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In a former life, when I wasn't playing music for a few years, I was a radical cheerleader who fell in love with another radical cheerleader. Somewhere on the Internet (I know, because I saw it once, and then couldn't find again, but nothing on the Internet is ever lost forever) there is a photo of the two of us kissing in tutus on the streets of Melbourne during a protest and when they asked me to write a happy song about our time together (when it was all over, and many sad songs had been written instead), this was the memory that stuck in my head. The line 'pull a red thread from the mouths of those sleeping in the park' was in my head when I woke up one morning, and this song started coming together while in Seattle recording The Jane Austen Argument's album 'Somewhere Under The Rainbow'. The Occupy movement was starting to kick off around the States and we'd talk to the Occupy Seattle crew while exploring downtown. This song is for them, as well.

lyrics

Pull a thread, pull a thread
Pull a red thread from the mouths of those sleeping in the park
Oh it’s not fair, it’s not fair, pouring salt on a pepper-sprayed wound
They’re burning all the books
Just because they could
Let’s occupy the dinosaurs, pianos and the rugs
Someone brought their Trojan Horse, it’s holding all our grudges for us
But somewhere in the world there’s
Somewhere in the world there’s…

Sailors kissing nurses in Times Square
Nuns kissing riot cops in temples
And somewhere in the world there’s two kids with their hands in each other’s hair
Kissing in tutus
And the whole world is watching, the whole world is watching
Cause this is the lens that makes sense

Let us pray, let us pray
Let us pray for the gods of those holding all the cards
Oh it’s no fun, it’s no fun, turning up to your own party
When no one’s there at all
They just want to watch you fall
Those silver spoons’ aren’t feeding many mouths these days
We’re seeing through you, and we’re dancing in the fray
And somewhere in the world there’s
Somewhere in the world there’s…

Sailors kissing nurses in Times Square
Nuns kissing riot cops in temples
And somewhere in the world there’s two kids with their hands in each other’s hair
Kissing in tutus
Sailors kissing nurses in Times Square
Nuns kissing riot cops in temples
And somewhere in the world there’s two kids with their hands in each other’s hair
Kissing in tutus
And the whole world is watching, the whole world is watching
Cause this is the lens that makes sense

Pull a thread, pull a thread
Pull a red thread from our mouths
All I want is for you to know that something was real, that day
Standing in the road amongst the cops and outraged placards
Cause it was history repeating, it was history repeating
It was

credits

from The Lotus Eaters (The Night Terrors Tour Edition), released January 15, 2016
Vocals/piano: Jennifer Kingwell
Cello: Jess Keeffe
Violin: Lyndon Chester
Bass: Adam Rudegeair
Drums: Chad Blaster
Synth programming: Kim Lajoie

Written and composed by 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

Adelaide 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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