Alex Blaze

Some Monday morning rhetorical drag

Filed By Alex Blaze | June 25, 2007 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: drag queens, Xiu Xiu

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I love a good drag performance. It's more than just a good show for me, it's about momentary liberation from the strait-jacket of masculinity and blah.

So maybe that's why I've been listening to this song by Xiu Xiu a lot lately, "Sad Guerilla Pony Girl", in which male lead singer Jamie Stewart sings: "I am your girl and I will protect you." There's just something special about a guy who performs his gender as culturally masculine referring to himself as a "girl". Hmmm... maybe I just need to drag myself down to Talbott Street this weekend.

Anyway, here's a live performance of that song. Lyrics are after the jump. Enjoy!

You say I am loca because I am your girl
You say I am stupid because I am your girl
You leave me out on the steps you dress me up like a boy
You say that I am your secret love
You say to be quiet but I want to tell the whole world
I like my neighborhood I like my gun
Drive in my little car I am your girl and I will protect you
We do it in the back of my little car
Pull up my pants and fix my bra go on home to your kids
I'm going to be quiet and I'm going to tell the whole block

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