Nicki KrisFalling to Pieces
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An anthemic response to the tragic event at Pulse in Orlando promoting unity, perseverance, closeness, and love. In the words of the OneOrlando Fund (https://www.oneorlando.org) “This tragedy will not define us, but will bring us closer together”

Songwriters: Nicki Kris & Kevin McNoldy
Artist: Nicki Kris
Instruments: Kevin McNoldy
Producer, Mixing, Mastering: Kevin McNoldy, Cphonic Mastering, Raleigh, NC

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, my music producer (Kevin McNoldy) contacted me about an idea I had originally penned as an anthemic relationship song, and asked me to rewrite the lyrics in response to the tragic event at Pulse. He was struggling to articulate his sadness and anger—and as a mother of two young children, how could I explain to them why someone would do this? We poured our broken hearts into the song, transforming it into a tribute to those who lost their lives, but also a message of strength against such attacks. Our struggle to express our sadness at such horror was easier to explain through music, because that’s what songwriters and musicians do—we use words and music to tell a story, convey a message, share grief, empower, give hope, and drive change.

“Falling to Pieces” is a message of mourning for the victims and their families, but it also serves as a warning to the shooter that this won’t break us, tear us down, or make us “fall to pieces.” We cannot let fear keep us from accepting everyone for who they are regardless of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. Ultimately, this vicious act only serves to embolden us to fight against violence and hate in the world.

To help be a catalyst for change, all proceeds from the iTunes sales of “Falling to Pieces” will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund (https://www.oneorlando.org) for the life of the song. This Fund provides much needed support to the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families. Their quote, “This tragedy will not define us, but will bring us closer together” perfectly underscores what “Falling to Pieces” means to me. My hope is for this song to drive you to express your anger and grief through being a catalyst for change in your own way. Sadly, since I began writing the song to the point of its release, across the world there have been more mass shootings and violence—so change is desperately needed now. Please stand together and donate to those in need, bec
Lost in my head
keep thinking about what you've done
It's really hard to smile
could you have done this to your own child
and I don’t even know why, I have no words to describe
how this makes me feel, but I want you to know that I've got the will of steel

I’m not falling to pieces, though I’m battered and bruised
I’m not falling to pieces, or broken and used
I’m not falling to pieces, not dazed or confused
I’m not falling to pieces over you

Letting go, of all of this hate I feel inside
let me tell you, no I won’t, I won’t let you contain my pride
I won't let this define me
we've come too far to just give in
Ignorance is the enemy of peace
no I’m not gonna let you win

I’m not falling to pieces, though I’m battered and bruised
I’m not falling to pieces, or broken and used
I’m not falling to pieces, not dazed or confused
I’m not falling to pieces over you

Bullets and flames you think you own this game
fear of our voices we use as instruments of change
I will keep fighting through it all
I will keep breaking down these walls 

I’m not falling to pieces, I’m not battered and bruised
I’m not falling to pieces, or broken and used
I’m not falling to pieces  or dazed and confused
I’m not falling to pieces over you

I’m not falling to pieces, I’m not battered and bruised
I’m not falling to pieces, or broken and used
I’m not falling to pieces  or dazed and confused
I’m not falling to pieces over you
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