Emily Kaitz

Emily Kaitz PicEmily Kaitz has been writing songs for 50 years. She has toured nationally and put out at least 10 CDs on her own label, Pingleblobber. Lately she is less interested in traveling and promoting her music career, but continues to play in at least 3 bands in Northwest Arkansas including the versatile trio Outside The Lines. Emily has been cross-dressing for years and thinks it is unfair that men are stigmatized when they do this, while women aren’t. “When I’m Dead, Dress Me in Drag” was written in 1994 and included in her CD “Terminally Trendy,” available at cdbaby.com along with her other CDs.

 

Contribution: “When I’m Dead, Dress Me In Drag”

My best friend Merle gave up the ghost last week and died
It didn’t happen sudden but it shook me up inside
His lawyer handed me a sealed note, I read it with a lump in my throat
and I couldn’t believe it no matter how hard I tried.

It said “I’m writing these words from my death bed all alone.
I can feel myself fading; in a few hours, I’ll be gone.
You were the friend who treated me best, so please carry out my last request
It’s gonna sound a little strange but I just gotta have it done.”

(chorus) When I’m dead, dress me in drag and then you can cry
for a man who wasted his whole life living a lie
Before you bury me deep in the ground lay me out in my casket in a strapless satin gown,
when I’m dead, dress me in drag and then you can cry.

A good woman loved me and it hurts me now to have to say
How when she’d leave the house, I’d try on her lingerie
My sweet innocent bride never knew that her man had a feminine side
or that the cleaning woman wasn’t who was stealing her Oil of Olay.

(chorus) So when I’m dead, dress me in drag and then you can cry
for a man who wasted his whole life living a lie
I never had the guts to spill my secret or the cash for the hormone treatments that I needed
when I’m dead, dress me in drag, and then you can cry.

So if you’re still reading this, I guess you really were my friend.
Don’t make my mistake and leave things to the bitter end
If you have a secret desire let it come out in the open before you expire
That’s the way I’m gonna live if I ever come around again.

(chorus) But now I’m dead, so dress me in drag and then you can cry
for a man who wasted his whole life living a lie
And if I get another chance in this world, I hope the lord will see fit to send me back as a girl
I sure as hell had me a rough time being a guy.
When I’m dead, dress me in drag and then you can cry.

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