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The Dream Curse

by Unwoman

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Now I lay me down
But I will not rest
Heavy is the crown
Heaving is my chest

We spin so elegantly and I’m lavished with praise
In the trappings of queens we set the floor ablaze
Is this the deal I made, and haven’t I payed?
They say a girl should dream big but I wandered too far
Into this realm where I’ve no power at all
In the war for my heart I must ask who my allies are?

Is this the deal and haven’t I payed?
We dance all night and I die as I wake
I know that I asked for something of interest
But it destroys me to keep this a secret

I am crowned each night — but I know illusions are cheap
And the ones who stop dancing are tossed in a heap
And the drums and the strings they would not dare to skip a beat

Glasses are filled with sweet wine but I can’t stop to drink
I am running on empty with no time to think
And this smile on my face shows my pain but she never blinks

I swear I’ve looked for the bright side
But I so long for the sunlight
Am I alone here asking why why why?


released April 28, 2022




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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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