Songs of #MeToo

by Nora Willauer

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released July 21, 2019

All songs are co-written by Nora Willauer and anonymous story sources. Using the documentary songwriting method, this album presents four women's stories as accurately and intentionally as possible. For more information, please visit docsong.org/metoo.

All cello and vocals by Nora Willauer.

All recording, mixing, mastering, and technical wizardry by Alex Wilder.

Album artwork by Clio Berta.

To the story sources who had the courage to be part of this project -- you are an inspiration to me every day. I hope that these songs help others understand a small part of what you live through, and I hope that this project has helped your healing process.

To everyone who helped make this project possible -- thank you.

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Track Name: Something was Stolen From me
Grandpa came to visit us
For two weeks I didn’t talk
I was three, I shut down
Mom told me the tale

Something was stolen from me
Something happened to me
I feel like I’m chained
I want to be free

I see you notice me
but I shut down
It takes away
What could’ve been

I want to get out
Of what I am
You don’t
Have a clue

Something was stolen from me...

A year ago to the day
I said I was abused.
I’m not afraid
I’ll say it out loud
Track Name: My Father Said
If I spoke up
After 40 years
Would it take away
What you’ve done
Would my life get any better
If you spent yours in jail

My father said
Do you have your legs
Do you have your arms
Then you will be okay
These words have kept me standing
And I’m still here

When I woke up
There were two of them
They held a knife
at my throat
They tied a necktie around my eyes
Then they took turns

My father said…

I don’t have the answers but
Something’s got to give
I want to break the silence
But we need something more

My father said…
My father said...
Track Name: I Want a Lock (ft. Will Foote, Alex Wilder)
He stumbled into my bedroom
He put his arms on either side
At first I laughed, then tried to say
Go away go away go away go away

I want a lock on my bedroom door
He held me down with his hands
Should I call out, I don’t want a scene

I want a lock on my bedroom door
He held me down with his hands
Always assumed it wouldn’t happen to me

He had his hands on my shoulders
And he’s really really strong
I was pinned and thinking how
When he’s drunk he gets so angry

I want a lock on my bedroom door….

Then I took control
And I made him leave
But I couldn’t sleep
And I still haven’t told him

I want a lock on my bedroom door….

I fell off my scooter when I was 8
He made sure I was okay
He was my brother’s best friend
He noticed me

I want a lock on my bedroom door….
Track Name: Matthew's Song
Here’s Matt’s fourth grade picture
From right before he died
Matthew is my hero
He died and saved us all

Matt took the punch
That was meant for me
Can I call myself a mother
When my son died in my place

Matt’s dad said he would break my legs
He’d rage and he would scream
I knew that he might kill me
And Matthew saw it all

Matt took the punch…

I was scared to be alone
But still I chose to leave
Matthew didn’t have that choice
He died and set me free

Matt took the punch…

When I see a feather
I think of my brave son
He used to find them on the ground
And now I do the same

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