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MIddle Sex

Posted By: Deej56

MIddle Sex - 11/04/17 03:43 AM

So lyrics to a song I wrote some many years ago. I was at the gym on the treadmill watching a CNN interview with a government official from Middlesex, New Jersey. Thought the idea of living in a place called "middlesex" might be fun to play with--though the song morphed from there. Anyways, for it's worth.


Middle Sex

(V) Hey, lady, turn that eyeó
Iím telling you donít even try.
Just take those pretty looks
and fleshy hooks and pass on by;
because Iím not looking for a pretty face to ask,
and Iím not waiting on some storybook romance.

(C) Because all these bodies do connect;
theyíre bound by blood to intersect;
my consciousness needs to be set;
and until itís clear Iím staying here in middle sex.

(V) Hey, buddy, save that lineó
you just canít believe I ainít your kind;
so eager to pursue
but Iím telling you itís wasted time;
because Iím not looking for a body I can own,
and Iím not waiting on some boy to take me home.

(C) Because all these bodies do connect;
theyíre bound by blood to intersect;
my consciousness needs to be set;
and until itís clear Iíll stay right here in middle sex.

(B) Hey, mister, donít you laugh;
hey, lady, donít you smileó
I just want to linger here in limbo for a while.
Have I deceived myself or cheated myself?
It gets me thinking:
ďAlright, this is what you wanted, boy.
Alright, this is what you needed, boy.Ē
But it is really worth it?"
It makes me think
I donít know what Iím looking for.

(V) So, mister, canít you see
there ainít really nothing wrong with me.
Hey, Miss Curiosity,
Iím just battling with uncertainty.
And Iím not looking for love to change my mind.
I donít need anyoneóI just need a little time.

(C) Because all these bodies do connect;
theyíre bound by blood to intersect;
my consciousness needs to be set;
and until itís clear Iím staying here in middle sex.
Until itís clear Iíll stay right here in middle sex.

(c) DJ Lekich 2017
Posted By: Travis david

Re: MIddle Sex - 11/04/17 03:30 PM

Hi Deej.
Not sure about this one poetic rather than lyrical perhaps?
Well written off the wall but an odd one to pigeon hole lol
We have a county here in the UK called Middlesex.
Travis
Posted By: Deej56

Re: MIddle Sex - 11/09/17 06:33 AM

Thanks for the comment, Travis. Yeah, perhaps more poetic than you'd expect from a lyric; though somewhat representative of some of my older efforts. As I turn from writing poems to writing songs again, I'm trying to keep things more accessible.

As to this one, it's not a tune I'd likely record and share; like most of what I have written to date, I don't think musically it clearly fits any genre, and so it likely wouldn't appeal to most. The fun for me in writing songs and lyrics, though, is stringing some nice lines together--kinda like putting the pieces of a 1000 piece puzzle together, you know. Maybe it works, or not. But I do like a lot of the lines on this one, for what it is lyrically (and, yeah, poetically), and it's in that spirit I share.

Thanks much for the read and the feedback.

Deej
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