I Won't Die a Nun

from by Brett Newski

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I cracked my head like Humpty Dumpty did
I met a girl who blew up London Bridge
Her name was Jill
Proved I don’t know Jack
As that bridge fell upon my back

Rain rain rain go away
I keep building straw houses
But they only blow away
Bribed my way to heaven
But there was only hell to pay
Oh I won’t die a Nun, no no
But I might die today

Lived under your shoe
Felt the shepherds cane
I played all my cards
With an extra Ace of Spades
Still hands were never won
So rockabye babe
I still feel the same
But I know I’ve changed

I know it’s not romantic
To wallow in the sea
Chewing on the anchor
And cutting my own teeth
But that’s the way it goes
It’s the way it’s gotta be
I’d love to bring you with me
I’d love to get you free


from Land Air Sea Garage, released November 1, 2016



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Brett Newski Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brett Newski moved to Vietnam after becoming jobless, band-less, and girl-less in 2011. There, he wrote nearly 100 power- folk songs in the steaming city of Saigon for his latest release American Folk Armageddon. Newski now tours 200+ dates per year and has been featured in The Boston Globe, NoDepression, Rolling Stone SA, Guitar World, and Blurt Magazine. ... more


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