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Not Only Poofs
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Recorded for the musical Billy Elliot
Elton's demo version is unreleased
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Lee Hall
Not only poofs do ballet Dad
Some of them are married
You should see their muscles Dad
From all the girls they've carried
Look, normal blokes do normal things
Like wrestling or tennis
What blokes around here do wrestling
I'm warning you lad
Tennis?
You're banned from bloody ballet
You're banned from boxing too
You're looking after Nanna
Don't want a word from you
You're banned from all this hoovery
And any of that stuff
I'll not have any son of mine going on like a poof
But I'm not a poof Dad
All I want to do is ballet
Not only poofs do ballet Dad
Wayne Sleep, it's nearly sport
Wayne Sleep? you must be joking son
It's bent as the five bob note
Oh but Dad it takes stamina
It's just like doing games
Don't talk like a lass son
They'll call you bleeding names
You're banned from bloody ballet
You're banned from boxing too
You're looking after Nanna
Not another word from you
You banned from all that hoovery
And not a doubt in here
I'll not have any son of mine going around like a queer
I don't care
You should care
I don't care
You will bloody care
I'll not have uphill gardening
I'll not have lifting shirts
If any bum boy comes near you
I'll hit him where it hurts
Not only poofs do ballet Dad
It's very democratic
You get to dance with girls as well
You must think I'm palatic
I just want to dance, I just want to be free
I just to express being me
You're banned!
And I'm just a kid
And I just want to be
I just want to be free to be me, Dad, me
You banned from bloody ballet
You banned from boxing too
You're looking after Nanna
Don't want a word from you
You banned from all this hoovery
And any of that stuff
I'll not have any son of mine going on like a poof
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