Nikki's Song

by annie bacon & her OSHEN

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An ode to Nicole McRory, a transgender woman and entertainer who changed lives with her musical battle cry of "Have no fear!!"

lyrics

Every Wednesday night
In the dim bar light and the dinner din
Bar man all in white
Fingers itching for his pen
College kids and radicals
Young republicans
Gather all ye strange of heart
The show's set to begin

Auburn curls a maiden's blouse
A strong and squareish jaw
She starts to sing you can't make out
What you heart from what you saw
Two hundred songs from memory
A hundred more from books
Singing Johnny Stevie George
And teasing tips from dirty looks

Well the world had Bowie & we had Nikki
And she made all the freaks feel fine
Born with the body of a boy, but she said
"the body of a boy isn't mine"

She lived out 50 years
Hiding from herself fraid of what she'd lose
But she so loved peace
That she gave up the war, gave up the war
And just like she feared
Her life fell apart
But that's the way she'd always say
You earn your Diamond Heart

Well the world had Bowie & we had Nikki
And she made all the freaks feel fine
Born with the body of a boy, but she said
"the body of a boy isn't mine"

And if you laid your fears at her feet
She would sing them back to their seeds
And then she'd turn the volume up
And fly into a solo
That would set the seeds on fire
Turn to the chorus
Sing to the heavens
Singing "have no fear!
have no fear!
have no fear!
have no fear!"

Well the world had Bowie & we had Nikki
And she made all the freaks feel fine
Born with the body of a boy, but she said
"the body of a boy isn't mine"

Well the world had Bowie & we had Nikki
And they made all us freaks feel fine

credits

released November 14, 2016
Dedicated with love to the memory of Nicole McRory.

(c) (p) 2016 annie bacon / OSHEN muisc
Written by annie bacon (ASCAP)
Musical arrangement by annie & her OSHEN
Produced by Tal Ariel
Executive producer Kaarel Kaljot

the OSHEN:
Tal Ariel - piano/keys
Jeremy Mulder - uke bass
Omar Cuellar - drums
Jeremy Lyon - guitar

Engineered by Peter Labberton at 25th Street Studios, Oakland CA
Mixed by John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone Studios SF
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Artwork by Bunnie Reiss - www.bunniereiss.com
Design by Chris Ross at Arrowpoint Design

Recorded with the loving support of 110 backers on Kickstarter.

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annie bacon & her OSHEN San Francisco, California

Annie Bacon is a songwriter musician in the SF Bay Area. She aches for a more empathic humanity + her creativity orbits around this. She also composed a Folk Opera.

More at www.anniebacon.me

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