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Soft Lock

from Bad Vibes by Nora Nygard

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Recorded 30 April 2021


i got a soft lock
at the sock hop
gotta morph ball
into peace talks

where do i go
i don’t know

if i can’t taste it
why do i gotta face it
i wanna stay inside all day
don’t wanna talk to landlady

don’t wanna hear my daddy say
boy you look like boy tonight
what a weird phase
you picked this time


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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