"Fuck Heteronormativity"

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I love this video / song, like there's no tomorrow.

Lyrics:
You're on the phone with your partner
Zie's upset
Zie's going off about something that you said
You should probably just apologize to hir

I'm in the room, it's a typical Tuesday night
I'm listening to the kind of music zie doesn't like
Because zie and I have different taste in music

Not everything in the world needs to be
Part of some big dramatic hetero fantasy
Waiting for the day when you wake up and find
Your fantasy doesn't fit me -- I've been queer the whole time

If you could see the multiplicity of ways
People live their genders and sexualities every day
You'd say with me
Fuck heteronormativity
Fuck heteronormativity

Walking the streets with you in your worn out jeans
I can't help thinking this is how things ought to be
Because of the dominant romantic narrative that rewards these kinds of things

And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
But it doesn't come out much when you keep getting mispronouned
I know our love didn't come with a script
But those get written by people like T-Swift

Sometimes you wear short skirts
Sometimes you wear t-shirts
Sometimes you wear both
And sometimes you wear neither
I like you naked
And I like you clothed
I really just like you
I think you're fucking great, I suppose

If you could see the multiplicity of ways
People live their genders and sexualities every day
You'd say with me
Fuck heteronormativity

Queer romance is so commonly erased
From songs and stories and histories -- it gets replaced
But it shouldn't be
Fuck heteronormativity
Fuck heteronormativity

I remember how my gender was policed
How my body was controlled
How I couldn't ever enact
The masculinity I was told to
Dominant narratives of romance
Leave so many bodies out
Let's hear those silenced stories
Let's really, really shout

If you could see the multiplicity of ways
People live their genders and sexualities every day
You'd say with me
Fuck heteronormativity

Romance takes so many different forms
Let's free it from the limits of societal norms
Sing it with me
Fuck heteronormativity
Fuck heteronormativity

 

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