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about

This song has a twin soul, in an electroacoustic piece I wrote at art school called 'Five Years Without Words'. They share the same piano phrase and are both about lost friendships - one to death and one to emotional distance, I guess. Just growing apart, very painfully. It's also a love song between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, which are oh so slowly drifting towards each other. In about 4 billion years they'll be in each others arms.

lyrics

Meaning finds its way around, around you
Who are you to love
Who are you to find me
Desire hides in faces, in faces
But in yours she is searching, searching blindly

Words spiral and stars, and you
Curve in my mind
Gaze concealing what you may be eliding
This is not the first time I’ll ask you to stay
But we both know you can’t just drift away

We meet between the border, the border
Of Mexico and the Milky Way
We just don’t know when or how
To go and when or what to say, anymore

Take your place among a billion stars
They all know who you are
Your brilliant shot in the dark
Has taken you so far, taken you so far
Away

Words spiral and stars, and you
Curve in my mind
Gaze concealing but I know that you’re leaving
This is the last time I’ll ask you to stay
Funny to think you’re only four billion years away

credits

from The Lotus Eaters (The Night Terrors Tour Edition), released January 15, 2016
Vocals/piano: Jennifer Kingwell
String quartet: Rush Quartet (Terence Lu, Katherine Quirk, Derek Hawkins, Karina Di Sisto)
Horn trio: Luca Vanags (French horn), Phoebe Smithies (French horn), Louise Cuming (trombone)

Written and composed by Jennifer Kingwell

Produced by: Kim Lajoie and Jennifer Kingwell

Produced by: Kim Lajoie and Jennifer Kingwell
Recorded at: Obsessive Music Studios
Engineered, mixed and mastered by: Kim Lajoie at Obsessive Music Studios
Remastered for this release by Myles Mumford at Bakehouse Studios

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Jennifer Kingwell Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne based, Darwin born, Jennifer Kingwell is a musician and performer of ‘delicious contrasts’, crafting songs from punk ukulele anthems and sultry piano ballads to epic alternative pop.

Possessing a voice described as ‘dynamite’(T-Squat) and ‘ranging from silver tongued angel to gruff pirate’, Jennifer Kingwell is nothing short of ‘a formidable powerhouse’ (Herald Sun).
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