"Left-handed" as written by and Martin Rossiter Kevin Miles....
I have one single success to my name
So take cover, I am coming out today
There is no turn of phrase, no easy way to say
"I'll find my feet
I'll choose my own name"

It's hard to be left-handed
But smile you're not the only one
I know you've been left stranded
Bruised, kicked
Lost your mother's love
But take it from me
I will be here tomorrow

Evil
I've seen your face and I know just how you feel
You Victorian descendant
It's illegal, that my clan just aren't seen as people
On the Isle of Man
I'll serve my time


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"Left-Handed" as written by Martin Rossiter Kevin Miles

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    General CommentAt the time the lyric was viewed as Rossiter's statement about his (homo/bi)sexuality "I am coming out today", "Its hard to be left-handed, but smile you're not the only one". Given that Rossiter later went on to get married to a woman .....
    swynjoneson August 09, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationRossiter has said in an interview(s) that he is bi-sexual so marrying a woman is something he could still do...

    Left-handed people were forced to learn to use their right hand so maybe he's using the term to cover all the things people consider to be unfit? Homosexuality being only one of them.
    bischon April 25, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"On the Isle of Man
    I'll serve my time"

    At the time Isle of Man was the only place where homosexuality was illegal, and being Left Handed was a codeword for being queer, sinister, different. So yeah I always read this (as a gay man, coming out when this album was released) as being about his bisexuality, and homosexuality in general. It's a personal anthem of mine, like Standing In The Way of Control.
    fingertroubleon August 25, 2014   Link
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    General Comment"On the Isle of Man
    I'll serve my time"

    At the time Isle of Man was the only place where homosexuality was illegal, and being Left Handed was a codeword for being queer, sinister, different. So yeah I always read this (as a gay man, coming out when this album was released) as being about his bisexuality, and homosexuality in general. It's a personal anthem of mine, like Standing In The Way of Control.
    fingertroubleon August 25, 2014   Link

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