The River EP

by Jason Allen

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1.
The Stand 03:01
THE STAND In these walls we hide Fifteen feet of darkness either side Freedom, we decide We believe in the fight We'll meet in the morning With a plan and a warning to ride Keep the home fires burning We'll be back at the turning of tides Caught the August sunset overhead Ghosts of former days were left for dead We, we decide We the people try We'll head for the heather And wait for the river to rise We'll break from the cover When the winds and the weather pass by Pray Invaders laying helpless on the beach Four hundred years of history out of reach Freedom comes in waves Feel this autumn haze Believe in the fight Believe in the sacrifice Wherever we lay down we create an ambush Stay 'til the weather will clear Stay 'til the weather will clear We'll stay 'til the weather will clear Stay 'til the weather will clear
2.
Winter Life 02:26
WINTER LIFE A radio in a greenhouse Church bell strikes for one The man who says hello to random strangers Beneath the pastel winter sun The calling of the robin Searching for a mate While wounded walls of limestone Cradle rusted iron gates Feeling pastoral 'Neath the pastel winter sun Under lonely hidden bridges Waters slip, swollen by the rains Racing to the towns below Downstream floods will flow Thus winter life is so Thus winter life is so
3.
The River 02:30
THE RIVER I heard the rain Before I saw it I heard your voice Before you called out I'm under no illusions We're in a dream now But I'm not sleeping yet Fearless in sympathy now Ballast for winds that still howl Call to the wild And the Gods in defeat When the river won't flow to the sea No, the river won't flow to the sea I caught a glance A vision we shared We're on a journey To Heaven knows where Feel how the ground is rising Is this a dream now? If we're not sleeping yet Simplicity comes to the free Drifting like leaves on the breeze Call to the wilds And the Gods at our feet As the river slips into the sea
4.
WAYS TO WIN YOUR HEART Introducing what you say In love, unknown Can't forget your name or face Real love or not? Unknown Name the place or time or day I'm there, if you are Don't forget, recall the ways Eerie, they look Alone And so it's unmade We'll take it this way So don't forget to find your feet In love, then laugh And don't forget to make the people you meet Feel loved And don't forget the time of day We clicked, we'd grow Sitting in a field of stones We'd love, unknown With promises made We'll take it this way If you don't forget me I won't forget ways to win your heart

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The River EP contains four laid back songs, written and recorded by Jason Allen during the winter storms of January and February 2020.

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released February 29, 2020

Written, performed and produced by Jason Allen, January to February 2020. Recorded in Somerset, England.

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Jason Allen England, UK

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Somerset, England. Jason has written and self-recorded multiple solo albums and EPs, the most recent of which (June 2021) is Natural Courses.

More information can be found at www.jasonallen.co.uk
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