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Gay Song Three – Love Betrayed

AC Benus

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Gay Song Three – love betrayed

 

Note: for this series of postings, the term 'Gay Song' refers to music written to/for/by or about Gay men or women. A second category also deals with music identified as Gay because it speaks to the heart of the Gay Experience.

 

So to make this easier, I will call them Gay in the 1st Degree (to/for/by/about), or Gay in the 2nd Degree (like Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow).

 

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Will Young won the first ever Pop Idol television show in Britain – the progenitor of all the other Idol contests around the world, including American Idol – and came out a few years after that. The video for his 2005 song All Time Love tells a story. I suppose one can interpret it differently, but as the woman is apparently jealous of the love between Young's character and the other handsome revolutionary boy, we can imagine she sold the young men out to the cops. If you have other interpretations, I would like to hear them :)

 

This song is definitely Gay in the 1st degree, as the lyrics, even sans video, speak to the basic longing of same-sex loving individuals to connect with another in a purely honest way. Will Young brings incredible depth to his music, and it seems impossible to imagine the same level of pain would be there if he were not Gay – but, thank God he is!

 

We love you, Will!

 


 


So, what do you think?

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...let me know if you cannot see this video... I will try to find more links

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Wow, powerful stuff. She defo wanted him and heartbreaking and horrible if she sold him out like that. 

 

Thanks for sharing this AC!!

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I hope this works in my neck of the wood. :)

 

If I can't have him, no one can? They were friends, so that would be horrible.

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Wow, powerful stuff. She defo wanted him and heartbreaking and horrible if she sold him out like that. 

 

Thanks for sharing this AC!!

Thanks, Tim!

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I hope this works in my neck of the wood. :)

 

If I can't have him, no one can? They were friends, so that would be horrible.

Thanks for looking and finding one, Adi! Cheers!

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Listened to this one earlier today. The singer..Will..his voice tells the story as much as the words do. The video itself completes the picture. 

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47 minutes ago, Defiance19 said:

Listened to this one earlier today. The singer..Will..his voice tells the story as much as the words do. The video itself completes the picture. 

This is really a good video. Watching it again just now, it's not clear if the girl in the menage betrayed him, or if it was the other guy. He's shown in the courtroom in prisioner's clothes, so maybe he turned state evidence, but when Will is shown tied to the chair in the street for the police to find, there is a figure standing there, and it looks like the guy to my eyes.

 

Love stories told through images, even though can leave interpretations open to a maddening degree!

 

Thanks for your comments, Def :kiss:

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