rap legend Jesse Dangerously - A Secret Gay Film on its 30th Birthday

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    foreword by Tribe One;
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    and a long interview with Jesse by internet feminist superstar Anne Theriault!

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Labyrinth (1986):
A film about letting go of childish things
that was so impactful
Millions who saw it as kids still love it
Well into middle age


I wish they WOULD come and take you away, right now.
I wish the goblins WOULD come and take you away,

I had a dream I could find my way to the centre of the Labyrinth. Dance Magic Dance! and when it's time to pay the piper, I'd just hide away in a quiet place. Try and escape; I didn't realize for days that I was wide awake.
In dire straits, I tried to wake up. Am I on stage? I didn't recognize the face behind the make-up; I am fake. Frightened of what lies in wait, I spy a face in an iron gate. It lies and I can't break through it but I'm not going to take its advice - no way!
Helping hands cling and surround, talk, and shapeshift into mocking faces; bringing me down. There's no place like home? That's just hot air! Trapped and I don't know how I got there, “It's not FAIR!”
Go undercover deeper. Guess I need a plan. Am I my brother's keeper? Yes, it seems I am. Speaking of lost boys; I am Peter Pan - when I fall I Never Land, but the clock stays ticking like the croc that ate a severed hand.


SMELL BAD. Bogged down. Something is wrong, I make that summoning rocks sound. I swear revenge. Ludo says, "Sarah Friend!" These are the people who really love me, but they're pretend. Where's it end, I wonder? I'm too scared to calm down, but I keep my head while others lose theirs all around.
I was mistaken to ask you. You put a brake to the axle, but if I'd gone “that way, she'd have gone straight to their castle!”
Thanks, asshole. My patience is taxed, this maze is unnatural. I race at my maximum pace, but I'm back in the actual place I was trapped like an animal! Scrambling panicked, I crawl into a passageway or try to jump.
Goblin King or Garbage Lady, I'm captivated by the junk!
I have today to find the baby I angrily gave these guys. After that, he stays behind in the maze inside my crazy mind. Wow, kids these days! You remind me of the babe, don't misbehave - just do as I say and I will be your slave!


Through dangers untold and hardships too high to number, I’ve fought my way to the castle beyond the Goblin City for my brother. Give me the infant that you have stolen through my blunder!
Will he ever forgive me? I wonder.
Look. Faeries bite. Beasts are friends. Jareth’s right. I should never reach the end. I could eat the peach and surrender to dream of masquerades, but I’ve seen what matters, and after that?
A Labyrinth’s a piece of cake!

For my will is as strong as yours,
and my kingdom is as great.
You have no power over me!


from Subversive Ciphers, released June 25, 2016
beat by Garret Demers
raps by rap legend Jesse Dangerously

mixed & mastered by C Money Burns




rap legend Jesse Dangerously Ottawa, Ontario

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