Freckle Loves You

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– Oh, hi guys.
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You’re probably wondering what this is.
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Well, it’s my phone calling center.
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I have a landline.
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Yes, I have a landline.
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Uh, but unfortunately, it doesn’t dial out, so,
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I’m just constantly,
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waiting for the call.
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My favorite thing about love
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is that I can feel it in my toes.
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From my toes, to the tip of,
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tip of my head, to the
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end of the follicles of my hair, I mean,
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I love being in love.
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♪ I’m a dragon ♪
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Dating is interesting because
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half of the people know who I am.
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And I love that.
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And other people don’t.
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And it’s really hard to explain what it is that I do.
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Um, I do like apps
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because I think they’re like virtual bars.
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I’m all about modernism.
01:32
Um.
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the truth is I normally only have talent crushes.
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So, I’m so, I can marry a burn victim.
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I’m not shallow.
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– [Interviewer] What gender people do you date?
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Or is it any gender?
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– Uh, I mean, it’s just like me,
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I’m open and I don’t identify as anything
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other than the present moment, but.
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– [Interviewer] Have you ever fell in love
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with someone before?
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– Um, I feel very poly.
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I don’t believe in monogamy,
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I don’t believe in chains.
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I don’t believe in mental constructs.
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I think there’s enough love to go around,
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and I think my cup runeth over.
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– [Interviewer] What does sex mean to you?
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– Um.
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Sex isn’t love.
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Sex is immediate gratification.
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Sex is just getting off.
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It’s not love, but it can be.
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I mean you can fall in love and have wonder, wonderful sex,
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but,
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most sex is just to cum.
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In the words of grandmother Willow.
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♪ (Foreign Language) you will understand ♪
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Because the scariest thing in this world to do
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is to have your heart exposed.
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Because it has been bruised, or hurt,
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so you rather keep a veil over it,
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or a guard over it, and I get it,
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cause who wants to feel that bruise and pain again?
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It’s heartbreaking.
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It’s like a dagger straight through your chest.
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I’ve had an arrow shot through my chest
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when I’ve had my heart broken.
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But I’m not gonna allow that to let me put up another guard,
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because as scary as it is to live with your heart
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right there, available and open,
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it’s more powerful than anything.
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That is the meaning of life.
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To live it truly here and now, open and available.
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And if you don’t believe me, I don’t care.
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Read a philosophy book.
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It’s what every love song is about.
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Go listen.
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Cue music.
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– [Radio] It wasn’t easy to make that wonderful old–
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– Take it from the top!
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Ice.
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I understand it,
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now that love is a certain kind of madness.
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It’s like a potion or spell.
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You’re under the spell.
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Love potion number nine.
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That relationship didn’t last because, um,
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well because they didn’t understand me.
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And they didn’t understand
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the kind of art that I’m trying to make.
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And if you don’t get that, then you don’t get me,
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and then you don’t get me.
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You don’t get me, and then you don’t actually get me.
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Unfortunately, for a lot of queer people,
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they were so injured during their adolescence,
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even their early twenties that,
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the courtship that straight people
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get to experience wasn’t there.
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So, it’s as though you have to relearn everything,
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and then do what you would’ve done at 16, at like 26.
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And then by 27, Saturn comes into return or something.
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By 30, you’re still fucked up.
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By 31, 32, you’ve, you’ve hopefully
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realized how many mistakes you made,
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and uh, and then, and then, your heart begins to open again.
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It has for me, I can’t speak for other people.
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And when my heart’s open, then love is there.
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I, I do not feel an absence of love whatsoever.
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In the words of Valley of the Dolls,
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they can take everything away from you,
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but they can’t take away your talent.
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Nothing would keep me from the stage.
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If I lost everything tomorrow, I’d find my way there.
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To do a dance.
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To make someone laugh.
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To make someone happy.
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Just one person.
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Stay?

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