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A kinky protest song

I have had the idea of writing a protest song for kinksters going through my head for some time and have decided to put what I came up with in this post.

I have been told that I  can sing a bit but apart from that I don’t know much about music, especially not putting those little tadpoley things on lines. If I am really lucky one of the readers out there might have the skill to come up with a tune for this. It is written in a fairly formulaic fashion, often found in many protest songs from the 60’s through to the 80’s.

Lawrence’s Grave

A stingy flogger

Canes and whips

Leather ropes and chains

We like it that way

For we are the chosen

The Dom(me)s and Submissives

With pain and power we like to play


They are the haters the mental castraters

Who threaten our families our lives and our jobs

They want to trial us judge and execute us

With lies that they print

In the red tops


We’ll stand strong and start shouting

Fight for our rights in the streets and the fields

We have a right to live how we want to

And to love the way that we feel

Boot up your phone and your Google box

Talk on the forums with tweets and on blogs

Tell the politicians they must hear us

For ours is the vote of

nearly twenty percent


They get their hard ons

And damp crotches

Driving us from our homes in the dark of the night

Sick twisted persecution

Is their turn on

And they have the gall to call us the perverts


Stand shoulder to shoulder at the barricade

Bottoms Subs Switches Tops and Dom(me)s

Kink honouration

We’ll win our station

This I swear

On Lawrence’s grave

Images courtesy of


Spanked, Not Silenced

Naked With My Guitar


6 responses

  1. Quai Franklin

    I’m digging this song idea 🙂 Pandora pointed me to this post I think because I’m a singer/songwriter and interested in the idea that music can play a key role in our kink lives as it does when we wear our vanilla hats. Conversely, of course, I see the value in kink permeating all of our arts, including music.

    I’ve begun an internet radio station at,

    I’d love to have a go at writing some music for this if it’s alright with you. When you talk about traditional protest music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, can you name some examples of musicians or songs that you’re thinking of? Or maybe you’d like to have a composer just go with it and see what surprises come out of it 🙂

    I’m excited and grateful that Pandora pointed me in your direction!

    Best Regards,

    • thanks for your interest in this. I think you would probably be better off just to go with it in the way that you feel you do it best (listening to a couple of your songs made me think that was the way to go).

      If it helps though I did have sections of the tune “Birmingham six” by The Pogues, going through my head when I was trying to make the words fit a tune and the writing of unevenly lengthed verses with no chorus was a pattern often used by my favorite Protest singer Billy Bragg.

      I’m running a little short of time right now but I will try to get in touch with you over the weekend.


  2. What fun! I could almost hear Phil Ochs or the Weavers singing this, or perhaps even Peter, Paul and Mary. Not Bob dylan; the words would be lost:)

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