Friday, April 08, 2016

Trans Oppressors Goddam

Well, it has been a while since I have done one of my infamous song rewrites.

In light of all the anti-trans legislation that is breaking out like kudzu across the South and in other GOP run states, I finally got the idea to remix the lyrics of Nina Simone's classic protest song to fit the 2K16 political situation we trans folks now are witnessing and finding ourselves in.

So y'all know the drill.  Fire up your fave music program and sing along with Moni's remixed lyrics

Trans Oppressors Goddam
Sung to the tune of Mississippi Godddam by Nina Simone

The name of this tune is Trans Oppressors Goddam
And I mean every word of it

North Carolina's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

North Carolina's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Can't you see it
Can't you feel it
It's all in the air
I can't stand the trans oppression much longer
Somebody say a prayer

North Carolina's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

This is a show tune
But the show hasn't been written for it, yet

Transphobic TERF assholes on my trail
Using the bathroom sends me to jail?
GOP impeding my human rights path
I think every day's gonna be my last

Lord have mercy on this land of mine
We all gonna get freedom in due time
We belong here
We belong there
Justice and trans acceptance is my prayer

Don't tell me
I tell you
Trans people's freedom is overdue
I've been in the trenches so I know
Our GOP trans oppressors say "Hell no!"

Trans people are people
"Hell no"
Pass trans rights laws
"Hell no"
Respect our humanity
"Hell no"
You're a predator 
"Hell no"
You're no lady
"Hell no"
Your thinking's crazy
"Hell no"
Where am I going
What am I doing
I don't know
I don't know

Trans folks do your very best
Stand up be counted with all the rest
Everybody knows the trans oppressors Goddam

If you thought I was kiddin'

We won HERO
Got deceptively voted out
GOP claimed it's Mayor Parker's plot
All I want is equality
For my sister my brother my people and me

GOP lost gay marriage after all these years
Now you firing up anti-trans fears
Trans men are men, trans women are ladies
Your unjust legislation is quite shady

The GOP trans oppressors are full of lies
But as you tell them a trans person dies
Sick of this conservative political show
As you say to trans people "Hell no!"
"Hell no!"

Trans kids transitioning?
"Hell no"
Public accommodation
"Hell no"
Trans education
"Hell no"
Bathroom defecation
"Hell no"
It's my body
"Hell no"
Trans people attacked politically
"Hell no"
Why don't you see it
Why don't you feel it
I don't know
I don't know

You don't have to love me GOP
Just give me my equality
Everybody knows about Mississippi
Everybody knows about  North Carolina
Everybody knows about  Trans Oppression Goddam

That's it!

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