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World's On A Wire

from Let Loose The Beating Birds by Jen Lush

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about

I’d been playing with a guitar progression and melody line for a while with no words, until Tobin presented me with a poem he’s been writing - World’s On a Wire. It seemed to fit like a glove, and swiftly turned into a complete song.
It’s about the tyranny of our hyper-connected world, the internet – the world on a wire. The words came from the fatigue of being in that environment and the yearning for something more real, more free – like the bird sitting outside on our back porch.

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World’s On A Wire - Jen Lush / words by Tobin Lush

little bird, do you have the key?
what’s it like up above
up above here?
when the light falls through the wind
I can’t see what you’ve got for me

well the world’s on a wire so life’s not what it used to be

are you alone with the melody?
heaven and hell are not what they seem
like the storm in my mouth
calls to the valley from the balcony

well the world’s on a wire so life’s not what it used to be

little bird, do you have the key?
what’s it like up above
up above here?
but I’ve seen you above the town
dull the noise between the sound

well the world’s on a wire so life’s not what it used to be

credits

from Let Loose The Beating Birds, released August 20, 2021
Jen Lush - vocals
Tobin Lush - lyrics
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


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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