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LGBT Awareness through Music




As the world slowly becomes more progressive, being a member of the LGBT has become more of a normal thing. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates three to eight percent of both sexes. The increase of positive portrayals of members of the LGBT community in the media lead Americans to believe that about 21% of men are gay and 22% of women are lesbians. However, this isn’t to say that the world has accepted members of the LGBT community. In fact, only around 50% of Americans actually believe that gay marriage should be legal. It’s gets worse in many other countries, such as a majority of the middle east where not even 10% of the population believe that gay marriage should be legal. Here’s a chart showing acceptance of gay marriage throughout the world, where different colors represent percentage acceptance of gay marriage.



While the world is moving in the right direction, even our own country doesn’t widely accept gay marriage, despite the fact that it is legal. I believe that gay marriage should be accepted no matter where in the world you are, and that you should not be shamed for your sexuality. You should be able to marry who you want and not be shunned by your family, by your community, by your religion. I felt so strongly about this, in fact, that I wrote a song about it.



 My song, located here, is about the struggles a gay person faces in normal life, and how they must fight to stay afloat in a world where they are not accepted. I kept the song simple, with just piano and vocals, so that the message could shine through clearly. I used a pretty melancholy chord progression so that I could get the emotion of the song across. I think that music is an amazing catalyst for change and it holds so much weight in the public domain. A song can change the way that the typical person sees the world, and I think using a song to send this message is exactly what is needed. Have a listen, and if you’d like to follow along, the vocals are below.



Lyrics:

Verse 1 (00:14 to 00:41):
You tell me that I’m wrong
And that I don’t belong
You say, how it’s all my fault
And how I’m all messed up
How boys can’t get dressed up
It hurts, but I gotta hold my tongue

Chorus (00:54 to 1:22):
What I’m feeling is okay
And I’ll fight another day
For me
What I’m feeling is okay
And I’ll fight another day
For us

Verse 2 (1:24 to 1:50):
The world will try to change
To stop calling us strange
They’ll try, but I will still fight
And I’ll march and get upset
If it rains then I’ll get wet
Until being gay is alright

Chorus (2:03 to 2:30):
What I’m feeling is okay
And I’ll fight another day
For me
What I’m feeling is okay
And I’ll fight another day
For us

Breakdown (2:31 to 2:57)
Just lay back , let it soak in
Change to the way things have been
The rain stops, the war slows down
A world where no love’s shut down

Chorus (2:59 to 3:26)
What I’m feeling is okay
And I’ll fight another day
For me
What I’m feeling is okay
And I’ll fight another day
For us

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COMMENTS: 3
  1. April 27, 2018 by brendan.gill

    Great song and recording! I especially like the vocal performance. My favorite line: And I’ll march and get upset / If it rains then I’ll get wet

  2. April 27, 2018 by Kamal.Fakhoury

    I love your lyrics. Your presentation all-in-all is fabulous. I look at the map in my country and acceptance of gay marriage here is unbelievably. I hope your song will do some change!

  3. May 01, 2018 by Hyunsuh.Kim

    I believe that music and other art forms like this should be spread more… I’ll share in on my social media accounts!

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