Our Forbidden Country

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Our Forbidden Country
(Verse: Droney A, Chorus: A, G) (Guitar Tuned down half step)

Before the plague
Before the rage
Before the body count

Angel-faced young men of summer
Gathered on these shores

Women loving women loving women in sunlight
A salty kiss on sandy skin
Lovers limbs entwined

Past the Breakers, sick with hunger, Our Forbidden Country
Past the benches , built for lovers, Our Forbidden Country

Kept it like a secret ‘til you could keep it no more
Found love in a subway station, pressed against the bathroom door
Dare to let your glances linger longer than before
A city park, the darkest corner, kneeled upon the forest floor

Past the benches built for lovers, Our Forbidden Country
Past the Breakers, sick with hunger, Our Forbidden Country

Once a lover, once a fighter, once a fierce unruly queen
Now carried through the streets, their mortal body’s but a dream
No Liberation, liberation without memory
Buried deep in our endurance, our collective fury

Past the front doors to the alleys of Our Forbidden Country
Past the marchers, angry rallies, Our Forbidden Country
Past the benches built for lovers, Our Forbidden Country
Past the breakers, sick with hunger, Our Forbidden Country

Another night unfolds, Why Sleep? In our forbidden country
Another night unfolds, Arise! In our forbidden country

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from Drone Butch Blues, released April 19, 2019

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Your Heart Breaks Seattle, Washington

Your Heart Breaks is a queer band based in Seattle, Washington. Originally founded by Clyde Petersen in Bellingham, Washington in 1999, Your Heart Breaks has toured the world for 20 years as both a solo performer and a large ensemble. Their new album, Drone Butch Blues comes out on Sofaburn Records in April 2019. ... more

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