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Sunday Song #29: “What makes a man a man?”

Posted by stylebitch on September 21, 2008

Watched the absolutely fabulous “Wigstock – The Movie” last night and was totally amazed by the high pitched energy and positive vibes pouring out of my LCD tv. Wow! Ru Paul, Lady Bunny, Perfidia, Lypsinka, Mistress Formika, Joey Arias – the most courageous, fiercest, funniest and wisest women in the world are drag queens. Period! It saddened me to later find out that the festival has been canceled in 2005. Does anyone have more on that?

Also touching, Flloyd’s rednition of the Aznavour classic “What makes a man a man”, which was also sung recently by what remains to be Liza Minnelli. You have to adore her, I guess, but her flat interpretations are starting to annoy me. Anyway, here are the two clips and, below, the lyrics.

My mum and I we live alone
A great apartment is our home
In Fairhome Towers
I have to keep me company
Two dogs, a cat, a parakeet
Some plants and flowers
I help my mother with the chores
I wash, she dries, I do the floors
We work together
I shop and cook and sow a bit
Though mum does too I must admit
I do it better
At night I work in a strange bar
Impersonating every star
I’m quite deceiving
The customers come in with doubt
And wonder what I’m all about
But leave believing
I do a very special show
Where I am nude from head to toe
After stripteasing
Each night the men look so surprised
I change my sex before their eyes
Tell me if you can
What makes a man a man


At 3 o’clock or so I meet
With friends to have a bite to eat
And conversation
We love to empty out our hearts
With every subject from the arts
To liberation
We love to pull apart someone
And spread some gossip just for fun
Or start a rumour
We let our hair down, so to speak
And mock ourselves with tongue-in-cheek
And inside humour
So many times we have to pay
For having fun and being gay
It’s not amusing
There’s always those that spoil our games
By finding fault and calling names
Always accusing
They draw attention to themselves
At the expense of someone else
It’s so confusing
Yet they make fun of how I talk
And imitate the way I walk
Tell me if you can
What makes a man a man


My masquerade comes to an end
And I go home to bed again
Alone and friendless
I close my eyes, I think of him
I fantasise what might have been
My dreams are endless
We love each other but it seems
The love is only in my dreams
It’s so one sided
But in this life I must confess
The search for love and hapiness
Is unrequited
I ask myself what I have got
Of what I am and what I’m not
What have I given
The answers come from those who make
The rules that some of us must break
Just to keep living
I know my life is not a crime
I’m just a victim of my time
I stand defenceless
Nobody has the right to be
The judge of what is right for me
Tell me if you can
What make a man a man


Tell me if you can
Tell me if you can
Tell me if you can
What makes a man a man

Love, Peace & Change.

The Bitch

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