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You'll Love Me When I'm Dead

by Unwoman

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I've been working on this one since July and wasn't happy with the lyrics until last week. It's about how we feel free to love artists more vocally after they die and how I've had a hard time, a brief candid social media phase about 10 years ago aside, allowing myself to be known.

PS: this makes 6 songs that will definitely be on my next original album! I need to finish the instrumentals for Of My Own, first, however. I'm shooting for end of November for those.


I bet you’ll love me better when I’m dead
You’ll get the opportunity to project
Just what you wish I meant

[Is it rage or sadness or sex?
Incitement to riot, or hopelessness?!]

You’ll love me so much better when I’m gone
You’ll get to use all my pretty little songs
Just however you want

Ooh we have to take what we get
Oh better than never
Oh this is the farthest I’ve gone
And never never never never never looked back!

Part of me is coming out
Part that I forgot about
Part of me is coming up
Part they made me cover up

And when I finally get to rest my head
I will look down on Earth and shake it instead when I see
Suddenly, you want to know me

But it’s for my own peace of mind
To know I will have left something behind for you

Ooh We have to take what we get
Ohh better than never
Ooh how could I let you love me
The only way I can move is to swim upstream

Ooh when can I taste the pleasure?
Ooh when I’ve made all I can
Ohh and I have seen the light now
But I will not let it take me until I am done

Part of me is reaching out
Part that I forgot about
Part of me is coming up
Part I used to cover up

Ooh they say we should be afraid
Ohh of opening up
Ooh but I am strong enough now
And if you want to know me I want to be known!


released August 29, 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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