"Born A Girl" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
Do I look good for you tonight
Will you accuse me as I hide
Behind these layers of disguise
In the mirrors of my own happiness

I've loved the freedom of being inside
Need a new start and a different time
Something grows in the space between me
And it's twisting and changing this fragile body

And I wish I had been born a girl instead of what I am
Yes I wish I had been born a girl and not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man

The censorship of my skin
Is screaming inside and from within
There's no room in this world for a girl like me
And place around there where I fit in

And I wish I had been born a girl instead of what I am
Yes I wish I had been born a girl and not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man
And not this mess of a man


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    General CommentI can see how it can be applied to transsexualism, but I interpreted that he wants to be a girl because he wants to be accepted by a society that frowns upon feminine males, not because he feels that he is the wrong gender. That's why he calls himself a "mess of a man" because he is not what society expects of men.
    comforteagleon April 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song, to me, holds on to the theme of little baby nothing
    although Nicky wrote the song, the lyrics remind me of Richey:
    "the censorship of my skin
    is screaming inside and from within
    there's no room in this world for a girl like me
    and place around there where i fit in"
    it's like how self-abuse is considered to be more of a feminine thing opposed to taking out your aggression on others is considered "manly" or masculine
    this song is pretty much a "lament for having being born a boy" as Nigel Packer of the BBC news declares it
    OrangeSnowPuffon August 03, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIn my opinion, it's a song about transexuality. I mean, that's what struck me when I heard it. And it fits with the lyrics.
    Rosethornnon September 09, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's about Ed Gein, apparently.
    Trash_Glamon February 18, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI agree with Rosethornn.
    it feels like me in reverse, and I know a lot of transwomen identify with it.
    I wish there was another version, for FTMs, even though it wouldn't make sense.
    but I just want a song like this to listen to and know it's me, there aren't really many songs about transsexuals out there. :/
    Vexationon December 09, 2008   Link

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