Stephen Wrabel has made a strong and beautiful anthem about transgender lives
“This song is the most important thing to me that I have ever done and probably will ever do. It’s the closest thing to my heart,” Wrabel tells Billboard. (Photo above)
“I came out as gay around 23 into a church in Los Angeles that told me I could and should change; that I was unnatural and wrong. I hope this reaches anyone in need of it and makes them feel like they’re not alone.”
The main role is played by trans actor August Aiden.
I love this song!
Here are the lyrics:
No, your mom don’t get it And your dad don’t get it Uncle John don’t get it And you can’t tell grandma ‘cause her heart can’t take it And she might not make it They say, “don’t dare, don’t you even go there. Cutting off your long hair. You do as you’re told.” Tell you, “wake up, go put on your makeup. This is just a phase you’re gonna outgrow.”
There’s something wrong in the village In the village, oh They stare in the village In the village, oh There’s nothing wrong with you It’s true, it’s true There’s something wrong with the village With the village There’s something wrong with the village
Feel the rumors follow you from Monday all the way to Friday dinner You got one day of shelter, then it’s Sunday hell to pay, you young lost sinner Well I’ve been there, sitting in that same chair Whispering that same prayer half a million times It’s a lie though Buried in disciples One page of the Bible isn’t worth a life