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Sean Lennon Released A Song Co-Written With Carrie Fisher


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Sean Lennon, the progeny of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, is very present on social media, he posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, and he released a brand new song, just two months after a tragic event which greatly affected his life. ‘Bird Song_R2’ was co-written with Carrie Fisher, who died on December 27th last year, and Sean was a close friend of hers. This is what he wrote when she died: ‘I can honestly say that Carrie was one of the best and closest friends I’ve ever had in my life. She was the smartest, funniest, kindest, and most generous person I have ever known. My heart is completely and permanently broken. This is the kind of loss that you never recover from.’

And this is what he wrote to describe the new song:

‘Carrie and I wrote this song years ago. When she died I just felt I had to record it. This is only a demo unmixed, we only had a few hours to record it. But the lyrics she wrote with me I think are marvelous. Carrie and I used to stay up til dawn chatting and pontificating about life. They were my best moments. Anyway… we wrote a song about staying up too late and hearing the birds sing. Willow Smith is a prodigal angel and was generous enough to lend her golden voice to this little tune.’

The piano-driven slow tempo song sounds like a lullaby, sung with a very wide-eyed Beatles-que vibe — think ‘Because’ and its saturated vocal harmonies. It starts like a sort of intimate cabaret tune, sounding so intimate that you can almost imagine Sean Lennon sitting behind his piano, but when his voice and Willow Smith’s harmonize loudly, it turns into a real tragedy. It’s a heartfelt and pretty song… When Across the universe is both a Beatles song and a homage to a princess in the stars

Here are the lyrics:
‘Love comes on cat’s feet
It circles the corners
It sits by the window and whispers…
‘Mine! Your mine! all mine!’
My arm fell asleep
And dreamt it was your arm
Hush lest we break the spell, oh well, oh well..
It’s all so wrong
To greet the dawn
The birds sing that awful song saying
‘You don’t belong here!’

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