Nonbeliever

Album: Historian (2018)

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  • Lucy Dacus told HMV.com the story of this Historian track:

    "'Nonbeliever' is an amalgamation of three songs, the first of which I wrote in 2011. The three songs were written at totally different times about different circumstances, but none of them felt right. In 2016, I realized what they all had in common and dissected the songs to put the best parts together. Now, it's a song about the moment when expectations crumble, when you realize you can't continue on the path that has been laid out for you. It's an oppressive feeling to look around and believe that everyone else has figured it out while you're lost, but there is solace in knowing that everyone feels that at times."

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