by John Ian
Questions of identity, being transgender, being different. What does it take to get to the other side? What does it take to survive? It takes more than a sex hormone.
Listen to the song while reading the text.
I always thought if anybody out there could ever write a song about being transgender, it would be Bruce Springsteen, the man who was the reason I started writing songs. He is so good at putting himself into somebody else’s shoes, and he has this amazing way of describing little details that end up telling a whole story.
I really had no idea that one day I would decide to come out as trans as a musician and start incorporating those themes of gender and identity into my music but it has been liberating, and it feels absolutely right. I could use a little more support, for sure, but things have been going pretty well lately. People seem to really recognize my talent.