Catch 22

from by Nick Malburg

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Generic burnt "Word Murder" CD in hand-assembled sleeves, featuring design by Steve Lewis. CDs come with lyric/credit insert and 3"X 3" flyer.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Word Murder via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $3 USD or more 



Life’s not a catch 22. It’s an endless racetrack. You can circle, and you can circle, and before you know it, you’re back. Except this time the problem’s different, the scenario has changed! The complexity has increased and it’s now a different game. For me, the balance stays the same—no movement up or down. Consistency in how you act is what makes the world go ‘round. You can over think and under think until your head’s a hot balloon. But remember you are human, what you really need is food. And love. And purpose. And direction. In life and death, this balance is your only protection. Between pillars of knowledge I have shrunk and chose the arts because creation matters—it is how I do my part. I’ve never solved a problem or helped reverse a curse, but I sure as hell never killed no one or made these matters worse. To counteract all the destruction I will poorly write a song. It’s nothing in the scheme of things but it helps me get along. And right now as I am singing this I’m not hurting or improving, but I’ve created an outlet to maintain the equilibrium—a conduit of hope to combat the growing fear that we’re not going to make it, not even one more year.


from Word Murder, released April 1, 2013



all rights reserved


Nick Malburg Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Songs about a lack of answers in my brain, music, beer and fun. Support DIY Music and Live Music in your local scene. PITTSBURGH, PA

contact / help

Contact Nick Malburg

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns