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Things never seem to go the way you want
As you wander through the streets you used to haunt
When they’re after you and it’s all down to the wire
You travel north, you cleanse your soul with fire

And you promise to give up your lying ways
That you needed to survive those darker days
And you do your best to say just how you feel
But you’re still never certain what is real

And I feel broken and irreparable
My past feels so inseparable
From the person I am trying to become

I feel like I just can’t escape
All I want is to fly away
But I promised that I wasn’t gonna run

It seems like every bit of progress that you make
Something comes along to try and take
So every time you think you’re doing fine
You know it’ll all be over in due time

But you understand that’s just the way it goes
Good and bad, it all just ebbs and flows
So keep moving on, keep your head up when you can
And remember how far you are from where you began

Well the present seems unmanageable
The past is so intangible
And the future comes no matter what I do

But I do my best I won’t give up
When darkness overflows my cup
I’ll look the Devil right in the eyes and I’ll tell him thank you


from I Won't Run, released March 23, 2017



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DIY folk-pop made by a disabled Jewish nonbinary trans girl in Portland, Oregon.

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