Have you seen Jackie?
He's a strange strange strange little girl
Make up on his face and his hair in curls
Have you seen Jackie?
She's a strange strange strange little boy
Her long black beard is her pride and joy

And all the children follow him around
And all the grownups try to drag her down
So we sing
Hey, leave Jackie alone
Hey, his pigeons have flown
Hey, she's never at home at all these days
Leave Jackie alone

Have you seen Jackie?
He's an odd odd odd little fish
To fly around is his only wish
Have you seen Jackie?
She's a queer queer queer little bird
Shy and quiet neither scene nor herd

And all the rats will follow him around
The dogs and cats will chase her from the town
And we sing
Hey, leave Jackie alone
Hey, his mind is all blown
Hey, she's not on the phone at all these days
Leave Jackie alone
Jackie couldn't decide if he was a girl
Or if she was a boy
Have you seen Jackie?


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    General CommentHey!
    This song is actually Dukes of the Stratosphear, another project by XTC. Anyways, I guess this song is just silly.
    ArchdukeofAlton July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentXTC usually don't veil meaning in alot of poetry, that's for sure. Ya, un-adulterated fun, this one.

    Jackie, naturally enough, seems to be about gender identity and the gray sliding scale therof between what makes us men and women. There's biology, but nature throws us curves on that one, too, ya know. :)

    Between conditioning, chemicals, and equipment, there's the end result human being. Jackie.

    Go Andy:

    -phase
    warmPhaseon July 27, 2006   Link

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