"Glad to be Gay" as written by and Tom Robinson....
The British Police are the best in the world
I don't believe one of these stories I've heard
'Bout them raiding our pubs for no reason at all
Lining the customers up by the wall
Picking out people and knocking them down
Resisting arrest as they're kicked on the ground
Searching their houses and calling them queer
I don't believe that sort of thing happens here

Sing if you're glad to be gay
Sing if you're happy that way

Pictures of naked young women are fun
In Titbits and Playboy, page three of The Sun
There's no nudes in xxx News our one magazine
But they still find excuses to call it obscene
Read how disgusting we are in the press
Telegraphs, people and Sunday Express
Molesters of children, corruptors of youth
It's there in the paper, it must be the truth

Sing if you're glad to be gay
Sing if you're happy that way

Don't try to kid us that if you're discreet
You're perfectly safe as you walk down the street
You don't have to mince or make bitchy remarks
To get beaten unconscious and left in the dark
I had a friend who was gentle and short
He was lonely one evening and went for a walk
Queerbashers caught him and kicked in his teeth
He was only hospitalised for a week

Sing if you're glad to be gay
Sing if you're happy that way

So sit back and watch as they close all our clubs
Arrest us for meeting and raid all our pubs
Make sure your boyfriend's at least 21
So only your friends and your brothers get done
Lie to your workmates, lie to your folks
Put down the queens and tell anti-queer jokes
Gay Lib's ridiculous, join their laughter
'The buggers are legal now, what more are they after?'

Sing if you're glad to be gay
Sing if you're happy that way

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"Glad to Be Gay" as written by Thomas Giles Robinson


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  • +2
    My OpinionThis song speaks for it self really, and of course its brilliant and very angry which is what people were back then. Glad things turned out fairly okay over here after the shittiness of the 70s and 80s for gay people.
    EvilDictatoron August 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo comments yet! Comon guys, great lyrics
    aigaion October 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the concert Secret Policeman's Ball, Tom does a solo acoustic version. His spoken intro " You don't have to be gay to sing on this chorus.. but it helps."
    ed10733811on August 08, 2018   Link

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