Friday, May 23, 2008

You Don't Want a Boyfriend

Happy to read all your comments on my last post. Also, I'm tired of relating to obscure songs that have no internet presence. This one, I found from Jessel's great "mixtape" on his Myspace page. But, since the internet has given me so much, like Wikepedia and you reading this, I'll give back and try to transcribe some lyrics again myself. I did have some trouble with the Irish accent (swoon!), but I deciphered it pretty well this time. Like most of the songs that I find vaguely asexual, this one is extremely twee and also moderately depressing. However, let it be known that this relates more to my own musical choices than the asexual experience at large. Speaking of the Irish, I would want a boyfriend with a cool accent. Even if people aren't "hot" to me, their accents, strangely enough, sure are.

"You Don't Want a Boyfriend"
By Brian, circa 1992


You don't want a boyfriend
With sloppy kisses.
You don't want a boyfriend

Who'll put up with you.

Sit and be impatient every day.

Scream and shout and sulk and make him (marry?)

You don't want a boyfriend

Who can't resist you.

You don't want a boyfriend

Who's honest with you

I've heard it said before, and I find it's true

The more you give yourself away to someone

The less they'll think--

You don't want a boyfriend

And that's forever.

You don't want a boyfriend

You could do better
I've heard it said before and I find it's true
The more you give yourself away to someone

The less they'll think of you.

Baby, baby, you're leaving me.

It wasn't about you.

It wasn't about you.

Baby, you're hurting me.

It wasn't about you.
It wasn't about you.

Baby, baby, you're leaving me.

It wasn't about you,

It wasn't about you, &c.


Here's the single, which is selling for $85 online:

I know I probably project asexuality onto songs that don't contain it, but I consider that part of the fun of this blog. "You Don't Want a Boyfriend" isn't full-on asexy, but I get a subtle vibe: "You don't want a boyfriend that can't resist you" and all that. It sounds like it's covering a similar theme to "Rotterdam" (which I can't believe I haven't posted yet, and need to remedy): "I wanted you, but not the way you think". The song could easily be the forlorn sounds of an extremely twee asexual person. But not guilty.

4 comments:

Queers United said...

I think part of the beauty of music and art is reading into or having the art speak to you. Project all you want =)

Ily said...

Ah, well-said.

TheBlades said...

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latindevil said...

And maybe your leaving me wasn't a bad thing.