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The Ref

by Acting Out

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1.
LOVE THE GAYS People like to cast me as some unfeeling old bitch Just because I am opposed To homos getting hitched But my heart is full of love for both the pansy and the dyke And I can name so many many Many gays I like I love the gays The ones who don't get married Love the gays Where STDs are not carried The ones with hot butts, abs and pecs The ones who abstain from all gay sex I love the gays I'm not a homophobe, me Love the gays I'd have David Norris for tea After all Being bent's a phase, So I really love the gays I know the things I say sometimes can seem a little blunt And to Colm, Úna, Grainne I am something of a cunt But God is on MY side so you can think just what you please And I'll not rest or sleep Until the gays are on their knees   I love the gays The ones who don't get married Love the gays Where STDs are not carried The ones with hot butts, abs and pecs The ones who abstain from all gay sex I love the gays I'm not a gay basher, me Love the gays Tho' I'd love to punch Úna Mullally After all Being bent's a phase, So I really love the gays Being gay's a disease So don't let them marry Or babies them carry It's Sarah and Steve Not Lorcan and Larry, Imagine their Big Day Like a hit show on Broadway So love the gays the one's who don't get married Love the gays Where STDs are not carried The ones with hot butts, abs and pecs The ones who abstain from all gay sex She loves the gays the one's who don't get married She loves the gays Where STDs are not carried After all Being bent's a phase, So I really love the gays I love the gays The ones who don't get married Love the gays Where STDs are not carried The ones with hot butts, abs and pecs The ones who abstain from all gay sex After all Being bent's a phase, So I really love the gays
2.
Stand Proud, Stand Tall OISIN Aaaaaghhhhhhh No time for haters Or those life wasters Who try to deny Make me cry Equal rights Is a fight We have to believe in Or we will be grieving For our gay bros and sistas All our misses and misters You should love who you love No judgement from above Stand proud and stand tall Love Equality for all (repeats) DAMIEN There is something about him What is happening to me? I think he’s fucking gorgeous I must be going crazy It can’t be in God's plan For me to love this man OISIN My dad’s a gay man Mum is a lesbian They raised me free Of inequality We will win It’s no sin To marry who you're lovin’ We don’t care if we’re shovin’ It down your face The human race Is still evolving The world is still revolving Stand proud, stand tall Love, Equality, for all (repeats) DAMIEN I don’t want to be without him My mother will go nuts? But I don’t want to live a life Of ifs, and whys and buts It must be in God's plan For me to love this man OISIN We’re Generation bi We’re generation Trans And we really do not give a fuck If man marries man We’re generation gay We’re generation straight And we really do not care about The gender of your mate Stand proud, stand tall Love Equality for all (repeats)
3.
Buggeroo, Buggeray SEAMIE We just wish that all the gays out there Would be like normal folk KEVIN Instead of wearing women’s clothes Or acting like a joke SEAMIE Why do they find it necessary To march and scream and shout KEVIN We really couldn’t give a fuck If you are or are not OUT SEAMIE We think that all those little tots KEVIN Need a Mammy and a Dad KEVIN Would You really want an Elton John? SEAMIE Or Jolie, A plus Brad? BOTH Buggeroo, Buggeray We are Self Loathing Gays Our dream is to be nice and straight We don’t deserve all that marital bliss So we’re spreading just a little hate Buggeroo, Buggeray We are Self Loathing Gays The family should be saved from us We’re not fit for those wedding vows Get us off of that Equality Bus KEVIN Civil Partnership is quite enough Our morals are on the slide SEAMIE Are these the things we want for our kids? Panti, GCN, and Pride? KEVIN Synthetic children made by syringe Is that what we really crave? SEAMIE A child should come from a cock in a minge Not foreign surrogate slaves! KEVIN Two Dads, Two mums makes us want to throw up SEAMIE Not what the bible says KEVIN Stone us, burn us, tie us in knots SEAMIE All hail self loathing gays BOTH Buggeroo Buggeray We are Self Loathing Gays Our dream is to be nice and straight We don’t deserve all that marital bliss So we’re spreading just a little hate Buggeroo, Buggeray We are Self Loathing Gays The family should be saved from us We’re not fit for those wedding vows Buggeroo Bugger Buggeray SEAMIE We don’t want our rights KEVIN And think we’re shite SEAMIE And that marriage is not for gays KEVIN And for this we’ll fight SEAMIE With the Church’s might BOTH ’Til we’ve won it for the Nays! BOTH Buggeroo, Buggeray We are Self Loathing Gays Our dream is to be nice and straight We don’t deserve all that marital bliss So we’re spreading just a little hate Buggeroo, Buggeray We are Self Loathing Gays The family should be saved from us We’re not fit for wedding vows Buggeroo Bugger Buggeray
4.
I WANT TO BE EQUAL I’ve been straight Overweight Had a fling in Kuwait I want to be equal I’ve been a dyke On a bike Rode as far as I like I want to be equal I’m a mum Hate my bum But won't accept the crumbs I want to be equal I’ve been a force For the cause I don’t need no applause I want to be equal So we shout Use our clout We refuse to be left out We want to be equal Or worse still Makes me ill Say you love us but still... You're not equal We are Dads We are Wives We are trying to live our lives We want to be equal And as hard As they try They will not demonise We will be equal So be strong Come along We are going to belong And we will be equal And before I am dead I am going to be wed I'm gonna be equal And one day We will say Remember the day Seems so far away That great day in May It was good to be gay We were equal And one day We will say Remember the day Seems so far away That great day in May It was good to be gay We were equal

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Songs from the musical comedy, The Ref, presented by Acting Out as part of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Some songs contain strong language and adult themes.

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released May 2, 2016

Composers and Musical Directors: Mark Power and Cal Folger Day
Lyrics: Sean Denyer
Production: Chris Barry
Performers: Rachel Fayne, Lorcan McElwain, Shane Kavanagh, Brian Gaughran, David Browne, Mark Power, Cal Folger Day

All songs are from the show, 'The Ref', written by Sean Denyer and directed by Howard Lodge.

Recorded at Ailfionn Recording Studio, Dublin

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