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"Am I A Girl?" is a song by Poppy and the title track from her album "Am I A Girl?". It is the twelfth track on the album.

Background

In an interview with Castbox.fm[1], Poppy had confirmed that "Am I A Girl?" would be an album, a song and a tour.

Theme

"Am I A Girl?" is about Poppy questioning her identity, showing signs of androgyny and gender fluidity. Poppy expresses that she is confused about her gender, saying that she sometimes feels feminine or masculine, and that she does not want to be called a male or a female. Despite this, she seems to want to be a girl.

The song also discusses gender dysphoria, a condition in which a person experiences distress due to their assigned sex not matching their gender identity. The condition usually causes a person anxiety about their body; Poppy describes people misgendering her as a trigger to her dysphoria, as it causes her to stay awake at night.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I want to be a girl
In all the normal ways
Pose for a photograph
Put on my pretty face
Thank God I'm not a boy
I'd always have to pay
Pretend that I was strong
And never got afraid

[Pre-Chorus]
Please don't complicate me
I don't understand
Sometimes I'm feminine
Sometimes I'm masculine
Don't evaluate me as woman or man
It's keeping me awake
You're differentiating a

[Chorus]
Girl
Am I a girl?
Am I a boy?
What does that even mean?
I'm somewhere in between

[Verse 2]
Sometimes I have these thoughts
They leave me all confused
It gets so hard for me
Oh, is it hard for you?
And all these blurry lines
Get crossed inside my head
When I say take me home
That wasn't what I meant

[Pre-Chorus]
Please don't complicate me
I don't understand
Sometimes I'm feminine
Sometimes I'm masculine
Don't evaluate me as woman or man
It's keeping me awake
You're differentiating a

[Chorus]
Girl
Am I a girl?
Am I a boy?
What does that even mean?
I'm somewhere in between

[Post-Chorus]
Am I a girl?
Am I a boy?
Am I a girl?
Am I a boy?
Am I a girl?

[Bridge]
I want to be a girl
I want to be a girl
I want to be a girl

[Pre-Chorus]
Please don't complicate me
I don't understand
Sometimes I'm feminine
Sometimes I'm masculine
Don't evaluate me as woman or man
It's keeping me awake
Can't differentiate a

[Chorus]
Girl
Am I a girl?
Am I a boy?
What does that even mean?
I'm somewhere in between

[Post-Chorus]
Am I a girl?
Am I a boy?
Am I a girl?
Am I a boy?
Am I a girl?

Audio

Poppy - Am I A Girl?

Poppy - Am I A Girl?

Trivia

  • The YouTube audio was originally titled "12 Poppy Am I A Girl", as this was how it appeared as a YouTube notification.
  • Poppy has confirmed that this was the first song written for "Am I A Girl?".[2]

References

  1. https://castbox.fm/episode/EXTRA:-Poppy-How-I-Took-Over-The-Internet-id1219234-id85236837
  2. https://twitter.com/poppyupdate/status/1060570531500617730?s=21
Discography