All dressed up and nowhere to go
Walking the streets all alone
Another night to wish that you could forget
Making yourself up as you go along

Who's gonna take you home tonight?
Who's gonna take you home?
Who's gonna take you home tonight?
Who's gonna take you home?
Does God bless your transsexual heart?
True trans soul rebel

Yet to be born, you're already dead
You sleep with a gun beside you in bed
Follow it through to the obvious end
Slit your veins wide open, you bleed it out

Who's gonna take you home tonight?
Who's gonna take you home?
Who's gonna take you home tonight?
Who's gonna take you home?
Does God bless your transsexual heart?
True trans soul rebel

You should have been a mother
You should have been a wife
You should have been gone from here years ago
You should be living a different life

Who's gonna take you home tonight?
Who's gonna take you home?
Who's gonna take you home tonight?
Who's gonna take you home? Who's gonna take you home tonight? Who's gonna take you home?
Does God bless your transsexual heart?
True trans soul rebel
True trans soul rebel


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  • +10
    General CommentThis song can never ever get old... Seriously, it can't, unless I am unable to find them in my desperate and exhausting search, its only one of two (transgender dysphoria blues being number two) explicitly trans songs from even remotely mainstream that we trans can take some refuge in.
    ferocioussocon July 25, 2013   Link
  • +5
    General CommentLaura's pain comes through so clearly in this song, and it's making me cry at the office. Oh goodness, this makes me think of some of the most horrible lows in my life and transition, and it's so sad.
    ncc74656mon July 16, 2013   Link
  • +4
    General CommentLaura Jane is a true trans soul rebel... what Against Me! has created over the course their career is very special, put all their albums together and you have an epic story of turmoil, regret, alienation, redemption... all through outsider perspective... who's more of an outsider than a street punk kid from Florida?... and this record may be the crown jewel of their career. In addition to being another great chapter added to the story, it's a mark in history regarding acceptance of modernized gender identity and expression in modern society.
    Pinhead Gunpowder had a guitar player years ago who later came out as trans, but unfortunately she died of a genetic disease before making a mark. Laura Jane stands relatively alone in the rock community as a trans person, and... take what I say with a grain of salt, because I'm a cis white male... she's probably a hell of a damn great representative.

    Chuck Ragan is often thought of as the East Coast's resident badass punk rocker, but despite all the fish he's caught and houses he's built over the years, nobody approaches the level of badass that Laura Jane has shown the world... not just in recent times in the face of transitioning, but all her life.

    My admiration for Laura Jane, and for the rest of this band, is immeasurable.
    Tig45on April 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe catchy upbeat music makes these lyrics particularly empowering... Laura Jane Grace is my fucking hero.
    MargaritaLon April 24, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe catchy upbeat music makes these lyrics particularly empowering... Laura Jane Grace is my fucking hero.
    MargaritaLon April 24, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI get the true-trans (Laura is transgender) and the rebel (punk rock) but what is the soul ?
    Kingcrimsonproon October 28, 2018   Link
  • -3
    General CommentIt's okay as a song but it really bugs me that she doesn't seem to even bother to try to sing at a higher pitch. If you're a professional musician who take pride in your craft, you should put some effort into it. This just sounds like a man singing. Then again, punk has always disrespected virtuosity.
    amanda1020on June 01, 2020   Link

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