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Straight Man

from Could Love by Sam Rogers

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My response to the political climate of 2012, originally written as a love song to Mitt Romney (but not in a gay way, because he's not into that kinda thing).


Straight Man
©2012, Sam Rogers / Snap Synapse Music (ASCAP)

as a straight man, I ain't threatened by no gay ones
as a married man, why are you?
all my brother loving brothers, and every sister loving sister
whether you call it right or wrong, they're gonna get it on
as a single man, I ain't the one to talk of marriage, no
but this thing I know: it ain't about the sex
and if you ever thought it was, I bet by now you're disappointed
it's about love and family
marriage is about love and it's about family

you talk about God, shouting about abominations
But if God is Love, what's with all the hate?
And who do you serve by depriving others of love?
Why don't you take a good hard look and decide who's side you're on.
That's right I said a good hard look to decide who's side you're on.

you don't have to like it, no, nobody's making you watch
you don't have to teach it, you just teach like you were taught
don't gotta like the people, don't think they much like you
just get out of the way and let the lovers just do what they do
what's it to you?

You talk about sin like you know a lot about it
You talk about institutions like maybe you belong in one
Now I'm from the Left Coast, so I been brought up hippy-crazy
I've got these funny notions about freedom and equality
I get outta way the way of love, when it don't hurt nobody
why don't you get outta the way of love if it ain't hurting nobody?

'cuz if you have to legislate your morals to affirm your faith,
you haven't got any
you haven't got any


from Could Love, track released October 16, 2012




Sam Rogers San Francisco, California

Sam Rogers is called "The One Mouth Band" for good reason: he makes all the sounds of a band using only his mouth, and with the precision/feel of a seasoned musician. A finalist in the 1st US Beatbox Championships, & the 1st solo act to compete (and win!) an a cappella competition. Based in San Francisco, Sam happily astounds & inspires audiences from Sydney to Sao Paulo to Salzburg to Singapore. ... more

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