He's towing the line, he's gendered defined
it's the magic of America we're always so American
the truth of it is that he just wants to kiss
that boy that she's talking to the one that seems to own the room
the way that he dances the touch of his hands
and the unapologetic way his tiny clothes stick to his frame
with blood alcohol and the drugs in the stall
he feels like he's getting weak, he grabs his coat and starts to leave
with one look back he accepts the fact
it's the magic of America we're always so American

She's towing the line, she's gendered defined
it's the magic of America we're always so American
if she had her way, she would know what to say
to that girl that comes into her store by herself but not alone
it's her confident charm and the curve of her arms
that tightly bends her circuitry into a twisted mess of interesting
the girl's outside and she offers a ride
but she says I think I'll take my bike, it is such a lovely night
with one look back she accepts the fact
it's the magic of America we're always so American

By some off chance, they both crossed paths
and found a certain ratio that pleased them both and made them whole
he likes wearing her clothes, she likes watching him dress
and through all this back and forth grew a certain innocence
he's not a boy and she's not a girl
just two individuals who made their place inside this world
they're destroying the line
it's gender refined it's the battle for America

Both of them American


Lyrics submitted by Rachondaloose, edited by v2.7

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song.
    It's showing that there are no longer definite lines of sexuality.
    We have for a long while been blurring those lines of Straight and Gay. Now those lines have been shattered and only come up when those stringent conservtives try to restore the status quo of puritan ways.

    Life is not about conforming to defintions, its about (at least partly) finding a person or persons who compliments you.


    yeah i could go on and on about perceptions/sexuality/judgement etc. but i'll sum it up with this is a BRILLANT song and i LOVE it!
    Rachondalooseon December 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha, Rachondaloose, ur just an hsh freak and a hyper one at that!

    I love this song, because it seems to say to me, we're on a new verge of human sexuality, and these people aren't just strange, wierd, or singled out any more...they're AMERICANS. We're all going thru this, and we're going to have to learn to accept others in order just to accept ourselves.
    Javion October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the way he plays with the idea of the dichotomy of the American identity. On the one hand, yes, it's fair to say we're one of the freest, most diverse cultures. And yet, the expectations are still crushing for so many, most particularly on gender issues. Nothing seems to get Americans more riled up than girly men and butch women. So many people have little patience for people who don't, as the song says, "tow the line" on gender expectations. It's fair America has embraced a lot of androgynous and gender non-conforming heroes. But still, stereotypes like John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe are considered ideals: the macho, alpha male and simple, flirtatious, girly-girl.
    scott10154on April 17, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMmm sorry bout the format, I'll fix it if i get a chance
    Rachondalooseon December 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Comment^^ps. i copied right from hsh website
    Rachondalooseon December 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love this song.
    It's showing that there are no longer definite lines of sexuality.
    We have for a long while been blurring those lines of Straight and Gay. Now those lines have been shattered and only come up when those stringent conservtives try to restore the status quo of puritan ways.

    Life is not about conforming to defintions, its about (at least partly) finding a person or persons who compliments you.


    yeah i could go on and on about perceptions/sexuality/judgement etc. but i'll sum it up with this is a BRILLANT song and i LOVE it!
    Rachondalooseon December 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentpps.
    i didnt mean to comment twice (:-( ) but i did want to add that though the HSH site says "towing" the line (and it kinda makes sense) but the first time i thought it said doing the line (as in drugs) and then i thought its said "toeing" same word. but toeing as in walking rite on the line which i like better
    Rachondalooseon December 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWow. 6months later and I'm still the only one to comment on this song... thats kinda shocking... and funni since ive done it 5 times
    Rachondalooseon June 29, 2006   Link

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