"I'm Still Your Fag" as written by and Kevin Drew Justin Peroff....
Heard about your wife and kids where we slept
Felt their mouths with stitches at that were slowly lit
Capture uniform this time because I couldn't quit
Haven't felt the ground so cold without getting sick

And I'm still your fag
I'm still your fag

It's a possibility to live without lips
Kleenex love to fill right up with all the broken kids
I swore I drank your piss that night to see if I could live
But my wrists couldn't stand the light that we missed

And I'm still your fag
I'm still your fag

You're only coming out because you came back in
You're only coming out 'cause you came back in

I'm still your fag
I'm still your fag


Lyrics submitted by loveisaverb, edited by Tyrion88

"I'm Still Your Fag" as written by David Newfeld Brendan Canning

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, ARTS & CRAFTS MUSIC INC DBA GALLERYAC MUSIC

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  • +4
    My InterpretationLike most people, I think it's about a relationship between the openly gay narrator and a man who got married and tried to live a straight life.

    But I think the context of the song is that the speaker had a fling with the guy earlier in life, AND has just now slept with him again.

    "Heard about your wife and kids where we slept"
    [Speaker learnt about the guy's wife and kids as they lay in bed after sex]
    "Felt their mouths with stitches at that were slowly lit"
    [Possibly a sympathetic reflection on the man's family who can only now understand or talk about why their father/husband was distant and strange due to his latent sexuality]
    "Kept your uniform this time because I couldn't quit"
    [Not sure, but in some schools it's a tradition that when a school year is leaving that they write messages on each other's clothing or sports teams swap shirts; the overall sense is that the speaker didn't take a memento of the guy but has probably wanted one for years as he couldn't quit thinking about him]
    "Haven't felt the ground so cold without getting sick"
    [Having had sex with a married man, possibly in the family home, the speaker is sensitive to the hallowed ground he is treading on (i.e. a wife and kids) and therefore finds the ground cold and uninviting]

    "And I'm still your fag
    I'm still your fag"
    [As previously discussed it's slightly mocking, but it also reflects that the speaker's attraction to the guy has, perhaps unfortunately, lasted all this time.]


    "It's a possibility to live without lips"
    [Lips representing truth and passion, the married man hasn't been truthful about his sexuality or able to express it]
    "Clinics love to fill right up with the broken kids"
    [The father's emotional distance made their home somewhat broken]
    "I swore I drank your piss that night to see if I could live"
    [Submitting to the married man's unpleasant fetish represents the decision whether the speaker could see a future with this repressed man as his submissive 'wife']
    "But my wrists couldn't stand the light that we missed"
    [But a relationship seems unlikely as the speaker couldn't stand the lost decades of good times, and would be entering a relationship in the dark period with a jaded man. Wrists are symbolic both in that the pulse (therefore life) is close to the surface, and that the wrists handle the day's work (reflecting emotional work to be done if this relationship were to go ahead)]

    "You're only coming out because you came back in
    You're only coming out 'cause you came back in"
    [The only reason for the married man's coming out is that he tried to deny his sexuality in the first place]

    This might seem like a very literal interpretation but it makes sense to me.
    onetwothreefourfiveon April 07, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commenta man feels as though he is responsible for a former lover coming out of the closet. he is bitter because the guy finally came out, told his wife, left his wife, but didn't seek him out for a relationship.

    he will always be his fag.
    deardespoton January 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the line "I swore I drank your piss that night to see if I could live" could refer to when someone is starving in a desert and has no water, and they can ward off dehydration by drinking their urine. So the relationship was a way to keep from dying.

    "Felt their mouths with stitches at that were slowly lit" doesn't make grammatical sense. Does someone have a different guess as to what this line is?
    1isteneron January 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is most assuredly about a married man's affairs with a man. The man doesn't want to come out and the boyfriend is OK with it "I'm still your fag" at the end of the song the man discovers who he really is and comes out, but the boyrfriend questions his reasons for coming out.
    LittleHondaon February 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the use of the word fag has a double meaning

    1) the singer is gay
    2) the married man is still "addicted" to the singer of the song
    tangledvyneson February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song too. its kind of mocking in a way.
    sandcastleon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like it's a song about a married man getting down with his boyfriend (on the side) from the boyfriend's point of view.
    Parachuteson December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I didn't know what to make of the lyrics but Parachutes has kinda opened my eyes a bit.

    "It's a possibility to live without lips" I think is referring to the hush-hush nature of the man and the boyfriend's relationship.
    go_pete_goon January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the members of Broken Social Scene is gay... who exactly slips my mind...

    it's a good song anyway.
    king_midason January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan you say scandelous?
    glory_chldon January 29, 2005   Link

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