When I was a boy
I would walk midnight streets with no fear
I climbed trees as if they were mountains
I kept my chest bare and clear
Grass stains littered my clothing
Days of using guns as toys
Masculinity were but a game
In my days of being a boy

When I was a girl
My mother and I, we talked
I was always free to cry
I picked flowers everywhere that I walked
My dresses neat and clean
On my neck lye a string of pearls
Beauty soft and constant
In my days of being a girl

When I was a boy
I had to work to support my kin
I needed the strength of a man
Not allowed to let emotion in
Love my child, but not like a mother
Reading copies of playboy
Never to be perceived as gay
In my days of being a boy

When I was a girl
I would walk public streets being gawked
Nice ass princess, give us a smile
It's my fault if i were beat, raped or stalked
Working on low wages
Tight skirt, give the boys a twirl
Implants to put in, implants to remove
In my days of being a girl

Like a boy to a girl
like woman to a man
You can’t have one without the other
You can’t have one without a war