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Offline KabitTarah

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Songs that describe the trans* condition
« on: August 27, 2013, 11:33:14 am »
Socially, physically, whatever... what song do you think describes us?

I present:



I think I've always liked depressing music  :angel:
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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 04:13:30 am »
try Christina aguilera - Reflection. That suits my feeling very well. but i change the lyric from "who is that girl i see" to "who is that boy i see"

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 05:35:18 am »
Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Laura Jane Grace/Against Me she is awesome

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 10:09:33 pm »
Breaking Benjamin - So Cold
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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 04:57:03 am »
The Ocean by Against Me!
especially the second verse
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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.


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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 01:27:28 pm »
While looking through youtube I came across Helen Reddy's "I am Woman" and think it could strongly relate to us.


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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 07:08:36 am »
This song has a lot of meaning to me.  Its a good representation of how living with multiple genders is for me.



I'm not a fan of puppeteers but I've a nagging fear
someone else is pulling at the strings
Something terrible is going down through the entire town
wreaking anarchy and all it brings

I can't sit idly, no, I can't move at all
I curse the name, the one behind it all...

Discord, I'm howlin' at the moon
And sleepin' in the middle of a summer afternoon
Discord, whatever did we do
To make you take our world away?

Discord, are we your prey alone,
Or are we just a stepping stone for taking back the throne?
Discord, we won't take it anymore
So take your tyranny away!

I'm fine with changing status quo, but not in letting go
Now the world is being torn apart
A terrible catastrophe played by your symphony,
what a terrifying work of art!
Discord, I'm howlin' at the moon
And sleepin' in the middle of a summer afternoon
Discord, whatever did we do
To make you take our world away?

Discord, are we your prey alone,
Or are we just a stepping stone for taking back the throne?
Discord, we won't take it anymore
So take your tyranny away!

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 08:36:06 am »
Not really trans, but can't count how many times I find myself singing "Feel like a woman" by Shania Twain! ;D
Far better is it to dare mighty things than to take rank with those poor, timid souls, who know neither victory, nor defeat.

не бойтесь быть разной.

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 06:55:55 am »
We are the others by Delain,check out the video

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 07:03:27 am »
Imagine Dragons "Demons" re: marriage/family issues

The end of the video is from one of their other songs... that has a refrain that's also perfect.


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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 09:17:53 am »
Not sure if the song is about being trans* but I swear the video is:

Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill:



(oh btw, the male dancer in that video, yep, that's my dream body)

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 09:46:18 am »
Great topic! I think I'll become a great fan of Against Me!

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 10:37:00 am »
Born To Be Wild!

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2013, 08:42:01 am »
Not sure how well it describes the trans* condition overall, but certainly describes how I'm feeling on the MTF side right now..



Mirror mirror, on the wall
I'm just someone with no self control
You don't know the real me,
but you get a glimpse
so you paint a picture
So vivid, but just so wrong

This little girl is broken this time (broken)
I've seen things no one should ever have to see
I paint a smile on to tell the world I'm doin' fine
While everything I've known flies out the window

(Chorus:)
I just want to leave this situation
I don't want to reach this destination
Can't you see I've lost the motivation
I want to leave this situation

Mirror mirror, on the wall
You see a girl with no self control
You ask what I want - it's complicated
The truth is: I don't know..

I guess it's not enough to be there sometimes (sometimes)
But I've been dealt a hand no one should ever have to play
I guess I've really messed up this time, messed up this time
but I'm too tired to fake the strength behind this lie

CHORUS

And now I sit here,
all alone in the world
My head is filled with
advice I once ignored:
That all you get from this moment,
is all you gave to your past
And all you'll get from this moment,
is what you gave to your past

I'm turning to the next thing
and I laugh just for this moment
I'm crying on the bathroom floor
'cause nothing is the same
I'm turning to the next one
Then we're laughing for the moment
I'm crying on the bathroom floor
I can not regain strength

CHORUS x2

And now I sit here,
all alone in the world
My head is filled with
advice I once ignored:
That all you get from this moment,
is all you gave to your past
And all you'll get from this moment,
is what you gave to your past

EDIT: oh and erm, the full story behind that song from the singer herself if anyone is interested: http://www.ayria.com/2010/11/song-dissection-8-girl-on-the-floor/

Not a world away, is it? :(
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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2013, 11:02:12 pm »
Not exactly trans* but I love this song, and I think a lot of trans* members can relate to the feeling of not being quite in or out.  :)

Ani DiFranco In or Out  (I love the part "it's Mr. DiFranco to you"  ;D )

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2013, 09:36:43 pm »
For me it's pretty much anything and everything by Aerosmith... specifically though

"Amazing", "Dream On", "kiss your past goodbye", "Pink", "Avant Garden" etc. and i suppose if you really, really wanna go there "dude looks like a lady" ::) lol Steven Tyler, what a beautiful soul  ;D


 

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013, 10:03:56 am »
Alright, well, I fail at posting videos here. Lol
While not a huge fan (I prefer Stone Sour) the song Slipknot - Vermillion Pt. 2 is a pretty great, albeit kind of hopeless look on it.

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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2013, 10:08:02 am »
Surprised nobody added Love Is A Battlefield.
We are strong,
No one can tell us we're wrong
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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2013, 12:42:47 am »
My Body is a Cage by the Arcade Fire has always done it for me, Peter Gabriel's cover of it is pretty good too, though.


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Re: Songs that describe the trans* condition
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2013, 02:16:48 pm »
I suppose this is sort of cheating, but the sample that appears at roughly 11:56 into this (listen to the rest of the song because it's lovely an' that):


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