I wanna die like Lou Reed

from Nothing stays the same by annie bacon & her OSHEN

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When my last breath’s upon me
When I’m ready to lay down
I want to stand up and walk outside
With my lover around
I want to sit in grass open eyed
I want to feel the sun
And with Tai Chi hands
I want to show death that it’s welcome

I want to die like Lou Reed died
I want to fly into the sun
But he was goddamned lucky to be alive
When his dying time had come

Of those who walked on his wild side
Not many stand still to face the fun
They hold their arms across their eyes
Blocked out fading friends
And me I’m stuck like Sunday morning
Afraid I’ve become that evil one
Who thinks that everything is dirt
And we can’t see one another

I want to die like Lou Reed died
I want to fly into the sun
But he passed through some unknown place
I’ve got to go before I’m done

What is a life in retrospect?
Is it a map or explanation?
Was it harshness, heroin?
Or was death a staunch companion?

What is a life in retrospect?

What is a life in retrospect?
Is it a map or explanation?
Was it harshness, heroin?
Or was death a staunch companion?

Or was death a staunch companion?

I want to die like Lou Reed died
I want to fly into the blue
But before I die I’ve got figure out
What Lou Reed knew

When our last breath’s upon us
When we’re ready to lay down
We’ll want to stand up and walk outside
With our lovers around
We’ll want to sit in grass open eyed
We’ll want to feel the sun
And with Tai Chi hands we’ll want to show
And with Tai Chi hands we’ll want to show
And with Tai Chi hands we’ll want to show
Death that it’s welcome

credits

from Nothing stays the same, released July 19, 2019
Omar Cuellar: drums etc
Paul Defiglia: bass, keys
Steve Daly: guitar
Annie Bacon: guitar, vocals
Elizabeth Greenblatt: harmonies

Produced & engineered by Paul Defiglia at Sensitive Sound, Nashville TN
Mixed by Kelley Coyne, Oakland CA
Mastered by Piper Payne (Neato Mastering), Oakland CA

Album cover photo by Cybelle Codish + design by Zack Viera
www.cybellecodish.com + www.zackvieira.com

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annie bacon & her OSHEN Ann Arbor, Michigan

Annie Bacon is a songwriter musician in Michigan. 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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