"Boys" as written by and David John Haskins Daniel Gaston Ash....
We tried to fly
Is it so high?
We don't think so
We don't think so

Are we looked at?
Are we set back?
Can we fake him
Emulate him?

Time is breaking
Changing faking
Grind us up now
Not too hard now

Features so fine
Rouge and eye line
Things I fancy
Just like Nancy

Fashions alter
Often falter
Crypso?s out now
No more fights now

Make-up?s taking
Lots of shaving
On my eyelash
You sure, it don't clash

Slim-line trousers
Facial powders
Flooding my mind
You sure, there's no lines

Eye me up now
Pamper me now
Please don't pass by
Or I shall cry



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"Boys" as written by David John Haskins Daniel Gaston Ash

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    General CommentSounds like girls getting ready to see some guy
    DJelectricaltapeon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, I've always assumed it was about cross-dressers/transsexuals.
    Uber_Geekon May 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I'm almost positive it has to do with a Transvestite.

    "Can we fake him Emulate him?" and "Changing faking" Make it apparent of an obvious (physical) change.
    "Features so fine" supports the above quote, showing that it's more of a physical change, not as much mental.
    "Fashions alter Often falter" Change of appearence.
    "Lots of shaving" Haha, that was what really made the siren go off on this song. This is what tells me it is a guy to start out with, whil the rest just sounds like what DJelectricaltape said, a girl getting ready for a guy.
    "Slim-line trousers" and "You sure there's no lines?" Also, a guy.

    Love this song.
    itsxpartyxtimeon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmmm... any of you seen goth boys??
    they got more make up on than the girls - and it's not a tranny thing - I guess they're femme boys, but still definately boyz
    and it's
    Make up's taking lots of shaping...not shaving
    gnomieon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmmm... any of you seen goth boys??
    they got more make up on than the girls - and it's not a tranny thing - I guess they're femme boys, but still definately boyz
    and it's
    Make up's taking lots of shaping...not shaving
    gnomieon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about cross dressing. It's about goff kids.
    Roseweaveon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it actually is about transvestites, not goths, it would fit goths except for this came on the same recordas Bela Lugosi's Dead, and Bela Lugosi's Dead was the song that started the whole goth thing, and so Boys couldn't be about goths becase goth wasnt around when it was written!
    Wauhauson July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about glam rockers, rather. Peter Murphy was extremely vain in the early 70's (more so than later) and wrote this about it.
    Wauhauson August 09, 2009   Link

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