Dedicated to Cocoa and BD

I hope that everyone enjoyed their pride on yesterday in NYC. I had a blast. I will be posting pics and vids soon but had this one thing that I wanted to post on Friday but never got around to it. I heard this song for the first time on Thursday titled "Don't You Pay Them No Mind" by Nina Simone. The recording wasn't the best and cuts off half way through but the lyrics to the words touched me. And really had me wondering is she was talking about a SGL relationship. Either way I found it very inspiring and encouraging and appropriate for Pride month. Here is the vid and the lyrics are below. I also posted another video (on a lighter note). I dedicate both videos to Cocoa Rican and his lover (fiancé) BD.

"If people laugh each time they see us walking by and their whispering just make you feel like you wanna cry. Keep on walking by my side don't look behind. You know I love you, so don't you pay em' no mind.

People say our love ain't gonna last too long. And they point at us, just like we've been doing something wrong, keep on looking in my eyes and we'll be fine. You see I love you, so don't you pay em' no mind.

Stay with me and let em' see, let em' know that you love me, that u love me, if it's true who cares what they do? Cause I don't need anyone but you. Just you and me, we're gonna make it all alone. Let them laugh at us, we're gonna build a world all our own, Keep on then, keep on holdin on to me,they'll learn in time. I really love you, so don't you pay em' no mind. You know I love you, you know I can't be without you."


Cocoa Rican June 29, 2009 9:16 AM  

Wow! Thanks so much! I really am feeling like the luckiest man in the world - on two fronts really. First, I am living at a time when living in my truth has been facilitated by those before me. I can walk tall and - in theory - enjoy the protections of the laws that protect my living in my truth. Second, I'm in love with my very best friend - he's beautiful, interesting, brilliant and makes my every single day a joy. I know it may sicken some who may think it's an act, but it's a reality that I feel so blessed for that the opinion of others is no longer even factored-in to my love for BD.

Thanks for your well wishes, but it really is a testament to each of us who walk and live in our truth that our relationship is possible.

Ty June 29, 2009 9:20 AM  

@ Cocoa - I will say that it doesn't sicken me at all. I may be single.... still....but anyway I take joy when someone else has joy. And I celebrate it with you two.