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about

This is the fourth attempt at writing this song. About a friend who experienced PTSD. The recovery, the relationships and landscapes that have the capacity to build us back again. The grey violence of war on our bodies. The green hill that rises out of the valley.

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The Valley - Jen Lush

disarm me
the armour is falling
falling to rest
can i hold the weight of what i have left

loosened
i’m losing my hold
under all of my clothes
unraveling slowly playing my roles
soldiering on and sewing up holes

weightless
with the weight of the mourning
i’m floating above
anchor me down before i lift off

wakeful
in the wake of the warring
i’m a thousand years old
and i’m wondering what the hell i’ve been sold
in the aftershocks of all that i’ve known

wide awake in slumber high up on the hill
tethered here with you
i can see the greenest view

embers
i remember them all
but the endings are mine
in the grey of violence rushing behind

daunted
in the dawning of living
with my face to the wall
my heart still beats in spite of it all
with one foot after the other i go

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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