The Insect Song

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You are an insect
A termite in an igloo
A fly that no one swats
An ant that’s not the queen
A flea on a junkyard dog

The head is connected to the thorax and the thorax to the abdomen
At least that’s I what I was taught
You can be whatever you want
You can even be an astronaut
Just hurry up before you rot in a wooden box under earth and rock
Where the vermin play
Where the worms confirm every word I say
You are a tick in a taxidermist’s workshop
I am a louse on a man with alopecia
You are a moth in a nudist’s closet
I’ve got two antennae but I still fail to reach ya

You are an insect
A nuisance
A beetle stuck between a screen and a window
An aphid in a corn maze
A fruit fly in a model home

The head is connected to the thorax and the thorax to the abdomen
Without a single ligament or tendon
It’s all held in by a thin exoskeleton
Tougher and stronger than the skin that I was born in
Growing and molting and molting and growing
Slowly eroding through circular motion

You are an insect
A hundred legged creature that refuses to be stomped on
A cockroach at the rapture after everyone else has gone

You are an insect
A mosquito trapped in amber waiting for the right geneticist
To reach into your abdomen and retrieve a t-rex


from People Are Animals, released June 24, 2017
Scott Pilecki - Tenor Saxophone



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Darth Nater Buffalo, New York

Solo project of Orca Enthusiast/Musician Nate Noworyta.

Lyrically dense story-songs filled with detailed imagery and characters, rooted in indie rock and folk.

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