all over the street — book of wisdom says, will assure you always work for another. Funny how that “thinking” is the issue not the “act” that comes from it.

Now I’ll go listen and comment Smile hahhh

ustaknow's picture

Good demo, we’ll done, melody etc., again... Smile

cindyrella's picture

Interesting! The subject is something that can be seen in a lot of different ways. Even for me since my oldest son's father is now a woman. It a weird feeling for me. My son, now in his 30s calls her his Dam (half dad, half mom).

Fuzzy's picture

A great ode to openmindedness.
I like the straightforwardness and matter-of-factness of this.
Catchy melody for sure, especially in the chorus.
Yeah, a really nice tune here!

coolparadiso's picture

Its an interesting topic, my 10 cents says although i support openness and choice, i dont see its helping make people happy as i would have thought it would. It is something worth saying and although i get your point, but im not sure the masses would listen whoever you are. At least here some do! And i enjoyed it!

kahlo2013's picture

Great topic to explore and unique perspective.mKes for an interesting lyric. I like the use of the transition and outro music that suggest change and non-conformity.

Well, this was so unexpected. It is actually important. This is super sexy and I really really liked it. Very good!