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Be Myself ft. KayelaJ

by Frankie Simone

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I wrote this song two years ago - but this moment is all too fitting. It’s Pride month 2020, and the revolution is here. It is of the utmost importance that Pride this year is in service of Black lives. Black, trans and queer lives not only matter - but deserve so much more than our violent history has provided. With this song, I honor the Black trailblazers who gave me the ability to have Pride in all the intersections of my identity. As a brown, queer, non-binary Latinx, with lighter skin - I am here to leverage my privilege and protect, support, amplify and celebrate my black family and community. I am here to center black justice. One of the many ways non-black folx can act now is by donating to The Tony McDade and Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund at theokraproject.com

lyrics

I wanna talk about the real shit
Cuz I think it's kinda funny when we try and fake it
Oh darlin won't you admit
We can be so full of it

I just wanna be myself
Don't wanna be nobody else
I just wanna be myself
Don't wanna be nobody else

I wanna talk about the real shit
Sick and tired of dyin to make it
Tryna find some happiness
Livin life for the present

I just wanna be myself
Don't wanna be nobody else
I just wanna be myself
Don't wanna be nobody else

KayelaJ:
R.I.P Tee Tee another trans killed
The day I stop being myself time will stand still
Went from a young tomboy to a young tender
Feltl like a grown man's dinner or a play boy picture
And prayed on by these no good niggas
And prayed on by the church because I seem different
And prayed on by my momma cause I seem distant
They wish I’d go with the flow but I keep swimmin’

I just wanna be myself
Don't wanna be, nobody else

credits

released June 12, 2020
Vocals; Frankie Simone and KayelaJ
Strings by Andrew Joslyn
Piano by Charlie Brown
Produced by Frankie Simone, B. Jones and Graham Barton
Written by Frankie Simone, B. Jones and Graham Barton
Associate Producer Katy Davidson
Engineered and Mixed by Graham Barton
Mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Mastering

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Frankie Simone Portland, Oregon

Sensitive Creature is a site of healing. In listening to it, you are transported into a utopian nightclub where all inhibitions are left at the door, creating space for emotion and embodiment of self. You can dance here. You are safe here. You can live beyond the binary here. You can be yourself. Frankie Simone will dazzle you in such a way that you might as well call them Frankie Mercury. ... more

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