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"Tell It Like It Is": A Playlist For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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No, you didn't actually ask, but let me tell you anyway, okay? Personally, I'm officially tired of the outdated double standard that is our military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. If a straight, coward like me thinks this way, just imagine how a patriotic, brave young gay serviceperson must feel about it. Here then is a straight-talking, non-homophobic playlist to accompany the repeal of this outdated policy. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing earlier this year, "No matter how I look at the issue . . . I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens...For me, it comes down to integrity -- theirs as individuals and ours as an institution." I like those words, but I think it needs a bouncy tune.

Now I am asking, so please tell me: what songs you would add here?

TELL IT LIKE IT IS - Aaron Neville
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - Bruno Mars
TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD - Rufus
SHOW AND TELL - Al Wilson
HONESTY - Billy Joel
CHIMES OF FREEDOM - The Byrds
DIGNITY - Bob Dylan
AMERICA - Neil Diamond
TELL THE TRUTH - Derek & The Dominos
HOW CAN I TELL YOU - Cat Stevens
TELL ME - Stevie Ray Vaughan
SHOW ME - John Legend
MISSING THE WAR - Ben Folds Five
SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM - Bobby Darin
WE R WHO WE R - Ke$ha
PLEASE DON'T ASK - Genesis
FLAGS OF FREEDOM - Neil Young
IN THE NAVY - The Village People
TELL ME BABY - Red Hot Chili Peppers
CAN'T TELL ME NOTHING - Kanye West
YOU SHOWED ME - The Turtles
GLAD TO BE GAY - Tom Robinson Band
I'M COMING OUT - Diana Ross
OUTSIDE - George Michael
BIG GAY HEART - The Lemonheads
2 MAN SHOW - Timbaland featuring Elton John
SHOW ME WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR - Carolina Liar
I WANT TO TELL YOU - The Beatles