Die Young (feat. Cori Dunton)

by A New Normal

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As a reminder of how often our culture pushes us to seek out identity in thin places. Thin places that can't hold the wholeness that is our hearts and minds. Who are we and what do we do when the pieces that were supposed to make us content leave us only chasing for more?


I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums
Oh, what a shame that you came here with someone
So while you're here in my arms
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young
We're gonna die young
We're gonna die young
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young
Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young

I know rust is not another word for gold
I know better doesn't always mean today
Tomorrow is not mirage but maybe
If I never stop to catch my face in a mirror
I won't remember how shallow my breath lingers in these lungs
How all of this smells like fleeting
How it tastes temporary on my lips
I swallowed everything you offered and my belly still answers empty
This isn't the kind of magic I was promised
This is the kind of magic stars leave behind in their wake

Looking for some trouble tonight
Take my hand, I'll show you the wild side
Like it's the last night of our lives
We'll keep dancing till we die

I've been running for so long these knees only know how to shake
Trying to chase down home
It used to ache inside my own chest
I think I lost it in the cracks in your arms
Somewhere between these songs and the middle of base and hollow
My ribcage cracked under the pressure of all things unrequited
I started spelling hope with the letters of your name
Until it slipped through thin love
And crashed into the asphalt of my heartbeat
And I've been running ever since



released February 14, 2017
Arrangement/instrumentation/vocals: Justin H Wright
Original lyrics and vocals: Cori Dunton




A New Normal San Diego, California

An electronic project by programmer/drummer/producer Justin Wright.

I hope that you can experience life in a more full way after listening to this music.

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