Bil Browning

Stealing Alex's Kept Boy

Filed By Bil Browning | April 04, 2008 10:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Living
Tags: Agnes Bernelle, Kept Boy, Marc Almond, personal stories

Alex forgot to do a Queer Music Friday post this afternoon, so I'm going to jump in and steal the post from him. *grins* My choice? Marc Almond's "Kept Boy." What can be more queer than a gay guy as an old lady's kept boy? How about the line, "Not so oblivious this bitch is"?


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Lyrics and my personal reasons for choosing it after the jump.

Okay, so I had the biggest crush on a guy in college that introduced me to Marc Almond. He had The Stars We Are on cassette tape and I wore it out. While there are several great songs on it, this one always caught my ear since it was a whole story. I imagined Marc and the older woman acting it out on stage, but I'd never actually seen it performed live until a few minutes before posting this.

When my ex, Matt, and I were together, he had this thing about "I will find you any song you've ever wanted." He made it his mission in life to track down hard-to-find music. He was never able to put his finger on The Stars We Are though. After a couple of years, he finally found the actual record - autographed. The next year, he found the cassette tape and bought it too. (After all, I didn't have a record player so I'd never played it!) Shortly after that we broke up.

When Jerame entered the picture about a year later, Matt and I still lived together. Jerame would come hang out at my place and sometimes Matt would be home and we'd sit around and talk. Matt mentioned how proud he was for finally finding me the tape so I could listen to it. The next week Jerame gave me the CD; he'd looked for it on Ebay.

Matt hasn't really liked Jerame since.

And both of them hate the whole album.

He brings me flowers every morning
He brings the world onto my bed
He makes my bedroom into spring time
Violets, gardenias, roses red

He brings me tea and serves me chocolate
And I lick honey from his finger tips
He makes the world a little brighter
He makes my shadows a little lighter

I know where she keeps her money
I know she has but little time
I know that she completely trusts me
I've got her where I want her
She's completely mine

I've seen her brooches thick with diamond
I've seen her count her beads of jet and pearl
I'll bleed her of her soul and riches
I'm so happy that
Oblivious the bitch is

Kept boy
You kept me enraptured
Kept boy
You keep breaking my heart
Kept boy
I kept you encaptured
Kept boy
You keep playing the part

He cooks me dinner with the trimmings
He polishes my silverware
With tears of joy my eyes are brimming
Without him my world would be very bare

I know where she keeps her papers
Her testaments, her deeds to own the house
Her trusting look keeps me in stitches
I'm so happy that
Oblivious the bitch is

Kept boy
You kept me enraptured
Kept boy
You keep breaking my heart
Kept boy
I kept you encaptured
Kept boy
Keep playing the part
Kept boy
You kept me enraptured
Kept boy
You keep breaking my heart
Kept boy
I kept you encaptured
Kept boy
Keep playing the part

He brings me flowers every morning
He brings the papers to my bed
Opens the curtains to my bedroom
And chases bad dreams from my head

And as we celebrate your birthday
The one you thought would be my last
There's something bitter in the champagne
Something working very fast

Oh, oh, how I'm, how I'm feeling very dizzy
The ceilings, the ceilings are becoming roundabouts

I caught your eyes upon my riches
Not so oblivious this bitch is

Kept boy
You kept me enraptured
Kept boy
No more playing a part
Kept boy
I'll keep you forever
And ever (x10)
Kept boy
I'll keep you forever
And ever (repeat to fade)


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Bil, is this my punishment for putting off the QMF until saturday? lol

In a word, yes. *grins*

Why don't you ever like my music, Alex? You music snob. :)

Hey, I don't like half the shit I put up for QMF either, lol.

That's how big of a music snob I am.