Then read the lyrics...

The Magnetic Fields are streaming their soon to be released new single 'Andrew In Drag'.

Returning with a new album, all the signs are pointing towards The Magnetic Fields delivering something special. Due to be released through Domino on March 5th, 'Love On The Bottom Of The Sea' apparently restores the band to the gentle, synth led indie pop of their seminal late 90s period.

Now The Magnetic Fields are streaming their new single. 'Andrew In Drag' is a funny yet melancholic tale of a boy who falls in love with a drag queen. Sadly, both are straight so there's is a love which can never be...

"A celebration of impossible love. Not at all autobiographical in any way" says Stephin Merritt. Stream the single below and then check out the full lyrics after the jump:

The Magnetic Fields - Andrew In Drag by DominoRecordCo

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'Andrew In Drag'
A pity she does not exist
A shame he’s not a fag
The only girl I ever loved was Andrew in drag
There is no hope of love for me
From here on I go stag
The only girl I’ll ever love is Andrew in drag

Andrew in drag, Andrew in drag,
Andrew in drag, yeah!

I don’t know why I even went
It’s really not my bag
Just thought it might be funny to see Andrew in drag
The moment he walked on that stage
My tail began to wag
Wag, like a little wiener dog, for Andrew in drag

Andrew in drag, Andrew in drag,
Andrew in drag, yeah!

I’ve always been a ladies’ man
And I don’t have to brag
But I’ve become a mama’s boy for Andrew in drag
I’d sign away my trust fund
I would even sell the Jag
If I could spend my misspent youth with Andrew in drag

Andrew in drag, Andrew in drag,
Andrew in drag, yeah!

So stick him in a dress and he’s
The only boy I’d shag
The only boy I’d anything is Andrew in drag
I’ll never see that girl again
He did it as a gag
I’ll pine away forevermore for Andrew in drag.
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