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Fine But Dying

by Liza Anne

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Steven Moses Caught her opening for Lucy Dacus and didn't realize that her song "Small Talks" was a staple at the coffee shop I work at! It pops up on the Alex Lahey Pandora station, no less. She is a fantastic performer; it is incredible to see someone with anxiety who completely lights up the stage with brutal emotional honesty.
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discoverindieartists I think it's really cool when an artist explores new sonic territory and so pleasantly surprised to find this album to be an indie-rock fest with catchy melodies, featuring both heavy instrumentation as well as softer moments which reflect her previous indie-folk style. Favorite track: I Love You But I Need Another Year.
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ultratuls This record makes me feel like someone reached inside me and pulled out the blob of thoughts and feelings that were stuck within. I can't listen to it enough right now. Favorite track: Panic Attack.
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steveinsocal "...Wow. Complex, multi-faceted vignettes about life from a uniquely female perspective made immediately accessible thanks to the alt-rock and indie-pop soundtrack that wraps but never masks thought-provoking lyrics..."

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1.
Paranoia 03:08
Never mind how I’m keeping As of right now, I’m losing it as if I had it in the first place Running water in the bathroom It’s 3AM and I can’t sleep, I don’t even recognize me Ooh, paranoia I can’t avoid you Say what you wanna, say how you wish I could feel like the others Another lover that you had before Say what you wanna, say how you wish I could feel Like you had before Let me at it, I’m tired of it pestering me I can’t get rid of it because killing it’s like pulling my own teeth One, two, three I STOP because it’s bleeding I realise my nervous mind is stuck inside Ooh, paranoia I can’t avoid you Say what you wanna, say how you wish I could feel like the others Another lover that you had before Say what you wanna, say how you wish I could feel Like you had before There you go Saying I’ll be fine but I won’t Brush it under the bed another time but it won’t stay down Crawling into my mind and out my mouth I’m scared you’re not mind and you want out Ooh, paranoia I can’t avoid you Say what you wanna, say how you wish I could feel like the others Another lover that you had before Say what you wanna, say how you wish I could feel Like you had before
2.
Small Talks 02:40
I’m frustrated, I think I hate this I can’t even look interested I think that the older I get the harder this gets Maybe I’m fine Maybe I’m dying Oh, I’m just tired - tired of trying to hold a conversation together that means nothing at all Small talk, small talk We don’t talk enough Small talk too much Somebody get me out of here Are we friends? Did I miss it? Cuz you’re looking at me like we’re connecting Why should we pick it up, we never left it I’m too passive aggressive Maybe it’s mean Maybe it’s bitter and I don’t wanna go down as a conversation quitter But I just can’t do it Small talk, small talk We don’t talk enough Small talk too much Somebody get me out of here I used to go out and talk to everyone I’d see Now when I go out, it’s just keeping me from sleep I don’t wanna be rude, but I don’t wanna just Small talk, small talk We don’t talk enough Small talk too much Somebody get me out of here
3.
Panic Attack 03:44
Keep my head down and in my hands My eyes move slowly side to side I’m fading in and out of consciousness I never learned to pull myself out of my own damn head Shoulders cave in to protect all of my insides from falling out Of the hole above my neck I’m feeling light in my head Somebody come close, I just wanna be alone This feels like hot, summer night in a turtleneck I think I wanna die but I guess I know I’m fine Oh god tell me is it over yet My words disappear to a dry tongue I am trying to let you know it but I’m drowning by the moment I guess I’ve been having trouble sleeping But now I’m having trouble breathing and I hate that I can be seen like this This feels like hot, summer night in a turtleneck I think I wanna die but I guess I know I’m fine Oh god tell me is it over yet Think slowly, try to remember I’m alive My body is here and I am inside X 1,000,000
4.
Socks 03:01
The first time we made love, I wore socks Now we’re just worn down or maybe just worn out We just fuck I guess everybody grows out of some things and into others Don’t we? But I hate the thought of growing out into another You’re my favourite pair Don’t wanna throw you in the wash Oh, I wouldn’t dare Lose any bit of what I love about you I don’t wanna lose you like that It’s been a year now and I still feel good And, that’s strange enough Too soon to know it But for now I’m feeling this You’re the one I see it all with I guess everybody knows the younger you are the less you’re sure of most things But I hate the thought of growing out into another You’re my favourite pair Don’t wanna throw you in the wash Oh, I wouldn’t dare Lose any bit of what I love about you I don’t wanna lose you like that You’re my favourite pair Don’t wanna throw you in the wash Oh, I wouldn’t dare Lose any bit of what I love about you I don’t wanna lose you like that
5.
Oh, I’m gonna hit you where it hurts Because I know what to say to make it worse I always get the last word in Somehow I never seemed to learn it Closest to me, I always hurt the closest ones to me Closest to me, I always hurt the closest ones to me I speak before I know what I mean Talk through my ego not my thinking Stomp around gonna throw myself a tantrum Even if it’s with the best intention Don’t give me that look that I hate Like every word I said was a mistake How’d you really think it would go over Warming up to my cold shoulder? Closest to me, I always hurt the closest ones to me Closest to me, I always hurt the closest ones to me Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah I know I know, I know, I know I should apologize Apologize, apologize, apologize But, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Oh god. I’m sorry. Closest to me, I always hurt the closest ones to me Closest to me, I always hurt the closest ones to me
6.
Can we talk in the morning? I’m no use tired and upset Leave it out for the morning It’ll sleep fine in our bed I don’t wanna think about it Don’t wanna empathize it’s too late at night We always said we wouldn’t talk like this You’re frustrated, we should sleep on it A stubborn mind should learn to quit while it’s ahead I can tell I hit a nerve with you That’s what talking late at night will do Taking turns for the worse I can’t say anything I mean When it’s past midnight and I’ve been drinking We’ll just get mad and emotional If we try to fix it when we should be sleeping I don’t wanna think about it Don’t wanna empathize it’s too late at night We always said we wouldn’t talk like this You’re frustrated, we should sleep on it A stubborn mind should learn to quit while it’s ahead I can tell I hit a nerve with you That’s what talking late at night will do Taking turns for the worse
7.
Kid Gloves 03:32
Don’t Don’t keep me Don’t keep me safe I need you I need you I need you to stop handling me I see you thinking Eyes closed, you’re missing it I’m done pretending it’s all good I’m not too fragile to touch, I don’t need your kid gloves Watch your mouth Choose your words I’m not that fragile bird that used to show up on your doorstep I’ve grown up I’ve found words How I wanna think How I wanna feel What I wanna say When I wanna leave Ahhhhhh I see you thinking Eyes closed, you’re missing it I’m done pretending it’s all good I’m not too fragile to touch, I don’t need your kid gloves I see you thinking Eyes closed, you’re missing it I’m done pretending it’s all good I’m not too fragile to touch, I don’t need your kid gloves
8.
Control 02:41
I ran once Took my fight ‘cross the ocean I thought if I could make my way Across the sea, I’d find some space Now I’m swallowed up By a city that doesn’t give a fuck To whether I am up on time or whether if I’m well alive And, I’m so good Getting too good at hiding Too good at keeping to myself that I’m spiraling I have felt before for some who have wanted me more Than I could have wanted them Some call it selfishness, but I’m so scared I’m so scared of the voices They’re telling me I’ll end up alone I heard once, you only love when you’re lonely And, you smile if you’re hurting So it doesn’t concern them But I’m so tired I’m so tired of hiding I’m so tired of keeping to myself That I’m spiraling out of control I’m so tired of keeping to myself
9.
Get By 03:46
I think we stopped somewhere along Just motions memorized and we’re left twisting our tongues We still make love but it’s tearing us apart When movement stops, we’re strangers lying in the dark I don’t wanna get by, get by, get by with you I don’t wanna get high to paralyze my mind Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense We’re both too tired, can’t break the quiet Too scared to recognize how estranged we’ve become I don’t wanna get by, get by, get by with you I don’t wanna get high to paralyze my mind Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Musical things ~ I don’t wanna get by, get by, get by with you I don’t wanna get high to paralyze my mind Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense Distract ourselves into thinking we make sense
10.
I don’t think enough before I say too much I’m digging my own grave with all the shit I say I keep my head high, kind of a like a lie To say I’m doing fine even when I’m losing my mind Stay here, I know i love you but I need another year I don’t wanna drag you through this I’m feeling nauseous, I’ll light a cigarette I don’t want a diagnosis I don’t want a name to call this I’m unravelling, all I know for certain I’m not running towards the safest thing You’re sticking around but how can you stand it I can’t salvage your mind when I’m losing mine quick Nobody should have to deal with this But I need you I don’t wanna leave you Stay here, I know i love you but I need another year I don’t wanna drag you through this
11.
What does that say of me When I know it’s you calling but I let it ring Tell me what’s left of us Should this house feel as empty as it does Where’s the obvious light? I’m tired, you’re lonely Screaming “babe, console me” But, I’ve already given all that I have Has it all just come to this Both wanting what the other cannot give Are we still trying to prove This isn’t something we’ll grow out of like old shoes Where’s the obvious light? I’m tired, you’re lonely Screaming “babe, console me” But, I’ve already given all that I have If I was a softer person I could give you the kindness you are deserving But I’m not And maybe that’s just it Where’s the obvious light? Where’s the obvious light? Where’s the obvious light? Where’s the obvious light? I’m tired, you’re lonely Screaming “babe, console me” And, I’d stop it if only my heart didn’t break so slowly (hard hearts didn’t break so slowly)

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“Growing up, people would always say I was too happy to be depressed, or too social to have anxiety,” says Liza Anne Odachowski, the critically acclaimed songwriter better known these days by her stage name Liza Anne. “In their eyes, because I was one thing, I couldn’t also be something else. I think we all exist in duality, though. I can be everything and nothing all at once.”

Duality is at the core of Liza Anne’s arresting new album, ‘Fine But Dying,’ her debut release for indie powerhouse label Arts & Crafts. Synthesizing the elegant sincerity of Angel Olsen with the wry lyricism of Courtney Barnett and the unapologetic candor of Feist, the music is both tough and vulnerable, bold and withdrawn, a helping hand and a middle finger. Firing on all cylinders with distorted alt-rock guitars and explosive drums one minute, hushed and delicate the next, it’s an eclectic collection that reflects the messy complications of growing up in the modern age, as the 23-year-old grapples with the fallout of falling in love, reckons with the patriarchy, and stares down the panic disorder she refuses to let define her. ‘Fine But Dying’ is the sound of an artist taking total control of her life and her art, a proud misfit crafting an aggressively infectious kiss-off to an industry (and a society) that’s tried to box her in from day one.

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released March 9, 2018

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