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"?
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)