Please translate Boys in the Street

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Boys in the Street

When I was younger,
My daddy told me I would never,
Never amount to nothing special.
He’d come at me from every angle, he’d say,
‘You’re the last thing I wanted,
The last thing I need.
How am I going to answer when my friends tell me
My son was kissing boys in the street?
My son was kissing boys in the street.’

He’d try to change me,
Say I’m embarrassing my country.
How could I do this to my family?
Do I wanna grow up being lonely?
He’d say, ‘We have worked for our money,
We’ve put you in school,
Is this how you repay us,
Do you think this is cool?
My son, stop kissing boys in the street.
My son, stop kissing boys in the street.’

Now that I’m older,
My daddy’s heart’s a little warmer,
But he still won’t hug me like my brother,
And he still won’t kiss me like my mother.
He’d say… ‘You are part of this family,
I made you myself,
But the way that you act isn’t good for your health,
My son, stop kissing boys in the street.
My son, stop kissing boys in the street.’

My daddy’s dying, but he’s finally realised I’m not lying.
We sit in silence but we’re smiling,
Because for once we are not fighting,
He’d say… ‘There was no way of knowing,
Cos all I was taught is men only love women,
But now I’m not sure.
My son, keep kissing boys in the street,
My son, keep kissing boys in the street,
When I’m gone, keep kissing boys in the street.’

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