Against Me's Transgender Dysphoria Blues
album deals with gender dysphoria, following the coming out of their frontwoman Laura Jane Grace
as transgender. This song finds the vocalist turning her rage inward, almost cursing herself for being born this way. She told NME
: "The chorus is about Mussolini and his lover Clara who after the war were both beaten and bludgeoned and then hung from the rafters of the gas station – but the verses about that point you realise transition is something that you have to do and you're like, 'F--- it.'"