((Mods: I know there is a thread about this song already but I want to present a different side to the one the other user had))
If you can't watch the video, here are the lyrics:
[Verse 1: Macklemore] When I was in the 3rd grade I thought that I was gay Cause I could draw, my uncle was And I kept my room straight
I told my mom, tears rushing down my face She's like, "Ben you've loved girls since before pre-K" Trippin', yeah, I guess she had a point, didn't she
A bunch of stereotypes all in my head I remember doing the math like "Yeah, I'm good a little league" A pre-conceived idea of what it all meant
For those who like the same sex had the characteristics The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision And you can be cured with
some treatment and religion Man-made, rewiring of a pre-disposition Playing God Ahh nah, here we go America the brave Still fears, what,
we don't know And God loves all His children Is somehow forgotten But we paraphrase a book written 35 hundred years ago Don't
know [Hook: Mary Lambert] And I can't change Even if I tried Even if I wanted to And I can't change Even if I tried Even if I wanted to My love, my
love, my love She keeps me warm [x4] [Verse 2: Macklemore] If I was gay I would think hip-hop hates me Have you read the YouTube comments lately "Man
that's gay" Gets dropped on the daily We've become so numb to what we're sayin' Our culture founded from oppression Yeah, we don't have acceptance for
'em Call each other faggots Behind the keys of a message board A word rooted in hate Yet our genre still ignores it Gay is synonymous with the
lesser It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion Gender and skin color Complexion of your pigment The same fight that lead people
to walk-outs and sit-ins It's human rights for everybody There is no difference Live on! And be yourself! When I was in church They taught me
something else If you preach hate at the service Those words aren't anointed And that Holy Water That you soak in Is then poisoned When everyone else
Is more comfortable Remaining voiceless Rather than fighting for humans That have had their rights stolen I might not be the same But
that's not important No freedom 'til we're equal Damn right I support it I don't know [Hook: Mary Lambert] And I can't change Even if I
tried Even if I wanted to And I can't change Even if I tried Even if I wanted to My love, my love, my love She keeps me warm [x4] [Verse 3:
Macklemore] We press play Don't press pause Progress, march on! With a veil over our eyes We turn our back on the cause 'Till the day That my uncles
can be united by law Kids are walkin' around the hallway Plagued by pain in their heart A world so hateful Someone would rather die
Than be who they are And a certificate on paper Isn't gonna solve it all But it's a damn good place to start No law's gonna change us We have to
change usWhatever god you believe in We come from the same one Strip away the fear Underneath it's all the same love About time
that we raised up [Hook: Mary Lambert] And I can't change Even if I tried Even if I wanted to And I can't change Even if I tried Even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love She keeps me warm [Outro: Mary Lambert] Love is patient, love is kind Love is patient (not cryin' on Sundays) Love is kind
(not crying on Sundays)
This is a wonderful song! I know some people tire of all the attention that the LGBT community is getting, so make it so we have the same rights &
freedoms as heterosexuals & we'll shut up already!!!
I had just finished high school when I was comfortable to admit to myself & to others that I was bi sexual. I told my younger sister first, even
though she was 12ys old, she was very wise. Telling her & having her be accepting of me, gave me the courage to tell my Mom.
I remember we were sitting on her bed & I told her, I don't remember what I said to her but I remember what she said back. "I knew it!" Seeing the
puzzled look on my face, she continued, "Of all my children, (3 girls) I knew you would be the gay one. There was just something about you growing up
& I knew that you'd be gay" She can't really pinpoint what exactly it was, it wasn't just the fact that I rather play in mud than with barbie, it was
a whole lot more. Even for me, thinking back, I don't know what about my behavior gave that clue because I've seen lots of other girls behave like I
did who aren't bi sexual or gay.
I was afraid to tell my Dad because he had gone to a Catholic church when he was younger & I had heard stories of him being suddenly uncomfortable
around a friend when he found out he was gay. Finally I worked up the courage & told my Dad. He didn't care, he told me that he still loved me the
same. It didn't matter if it was a girl making me happy or a guy making me happy, he wanted me to be happy & treated amazingly.
I share that brief bit about myself because there are those who can relate & who can hopefully find courage to come out or at least take solace in the
fact that they are not alone. I have no "agenda" except that if I decided to leave my boyfriend & fall madly in love with a women & want to marry her,
I should be able to & have the same rights & freedoms I would have had if I was with a guy. What's between someone's legs shouldn't matter, love is
love. As long as it's consensual between the adults involved then it shouldn't matter if it's two guys, two girls or a guy & a girl.
The only way it may have an effect on your children is that it might make them more tolerable than you & god forbid that happen. The only way that
listening to or seeing gay people makes people gay, is the fact that it shows a gay person that they can admit to being gay & no longer have to lie.
Being subjected to visual & auditory stuff about homosexuals doesn't make a heterosexual homosexual.
Besides, "Let thee without sin, cast the first stone" so back off judgmental, ignorant ass holes, you have just as much chance of going to hell as I
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