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Born Purple

Born Purple


A healthy baby was born this fine afternoon

 To two grateful parents who lived by the lagoon.

 There was a flutter of activity when they saw...

 that the doctors didn't think that their baby wasn't healthy at all.

 Doctors were sought from all over the country

 to see what was wrong with this fine healthy baby.

 One doctor said: "The penis is too short." The other one said: "The clit is too long."

 So they decided to change little baby Mark into lovely Susan Long.

 So they sliced, and they diced a vagina to make...

 Who cares what Sue thinks our reputation's at stake.

 Then the Phys got into a tizzy...

 Teaching little Susan why she was pretty.

 You're a girl there's no doubt in that...

 You can talk all you want, but a fact is a fact.

 In doubt she walked...

 Not being able to talk.

 Hiding her pain..

 Just trying to stay sane.

 Until she found others who had what she had.

 They said "I was like you, I got real mad."

 They talked, and they talked...

 As sisters they walked.

 Now he finally came out...

 by telling others what it's all about.


Sweet September Nights

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Against All Odds

Against All Odds