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Elevator Song

by Nora Nygard

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I applied to college and I got in they say that makes me special cuz think of all the suckers who didn't I wanted to go to school go to school to be an artist not become some unproductive shit who's fucking heartless no I don't mean like that don't mean I got no romance I just mean that I got no will it's four in the morning I'm hanging in an elevator singing and standing fucking still maybe I better go home maybe probably tomorrow there I got all that I need I'll pack up my van wave with a hand and leave I think if I stick I'll fail cuz I can't listen anymore like, what's that guy saying? what's that guy saying it for? but I guess I'll ride out the semester try and make a friend I've got a guy down on the south end got a couple of things to attend I met a girl from Alaska I asked her advice she gave me some she said, "I was an artist, a nurse, an archaeologist, a businessman and now I'm a bum."
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I applied to college and I got in they say that makes me special cuz think of all the suckers who didn't I wanted to go to school go to school to be an artist not become some unproductive shit who's fucking heartless no I don't mean like that don't mean I got no romance I just mean that I got no will it's four in the morning I'm hanging in an elevator singing and standing fucking still maybe I better go home maybe probably tomorrow there I got all that I need I'll pack up my van wave with a hand and leave I think if I stick I'll fail cuz I can't listen anymore like, what's that guy saying? what's that guy saying it for? but I guess I'll ride out the semester try and make a friend I've got a guy down on the south end got a couple of things to attend I met a girl from Alaska I asked her advice she gave me some she said, "I was an artist, a nurse, an archaeologist, a businessman and now I'm a bum."

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released November 15, 2011

"Elevator Song" was written and recorded to cassette on September 27, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.

The band version was recorded direct to stereo cassette in 2014 in Bismarck, ND for a limited edition cassette release.

This remastered version was released on November 29, 2019.

Nora Nygard: Recording / Mastering / Transfer Cassette to Digital / Graphic Design / Cover Art / Songwriting / Lyrics / Vocals / Acoustic Guitar on 1 / Electric Guitar on 2

Jake Rice: Film Photography

Blake Burbach: Recording on 2 / Mixing on 2

Taylor Stockert: Drums on 2

Michael Oberlander: Electric Bass on 2

Little Sisyphus | NN012

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Nora Nygard Minneapolis, Minnesota

I've always been searching. Drumming in punk bands. Singing into a cassette mic alone. Trans angst, alienation, going on the road. Synthesis, tape, poetry. Two failed tours, two failed degrees. Reclaiming my voice from the choir, reshaping my voice after punk rock. Years of isolation, hormone therapy, production studies, and hundreds of releases with various projects. ... more

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