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Nov 10 16 4:02 AM

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As soon as you start searching, you will find that there are a lot of songs out there about crossdreaming and being gender variant.

I am sure someone has posted this one before, but what the heck: (The lyrics are NSFW!)



Belive it or not, but this song  reached No. 25 in the UK singles chart! 

And yes, The Vaccines made a song with the exact same title:

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Nov 13 16 1:10 PM

This could soon become another 'Songs that make you cross dream' thread.. But here goes...

Violent Delight would seem to be singing 'I wish I was a girl so I could stare at tits'.. which seems like a very male reason to want to be a girl...

Anyway, here is a song which I'd say definitely comes under 'CrossDreamer' - Born a Girl' By Manic Street Preachers - Who I am sure I've seen performing on TV in a Skirts, or at least Nicky Wire was, and I think he is the principle lyricist in the band - though not the singer.. Not singing this song though, which I'm pretty sure wasn't a single,



Here are the lyrics (So you can sing along!)

Do I look good for you tonight
Will you accuse me as I hide
Behind these layers of disguise
And the mirrors of my own happiness

I've loved the freedom of being inside
Need a new start and a different time
Something grows in the space between me
And it's twisting and changing this fragile body

And I wish I had been born a girl
Instead of what I am
Yes I wish I had been born a girl
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man

The censorship of my skin
Is screaming inside and from within
There's no room in this world for a girl like me
No place around there where I fit in

And I wish I had been born a girl
Instead of what I am
Yes I wish I had been born a girl
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man

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Nov 13 16 1:17 PM

Here is another song with the actual title 'I Wish I was a girl' - by another favourite band of mine, in fact probably my favourite band from the USA - the Counting Crows.. Again I wouldn't say the singers motivation is quite 'crossdreaming' as in the Manics song.. he seems more concerned to get more understanding from a woman he loves.. still, I think this a beautiful song. In fact I prefer its as a song to the one above eve if its not so clearly about Crossdreaming



and here are the lyrics


The devil's in the dreamin'
He tells you I'm not sleepin'
In my motel room alone
With nothing to believe in
You dive into the traffic rising up
And it's so quiet
You're surprised and then you wake
For all the things you're losing
You might as well resign yourself to try and make a change
And I'm going down to Hollywood
They're gonna make a movie from the things
That they find crawling round my brain
I wish I was a girl
So that you could believe me
And I could shake this static every time I try to sleep
I wish for all the world
That I could say
Hey, Elizabeth, you know I'm doing all right
These days
The devil's in the dreamin'
You see yourself descending
From the building to the ground
And you watch the sky receding
And you spin to see the traffic
Rising up and it's so quiet
And you're surprised and then you wake
For all the things I'm losing
I might as well resign myself to try and make a change
And I'm going down to Hollywood
They're gonna make a movie from the things
That they find crawling round my brain
I wish I was a girl
So that you could believe me
And I could shake this static every time I try to sleep
I wish for all the world
That I could say
Hey, Elizabeth, you know I'm doing all right
These days
And one of these dreams
You forgive me
It makes me think of the bad decisions
That keep you at home
How could anyone else have changed
But these are wrong conclusions
That leave you alone
How could everyone rearrange
How could everyone else have changed
What I see
I believe
For all the things I'm losing
I might as well resign myself to try and make a change
And I'm going down to Hollywood
They're gonna make a movie from the things
That they find crawling round my brain
Well I can't sleep at night [4 times]

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Nov 14 16 7:47 AM

Robin Black- More effeminate Than You!

Robin Black- More effeminate Than You!


(I am not sure how to take this one... ah ... well)

Well I know you love me

Or so it would seem
But i've never been a king
I've always been a queen

And you say you love me
And that you'll be true
But how can you love someone
who's more effeminate than you?

I never played soldier
I never played ball

I'm one of those boys
Who played with girls toys
I'm one of those boys

Well i know my parents
Would have rathered a girl
Said they gave me dollies
Said they set my hair curls
But i know they loved me
And just the same
So why did they give me an asexual name?

I never got dirty
I never played in the mud

I'm one of those boys
Who played with girls toys
I'm one of those boys
I played with the wrong toys
I'm one of those boys

Oh baby please don't stop
And please don't be surprised
But i prefer when you're on top

I'm one of those boys
Who played with girls toys
Yah i'm one of those boys

Boys boys boys boys toys toys toys (in background for rest of song)

I'm one of those boys
Who played with girls toys
I'm one of those boys
I played with the wrong toys
Yah i'm one of those boys
Who played with girls toys
I'm one of those boys

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Nov 14 16 7:50 AM

James: Laid


FTM meets MTF or what?

James: "Laid"

This bed is on fire with passionate love
The neighbours complain about the noises above
But she only comes when she's on top

My therapist said not to see you no more
She said you're like a disease without any cure
She said I'm so obsessed that I'm becoming a bore, oh no

Ah, you think you're so pretty...

Caught your hand inside the till
Slammed your fingers in the door
Fought with kitchen knives and skewers
Dressed me up in womens' clothes
Messed around with gender roles
Line my eyes and call me pretty

Moved out of the house so you moved next door
I locked you out, you cut a hole in the wall
I found you sleeping next to me, I thought I was alone
You're driving me crazy
When are you coming home?

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Nov 14 16 7:57 AM

"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"

Morrissey has been reported to say that he feels close to transsexual.




"Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"

Earth is the loneliest planet of all
Earth is the loneliest planet of all

Day after day you say "one day, one day"
Day after day you say "one day, one day"
But you're in the wrong place
and you've got the wrong face

And humans are not really very humane
And earth is the loneliest planet of all

Earth is the loneliest planet of all
Live with a lowness that no one else knows
Time after time you say "next time, next time"
Time after time you say "next time, next time"
But you fail as a woman
and you lose as a man
We do what we can
And earth is the cruelest place
you will never understand

But you're in the wrong skin
And the skin that you're in
Says "oh, let it begin"

And earth is the loneliest planet of all

Earth is the loneliest planet of all
Earth is the loneliest planet of all

Day after day you say "one day, one day"
Day after day you say "one day, one day"
And there's always a reason why you're refused
They always blame "you, you, you"
And there is nothing anyone can do

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Nov 14 16 7:59 AM

Pink Fairies: I wish I was a girl

Hm. If you start googling for songs like these, they seem to be everywhere. I guess a lot of crossdreamers find their calling in the arts. That is one way of staying sane, right?

The boys come down to see me 
I know that they can't believe me 
I don't need their coffee bars 
or clapped-out racing cars You can tell I was the only one 
My school days weren't much fun 
As a child I was the only one 
I can't say I was a son of a gun 
because 
I wish I was a girl As a street fighter I don't make it 
When the boys cut loose I can't take it 
The sight of Blood don't turn me on 
When the trouble starts I'm long gone 
Oh, I wish I was a girl'.

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Nov 15 16 12:58 AM

I thought I had posted the videos of the two songs I posted the lyrics to.. I don't know why Jack had to post them again


I don't know why, either. For some reason the system has removed the embed code you included. Or, at least, I cannot see them. Not to worry. Your entries are gold, and I wanted everyone to get a chance to listen to that music!

 

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Dec 20 16 12:55 AM

Against Me! The Ocean

This is one song by Against Me! that presents a beautiful crossdreamer dream. Now, the lead singer is no longer dreaming. She is  now known as Laura Jane Grace:



In her autobiography Laura Jane Grace says that no one in the band questioned the lyrics. They did not understand that this was her expressing her true identity.

Here is a picture of the band as it was:

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Here is Laura Jane now:

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If I could have chosen where God would hide his heaven,I would wish for it to be in the salt and swell of the ocean.Carried by the currents to all continents' shores.Reaching into depths where the sun’s light has never shown.Mixed with algae and coral.Breathed in by sharks and dolphins.Sailed by tanker ships, private yachts, swam in by tourists.Working its way up through inlets, lakes, and rivers, swamps, and estuaries.Down through limestone into the aquifer.Purified by the county, pumped through pipes and out faucets.Filled into a glass to meet the thirst of our children.

  If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman.My mother once told me she would have named me Laura.I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her.One day I’d find an honest man to make my husband.We would have two children, build our home on the Gulf of Mexico.Our family would spend hot summer days at the beach together.The sun would kiss our skin as we played in the sand and water.We would know we loved each other without having to say it.At night we would sleep with the windows of our house left open.Letting the cool ocean air soothe the sunburned shoulders of our children.

  There is an Ocean in my soul where the waters do not curve.If I could have chosen where God would hide his heaven,I would wish for it to be in the salt and swell of the ocean.Carried by the currents to all continents' shores.Reaching into depths where the sun’s light has never shown.Mixed with algae and coral.Breathed in by sharks and dolphins.Sailed by tanker ships, private yachts, swam in by tourists.Working its way up through inlets, lakes, and rivers, swamps, and estuaries.Down through limestone into the aquifer.Purified by the county, pumped through pipes and out faucets.Filled into a glass to meet the thirst of our children. If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman.My mother once told me she would have named me Laura.I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her.One day I’d find an honest man to make my husband.We would have two children, build our home on the Gulf of Mexico.Our family would spend hot summer days at the beach together.The sun would kiss our skin as we played in the sand and water.We would know we loved each other without having to say it.At night we would sleep with the windows of our house left open.Letting the cool ocean air soothe the sunburned shoulders of our children. There is an Ocean in my soul where the waters do not curve.


Since then Against Me! has released an album called Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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Dec 20 16 1:23 AM



Avalanche is sullen and too thin
She starves herself to rid herself of sin
And the kick is so divine when she sees bones beneath her skin
And she says:Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C'mon baby can you bleed like me 
Chrissie's all dressed up and acting coy
Painted like a brand new Christmas toy
He's trying to figure out if he's a girl or he's a boy
He says:Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C'mon baby can you bleed like me 
Doodle takes dad's scissors to her skin
And when she does relief comes setting in
While she hides the scars she's making underneath her pretty clothes
She sings:Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C'mon baby can you bleed like me 
Therapy is speedie's brand new drug
Dancing with the devil's past has never been too fun
It's better off than trying to take a bullet from a gun
And she cries:
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C'mon baby can you bleed like me 
It's gets all fucked up in some karaoke bar
After two drinks he's a loser after three drinks he's a star
Getting all nostalgic as he sings
'I will survive'Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C'mon baby can you bleed like me 
You should see my scars
You should see my scars
You should see my scars
You should see my scars
And try to comprehend that which you'll never comprehend
Avalanche is sullen and too thin
She starves herself to rid herself of sin
And the kick is so divine when she sees bones beneath her skin
And she says:Hey baby can you bleed like me?
C'mon baby can you bleed like me
 

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Dec 20 16 1:29 AM

Lou Reed: Candy Says



( Live / Lou Reed Cover )
Candy says
I've come to hate my body
And all that it requires
In this worldCandy says
I'd like to know completely
What others so discretely
Talk aboutI'm gonna watch the blue birds fly
Over my shoulder
I'm gonna watch them pass me by
Maybe when I'm olderWhat do you think I'd see
If I could walk away from meCandy says
I hate the quiet places
That cause the smallest taste
Of what will beCandy says
I hate the big decisions
That cause endless revisions
In my mindI'm gonna watch the blue birds fly
Over my shoulder
I'm gonna watch them pass me by
Maybe when I'm olderWhat do you think I'd see
If I could walk away from me

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Dec 20 16 1:35 AM

Dar Williams: When I was a boy

And here is a song about female to male crossdreaming.



I won't forget when Peter Pan came to my house, took my handI said I was a boy;
I'm glad he didn't check.
I learned to fly, I learned to fightI lived a whole life in one night
We saved each other's lives out on the pirate's deck.
And I remember that night
When I'm leaving a late night with some friends
And I hear somebody tell me it's not safe, someone should helpmeI need to find a nice man to walk me home.
When I was a boy, I scared the pants off of my mom,
Climbed what I could climb upon
And I don't know how I survived,I guess I knew the tricks that all boys knew.
And you can walk me home, but I was a boy, too. 
I was a kid that you would like, just a small boy on her bike
Riding topless, yeah, I never cared who saw.
My neighbor come outside to say, "Get your shirt,"
I said "No way, it's the last time I'm not breaking any law."
And now I'm in a clothing store, and the sign says less is more
More that's tight means more to see, more for them, not more for me
That can't help me climb a tree in ten seconds flat 
When I was a boy, see that picture?
That was me
Grass-stained shirt and dusty knees
And I know things have gotta change,
They got pills to sell, they've got implants to put in, they've got implants to remove
But I am not forgetting
That I was a boy too 
And like the woods where I would creep, it's a secret I cankeep
Except when I'm tired, except when I'm being caught off guard
I've had a lonesome awful day, the conversation finds its way
To catching fire-flies out in the backyard.
And I tell the man I'm with about the other life I lived
And I say now you're top gun, I have lost and you have won
And he says, "Oh no, no, can't you see
When I was a girl, my mom and I we always talked
And I picked flowers everywhere that I walked.
And I could always cry, now even when I'm alone I seldom do
And I have lost some kindness
But I was a girl too.
And you were just like me, and I was just like you.

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Dec 20 16 7:17 AM

if this is gonna be a long-running thread (and i hope it is), i suggest the name (currently 'Violent Delight - songs about transgender crossdreaming') is changed, seeing as it's gone beyond being about the band Violent Delight, and the name itself suggests sadism.

there was a long-running thread like this on the old CDL.

some folks get confused - 'songs about trans' is not the same as 'songs that make me crossdream' (a thread in Crossdreaming In Your Life). the first is defined by subject matter, the second by your personal response. a song doesn't have to be about trans to make you crossdream. xx

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Jan 30 17 12:19 AM

I love the lyrics of that song. Not only does she capture the way our culture forces us to deny an important side of us. She also tells the truth about the similarities between male to female and female to male crossdreamers.

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Feb 24 17 1:13 PM

Not explicitly about crossdreaming, but Chris Corner has a few exploring gender with some of his songs/videos. I'll just link this one (with Imogen Heap as well) but there's potentially quite a few:



This one about an androgynous couple:

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Apr 4 17 4:29 AM

Blur: Girls who are boys Who like boys to be girls



Street's like a jungle
So call the police
Following the herd
Down to Greece
On holiday
Love in the nineties
Is paranoid
On sunny beaches
Take your chances

Looking for Girls who are boys
Who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they're girls
Who do girls like they're boys
Always should be someone you really love 

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