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Dear mr. and/or mrs. sender-
We're pleased to inform you that your applications been accepted
Starting from the time you get this letter
Your life will be one never-ending
"hope you're feeling better"
You get your choice of an...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2018 10:05am report


    It is about the last time a transgender has sex with the first-person narrator before having the gender reassignment surgery.

    Dear Mr. and or Mrs. sender / It can't get more explicit, the FPN doesn't take transgender seriously

    We're pleased to inform you that your application's been accepted / you got the go for the transition
    Starting from the time you get this letter
    Your life will be one never-ending "hope you're feeling better" / When you're transition is done - you will get this question daily, because no cis-gender will truly understand why you did it.

    You get your choice of an aesthetic / sleep well
    Ah we need to chop your clock off tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock / actually it's cock - not clock but you also can read it as the nemesis of Capt. Hook in Peter Pan, the clock
    It might not be what you expected
    There is no money back once you've been ripped off, ripped off, ripped off / let us all hope the results are the way you want it

    Today's a very special day
    The boys'll murder for it but what will the neighbors say? / the boys would like to test your new genital
    It leaves you feeling pretty hollow it might be nice to look at
    Don't forget you're stuck with it tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / being used by that boys will leave you empty because they want to have sex with a neovagina, not with you as a person.

    You're big enough to stop pretending / face the facts
    You'll start to really show it in a week or so
    So don't go saying it's just come to your attention
    You'll get more than you're asking for without the right protection / there is more to a woman than the body - you will also suffer from patriarchy

    Today's a very special day
    And how you'd love to have a little thing with which to play
    But love won't get you very far, today be still your beating heart
    You'll have to keep on feeding it tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / This verse might be about a baby that you wish for - but this is the part I don't really get.

    Boys will be boys, will be boys, will be boys, will be boys
    Will be boys, will be girls with no warning / Raised as a boy even a transgender girl cannot know what it feels like to be a woman in a sexist society until the transition is done

    Girls will be girls, will be guys, will be boys that don't cry over toys
    That they use to beat girls they despise by the morning / once again it's about the cock (toy) you use to "beat" girls
    They always said that sex would change you
    Change you, change you, change you / That's what transgender girls often get to hear: If you have sex like a man, you will realize how much fun that is and you stop being a transgender. Let me think - nope.

    No second thoughts the knife is nearing
    You'll never hear the little pitter patter pitter patter
    Of this little feat of engineering / sounds like peeing standing up

    Of course I love you and of course it's what's inside that matters
    But I think the whole charade is ending
    It seems to me to be the only way to keep from getting
    Caught up in a long life of regretting / do it or you will suffer the rest of your life - the "I love you" is an obvious lie, I guess.
    The doctors say that once you get a taste for it should keep on cutting


    But while you happen to be here
    Why don't you whisper all those sweet forevers in my ear?
    Stiff upper lip in all this sorrow, hurry up and stick it in
    You never know when it will end tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow
    Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow
    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / as long as you still have that cock, use it on me

    They always said that sex would change you
    Change you, change you, change you / as above, and no - it won't change a thing.

    I don't know, but it seams as if the first-person narrator is loosing her "male" lover, because "he" is a transgender wanting to undergo transition. So the FPN will lose "the cock" she liked so much, which is rather transphobic scene. So like in a lot Dresden Dolls songs the lyrics are full of sarcasm. In this case showing a highly transphobic scenery (even the title "sex change" shows that the FPN doesn't know anything about transgender) accompanied by also quite sarcastic music which is completely "unsexy".



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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 2008 5:11am report


    It's about how sex can change your life forever. The woman gets pregnant and gets an abortion.

    "You'll start to really show within a week or so"
    Means in about a week, the 'baby bump' will become obvious

    "You'll get more than you're asking for without the right protection" Without a condom, you'll end up pregnant, or more then you're asking for.

    "No second thoughts the knife is nearing
    You'll never hear the little pitter patter pitter patter
    Of this little feat of engineering
    Of course I love you and of course it's what's inside that matters
    But I think the whole charade is ending
    It seems to me to be the only way to keep from getting
    Caught up in a long life of regretting
    The doctors said that once you get a taste for it you'll keep on cutting" No second thoughts, you're already on the table and it's time to cut the tummy open.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 15th, 2007 11:54pm report


    It's controversial on what the song really means. Some say it's what the title bluntly says, about a sex change. Others say it's about an abortion. And a few have said it's about how sex changes you. I agree with the two latter, it's about how sex changes you, a possible abortion as well, in my opinion.




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