I Hope You Know

by Not Lovely

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Fifty people are dead in orlando. Fifty people with hobbies, siblings, anectodes repeated at social gatherings, self-defined with infinitismal nuances--postures, body types, inflections of the voice. Fifty people who loved and learned, who underwent and overcame physical, mental, and emotional traumas--some expressed, some internalized to their dying breaths. Fifty people. Slaughtered in the name of some ugly ambiguity, a no-named law with no shape or form or purpose. What is this? What are we even doing here? I don't know. But whatever I do I'll do it with love. I'll do it with purpose. Queer, straight, trans--whatever. I'll do it because I am here and you are here and we are both human. This world makes me weary. But even if I'm shot dead in the streets for a flick of the wrist I will not compromise my right to be exactly what i am. It's a right I've inherited by virtue of my very existence. It's my right to live. It's your right too. Whoever you are, wherever you are, I hope you know that I love you.


released July 21, 2016
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Taylor Stevenson at Mystery Street Recording Company


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Not Lovely is an experimental jazz band, a radical hip hop group, and an existential crisis rolled into one.

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