letra de play the game – happy rhodes

boys can i play the game
boys can i play your game by my rules
yours don’t apply to me
boys i want to play the game
boys i want to play your game by my rules
and be who i want to be

i don’t think i can speak for anyone
i don’t think i can fight for anyone
but i have to know where i stand
as a person, not a woman or man
and do believe me when i say
what i need is respect

if i have to be pretty to be liked
then i think i’m dead in the water
i never want to have to be like the boys
to be allowed to play with the toys
i hope you take me as i am
masculine or feminine
i cannot be a role player

boys can i play the game
boys can i play your game by my rules
yours don’t apply to me
boys i want to play the game
boys i want to play your game by my rules
and be who i want to be

if i raise my arm for the role call
will i be present and accounted for
and if i choose to walk with my brothers
i will do it as a sister

i’ve been influenced by society
to paint my face and hate my body
i don’t think i’m any better for it
doesn’t mean i’m more legitimate
after all, isn’t it what’s inside that counts
no matter what the gender be

boys can i play the game
boys can i play your game by my rules
yours don’t apply to me
boys i want to play the game
boys i want to play your game by my rules
and be who i want to be

now while we’re all here, let’s get this straight
i’m not a man, but my voice is ten feet tall
with these tiny little arms, see all that i can do
keep your eyes on me if you want to see some
mountains move

boys can i play the game
boys can i play your game by my rules
yours don’t apply to me
boys i want to play the game
boys i want to play your game by my rules
and be who i want to be

if i raise my arm for the role call
will i be present and accounted for
if i choose to walk with my brothers
i will do it as a sister

- letras de happy rhodes