I Am Held Together

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Written and Performed by Slow Dakota (PJ Sauerteig)
Mixed and Produced by Sahil Ansari
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Recorded in Fort Wayne, New York, New Haven, Gothenburg, and Queenstown
Released and Distributed by Massif Records, May 2016
Cover Art: Girl Reading, by Franz Ebyl (1850)

PJ Sauerteig: piano, vocals, dulcimer, guitar, ukulele, keyboards, percussion, sampling
Sahil Ansari: acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, organs, percussion
Caitlin Kelliher: upright bass
Rebecca Borman: vocals
Hyehyun Hwang: vocals
KatieBeth Hollman: vocals


"I Am Held Together"

I am held
Together by a string of pills
I take each day
To make sure I don’t run away

With my moods
But I’m so tempted to neglect
My regiment
And throw my Lexapro away

But would I die?
Would my hands begin to shake?
Like a church
Would my paint begin to flake?

Or would I wake?
And see my life as it really is?
And have the strength
To swim again inside my skin?

And put my hand
Once again up to my cheek
And feel its warmth
And push the door into my self?


from The Ascension of Slow Dakota, released July 22, 2016



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Slow Dakota Fort Wayne, Indiana

(PJ Sauerteig)

Fort Wayne, IN
Massif Records

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