101% Man

Campfire's picture

During the latter part day I had a big Beautiful South moment. They are really famous, so if you don't know who they are, get your act together and Google/iTunes them.

Anyway, a strange coincidence occured today. They sing a lot of songs which are "talked", so far as they don't sing them in the typical poppy/rocky way of a song, but in a more theatre-musical way. So anyway I was thinking today, "wouldn't this be cool if they sang a homosexual-supportive tune" and, lo and behold, 2 hours later I literally stumbled across their song '101% Man'. It's a pretty good song. Nothing spectacular, but I like it. If you have 79p to spare and ITMS, download it. The lyrics are:

"I’ve seen these people described as mad
But find men kissing too odd
Say all their friends are gay when in fact
They gave a man in tight vest a quick nod

And all those threats if you keep kissing
They're gonna go report you to god
Yet if Christ really had that many disciples
There was probably one of you in his squad

[PRE-CHORUS]
And any news you receive would lead you to believe
Of the other world little is known
So that every gay presenter should really wear a sweater
With kids don’t try this at home

[CHORUS]
There are gay men who've knocked homophobics clean out
When most would have turned and ran
Gay men who hate it when they get called queer
And gay men who don’t give a damn
Some gay men go wearing women’s makeup
Just to prove to themselves they can
And on the masculine side of this whole wide world
There is no 101% man

Those who have only seen Gay Pride
Think it’s a life long license to shock
But men have kissed men since way back when
If you were caught you’d be put in a stock

[PRE-CHORUS]
And any news you receive would lead you to believe
Of the other world little is known
So that every gay presenter should really wear a sweater
With kids don’t try this at home

[CHORUS]
There are gay men who've knocked homophobics clean out
When most would have turned and ran
Gay men who hate it when they get called queer
And gay men who don’t give a damn
Some gay men go wearing women’s makeup
Just to prove to themselves they can
And on the masculine side of this whole wide world
There is no 101% man

And when the Tom Robinson band sang
"Sing if you’re glad to be gay"
We all joined in, and though most of us weren’t
The song seemed to show us the way

And as the song reached it's end you looked for the friend that
That made singing along feel O.K
It aint San Francisco but your end of term disco
And the dancefloor's beginning to sway

There are gay men who've knocked homophobics clean out
When most would have turned and ran
Gay men who hate it when they get called queer
And gay men who don’t give a damn
Some gay men go wearing women’s makeup
Just to prove to themselves they can
And on the masculine side of this whole wide world
There's no 101% man
Man"

I just liked the chorus mainly, but some of the rest of the song too.

Comments

Kang Lin's picture

Wow, nice!

Is it on an album? Might have to prod my parents in the direction of it x)

Campfire's picture

Well it's on their album 'Gaz

Well it's on their album 'Gaze', but it's not particularly gay-orientated. At least, I've listened to samples of it, and it isn't. I own 'Blue Is The Colour' and their 'Carry On Up The Charts' albums but not this one. Neither of the past two are supportive of homosexual nature (but not at all homophobic... simply no mention of it). It's just this song caught my eye of a band I like :)

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Book_Freak's picture

Kewl Song

Awesome Lyrics!!!! I found the song online, it was pretty good. Nothing great to me, but that probably has a lot to do with the fact that I like more hard rock songs...

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booboo's picture

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hi, what website can u find the song? i don't know how to find. can help me?

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Campfire's picture

You will either have to buy t

You will either have to buy the album Gaze from somewhere like www.amazon.com, or you can download the song individually from iTunes Music Store or you can stream it for 1p (or currency equivalent) at the MSN Music store.

"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."
- Oscar Wilde