Two Tune Tuesday: Androgyny

Posted by – March 30, 2010

I’m starting to teach Transgender Lives today, for the third time, at Lawrence, so this seemed appropriate.

To save you the time & trouble, here are the lyrics:

The Replacements’ “Androgynous”
Here come Dick, he’s wearing a skirt
Here comes Jane, y’know she’s sporting a chain
Same hair, revolution
Same build, evolution
Tomorrow who’s gonna fuss

And they love each other so
Androgynous
Closer than you know, love each other so
Androgynous

Don’t get him wrong and don’t get him mad
He might be a father, but he sure ain’t a dad
And she don’t need advice that’ll center her
She’s happy with the way she looks
She’s happy with her gender

Mirror image, see no damage
See no evil at all
Kewpie dolls and urine stalls
Will be laughed at
The way you’re laughed at now

Now, something meets Boy, and something meets Girl
They both look the same
They’re overjoyed in this world
Same hair, revolution
Unisex, evolution
Tomorrow who’s gonna fuss
And tomorrow Dick is wearing pants
And tomorrow Janie’s wearing a dress
Future outcasts and they don’t last
And today, the people dress the way that they please
The way they tried to do in the last centuries

Garbage’s “Androgyny”
When everything is going wrong
And you can’t see the point in going on
Nothing in life is set in stone
There’s nothing that can’t be turned around

Nobody wants to be alone
Everybody wants to love someone
Out of the tree go pick a plum
Why can’t we all just get along?

Boys.. Boys in the girls room
Girls.. Girls in the men’s room
You free your mind in your androgyny
Boys.. Boys in the parlour
Girls.. They’re getting harder
I’ll free your mind and your androgyny

No sweeter a taste that you could find
Than fruit hanging ripe upon the vine
There’s never been an oyster so divine
A river deep that never runs dry

The birds and bees they hum along
Like treasures they twinkle in the sun
Get on board and have some fun
Take what you need to turn you on

Boys.. Behind closed doors and under stars
Girls.. It doesn’t matter where you are
Boys.. Collecting jewels that catch your eye
Girls.. Don’t let a soulmate pass you by

1 Comment on Two Tune Tuesday: Androgyny

  1. divadarya says:

    I love the Garbage song and play it all the time(with “Go baby, go”..thanks again, Helen).The Replacements song will join the list.

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