Gimme The Bad News - Single

by Nick Lee

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Recorded this track with Austin Batterton around March 2016. He is a wizard.


I ain't got the time for this stylized version of the truth
You tell me everything is fine, but you show a smirk and it's slipping loose
This town feels like a clean house with an unlived in feel
It confesses with every creek and moan that nothing good happens here

So gimme the bad news

I fought back hard, yeah I tried to resist
I broke my fist, removed the tourniquet
I had a shot lined up and I barely missed
three hearts tied together in a dirty tryst
You can't see where one ends and the other begins
Yeah the lines are blurred between lovers and friends
The audience sits upon needles and pins
They publish a story then they spectate again


I've been hearing voices through the wall
Yeah, my brother left his TV on
The receptions bad because the cable's gone
Channel three tells the good news to move along
I've been messing up words and slurring my shit
The nurses left the IV in
They walk in the room with a little grin
They step up to the bed and they strap me in.


released July 5, 2016
Written and performed by Nicholas Lee
Produced and Recorded by Austin Batterton



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Nick Lee plays music in and around Peoria, Il. He plans to keep playing music.

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