No Good Monster

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    West My Friend's third album, with artwork by Sarah Clement. Produced by David Travers-Smith.

    "One of the sweetest and most elegant folk albums released this year... "
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lyrics

I don’t want to write a song today
Each new chord’s a picture window in the way
Because every door I open up
Is one door more you could choose to shut
And the No Good Monster will hate it anyway

I don’t want to write a song today
Each new word is much too tired or too clichéd
Because every doubt I vocalize
Is one doubt more in someone’s eyes
And the No Good Monster will hate it anyway

I don’t want to write a song today
Each new bridge is losing bricks in rash decay
Because every brick I cornerstone
Is one brick more that cannot be thrown
And the No Good Monster will hate it anyway

The No Good Monster
The No Good Monster
The No Good Monster’s a slithering bird of prey
Who will judge you in every way

I don’t want to write a song today
Each new verse is like a home in disarray
Because every love I speculate
Is one love more with a permanent fate
And the No Good Monster will hate it anyway
The No Good Monster will hate it anyway
The No Good Monster will hate it

Because every door I open up is
One door more you could choose to shut
And the No Good Monster will hate it anyway
The No Good Monster will hate it anyway

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from Quiet Hum, released May 27, 2016

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West My Friend Victoria, British Columbia

Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. ... more

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