One was this one:
The other one I thought of was this:
But to me it can also, depending on the emphasis, be read as either a transman or a transwoman, making similar complaints. The transman interpretation would largely be a guy frustrated at how much, pardon the language, bullshit he has to live through on a daily basis, of how he is constantly misgendered, assigned roles he wants absolutely nothing to do with, and so on and so forth, in a scornful tone.
But equally there is also the possibility of a transwoman, and you can see things throughout the song.
I'm exposed <--Fear of being clocked, for instance.
Some lines which in the ciswoman or transman interpretations would be scornful instead could be insistence on the truth, like the prominent line,
'Cause I'm just a girl, little ol' me <--Instead of lamenting that's how they are perceived, this could be seen as a way of insisting that, yes. She's just a girl. Nothing unusual, nothing special, nothing to make her a freak, she's a woman like any other.
I can't do the little things
I hold so dear
'Cause it's all those little things
That I fear
^These lines in particular support the trans interpretation as well because it's something that people who're trans have to constantly put up with.
'Cause I'm just a girl
I'd rather not be
^The first interpretation for this would be the restrictions placed on women. The transman interpretation of this would be lamenting being FAAB. The transwoman interpretation of this would essentially be a line of thought along the lines of, "It would be so much easier if I were a cis guy, but I'm not", in that they would be asserting that, yes, they are a girl, it's just that it's not easy being one and their life would be so much simpler and less painful if they weren't one yet they are.
Guess I'm some kind of freak
'Cause they all sit and stare
^These lines need no explanation for anyone in the trans community.
Oh I'm just a girl
Take a good look at me
Just your typical prototype
^If this were a ciswoman this line would be primarily scornful, "Go ahead and write me off as just another woman!" in essential message. For a transwoman, this line would similarly have some scorn, in that people write stereotypes to trans individuals all the time, but the 'take a good look at me' could be a mixture of pride and disdain, in a declaration of "Yes this is who I am, do you have a problem with that?!?", and again the assertion of identity.
Oh I'm just a girl, living in captivity
^Regardless of which of the three, this has to do with the limits placed on them by society.
Your rule of thumb
Make me worry some
^This is again strongly supportive of both a transman and transwoman because fearmongering is a specialty of people who're transphobic. Which is doubly-irksome since people inside the community know that they are the ones who have to worry (not the other way around), thanks to the disproportionately high rate of things like rape and murder.
Oh I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
^Regardless of which of the three, this would be wondering what the future would hold, if the world could improve its standards. But it has extra meaning for the trans interpretations, since it'd have the added layer of "what can I personally manage to do".
Oh I'm just a girl, my apologies
^This line is universally sarcastic of course, but the form differs between the three. As a ciswoman it's scornful of being written off as 'just a girl', and "apologizing" for what she is.
As a transman, it is "apologizing" for him being discovered as FAAB. As in, the person he's speaking to would have the insensitive thought along the lines of "But you're just a girl who's doing X", and he'd be replying to that.
As a transwoman, it would once again be asserting her identity as being a woman, and then "apologizing" for being who she is.
What I've become is so burdensome
^This is another line which supports the trans interpretation since if a trans person is coming out to a person they've known for a long time and said person reacts negatively, then this would be a jab at that: For a transman it'd be in reply to something like "When you were a girl you were never this much of a hassle"; for a transwoman it'd be in reply to something like "When you were a guy you were never this much of a hassle", in that it is the singer shooting down the idea rather bitterly of them having 'chosen' to be what they are and being rather blunt that it was not something they suddenly became but was always a part of them.
Oh I'm just a girl, lucky me
^This line could actually be read any number of ways. As a ciswoman it could be asserting the strengths of being a woman, that it is not a bad thing to be a girl and that she's proud of it and wouldn't have it any other way. It could just as equally be continuing the scorn at the misogyny she has to deal with. As a transman it could be a statement about being glad that he was FAAB (this is something of a rare mindset but does exist), though more likely it'd be continuing to be sarcastic about the 'joys' of being FAAB. As a transwoman it's once again asserting her identity, though whether she is proud of it (sincere lucky me) or lamenting it (sarcastic lucky me) isn't a surefire thing.
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison
^This is another line which stands out to me for people in the trans community, because they constantly have to deal with this. Sometimes, maliciously so where people make comparisons to hurt them deliberately. Most of the times though, out of sheer ignorance be it indifference or even misguided attempts to help. It can be taken within the community, even: "There's no comparing what we go through to what you go through and doing so will only hurt us in the long-run". Regardless of whether you agree with that sentimentality or not, I definitely saw traces of it being possible with that line.
You can see why I'd love the song. It's just so flexible in its meaning and can mean anything you want it to mean. And in my case I can and do adapt the transwoman interpretation even though I'm quite aware that you can have either of the other two interpretations just as strongly. (Heck there could be more than just the three I gave even though they were the ones I thought of.)
I thought I'd share, because I rather like the song for many reasons and this is among them. The funniest thing is, at the time the song was new, I didn't pay it much attention. It was just one of many good songs on the radio. And yet now, years later, I'm realizing just how good the song was, not only by the song but also by the lyrics and the sheer skill of the singer in conveying the tone masterfully of someone who is absolutely not happy about what people see them as.
Now that I've talked about the songs some, I should talk about how sibling night went yesterday. We started by deciding on what food we would eat, and ultimately settled on French Toast, with bacon on the side. (It was absolutely delicious, by the way.)
After that, we killed some time taking the ultimate zombie quiz, averaging our answers and assuming the location as being our current house. End result, well too many stats for me to remember but the most important was Level 3 Recluse. (We took the medium version by the way.)
Then, after some debating, we played Gauntlet: Dark Legacy. We started with the warmup level of the mountain realm, aka the original Gauntlet Legends's first level. Then we faced that level's boss, the dragon. From there, we decided to try the medium levels: toxic spire (first of the knight's sky realm), where we utterly failed the bonus level. It was deemed not hard enough. First level of the forest realm? Still not hard enough. We dreaded doing the desert realm with bad memories of how hard it was, but we tried the Genie boss and found...
...That he was ridiculously easy to beat, and incredibly profitable to farm. Not only did he drop enough cash that we always came ahead health wise with plenty in excess to spend on stats, but also we were leveling up multiple times during the fight. Of course, that got old after a while so we tried the second ice level, aka the current level we needed to actually beat. We accidentally passed an unmarked point of no return without getting the runestone so had to restart the level, but the second time through we cruised by for the most part. (We did have lots of pain on the train tracks.)
At some point, I forget exactly when, we took a break for the strawberry pie my younger sister had home-made. And I mean, home made from scratch. Pie shell/crust, jello, strawberries, mixed together and baked. It was delicious, but I could only eat half at the time. We ended by having a cake break, but basically looked at the time and realized we couldn't exactly play much longer.
We did mess around a little though and discovered by pure happenstance an entirely unknown feature to us previously: the strafe ability. It comes at the cost of attack speed but locks your direction and allows for moving while attacking (something otherwise mostly impossible.) We also discovered that the power attacks do allow you to move while attacking. (We always use the speed attacks.) We also turned on the compass (a feature which would've been useful to prevent the hurt in prior levels.)
Of course. There were features we played around with that we already knew about to some extent. Combo-turbos are something we have on-again off-again awareness of. We never use them inside the game but they are potentially potent. We know how to use the sprint rather well, though for the most part we save our turbo for when it's needed. (Except when racing to things like gold.) We knew about block and we do try to make use of it during boss fights (largely unsuccessfully so since timing the block is a skill we've yet to master), but we discovered you can trigger the block multiple times, leading to some very entertaining animations.
So we essentially ended the night with impromptu dancing: moonwalks, disco lighting, lifts, shakes, and the like, by taking advantage of our characters' abilities, our movements using these tricks, and the like. It was purely a waste of time (in that period we could've farmed the Genie like 3-4 times), but it was fun nonetheless.
I did attempt to direct our attention to maybe playing a card game but couldn't find a deck of cards; all I could find was Uno and there was apparently no interest there. (We do play it it's just we didn't play it yesterday.) So it was a lot of fun, but was only about six hours' worth of fun, and of that time only a couple of hours' worth of productive time. (As in, progressing our game forward, time.)
I did get an idea today thinking of our experiences though.
The story behind Gauntlet Dark Legacy may be a bit cheesy and optimized for video game format, but it'd actually work reasonably well for a medium with a fixed format. You could have it as a TV show or a webcomic in particular. There's a manageable number of characters (eight, though they come in four colors that're all distinct so that's technically 32 characters but eight are the canonical characters), you can say their secret forms count as a superpowered form which fits well for those mediums, and you've got a plot which lends itself well to that kind of episodic format--
You're looking for plot items (runestones), you're fighting waves of mooks, you're also looking for ways to take down the bosses, all the while you're defending your homelands from the invading mooks.
It'd be interesting to develop, though I'm sure as heck not going to try. (Too much on my plate already.)