Spirit of Progress

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all the answers i can offer
hover under these eyelids
i aspire to walk on water
climb and conquer pyramids

better plan it, fear’s a sphere of
failures and achievements
poised and paralyzed
awaiting some near death experience

and that’s when i hear it, the voice
of the spirit of progress
work like a dog, to be a good dog
in itself’s a success

standing is what’s done in preparation
for the leap
this premise is a promise

cross my heart and hope to start
assembling a sense i’m free
all the questions i can ponder
wander out ahead of me

prison breaks and fire escapes
and i’m too far away to see
poised and paralyzed
assuming i’ll consume eternity

and that’s when i hear it, the voice
of the spirit of progress
work like a dog, to be a good dog
in itself’s a success

standing is what’s done in preparation
for the leap
this premise is a promise i will have you keep
neck relaxed and shoulders back
hold the pose till you’re old
it’s a balancing act
ball is rolling, so’s the scroll

credits

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

Photos by Matthew Gregory Hollis

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