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Elevator Song

from Elevator Song by Nora Nygard



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."


from Elevator Song, released November 15, 2011




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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