Night Witch

by Night Witch

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released July 18, 2015

Recorded/mixed/mastered in June 2015 with Lon Beshiri in The Shred Shed.

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Night Witch Tallahassee, Florida

Night Witch is Nathan, Nick, Shaw and Rosie

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Track Name: Normative
Every day boys and men
get angry for no reason
When girls or women get angry too
they’re an “ overreacting crazy bitch”

Be unassuming
Be a people pleaser,
Make everyone smile
Never rock the boat

I am allowed to feel anger
I’m allowed to be unforgiving
I am allowed to say fuck off
Apology not accepted!

I am angry without a second thought!
I am angry without guilt
Apology not accepted!
Track Name: Space Eaters
I'm sick of feeling small
I'm sick of being ignored
I'm sick of being told
that I am nothing at all

I will not be afraid
To take up my own space
I will not be invisible

I'm not sorry






Women are taught in society to be small, unassuming, and unheard. These gendered ideas are put into our heads at an early age and have a big impact that usually goes unnoticed. I am constantly asking myself, “Am I in the way?” or “Have I been talking too much?” These can be good things to be asking yourself in certain settings, but the harmful affects those ideas have on women and girls can lead to believing in strict gender roles, a decrease in confidence, or life threatening eating disorders and body dysmorphia.

These attitudes of “how much space to I displace” do not disappear in punk. I constantly see women standing in the back or to the sides at shows. I myself felt completely out of place when I first started fronting Night Witch. I have slowly been learning how to take up the space that I thought belonged to the boys. Although it is important for women to feel empowered to do these things, it is also important for men to realize how much space they are taking up. Whether it be at shows or on the bus, take a look at your surroundings and reflect on how much space you are occupying. In order to work together to make punk better, we must first work on ourselves and destroy the preconceived notions of gender we have learned to accept. Destroy the bro in your head.
Track Name: Bruh (Nice Guy)
rape is wrong unless you’re my friend
rape is wrong unless you know him
rape is wrong but he's in a great band
rape is wrong but this is slander
I'LL STAND WITH MY BROS UNTIL I FUCKING DIE
YOUR RAPE ACCUSATIONS ARE A FUCKING LIE
rape is wrong but he’s a feminist!!
rape is wrong but he would never do that
rape is wrong but we don’t know all the facts
rape is wrong cuz he’s in a frat
I'LL STAND WITH MY BROS UNTIL I FUCKING DIE
YOUR RAPE ACCUSATIONS ARE A FUCKING LIE
Track Name: Void
Staring at the nothing
my heart in my throat
the only thing that I feel
is complete loss of hope

Heart stopped, eyes shut and I still see nothing.
Track Name: Why Am I Here
Remind me again
Why am I here?

Why do I subject myself to
watch this macho shit
watching boys prove
their masculinity
while pushing women aside
when almost every other band
is another white boy crying
about slut breaking his heart

Why am I here?
Why do I want this?

why do I want a part of this fucking boys club
where any word I say against rape
is questioned or trivialized?
where I can't scream about my issues
without someone screaming they want to fuck me

Why am I here?
Why do I want this?
Track Name: Dresses
Dresses with pockets!
They go deep
they go wide
don't give me slacks
with pockets sewn shut
Am I a 4 or am I 11?
medium or large?
fuck that !
gimmie dresses with pockets!
Track Name: Ally
not my fucking ally
not on my fucking team
i will not agree to disagree
don’t fucking talk to me

you are not my comrade
you chauvinist piece of trash
you’re just another bro
who can kiss my fucking ass
Track Name: Silence is Acceptance
We need to start taking action
Too many things are left un-said
My voice can't be the only one screaming
My voice is not the only one in pain

Your silence is acceptance

Stand up, fight back

I will not "let it go"
I will not calm down

Your silence is acceptance
Track Name: Constant Vigilance
Why must we always live in fear?
Bodies ripped in half
Telling us it’s our fault
To be careful
When did this become a social norm?

To laugh at someone’s pain
Don't walk alone
Don't walk alone at night
Listen for footsteps
Don't dress like a slut
Don't get drunk
Don't look them in the eye

Constant vigilance
Track Name: Constituent
small reform
will get us nowhere
why do we focus
on stroking the egos
And patting the backs
of old white men
while children are dying
what change can happen
with one step forward
and two steps back
our capitalist system
has make us think

that small reform
will lift us of out
And small reform
will end this hell

We don’t question
Why it takes YEARS
To make any change


We’ve put our faith
in liberal scum
who claim to be progressive
yet focus on the privileged

We've convinced ourselves
that policy change
and voting left
and small reform
can save the world.

yeah.
yeah right.
Track Name: Toxic
small hints of uncertainty
had a snowball effect
left feeling worthless
like I did something wrong

I can’t stop doubting myself
I can’t stop doubting myself
I can’t stop doubting myself
I can’t stop doubting myself

Breaking a friendship
No more trust