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I Should Be Dead

from Girls Just Want to Have Gun by Nora Nygard

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Hours go
Rivers flow
I am apart
I am a part
In the terror of life and death
In the terror of life and death
It was a promise I kept
It was a promise I kept

empty those coat pockets
let me ask if I can
when the floodlight shines
will it stay to the end?

what was it you said?
when the morning comes
will it take you instead?

I should be dead.


from Girls Just Want to Have Gun, released August 8, 2013


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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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