A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,
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The Judy's - Grass is Greener

There was this band local to Pearland, TX, called The Judy's. I might have mentioned them here before; they were one of my favorite bands back in college, and when I learned recently that their albums were available on CD, I ordered my own copies. The songs are still every bit as much fun as I remembered...

But there's this one song, "Grass is Greener", that touches on transgender issues, and hearing it again now, though it's still as fun and catchy as ever, the attitudes behind the lyrics are now rather badly out of date. It goes as follows:


Johnny is a boy
He wants to be a girl
More than anything
In the whole wide world

When he's up and able
Right off the operating table
Where they tuck it in...
He'll be a girl.

It's an old cliché
Heard it all his life:
"Grass is greener on the other side."

Jonna is a girl
She wants to be a boy
Just the thought of it
Fills her with such joy

When she's up and able
Right off the operating table
Where they sew it on...
She'll be a boy.

It's an old cliché
Heard it all her life:
"Grass is greener on the other side."

They'll never be happy
They'll never feel satisfied
'Cause grass is greener on the other side.

Whoa ah oh


The undue focus solely on genital surgery, the failure to adjust pronouns, and of course the false assumption that TG individuals can "never be happy"... it's all wrong! (Not to mention the name "Jonna"; meh, I don't like it!) But still... it's such a catchy tune. Rather than pretend this song doesn't exist and sweep it under the rug, I decided it needed updating, so I've taken the liberty of modifying the words. My version goes thus:


Johnny is a boy
He wants to be a girl
More than anything
In the whole wide world.

When he fills the forms out
And takes them to the district courthouse
Where they change his name...
She'll be a girl.

It's an old cliché
Heard it all her life:
"Grass is greener on the other side."

Jenny is a girl
She wants to be a boy
Just the thought of it
Fills her with such joy.

With hormones injected
Until a beard can be detected,
And a change in voice...
He'll be a boy.

It's an old cliché
Heard it all his life:
"Grass is greener on the other side."

And now they are happy
And now they feel satisfied
Their grass was greener on the other side.

Whoa ah oh



Much better, don't you think? I like to sing my version over theirs when I play the CD in my car.


Song can be temporarily found here: http://kinkyturtle.masemware.com/sound/music/TheJudys/The Judy's - Grass Is Greener.mp3
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