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FEATURED LGBT MUSIC

Song List of Pick Hits

 

Secrets by Mary Lambert

She Keeps Me Warm by Mary Lambert

Macklemore, Madonna, and Wedding Ceremony at Grammys

People Like Us by Kelly Clarkson
It Gets Better by Broadway Stars
Modern Love by Matt Nathanson

Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Nothing Taboo: Love Song for the Outcast

Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Girl in the Kinks Shirt by Matt Nathanson

Like Me by Chely Wright

Aftermath by Adam Lambert

True Colors by LA Gay Men's Chorus

 


SAME LOVE/OPEN YOUR HEART PERFORMED

33 Same Sex Couples Married at Grammy Awards

 

January 2014

 

At 2014 Grammy Awards Event: Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, and Madonna On Stage Singing While 33 LGBT Couples Get Married

 

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis marry 33 couples during their emotional Grammy performance with some help from Madonna.  Get ready to shed some tears, here's a clip of Macklemore's "Same Love" and Madonna's "Open Your Heart" wedding ceremony (View the You Tube Video).

 

 

The most heartfelt performance at the 56th Annual Grammys was no doubt Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance of the "Same Love" anthem, featuring Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty. Macklemore started off the mash up singing "Same Love" in a bolo tie and tux under a cathedral altar. Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty help him out with the rap ballad track. Midway through the song is where it gets good! The track pauses when Queen Latifah enters the altar and ordains a mixture of 33 same sex, transgender and heterosexual marriages right there in the audience.

 

Queen Latifah announces to the brides and grooms, "We are gathered here to celebrate love and harmony... please exchange rings...by the power vested in me by the state of California I now pronounce you a married couple!"  In the stage turned-church aisles the couples put on the rings and recite their vows.

 

Then in an awe-worthy moment, Madonna appears in all white and sings, "Open your hear to me, baby, I'll hold the lock and you'll hold the key..."  The rest of the gang along with a gospel choir join her to mash up "Same Love" with "Open Your Heart" as the couples walk down the theater aisles to complete their ceremony. How incredible would it be to be one of those lucky 33 couples?

 

LINKS:

 

YouTube: Macklemore, Madonna, Queen Latifah, Same Sex Wedding at Grammy Awards

YouTube: Same Love/Open Your Heart Performance & Wedding Ceremony

Entertainment Weekly: Macklemore, Madonna & 33 Weddings at Grammy Awards

Hollywood Reporter: Macklemore & Madonna Perform as 33 Couples Get Married

Billboard: Macklemore & Madonna Sing as 33 Couples Wed Live at Grammys

Daily News: Queen Latifah Officiates Wedding at Grammy Awards

 


CELEBRATING LGBT MUSIC

LGBT Musicians and Music With LGBT Themes

 

She Keeps Me Warm by Mary Lambert

Marching On by One Republic

Let’s Have a Kiki from Glee

We Are Golden by Mika

Dreams by Brandi Carlile

I Just Want to Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson
You're a Firework by Katy Perry

Dare to Love by Sean Chapin
Have You Ever by Brandi Caslile

I Am What I Am by Karen Mulder
Never Love You Enough by Chely Wright

Somedays by Audra McDonald
When She Loved Me by Sarah McLachlan
Philadelphia by Tori Amos
Imagine by Lady Gaga at HRC National Dinner
Different Kind of Love Song
It's a Beautiful Day by Freddie Mercury & Queen

Born This Way by Lady Gaga on SNL

 


LGBT MUSIC NEWS

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Pride Radio

Same Sex Wedding at Grammy Awards

Jennifer Knapp: Lesbian Christian Musician

Miley Cyrus & Her Gay Fans

Billboard: Great Gay Moments in Music

Teacher Plays Gay Song for Her Students

Best Gay Pride Anthems

 


OUT IN THE CHURCH

Lesbian Christian Songwriter

 

November 2013

 

Jennifer Knapp spoke recently at Birmingham's Southside Baptist Church.  She was interviewed by Bri Bruce of Birmingham Weld Magazine. The entire interview is worth reading.

 

"I never really planned on growing up and being a rock star," Jennifer explains. "I just started writing about my faith experience in music.  I was just writing as an expression of what I was going through at the time, and God ended up taking me from one church to another. I was paying my way through school, and before I knew it, I had a record deal and was hanging in and out of Nashville."

 

 

She continues: "20 years later I came out as a lesbian. That creates all kinds of controversy. Now I’m finding this second career as an advocate for LGBT faith issues. In Birmingham, I’m doing an Inside Out Faith event, which is me talking about my own story, my experience, what’s it like to actually be gay in the church, to actually have that coming out process. In a lot of church environments, particularly in the South, it’s not a side of the story most folks have heard much about. I think there’s an assumption that gay is something that happens to you when you lose your faith, when there’s something wrong with your faith. Really most people rely on their faith to get through the social difficulties of that."

 

"Churches wanted to show their support when I came out. So did people who had grown up listening to my music. It was really beautiful, all these people asking me to come play. I didn’t know if I was capable of walking into a room and having someone yell out, “Turn or burn,” but yet here are these churches were calling me. I started to realize that this was really important. These churches were asking me to tell me story. They were trying to say, “Not everybody’s like that.” There are communities that have been and will continue to invite everybody they possibly can into having whatever kind of faith experience they can."

 

Jennifer Knapp, a Grammy-nominated musician whose records have sold more than a million copies, once rocked the contemporary Christian music billboards. In 2010, she rocked the industry when she came out. Since then, she has released a mainstream music album and is touring the country with her Inside Out Faith series, advocating for LGBTQ issues in faith communities.

 

After walking away from stardom as a Christian singer-songwriter in 2002, Jennifer Knapp never expected to return to a musical career -- and certainly not as a Christian artist. And when she later came out as a lesbian, that prospect seemed especially remote.

 

"When I put my guitar in the case and said this is my last concert, I really didn't think I had anything to contribute to the religious conversation at all in music," recalled the folk-rock artist, whose five Christian albums sold more than 1.5 million copies between 1994 and 2001 and earned her a Grammy nomination and Dove Award.

 

So the 38-year-old Kansas native is as shocked as anyone with her newfound role -- as a gay Christian artist urging fellow Christians to affirm homosexuals. And she finds herself singing and making her case in the most unlikely venues -- churches.

 

LINKS:

 

Birmingham Weld Magazine: Out in the Church

Jennifer Knapp: Gay Christian & Unlikely Hero

Christianity Today: Jennifer Knapp Comes Out

Jennifer Knapp Home Page

YouTube: Jennifer Knapp on Larry King Show

 


BRANDI CARLILE GETS MARRIED
Lesbian Singer/Songwriter Marries Girlfriend

 

September 2012

 

Gay singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile and her longtime girlfriend Catherine Shepherd were married on September 15 in a ceremony that was legally recognized. In awe that her dream of a legitimate wedding is actually happening, the singer hopes to set an example for other gay girls.

 

 

"It was a crazy feeling while I was filling out the paperwork because I felt like I was breaking a law, like somebody was going to come in and say, 'You know you can't have this!' It was so exciting... we have a marriage license in Massachusetts," Brandi Carlile said.

 

Brandi and Catherine got married first in Boston and later threw a party in Brandi's hometown of Seattle.  They also plan to celebrate in Catherine's hometown of London next year!

 

"It was truly one of our best days, completely awkward and human and beautiful," Brandi said. "I'm married to my best friend and nothing has ever brought me more joy than that."

 

Giving thanks for those who have worked so hard to make gay marriage a reality, at least in some states, Brandi Carlile said, "It's so surprising, and so hard fought... I wouldn't have been able to picture myself married or successful or pursuing my dreams if there hadn't been other people that had done it before me, like role models, and that's why talking about it is so important."

 

LINKS:

 

She Knows Entertainment: Brandi Carlile Marries Girlfriend
She Wired: Check Out Brandi's Wedding Photo
Huff Post: Brandi Hopes to Inspire with Same Sex Wedding
CBS News: Brandi Taking a Stand by Getting Married
Associated Press: Brandi Carlile's Special Day

 

 


MARRIAGE EQUALITY MUSIC VIDEO
Modern Love by Matt Nathanson

 

August 2012

 

The San Francisco folk rocker, Matt Nathanson,  comes out with Modern Love to promote marriage equality. Matt Nathanson, the folk rock singer-songwriter who went platinum with his song "Come On Get Higher" is back with "Modern Love," a new video supporting marriage equality that has already had nearly 200,000 views in just a week. "People deserve to be free to love who they choose, without prejudice," says Nathanson, who toured with Kelly Clarkson earlier this year. "The right to marry is an extension of this love. Until the time comes when this is no longer an issue in our culture, modern love will never be enough."

 

LINKS:

 

Matt Nathanson Marriage Equality Video: Modern Love

Matt Nathanson Website

 


MARRY ME
Gay Marriage Music Videos

 

LINKS:

 

Same Love: Music for Marriage Equality

Rapper MacklemoreTalks About Gay Marriage

Interview with Rapper Macklemore on Gay Marriage

 

Marriage Equality Song
Marry Me, Girl
Marry Me Boy
My Beloved Wife

I Have a Right

 


CHELY WRIGHT
Lesbian Country Music Singer

August 2011

 

Chely Wright is an American country music artist and gay rights activist and is the first country music star to come out as openly gay.

 

 On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years later, her fourth album yielded her first number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Overall, Wright has released seven studio albums on various labels, and has charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts. As of May 2010, Wright's previous eight albums had sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States. 

 

 

In May 2010, Wright became the first major country music performer to publicly come out as gay. In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding".

 

As a songwriter she has written songs that have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Clay Walker, among them Walker's top ten hit, "I Can't Sleep" that won her a BMI award. On May 4, 2010, Wright released both her memoir of being a closeted lesbian, Like Me, and her first album of new songs since 2005, Lifted Off the Ground.

 

In 2010, Chely Wright published a book entitled, Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer, in which she candidly discusses being a lesbian.

 

On August 20, 2011, Chely Wright married her partner Lauren Blitzer in a private ceremony on a country estate in Connecticut. Wright and Blitzer were married by both a rabbi and a reverend.

 

A documentary film, entitled Wish Me Away, about Wright's extended coming out, was released in 2011.

 

LINKS:

 

Chely Wright / It Was
Chely Wright / Never Love You Enough
Chely Wright / Single White Female
Chely Wright / Like Me
 

Chely Wright: Wikipedia

Chely Wright's Emotional Coming Out on Ellen Show
Chely Wright Home Page
Chely Wright on FaceBook

Music Mix: Chely Wright's Decision to Come Out

People: Chely Wright is Married

CBS News: Rejected by Nashville

 


QUEEREST SONGS
LGBT Songs of the Year

 

December 2011

 

According to Noah Michaelson of the Huffington Post, here are the queerest songs of 2011:

 

Jessie J - Price Tag

Patrick Wolf - The City

Lady Gaga - Born This Way

The Young Professionals - D.I.S.C.O

Austra -  Lose It

REM -  Oh My Heart

RuPaul -  Glamazon

Garçon Garçon -  Stay In Touch

Beth Ditto -  I Wrote The Book

Hercules & Love Affair -  My House

Ssion -  Psy-Chic

Cazwell And Peaches -  Unzip Me

Jessica 6 -  White Horse

Adam Lambert -  Outlaws Of Love

Melissa Ferrick -  Still Right Here

Will Young -  Jealousy

Ricky Martin -  The Best Thing About Me Is You

Vanessa Carlton -  Carousel

Woodpigeon -  For Paolo

Holcombe Waller -  Hardliners

Bright Light Bright Light -  Disco Moment

 

 


OUT MUSIC AWARDS
Honoring Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Chely Wright

November 20, 2010

Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge and Chely Wright were among the artists honored during the 20th annual LGBT Academy of Recording Arts' (LARA) 2010 OUTMUSIC Awards.  The annual show is held each year in the heart of Times Square at Town Hall NYC on December 1, also World AIDS Day.

 

 

Singer and gay ally Cyndi Lauper received the OUTMUSIC Icon Award, openly lesbian rocker Etheridge received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and country music star Wright, who came out gay in 2010, will be honored with the Vanguard Award, which will be presented by country singer-actress Dolly Parton via video.

 

The event was hosted by comedians Julie Goldman and Jonny McGovern (the Gay Pimp), stars of Logo's The Big Gay Sketch Show. Comedian Tammy Peay, known as Ms Peay, co-hosted the event. And Broadway legend Carol Channing and musical great Melba Moore put in special appearances.

 

The OUTMUSIC Awards celebrates, honors and documents the contributions of openly gay recording artists and performers.


LINKS:

On Top: Out Music Awards to Honor Lauper, Etheridge, Wright
Out Music: Alliance of LGBT Recording Artists & Performers
Out Music Awards

 


MUSICIANS & SONGS
LGBT Musicians and
Musicians Who Perform Songs With LGBT Themes


Chely Wright

Lady Gaga
Holly Near
Ani DiFranco
Rufus Wainwright

Mika
Dar Williams
KD Lang
Melissa Etheridge

Elton John
Indigo Girls
Brandi Carlile
Boy George
Janis Ian
Sarah McLachlan
Sonia
Shawn Colvin
Catie Curtis
Tatu

 


MUSIC VIDEOS
LGBT Sights & Sounds
 

Songs and music videos by LGBT artists or LGBT allies...  Songs and music videos with LGBT themes...  Songs and music videos that LGBT people might appreciate and enjoy...

 

Mary Lambert / Secrets

Mary Lambert / She Keeps Me Warm

Mary Lambert / She Keeps Me Warm with Lyrics

 

Kelly Clarkson / People Like Us

Kelly Clarkson / What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Lady Gaga / Born This Way

Katy Perry / Firework

Taylor Swift / You Belong With Me

Taylor Swift / Sparks Fly

 

Brandi Carlile / Dreams
Brandi Carlile / Turpentine

Brandi Carlile / The Story
Brandi Carlile / Have You Ever
 

Chely Wright / It Was
Chely Wright / Never Love You Enough
Chely Wright / Single White Female
Chely Wright / Like Me

 

 

Mika / We Are Golden

Mika / Love Today

Mika / Lollipop

Mika / Celebrate

Mika / Make You Happy

 

Rufus Wainwright / I'm Going to a Town

Rufus Wainwright / Rules and Regulations
Rufus Wainwright / The One You Love
 

Indigo Girls / Galileo
Indigo Girls / Least Complicated
Indigo Girls / Closer to Fine
 

Elton John / Your Song
Elton John / Goodbye Yellowbrick Road
Elton John / Goodbye England's Rose (Tribute to Princess Diana)

 

 

Melissa Etheridge / Come to My Window

Melissa Etheridge / I Need to Wake Up (From "An Inconvenient Truth" Soundtrack)

Melissa Etheridge / Streets of Philadelphia
 

Freddie Mercury & Queen / We Are the Champions
Freddie Mercury & Queen / Love of My Life
Freddie Mercury & Queen / Great Pretender
Freddie Mercury & Queen / We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions

 


TRIBUTE TO FREDDIE MERCURY
Concert by Queen & Friends

LINKS:

Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Robert Plant & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Lisa Stanfield & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Davie Bowie, Annie Lennox & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Elton John, Axl Rose & Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Roger Daltry & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Paul Young & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: George Michael & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Liza Minelli & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: George Michael, Lisa Stanfield & Queen
Tribute to Freddie Mercury: Elton John & Queen

 


DANCE SONGS
Essential Dance Songs to Celebrate Gay Pride


Perhaps no other popular art form is more closely identified with gay culture than disco and dance music. Gay men in particular adopted the intense, loud, throbbing 4/4 beat of dance music that predominated at the bars and discos that were among the few places where they could openly express their sexual identities. As the musical backdrop for generations of gay men who came of age and discovered an entirely new gay world in such venues, dance music became inextricably connected with the gay experience.  Here is a sampling of the most popular dance and disco songs associated with gay pride.

 

Sister Sledge - We Are Family
MFSB - Love is the Message
Ultra Nate - Free
Village People - YMCA
Book of Love - Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls
Carl Bean - I Was Born this Way

KC & the Sunshine Band - That's the Way I Like It
Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Sylvester - (You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real
Johnna - Pride
Village People - Macho Man
Book of Love - Boy Pop
Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited
C&C Music Factory - Pride (A Deeper Love)

Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
George Michael - Freedom '90

Donna Summer - Last Dance
Barry Harris / Pepper Mashay - I Got My Pride
Village People - Go West

Abba - Dancing Queen
Tom Robinson Band - Glad to Be Gay
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

 

LINKS:

GLBTQ Encyclopedia: Disco & Dance Music
Gay Info: Gay Classic Top 100
 


LESBIAN SONGS
Music for Women

Leaping (Lesbians)  by Sue Fink & Joclyn Grippo
Amazon ABC by Alix Dobkin
Imagine My Surprise, by Holly Near
Sweet Woman, by Chris Williamson
Ode To a Gym Teacher, by Meg Christian
Surprise (I'm a Lesbian) by Paula Walowitz
Rosalie, by Bonnie Hayes, performed by Teresa Trull
Womanly Way, by Linda Tillery
Older Women, by Lynn Lavner
Mademoiselle, by Lucie Blue Tremblay
Sistership, by Faith Nolan
Woman-Loving Woman by Theresa Trull
The Lesbian Power Authority, by Alix Bobkin
The Camp Song, by Dos Fallopia
I wish I was a Lesbian, by 2 nice girls
Glory Glory (I'm a lesbian), Annonymous

 


SONG LYRICS
LGBT Musical Messages

Gentle Angry People
By Holly Near

 

We are a gentle angry people,   
and we are singing, singing for our lives.
We are a justice seeking people, 
and we are singing, singing for our lives.
We are young and old together,  
and we are singing, singing for our lives.
We are a land of many colors,  
and we are singing, singing for our lives.
We are gay and straight together, 
And we are singing, singing for our lives.
We are a gentle, loving people,
And we are singing, singing for our lives.

I Want to be Free to be Me
By Lucie Blue Tremblay

So many people in the world, alone in their own way,
tired of hiding, silence is dying.

I want you to know who I really am,
I want to be free to be me with you,
and if you love me as much as I love you,
then you`ll love me even if I`m not like you.

So many people are so afraid, there`s so much to understand,
so I take a chance now, 
it`s important to me that I tell you, so please sit down.

I`m not saying we should agree on everything,
`cause we all live our own lives.

I want you to know who I really am, 
I want to be free to be me with you,
And if you love me as much as I love you,
then you`ll love me, even if I`m not like you.
 
I am What I am
From La Cage Aux Folles

I am what I am, I don`t need praise,
I don`t need pity, I bang my own drum,
Some call it noise, I call it pretty.
And so what if I love each bauble and each bangle,
Why not try to see things from a different angle?
Your life is a sham 'till you can shout out, "I am what I am!"

I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses.
I deal my own deck, sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces.
And there's no return and no deposit, so it's time to open up your closet!
Life's not worth a damn, 'till you can say, "Hey, world, "I am what I am!"
 
Glad To Be Gay
By Tom Robinson
 

The British Police are the best in the world, I don't believe one of these stories I've heard,
'Bout them raiding our pubs for no reason at all, Lining the customers up by the wall,
Picking out people and knocking them down, Resisting arrest as they're kicked on the ground,

Searching their houses and calling them queer, I don't believe that sort of thing happens here.

Sing if you're glad to be gay, Sing if you're happy that way.
 

Pictures of naked young women are fun, In Titbits and Playboy, page three of The Sun,
There's no nudes in Gay News our last magazine, But they still find excuses to call it obscene,

Read how disgusting we are in the press, The News of The World and the Sunday Express,
Molesters of children, corruptors of youth, It's there in the paper, it must be the truth.

Sing if you're glad to be gay, Sing if you're happy that way.
 

Don't try to kid us that if you're discreet, You're perfectly safe as you walk down the street,
You don't have to mince or make bitchy remarks, To get beaten unconscious and left in the dark ,
I had a friend who was gentle and short, Got lonely one evening and went for a walk ,
Queerbashers caught him and kicked in his teeth, He was only hospitalised for a week .

Sing if you're glad to be gay, Sing if you're happy that way.
 

So sit back and watch as they close all our clubs, Arrest us for meeting and raid all our pubs,
Make sure your boyfriend's at least 21, So only your friends and your brothers get done,
Lie to your workmates, lie to your folks, Put down the queens and tell anti-queer jokes,
Gay Lib's ridiculous, join their laughter, 'The buggers are legal now, what more are they after?'

Sing if you're glad to be gay, Sing if you're happy that way.

 

Glory Glory: Gay & Lesbian Song
By Anonymous


Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the queers
Homophobes have trampled on our rights, They`ve done so out of fear
We have loosed our rising anger and now it`s plainly clear

That gays are marching on

Glory, glory I`m a lesbian
Glory, glory I`m a gay man
Glory, glory I`m a homosexual
I am truth marching on

In our homes and on street corners we have been condemned to die
We were murdered in the Holocaust by Hitler and his lies
AIDS is killing all our people whom the government denies
But gays are marching on

In the beauty of our loving we have let ourselves be free
We will heal our wounds through justice for all humanity
We will deny not our freedom or our sexuality
We will keep marching on
 
Innocence Maintained (Excerpt) 
By Jewel


We've made houses for hatred. It's time we made a place where people's souls may be seen and made safe.
Be careful with each other. These fragile flames.
For innocence can't be lost.  It just needs to be maintained.
I want to live bravely and love without fear.
I want always to feel the wings of grace near.
 
We Shall Be Free
By Garth Brooks


When the last child cries for a crust of bread,
When the last man dies just for words that he's said,
When there's shelter over the poorest head,
Then we shall be free

When we're free to love anyone we choose,
When this world's big enough for all different views,
When we all can worship from our own kind of pews,
Then we shall be free

When the last thing we see is the color of skin,
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within,
When the skies above are clear again,
Then we shall be free

When money talks for the very last time,
And nobody walks a step behind,
When there's only one race and that's mankind,
Then we shall be free
 
American Triangle
Dedicated to Matthew Shepherd
By Elton John & Bernie Taupin 


Seen him playing in his backyard, Young boy just starting out,
So much history in this landscape, So much confusion, so much doubt.

Been there drinking on that front porch, Angry kids, mean and dumb,
Looks like a painting, that blue skyline, God hates fags where we come from.
 

'Western skies' don't make it right, 'Home of the brave' don't make no sense,
I've seen a scarecrow wrapped in wire, Left to die on a high ridge fence.
It's a cold, cold wind, It's a cold, cold wind, It's a cold wind blowing, Wyoming.

 

See two coyotes run down a deer, Hate what we don't understand,
You pioneers give us your children, But it's your blood that stains their hands.

Somewhere that road forks up ahead, To ignorance and innocence,
Three lives drift on different winds, Two lives ruined, one life spent.

 

Talking to My Angel

By Melissa Etheridge

Don't be afraid, Close your eyes, Lay it all down, Don't you cry
Can't you see I'm going where I can see the sun rise
I've been talking to my angel, And he said that it's alright

I've always had to run, I don't know just why,

Desire slowly smoking, Under the midwest sky
There's something waiting out there that says I've got to try
I've been talking to my angel, And he said that it's alright

This town thinks I'm crazy, They just think I'm strange
Sometimes they want to own me, Sometimes they wish I'd change
But I can feel the thunder underneath my feet
I sold my soul for freedom, It's lonely but it's sweet

Don't be afraid, Close your eyes, Lay it all down, Don't you cry
Can't you see I'm going where I can see the sun rise
I've been talking to my angel, And he said that it's alright

 

 

 

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