"Queen For A Day" started with the idea behind the 3rd verse. Having grown up in an environment that was, shall we say, less than friendly to gay folks, I now find myself blessed with GLBT friends as well as straight ones. And, coming from whence I have, and eager to please as I am, I sometimes find myself feeling like I could understand my queer friends' perspective better somehow. As with so many things, I occasionally go to the point of overcompensation, which is not actually what anyone wants out of me. If they're friends of mine, they want to be friends with ME, being natural -- just as I want them to be themselves.
Naturally, as I wrote this, I then began overthinking about my overthinking. Would this sentiment be offensive to my friends somehow?
But I worked the idea over by writing the first 2 verses about HRM QEII and the authors of "Radio Ga Ga", then eventually I pulled my head out and finished the 3rd out by transitioning it to a tribute to the queen of my castle. (Aw.)
Perhaps an awful lot of fuss for a breezy little 2-minute wonder -- but I like how it turned out.
-- 21 February 2007
-- 5 February 2009