Nov 27, 2014
Kissing Boys to the Bee Gees
When I brought Tyrone to the Harvest Dancewe were listening to "If I Can't Have You" on the car radio:
Don't know why I'm surviving every lonely day, when there's got to be no chance for me.
My life would end, and it doesn't matter how I cry.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away
I Kissed a Boy Under the Mistletoe at my brother's Christmas party, then went upstairs and turned on KSTT radio to "How Deep is Your Love":
Cause we're living in a world of fools, breaking us down, when they all should let us be.
We belong to you and me.
Well now, I get low and I get high, and if I can't get either, I really try.
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes -- I'm a dancin' man, and I just can't lose.
Objectively analyzed, the lyrics are simplistic and contradictory -- and heterosexist, loaded down with "girl! girl! girl!"
Yet no songs have ever been so meaningful.
Their younger brother Andy had an annus mirabilis of his own in 1977-78, with "Love Is Thicker than Water," "Shadow Dancing," "An Everlasting Love," and "Don't Throw It Away."
He became a teen idol, his bare hairy chest and bulge featured prominently in Tiger Beat, as well as the "nearly" gay interview magazine After Dark.
See also: Figuring It Out; The Eagles; and Rod and Al Stewart.