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Cinder & Stone

from Let Loose The Beating Birds by Jen Lush

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about

Reflecting on the enormity of the effect of the recent bushfires on our landscape, our wildlife and our people. The devastation, the upheaval, the fear and the tenuous grip we have on our environment in the face of such a force as a bushfire. I read a lot of people’s accounts of what they were going through. This song is my interpretation of the returning to home, the burnt out land, the uncertainty of what will be found. It references a poem by David Brooks – Swallows from his book Open House.

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Cinder & Stone - Jen Lush

I’m going home as the fire wind blows again
taking what’s left of the blackened and molten
above us birds sever words with their silence

cinder and stone and the muddy rain falls away
leaving its dark tail
remembering all that we left behind
wasn’t time to save all the small things

as the birds flicker and twist so does my heart
as the fire flickers and twists so does my heart

I’m going home to the disarray, new decay
follow my way back to know that I’m real
not a closing door
fold away all that I’ve worked for

as the birds flicker and twist so does my heart
as the fire flickers and twists so does my heart
as the wind flickers and twists so does my heart
so does my heart
trap door heart

credits

from Let Loose The Beating Birds, released August 20, 2021
Jen Lush - vocals
James Brown - electric guitars, sound design, keyboards
Sam Cagney - acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Mark Seddon - bass guitar
Paul Angas - drums, percussion, Wurlitzer, misc. keyboards, synth, backing vocals - track 2
Belinda Gehlert - violin

Produced by James Brown / Tobin Lush
Recorded, engineered and mixed by James Brown at Wizard Tone Studios
Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Sound

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Jen Lush Adelaide, Australia

Jen Lush is known for her spacious and emotive, starkly modern folk songs wrapped around expansive storytelling. Following her 2017 album of poem-songs ‘The Night’s Insomnia,’ Jen’s new album ‘Let Loose the Beating Birds’ is to be released in 2021. Jen and her stellar band have appeared at festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW, WA and Tasmania. ... more

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