From my 2016 album, "Horseshoe Theory." Download the album at:
Scott Steven Erickson: vocals, ukulele, harmonica
Jesse Ferris: djembe
Laureyn A. Grand Pa: vocals during outro (from the song "Troll Girl" which will also be on the new album)
Written by Scott Steven Erickson
Recorded during the fall of 2016 with Sam Scarpelli at Steamboat Island Records
In the spring of 2016
A union of students made a righteous decree
That gay men aren’t oppressed enough to represent the community
Worst of all, they’re guilty of misogyny!
We went from GLBT to LGBT
As an attempt at inclusivity
But now we’re considering revoking the G
Because gays represent the patriarchy!
Never mind the higher risk of HIV
Or the criminal status for most of history
Or the punishment of death in Muslim theocracies
In the Oppression Olympics, that’s hardly noteworthy!
Now for a dose of some reality:
I do not represent LGBT
And that supposed community don’t represent me
I can understand the need for solidarity,
But not at the expense of individuality!
Because identity politics often can lead
To a slippery slope of collectivist thinking
To a dangerous dichotomy of us vs. them
To the myopic delusion of ubiquitous oppression
Just because we like dick, doesn’t mean we hate women! x2
And now we’re considering revoking the G
And then all we’ll be left with is a BLT
(Which I guess isn’t so bad, unless you’re a vegan… or a pig)