For Alix (Male Privilege)

[Click here to listen to a snipette of For Alix (Male Privilege).]

There once was a time
I really looked like a boy
Cause nature played me the fool
Though I looked like a boy
I really felt like a girl
Born to break all their rules

Though I knew I was she
They all thought I was he
And tried to make me a man
But I just couldnít ignore it
I was gender-dysphoric
And no one would understand

Since I looked like a boy
I grew to hate myself
My body didnít match my mind
I kept hearing those names
That made me ashamed
So many, so cruel, so unkind

That was my male privilege
Born a transsexual girl
That was my male privilege
For being a transsexual girl

When I looked like a boy
I used to get beat up
The bullies thought that I was so gay
But I knew I liked girls
Perhaps a little too much
And couldnít be any other way

When I reached my teens
It all came crashing down
I couldnít be somebody else
As I grew strong and tall
I didnít want to at all
And so I tried to kill myself

That was my male privilege
Born a transsexual girl
That was my male privilege
For being a transsexual girl

Now Iím finally a woman
When I look back when ...
Iím lucky that I did not die
My missing girlhood is misunderstood
By women so much harder than I

When I hear their hate
It just makes my heart break
As if Iíve somehow done them wrong
No matter how we began
My real sisters understand
That each of us must belong

Yes, no matter how weíve all began
We know and love and understand
That we must keep each other strong
All women welcomeócanít be wrong (oops)

That was my male privilege
Born a transsexual girl
That was my male privilege
For being a transsexual girl

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Lead Vocals:  Jessica
Backing Vocals:  Jessica and Nancy
Acoustic Guitars:  Nancy
Bass Guitar:  Jessica
Lead Guitar:  David
Drum Programming:  Jessica
MIDI Orchestration:  Jessica

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