This song is about being queer, growing up queer, and having queer pride. The audio clip in the end is Harvey Milk's final words.
I remember the shag carpet growing higher than the trees
And the orange brown and yellow couch that I used to sleep on
A trailer in the middle of a field of wheat
A cavity digging in my teeth
I remember the boys who used to holler day and night
I was only 8, but my body wasn't mine
I decided to be a boy, scare the other boys away
And I haven't been the same since that day
I remember being 13 and being oh so confused
Who's the man in the relationship, why do we have to choose
That's when I got my heart broken, felt quiet and small
In my mind I still felt like something was wrong
So I got with my current partner, the only one I'll ever have
He helped me realize why my whole life I've been feeling really mad
I was myself for the first time in forever
I can't wait to be with you for forever
I'm here, I'm queer
"My election, gave somebody else, one more person, hope. And that's what it's about. It's not about personal gain, not about ego, not about power, it's about giving those young people out there, the Altoona, Pennsylvanias, hope. Gotta give 'em hope."
released October 26, 2016
Features an audio clip from a tape of Harvey Milk's last words, meant to be played after his assassination.
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