TCGMC Concert Texts

GOD SAVE THE QUEENS
March 22-23, 2024

SOMEBODY TO LOVE
Can anybody find me somebody to love?
Each morning I get up I die a little
Can barely stand on my feet
(Take a look at yourself)
Take a look in the mirror and cry (and cry)
Lord, what you’re doing to me (yeah yeah)
I have spent all my years in believing you
But I just can’t get no relief, Lord
Somebody (somebody)
Ooh somebody (somebody)
Can anybody find me somebody to love?
I work hard (he works hard) every day of my life
I work till I ache my bones
At the end, (at the end of the day)
I take home my hard earned pay all on my own
I go down (down) on my knees (knees)
And I start to pray
Till the tears run down from my eyes Lord
Somebody, (somebody)
Ooh somebody (somebody)
Yeah! Can anybody find me somebody to love?
I try and I try and I try
But everybody wants to put me down
They say I’m goin’ crazy
They say I got a lot of water in my brain
Ah they ain’t got no common sense
He’s got nobody left to believe in
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Ooh ooh ooh ooh (Lord)
Somebody (somebody, somebody)
Can anybody find me, somebody to love?
I got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep on losing and losing)
I’m alright, I’m alright (he’s alright he’s alright)
I ain’t gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Someday I’m gonna be free, Lord
Wanna hear every single person
See every single of your hands
Three, four!
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Find me somebody to love
Somebody, (somebody)
Somebody (somebody)
Somebody find me
Somebody find me
Somebody to love
Can anybody find me somebody to love?
Yeah!
(Find me somebody to love)
(Find me somebody to love)
Find me somebody, somebody, somebody to love
Find me find, me find, me find, me find me
Ooh somebody to love

STAY WITH ME
Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love ’cause I’m just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But, darling, stay with me

Why am I so emotional?
No, it’s not a good look, gain some self-control
And deep down I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But, darling, stay with me

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But, darling, stay with me

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But, darling, stay with me

MODERN HOMOSEXUAL
I am the Very Model of the Modern Homosexual
And ,yes, indeed, the eggplant is my actual fav’-rite veg’table.
I love to see the boys in sweatpants when the weather’s chilly-cold;
I’ll date a man of any age from twenty-two to really old!
I’m really well-acquainted too with matters of the sportball kind
I understand about tightends and wide receivers found online.
And many of those profiles are quite nice but then they show no face.
But that tattoo on your right arm just gives you away anyway!

I’m very good at baking things and taking things that are not mine.
Like when your cute new boyfriend texts me and says that I am quite fine.
In short, in matters trivial and gender intersectional, I am the very model of a modern homosexual.

I know about the gay icons of every major decade, true.
There’s Doris Day, and Patti Duke, and Cher and Sonny. Elton too.
Then Cyndi Lauper, Culture Club, and big gay Freddie Mercury,
Sha-nia Twain and Dolly Parton with her bosom perk-i-ly!
And Barbra Streisand sing so well, but not like Whitney Houston could!
Tom Sellick, David Hasselhoff, and Garth Brooks all give me wood.
Of all the men I’ve loved and left, I have a virtual travelog.
And ev’ry one looks like they came right from the new Sears catalog!

I’m very good at dancing in my bedroom mirror just for fun,
And ev’ry other mother is convinced that I’m her fav’rite son.
In short, in matters trivial and gender intersectional, I am the very model of a modern homosexual.

You’ll often find me in Palm Springs, relaxing with the bears and queens
Bedecked with tats and piercings from their ears way down to “other things.”
And when in Minneap’lis I enjoy Tank night at the Saloon.
While dining on some fresh French fries, and chicken strips, and crab Rangoon!
Alas, when I’m back home in Cedar Rapids, I’m bored on the apps.
I go out to the pasture and with cattle, I enjoy a nap.
In short, for gay men, Iowa has really nothing for us.
We drive up to the Cities just to hear a great-big gay chorus!

I am the Very Model of the Modern Homosexual
And as for gender pronouns, let’s just say that I’m quite flexible.
In short, in matters trivial and gender intersectional, I am the very model of a modern homosexual.

SON OF A PREACHER MAN
Billy Ray was the preacher’s son
And when his daddy would visit he’d come along
When they gathered ’round and started talkin’
That’s when Billy would take me walkin’
Out through the back yard we’d go walkin’
Then he’d look into my eyes
Lord knows, to my surprise
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, ooh, yes, he was
Being good isn’t always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin’ to me
He’d come and tell me “Everything is alright”
He’d kiss and tell me “Everything is alright”
Can I get away again tonight?
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, ooh, Lord knows, he was (yes, he was)
How well I remember
The look that was in his eyes
Stealin’ kisses from me on the sly
Takin’ time to make time
Tellin’ me that he’s all mine
Learnin’ from each other’s knowin’
Lookin’ to see how much we’ve grown and
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes, he was, he was, oh, yes, he was

WHERE I SLEEP
There’s nowhere that I wouldn’t follow
There’s nothing that I won’t do for your kiss
I love you like there’s no tomorrow
‘Cause nothing ever felt like this
There’s nothing I won’t steal or borrow
I’ll travel on a boat or aeroplane
I’ll explore a world of sorrow
‘Cause when I find you I know, I know I’ma be okay
See the times are changing
I’m sure of nothing that I know
Except this is us, and this is love, and this is where I’m home
In a world that’s breaking, where nothing is for keeps
Oh this is us, this is love and this is where I sleep
This is us, this is love and this is where I sleep
I’m from a generation undecided
I’m restless and I can’t help changing lanes
But in all the noise and the excitement
Your love is all that will remain
I’ve said all of my goodbyes to ego
I gambled all I got, there’s no plan B
It’s the first time that I’ve learnt to let go
It’s the only place I feel, only place I feel like me
See the times are changing
I’m sure of nothing that I know
Except this is us and this is love, and this is where I’m home
In a world that’s breaking, where nothing is for keeps
Oh this is us, this is love and this is where I sleep
This is us, this is love and this is where I sleep

SWEET CREATURE
Sweet creature
Had another talk about where it’s going wrong
But we’re still young
We don’t know where we’re going
But we know where we belong
And oh we started
Two hearts in one home
It’s hard when we argue
We’re both stubborn
I know, but oh
Sweet creature, sweet creature
Wherever I go, you bring me home
Sweet creature, sweet creature
When I run out of road, you bring me home
Sweet creature
We’re running through the garden
Oh, where nothing bothered us
But we’re still young
I always think about you and how we don’t speak enough
And oh we started
Two hearts in one home
I know, it’s hard when we argue
We’re both stubborn
I know, but oh
Sweet creature, sweet creature
Wherever I go, you bring me home
Sweet creature, sweet creature
When I run out of road, you bring me home
I know when we started
Just two hearts in one home
It gets harder when we argue
We’re both stubborn
I know, but oh
Sweet creature, sweet creature
Wherever I go, you bring me home
Sweet creature, sweet creature
When I run out of road, you bring me home
You’ll bring me home

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
Everybody loves the things you do
From the way you talk
To the way you move
Everybody here is watching you
‘Cause you feel like home
You’re like a dream come true
But if by chance you’re here alone
Can I have a moment?
Before I go?
‘Cause I’ve been by myself all night long
Hoping you’re someone I used to know
You look like a movie
You sound like a song
My God this reminds me, of when we were young
Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were
Before we realized
We were scared of getting old
It made us restless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
I was so scared to face my fears
Nobody told me that you’d be here
And I’d swear you moved overseas
That’s what you said, when you left me
You still look like a movie
You still sound like a song
My God, this reminds me, of when we were young
Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were
Before we realized
We were sad of getting old
It made us restless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
When we were young
(When we were young)
When we were young
(When we were young)
It’s hard to win me back
Everything just takes me back
To when you were there
To when you were there
And a part of me keeps holding on
Just in case it hasn’t gone
I guess I still care
Do you still care?
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young
When we were young
(When we were young)
When we were young
(When we were young)
Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time
That we might be exactly like we were
Before we realized
We were sad of getting old
It made us restless
Oh I’m so mad I’m getting old
It makes me reckless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song

INTERMISSION

CIRCLE OF LIFE
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala
From the day we arrive on the planet
And, blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round
It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
‘Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala
It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
‘Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

KARMA CHAMELEON
There’s a loving in your eyes all the way
If I listened to your lies would you say

I’m a man without conviction
I’m a man who doesn’t know
How to sell a contradiction
You come and go
You come and go

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon
You come and go
You come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream
Red, gold and green
Red, gold and green

Didn’t hear your wicked words every day
And you used to be so sweet I heard you say

That my love was an addiction
When we cling our love is strong
When you go you’re gone forever
You string along
You string along

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon
You come and go
You come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream
Red, gold and green
Red, gold and green
Every day is like survival
You’re my lover not my rival
Every day is like survival
You’re my lover not my rival

I’m a man without conviction
I’m a man who doesn’t know
How to sell a contradiction
You come and go
You come and go

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon
You come and go
You come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream
Red, gold and green
Red, gold and green
Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon
You come and go
You come and go
Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream
Red, gold and green
Red, gold and green

KILLER QUEEN
She keeps her Moët et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
“Let them eat cake, ” she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Khrushchev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can’t decline
Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice
She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minor
Then again incidentally
If you’re that way inclined
Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)
For cars she couldn’t care less
Fastidious and precise
She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime
Drop of a hat she’s as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild
She’s out to get you
She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try

SPACE ODDITY
Ground control to Major Tom…
Ground control to Major Tom:
Lock your Soyuz hatch and put your helmet on!
(Ten, nine, eight…)
Ground control to Major Tom…
Commencing countdown, engines on,
Detach from station and may God’s love be with you.
This is ground control to Major Tom:
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear,
But it’s time to guide the capsule if you dare.
This is Major Tom to ground control:
I’ve left for ever more
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way,
And the stars look very different today.
For here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world.
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing left to do.
Though I’ve flown one hundred thousand miles,
I’m feeling very still.
And before too long I know it’s time to go,
A commender comes down back to Earth and rolls.
Ground control to Major Tom:
The time is near, there’s not too long.
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you…
Here am I floating in my tin can,
Last glimpse of the world,
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing left to do.

EASY ON ME
There ain’t no gold in this river
That I’ve been washin’ my hands in forever
I know there is hope in these waters
But I can’t bring myself to swim
When I am drowning in this silence
Baby, let me in
Go easy on me, baby
I was still a child
Didn’t get the chance to
Feel the world around me
I had no time to choose
What I chose to do
So go easy on me
There ain’t no room for things to change
When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways
You can’t deny how hard I’ve tried
I changed who I was to put you both first
But now I give up
Go easy on me, baby
I was still a child
Didn’t get the chance to
Feel the world around me
Had no time to choose
What I chose to do
So go easy on me
I had good intentions
And the highest hopes
But I know right now
It probably doesn’t even show
Go easy on me, baby
I was still a child
I didn’t get the chance to
Feel the world around me
I had no time to choose
What I chose to do
So go easy on me

I’M STILL STANDING
You could never know what it’s like
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
And there’s a cold lonely light that shines from you
You’ll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win
Well look at me, I’m coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I’m still standing you just fade away

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah
I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

Once I never could hope to win
You starting down the road leaving me again
The threats you made were meant to cut me down
And if our love was just a circus you’d be a clown by now

You know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah
I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah
I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah
I’m still standing yeah yeah yeah

WALK HAND IN HAND
Walk hand in hand with me through all eternity
Have faith, believe in me, give me your hand
Love is a symphony of perfect harmony
When lovers such as we walk hand in hand

Be not afraid, for I am with you all the while
So lift your head up high and look toward the sky

Walk hand in hand with me, this is our destiny
No greater love could be, walk hand in hand
Walk with me

Be not afraid, for I am with you all the while
So lift your head up high and look up to the sky

Walk hand in hand with me, this is our destiny
No greater love could be, walk hand in hand
Walk with me

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