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I Love You John

from Bad Vibes by Nora Nygard

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Recorded 12 May 2021


john coltrane
i love you john
i love you john
i wish you weren't gone

you always make me smile
when i'm feeling sad
the days are long

i hope someday we all
get to ascend like you did
new york 1967 1967

family and the tape machine
heroin and busted teeth
the spirit in the room
siren in the streets
couldn't stop
eating sweets

when i'm numb
you make me feel
protecting us all
with your spiritual shield


from Bad Vibes, released August 6, 2022


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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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