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Glad To Be Gay, song lyrics

Song: Glad To Be Gay(1)
Lyrics: Tom Robinson(2)

Music: Tom Robinson
Year: 1978
Genre: Rock
Country: England


The British Police are the best in the world,
I don't believe one of these stories I've heard,
'Bout them raiding our pubs for no reason at all,
Lining the customers up by the wall,
Picking out people and knocking them down,
Resisting arrest as they're kicked on the ground,
Searching their houses and calling them queer,
I don't believe that sort of thing happens here.
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Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way,
Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way.

Pictures of naked young women are fun,
In Titbits and Playboy, page three of The Sun,
There's no nudes in Gay News our one magazine,
But they still find excuses to call it obscene.
Read how disgusting we are in the press,
Telegraph, People and Sunday Express,
Molesters of children, corruptors of youth,
It's there in the paper, it must be the truth.

Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way,
Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way.

Don't try to kid us that if you're discreet,
You're perfectly safe as you walk down the street,
You don't have to mince or make bitchy remarks,
To get beaten unconscious and left in the dark.
I had a friend who was gentle and short,
He was lonely one evening and went for a walk.
Queer-bashers caught him and kicked in his teeth,
He was only hospitalised for a week.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way,
Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way.

So sit back and watch as they close all our clubs,
Arrest us for meeting and raid all our pubs,
Make sure your boyfriend's at least 21,
So only your friends and your brothers get done.
Lie to your workmates, lie to your folks,
Put down the queens and tell anti-queer jokes,
Gay Lib's ridiculous, join their laughter,
'The buggers are legal now, what more are they after?'

Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way,
Sing if you're glad to be gay,
Sing if you're happy that way.


Notes:

1 - Glad To Be Gay website from Tom Robinson about the history involved.

2 - Tom Robinson biography.

3 - Tom Robinson concert dates. See the artist live.

4 - Released on the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) album Power In The Darkeness.