AHHHH! It’s #MusicMonday, lovelies, and my day has been SO FREAKING BUSY at the day job that I’ve had zero chance before now to get this posted, and I have to because I forgot just how much I love this song (so take a few mins and listen, it is fantastic). I only have a second, but I did want to celebrate that I finished the first draft of my upcoming novel (which will be a duet if my brain goes how I think) and I’m excited to share it soooooon. For now though, I just need you guys to watch this video / listen to the song, and love all the not-so-subtle messaging with me. <3

Lyrics

Play us like pawns and relentlessly confine,
Into living up to gender roles and having absent minds
Don’t you think it’s funny how they tell us how to live?
Don’t you think it’s funny how we’re all delinquent kids?
Like, hush now, don’t say, don’t say

Hush, boy, oh, hush, boy, don’t say a word
Throw on a jersey and no one gets hurt
Hush, girl, oh, hush, girl, just bat your eyes
Play our little game, play our little game

Bounded all thoughts and corrected common sense
You’re raising suicidals with your predetermined titles
Like “a mess”, “distressed”, “I am unimpressed”, “you’re excess”,
“a dress is all you’ll ever be”.
Gender roles impose control and deceive progressive times
Welcome to the land of the broken minds

[2x]
Hush, boy, oh, hush, boy, don’t say a word
Throw on a jersey and no one gets hurt
Hush, girl, oh, hush, girl, just bat your eyes
Play our little game, play our little game

We feign opulence just to get by
Put on false confidence just to feel alive
They can’t hurt me anymore
There’s nothing left to break of me
There’s nothing left to take from me

‘Cause, baby, it’s easy to fake a smile
When you’ve been doing it for a while
Baby, it’s easy to fake a smile
When you’ve been doing it for a while

[2x]
Hush, boy, oh, hush, boy, don’t say a word
Throw on a jersey and no one gets hurt
Hush, girl, oh, hush, girl, just bat your eyes
Play our little game, play our little game

Hush, boy, oh, hush, boy

Hush, girl, oh, hush, girl

Play our little game
Play our little game
Play our little game
Play our little game
Play our little game,
Won’t you play with me?

 

‘Little Game’ by Benny