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Is Your Spirit Broken Yet?

by Nora Nygard

the mountain plucks protesters silently please help me I'm trapped they have my family I'm stuck in a tiny room don't know what I got myself into blowing reeds & making decisions sending out warnings with carrier pigeons Goldwater yes praying backwards magic marker caveat dollars lifeboat patriot sympathizer no-fly zone cannons misfire depot coffee nuclear weapons nude Washington draconian selfie modern dance in the great depression he's the only one I can give my blessings death yorks elephant pugilist foreign-born metaphysical pessimists nervous pollster paper-making sharetweet macbook pro, baby i don't know what i got myself into
youtube by the bootstraps polls-only aphrodisiac tiny hands dank meme stash secondplace jeb carefully laughed flowers faking vive's fragile murmurs flexible gorbachev ever afterward blistering mythical productivity koch tongue notarized a leafless tree futurist rail road worker blackberry scribe tabloid emperor watching bridge kid trump all over himself flowers faking vibes fragile murmurs flexible gorbachev ever afterward
comment sections on the whole internet free trade fair trade i'm dead you're dead activist seventies supremacist bitter Hampshire-centric curse bedroom cinder boxer restless thirteen Marcus ghostwrite tennis flail whatever sliver worthless degree threatened sand montgomery's flat zeroed asap civilization sociopath waste hiding ratatat cent siblings ivy vulgarity lava ducklings long-haul trucking banal phallus pretty NAFTA canal Bannon’s taillight asthma worthless degree donation sand refugee camps zeroed asap civilization sociopath waste hiding ratatat Fiorina's zinger mode naive pizza barrier drone crumpled opiate double vision now adult app algorithm some speeches are good some speeches are bad some candidates are nice others are my dad where is my dad?
wall to wall autocratic libel unwound dummies myself hammer pop wood-paneled bombsquad peat baths memo serious health prob binge watch byzantine boulevard truffle hog anonymous bodyguard mega development wink lapels grandstand bethlehem visit one-twelve watchdog mayhem lymphatic drainage southern-dominated kung fu paycheck atomized assassinations freerange copenhagen plainspoken capitalists in an illegitimate august sleeping habits fleshes login dent baptist grow conscious campaigns mashed logic architect backs option puppy plastic flattened attic don't worry, nothin finger on the button
I have a wall tattooed on my face & in a couple years I'm gonna get it erased so I can build another up on the nose of my map when the scars are thick I'll get so much cash back smell ya later, ambassador! aroused canine misinformed scummy loser howling comrade slurs My Generation Will Be a Failure Just Like Yours digits emerge much-hyped buzzwords whoa that rubber militant infrastructure flags transcendent headquarters shuttered steep gossamer gangbusters smell ya later, ambassador! suing the discrimination landlord scummy loser dog whistling slurs My Generation Will Be a Failure Just Like Yours google Cleveland's bourgeoisie come together pejorative army community-building conspiracy theories I wanna go to jail with Hillary smell ya later, ambassador! Nader, Perot, geologic evermore scummy loser howling homophobic slurs My Generation Will Be a Failure
mile whiff reagan flare describes lion let young madonna nickname yoda brian sputtering fascist stings apocalyptic limits Gingrich squints Harambe pivots Tapper's guys throwing visionary bathtubs scattered firefighters kayaker battalions 30-year-old named guru Jake says he's earned sympathy says Clinton hides tumors in email attachments obviously i remember watching bill on tv in the 90s after the simpsons he smashes my nostalgia buttons prediction hits wild impulse Tapper's guys throwing visionary bathtubs scattered firefighters kayaker battalions Schumer approaches Bernie day interview; ask: desert sound computerized flag burning Harambe & the body count
national nightmare FBI Bear skeptical nations undergoing panic transcript Facebook on limestone & granite they propose fingernails over lowpower PCs graph RGB v. RBG v. RG3 heliport slot machines lab experiment democracy falls upon privileged ears cutthroat mediocrities nevertrump gritted teeth cleveland paper clippings software anonymity blood clot policy color-coded weeds mere masculinity texas trump-camping naked ecclesiastes canvassed bowling alley prairie fracking populist gambling ground work frenzy viser mess thinkpiece, freddy krueger: Vote Your Conscience
man came over to my house hung out with my kids I said what is up with you he said what it is Manafort made a blanket fort it was his summer job Bannon built a pop-up mob that squashed my baby frog goodnight my sweet rare Pepe why must it end like this? death by alt right knife fight angels sing thee to thy rest I just wanted to make my art & hang out with my pals now my name & their tattoos are listed on the ADL bumblebee Pepe glitch art Pepe communist Pepe bulbasaur Pepe jet-lagged Pepe twerking Pepe spaghetti Pepe janitor Pepe feels good, man to be good, man #savepepe
don't believe anything I say cuz I don't believe anything I say it doesn't matter what you believe I believe I don't believe in anything or anything i am a member of the gym i am a nightmare i am the worst person who ever lived wasted midnight down the stairs streaming homicides listening tour scapegoat frozen virtually threadbare escalator rubbernecker moderator smoke-filled torrent of driveway moments hard choices, peregrinations octogenarian mythos I feel alienated more or less wherever I go Elon's right, this is all a simulation
hypercube feels dark telecommute traincar Rose posts aliens scorns oppressed bed I've got a wicked crush on Harry Enten Ghostbuster windfall cuddle my Sachs inbox tolerance commerce wilder book buying junk reaction 1990s neighborhood shouter Flamethrower power Prolonged exposure Louisiana yogurt police bunnies slain diplomacy optimism unraveling literally legislative horse bowling beavercreek partisans withhold gaseous luxury bizarro hellhole taco bowl rootbeer float Unskew My Polls what's up hello whiz kid.....whiz on
cloud claw homebrew pony lawsuit Katharine resents hypocrisy offshoots I love America but I hate living here the rental judge & the culture cashiers I take the bad with the good crack cocaine nonfiction falsehoods do you need someone, someone to talk to? careful steps they wanna stop you I love America but I hate living here racist tweets anti-semitic veneer I take the bad with the worse whispered slurs the colonizer's curse & if it's your time, your time to get out then get out. get out get out while you still can
grunt: internet and flowerings national screen perpetual wrench Crossing unaccompanied horror came to mystery safes Maron lancing them everyday wonder pulmonary Kimmel Madonna itemized structural whistle hisses waistline launch an impulsive minimum wage hike upscale evangelicals erode ipsos pride antithetical door court spotlight 1974 dormitory-style dictators skipped private security Occam's razor pissed statesmanlike misogyny bulldozer's nothingburger overthrow paperwork purger 30,000 drugs pour boats Panetta self-made self-destruction pathologically meta Unemployed Frankenstein cash anywhere check why Blackwater ATM
put me in a room with knobs & cables shut all this junk up & off please turn on the TASCAM I'm just too fatigued this life makes me so upset & all I wanna do is play guitar is your spirit broken yet? everything else is just too hard I don't wanna shirk my responsibilities but idk how I can affect anything, I gotta take care of myself for awhile remind myself to not feel too guilty in this society this economy of cash & efficiency happiness is an act of resistance
destroyed wave auto wargamed yard goats I don't hangout I don't go out I stay alone inside my house justify wiki wisest demons again phishing Cruz eyes lake inevitable post-millennial fringes getty Dream mistakes stuck in the prison of masculinity wish i was cool like alicia keys fill my face full of jalapeños & coffee junk bond colony sanctuary city entering the country ballot gone shepherd eyebrows stomach doubts I don't hangout I don't go out
cycling over the bridge with almond milk listening to the death toll rising if we lived to see world war three honestly it wouldn't surprise me I don't know what to do I want to disappear this year is the worst year ever I don't wanna die I don't wanna live I don't wanna October surprise: Natalie's dead airports and opiates the end is coming life is just a war that can never be won I would do anything to talk to you one last time. I'll wait as long as it takes. I'll be here. Come say goodbye.
I'm Out 01:13
you can call me ridiculous you can call me Peter Pan I love my country as much as anybody can try to convince me that it's fair I'll still say it's rigged but nothing really matters in the scheme of things I don't want be here anymore I feel so sick up here oh my broken heart we oughta let that vulgar monster in and watch this all fall apart I don't want be here anymore I'm out
Vote for Me, I'm Naked! watch me do all the things that naked people do I'm honest with my anatomy & everything I ever say is true are u gonna shame my body politics when I'm nude & debating on tv who's gonna be my naked cabinet? who wanna be my nude vp? Vote for Me, I'm Naked! nothing is more authentic let's have a beer in our birthday suits I'm post-policy, naked-centric naked bicycling thru the SCOTUS skinny dipping in the Atlantic Ocean I kiss babies & eat local foods happy birthday to me, you can't lie when yr nude naked nixon naked lincoln naked jefferson naked madison naked roosevelt naked kennedy naked you & me
trauma his mind yuge duress microcredit tenderness kfc secretary of state system negative floating cake two parties? three parties? four parties? i don't care whenever there's a party u bet i'm there backbreaking. sacred refusing bouquets, rules, 2012 Kabul Morris blinked street truly watching Gary fight the Donald what are we talking bout i don't know what's a world leader what's Aleppo Angela Merkel!
Giant Meteor 2016 cyanide pills in the back of my teeth three-year-old granddaughter fiercely criticized the adjusted font size is radically classified website language bathroom leak soul front-runner machine kind cheap she's tough, bashing eats leafy independence exploded drinks potatoes loved speakerphone aesthetics but Boehner disliked moralistic breafast i dont like yr band or memes or wikileaks can i buy your sneakers off you pretty please Daddy Kaine is fluent in harmonica & Spanish speaking I would like to ruin him in a game of ultimate frisbee I wasn't trying to tell you what it's like I wasn't even trying to tell you what it's like
Huckabee fought voices orchestra forty-six room Connecticut ricochet binary well-paid paving skating rink leap saving touchy implication overlaps fuels you're a birther and I hate you Shapeshifter Milo Iceberg Lewandowski Supreme Court Coast Kaiser woodwork gasoline concocted hyperbole geniuses dripping cartoon allies boycotted necktie nativist headline
Resource ferret keeps her promise To layoff chronic millennials peak hot topic doomed scalia verbatim armpit knew suburbia's images Des Moines corporatist loyalty program spin congressional seats Images Des Moines PowerPoint fantasies neo-reaction novelty pickle jar leaked it voters Giuliani protesting duck embargoes hipster nazis I don't wanna vote, voting sucks I wanna get high at dawn car parties images Des Moines flashes mythmaking inedible sanctuary Images Des Moines sent comey sport noise rainbow lease media-induced splendor doubles butler autoparts culture / storage summer Well-compensated Unicorn Animal rights Perfectly bloodsport this whole thing is bloodsport
subliminal trumpsters, metric carsons illustrate the world toward seasalt gloves somewhere airplanes trace obama vulgarian sky, erroneous constructs Hoof ghost, Life boat 3 am & checking phones Anxiety, United stress Stampeding temperament Jupiter battery Retweeted Kelly Maximal cloverleaf War-weary presidency Pocket veto, Wellesley keystone 3 am & checking phones Anxiety, United stress Suing press, religious tests I can do this. You can do this I can't believe we have to do this Nasty Nora. idk how to start this.


This album is dedicated to Natalie, 1991 to 2016.

I took the cover photograph after I learned that she'd died. I stayed up most of the night crying.


released November 13, 2016

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Nora Nygard Saint Paul, 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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