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We’re Lying Whole: Julie Hanse’s “It’s Not”

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I was going to translate the song’s first, french line but–of course–where to find the lyrics?

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Do you ever play the game where you exclaim the exact opposite of how you’re feeling (THIS ARTICLE IS SO FUNNY!)? That’s Julie’s approach here: “I want you to know it’s not what you said/ It’s all in my head.”

The love can be torture, she says. If it’s not torture so is it love, I say.

Don’t we need the small little nagging on the heart to contextualize the twinkling eye mornings? It’s the saying our father’s told us: “There is not such thing as Evil without Good; no light without the dark.” You need the prospective of one to create a comprehensible microcosm for the idea to exist, for in the vacuum, nothing makes sense.

*Instrumental*

She moans for us to reach out and feel her “lucid bones”–look to the song’s corresponding art piece: a picture graph, her pale skin is glowing, pure–possibly the work of Detti’s hand: a woman so powerfully open and yet guarded, but she a nymph and those women, the duchesses.

“It’s Not” is the only song on Julie Hanse’s Official Spotify Account but that’s okay because it’s one you can play on repeat:

in a coffee shop,

on the train,

any fall day,

waking up,

descending the stairwell,

in your head when you’re thinking of them.

September 28, 2016

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