there's a dog in your heart
and it tells you to tear everything apart.
My body's covered in teeth marks.
Your bite's worse than your bark.
You ruin everything you touch and
destroy anyone you love..."
Nicole Dollanganger (real name Nicole Bell, born September 8, 1991) is a Canadian, lo-fi musician known for her haunting vocals and eerie lyrics. She began posting her music to the internet in 2011, releasing several albums over the years. Her songs have common themes of Domestic Abuse, Destructive Romance, sex, BDSM, and occasional sweet dates.
- Curdled Milk (2012)
- Flowers of Flesh and Blood (2012)
- Ode to Dawn Wiener: Embarrassing Love Songs (2013)
- Observatory Mansions (2014)
- Natural Born Losers (2015)
- Heart Shaped Bed Teaser (2018)
- Hillbilly Noir (TBA)
- ''Columbine'' (2013)
- Unreleased (2014)
- Baby Land (2014)
- Greta Gibson Forever (2015)
- Covers (2016)
Her music contains examples of:
- Abusive Parents: "Swan" and "Freaks Forever".
- Ambiguously Bi: Frequently writes about straight relationships, but has also penned "Sweet Girl", about a lesbian one.
- Animal Motifs: Best seen in "Dog Teeth", where the abuser is compared to vicious dog.
- Anti-Love Song: "Flowers of Flesh and Blood". Whole song, but a single line says it all."How come no one ever told me love was like
Being fucked with a knife?"
- Axes at School: "Rampage" seems to be about a school shooting from the point of view of the shooter's girlfriend.
- Creepy Souvenir: "Hair Lockets"."I've been collecting pieces of your hair
To tuck away in the locket that I wear
Pretty strands that grew in your youth
Pieces that I'll always hold on to."
- Blood Brothers: The overreaching theme of (what else) "Blood Brothers".
- Breather Episode: Generally, anything off of Ode to Dawn Wiener: Embarrassing Love Songs.
- Canine Companion: "My Pug"."cuddling in bed, i kiss and rub your belly
listen to you snort and wheeze whine in your sleep
greeted with wet kisses in the early morning
always fall asleep to the song of your snoring."
- Contemptible Cover: Of the Columbine EP. Three guesses what it is.
- Creepy Uncle: "Uncle" is possibly this, especially since it was formerly titled as "I Slept With my Uncle on my Wedding Night".
- Destructive Romance: Many of her music have this theme, e.g. "Mean" and "My Baby".
- Domestic Abuse: Another common thing in many of her songs, e.g. "Dog Teeth".
- Ill Girl: The protagonist of "Adam II (Infirmary)".
- Intentionally Awkward Title: "Angels of Porn".
- Ironic Nursery Tune: "Choking Games" have some of the lyrics ("criss-cross applesauce") being sung like this.
- Lyrical Dissonance: Sings in a sweet, almost childlike voice with a calm guitar background; covers everything from eating disorders to abuse.
- Non-Appearing Title: Quite a few of her songs are this, like "Sweet Girl".
- Obligatory Bondage Song: Inverted, many of her song have this theme but "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)" is a notable one.
- Rape as Drama: Many of her songs imply this, such as "Flowers of Flesh and Blood" and "Angels of Porn".
- Rape and Revenge: Several, although "Flowers of Flesh and Blood" is a prominent example.
- Self-Harm: "My Funeral Boy"."Every time he cuts himself an angel gets their wings
(My funeral boy)
Every time he burns himself my skin begins to sting
My funeral boy."
- Shout-Out: Several throughout her discography:
- Her stage name itself is a reference to the central family of the Flowers in the Attic book series.
- The song "Beverly Marsh".
- Her album titles Ode To Dawn Wiener: Embarassing Love Songs and Greta Gibson Forever mention characters from Welcome to the Dollhouse and A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child respectively.
- "Blue Moon Motel" contains the lines:
- Softer and Slower Cover: Most of Nicole Dollanganger's covers fall under this category.
- Queer Romance: "Sweet Girl" serves as both this and a Breather Episode.
- Weight Woe: "Please Eat" is about dating someone with anorexia.
- "Angels of Porn" is also sung from the point of view of a bulimia sufferer.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: The primary message of "Ugly".
- Your Cheating Heart: "Lemonade" is about a wife who believes her husband is cheating on her with another woman, so she has an affair of her own.