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APED: "show me somebody like me"

July 14th, 2009 (09:15 pm)

Across the nation tonight, while the moon's shining bright,
folks're staring at that old TV screen.
It's showing them sights, giving joy, giving frights,
like nothing that they've ever seen.
But the things that they're thinking while watching, unblinking,
are not what you think they might be.
On the nights that they stay in, what they're hoping and praying
is, "Show me somebody like me."

Show me somebody like me.
Show me that I'm not alone.
Show me that you think I matter.
Show me. Just throw me a bone.
Show me it's not idle pratter.
Show me we're where we should be.
Show me, oh show me, oh show me, oh show me
Show me somebody like me.

Show me some women. Old, young, middle-aged.
It's not hard, I know that you can.
And hey, while you're at it, let 'em talk to each other
about something more than a man.
Show me a Jew. Hell, show me two.
Show me an Asian man
who's great with the ladies, speaks only English,
and can't do kung fu worth a damn.

Show me some queers, 'cause nobody here
dares admit they're a fag or a dyke.
Brothers and sisters who live for themselves,
and not for the sake of the whites.
Entrepreneurs, and poor workin' stiffs.
A young girl who lives in her van.
Show me a good ol' boy, fat right-wing redneck,
who's not in the Ku Klux Klan.

Show me somebody like me.
Show me you cared all along.
Show me just once what I'm yearning to see.
Show me that my fears are wrong.
Show me we're all that I hope we could be.
Show me I don't need this song.
Show me, oh show me, oh show me, oh show me
Show me somebody like me.

Comments

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)

Haunting, and very true.

Posted by: Thea (thucyken)
Posted at: July 15th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)

This one really struck a chord with me. Indeed.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)

Wow. That's a good one. I like it a lot.

Lynn
http://www.lynnspace.com/blog/

Posted by: sharaith (sharaith)
Posted at: July 16th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
horses

This is exactly what I hope all the time, whether I'm watching tv, reading a book, on the phone, watching tv, walking down the street, looking across the border... Thanks for putting it into words.

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