Always Summer, Never Solstice

from by Ness Io Kain

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Money, friends, power, fame...
Please, somebody just learn my name!
Can't set my goals up so high;
I'd settle for at least scraping by.
But sadly, it's all or nothing out here
And it's nothing for just about all of us; steer
Your eight million dollar catamaran this way.
But the wind's in your favor, and that's why you get to stay.

Ocean air and perfect trees,
The temperature and the breeze,
Wonderfully shaped clouds, and well,
Down here it's like any other hell.

California, Golden Sun,
Earth, fire, water, wind -- Everyone
Wants to be a star or a billionaire.
But not everyone is 'cause life isn't fair,
Because real life is written by the ones already at the top.
Go on, dream a little harder; you're gonna wake up; the dream will stop.
California, Golden Sun,
Earth, fire, water, wind -- Everyone
Says I'm gonna make it if I work hard enough to,
But if you're being honest, you don't really think that's true.
I guess I lucked out being born with the right color skin
But I'm not the right kind of queer, so I still don't fit in.

Ocean air and perfect trees,
The temperature and the breeze,
Wonderfully shaped clouds, and well,
Down here it's like any other hell.
Everyone wants so hard to
Be seen as one of the good ones,
They'll put a karambit in your back
To be rid of their weapons.
Love people when it feels good
To shout at folks who won't,
But when it's time to act on that love,
We can all tell you don't.
Once you've earned your Nice Person patch
And y'all feel good about yourselves,
You're just gonna put us back up on
Your Cool-Friends-I-Have shelves.

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from Soft Blue Halo, released February 22, 2016

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Ness Io Kain died and is a ghost. No one loves her.

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