Play God

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i let my batteries die
my clocks all tell the wrong time
making a mess of things even worse
without blinking an eye
building a semblance of self
on words i choose just ‘cause they rhyme
details everywhere, keep looking
the devil’s in there

but i just wanted to play god
that’s all i wanted today

lookit what i gone and done
they say it’s easier for some
they say a lot of things they don’t mean
they don’t mean to make fun
i say i’m saving myself for me, i don’t see anyone
fighting with closed fists
and wishing on unfinished lists

why am i doing this? doing that?
doing anything but the task at hand?
si comme ci, si comme ça
si je suis si seule, en fait qui est moi?
qui est moi?

parce que je voudrais jouer roi
c’est cette idée que je crois tous les soirs

i wanna play god, i wanna play, god i wanna play
god i wanna play someone sane enough to stay
someone brave enough to say
“someone save me from this day”
god i wanna play god
i wanna play, god i wanna play

i wanna play it for keeps
and hear the muse when it speaks
i wanna be everything you need
i don’t know what that means
i wanna play, god i wanna be
god, is that so obscene?


from Coeur Age, released April 28, 2018
Music and lyrics by Nire Nah
Arranged and produced by Patrick Budde
Preserve Records 2018

Mixed at the Preservatory by Patrick Budde
Mastered at Wall of Sound by Norman Marston
Album art by Nire Nah


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Nire Nah Chicago, Illinois

Influences include Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Rilo Kiley, Daniel Johnston, The Decemberists

Photos by Matthew Gregory Hollis

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