how to be good

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  • "be ok" cassette tape
    Cassette + Digital Album

    painted cassettes with "be ok" copied on both sides.
    each tape is handpainted with a different color of nail polish and every j card is written on a different two-sided floral pattern.
    a special surprise doodle or sticker is hiding in the inside flap.
    basically, no two cassettes are the same and you never know what you're going to get.

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this is a newer recording but nothing has really changed from the last bandcamp release.


my heart leapt into mouth
but my jaw's locked tight so i can't let it out.
i'm learning how to keep it all down.
i'm learning how to be good.

everyone needs to feed
so i eat poisonous boys and let them feed on me
is it a charity or a catastrophe?
i never meant to do no harm

but i'll cut off all of my hair
and i'll grow it all back like it was never there.
i'll pull out my teeth, cut my legs at my knees.
i'll be new by the time i'm there.

my heart bled out in my chest
and my lungs collapsed, suffocating the rest.
i'm learning how to hold my breath.
i'm learning how to be good.


from be ok, released January 21, 2016



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