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.
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
We’ll win our station
This I swear
On Lawrence’s grave
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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 http://quaifranklinradio.wordpress.com,
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!
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.
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:)
I like the idea of Phil Ochs Hermione.
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