The Dawn Chorus

from Unnatural Light (2011) by Chris Gillespie

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This track contains coarse language.


I’ve been up all night
lost and tired, lost and tired
And then the dawn chorus
begins to sing, begins to sing
“There’s no fucking way we will be beaten
not while there is still sun
There’s no fucking way we will lay down
not while I can feed my own
We won’t miss the new dawn
It’s dawn now, but not forever
So until tomorrow...
It was never easy for me
It’s never easy for you
And even if my will is gone
There’s no fucking way you will take me
I live apart from you
you can take the world and then it’s on
your shoulders
while I’m still alive
and the sun still rises
There’s no fucking way you will silence us
No fucking way No fucking way
There’s no fucking way you will bring us down
No fucking way
The Earth is mine
The Dawn is mine
The Air is mine
The Morning is mine
The audible space is mine”


from Unnatural Light (2011), released November 28, 2011
Written by Chris Gillespie. Bird photography Vanessa Keyzer.


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Chris Gillespie Sydney, Australia

An artist from the Blue Mountains of NSW. His songs are beautiful, bursting with observational yearning. “A fingerpickin’, harmonica playing troubadour... ‘Sydney’s answer to Bob Dylan'
(Dave Regos - FBi Radio) Gillespie is renowned for his song writing craft.
“I really like this tune (Unnatural Light).. it’s incredibly catchy with a little bit of a Josh Pyke vibe..”
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