Never Be Normal

from by Nathan Leigh

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we were dancing on a saturday
it was a fine weekend to celebrate
we’d made it through the winter
without any place to stay
salute one finger to the boys in blue
shoulda known what they were gonna do:
shoulda seen that long arm coming down
to split normalcy in two

now i know i will never be normal

we shout FTP, ACAB
i found myself a wheezing banshee
howling obscenities towards an enemy
i couldn’t even see
and each night i’m dreaming of the first
with each rehearsal it gets worse
now i barely sleep at all
ain’t got no charm to break the curse

now i know i will never be normal

let’s drop the metaphors
the open talk of war
unsettled scores
some scars are simply real
and i’ve got 3 or 4
one on my back, two on my side
one busted lung and battered pride
and i won’t hide it for decorum’s sake
no i’m not ashamed i tried
you’ll find me dancing every saturday
until they take my life away

even though i know i will never be normal


from Ordinary Eternal Machinery, released May 19, 2017



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