Saturday's Ash

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about

A few years back, after nigh on fifteen years living in the inner city of Melbourne, I moved with my family out to the country. We left behind the noise and grey concrete of the city and embraced the sense of space, the trees, and the abundant local wildlife in the hills. But living out there I also got an understanding of the harsh realities of the Australian summer, of bushfire season. Every summer, as the temperatures began to soar, a familiar sense of anxiety would creep in.

There was one particular summer that had everyone on edge. It had been a good five years since the Black Saturday fires but the days were hot and the fire warnings kept coming. Our place wasn’t far from where a lot of homes and lives had been lost.

I wrote the lyrics for Saturday’s Ash that summer. I guess it was my way of reflecting on what the locals had been through and trying to understand what it must be like to have to pull yourself up again after losing so much.

lyrics

Now you got me hanging on every word
There’s flames in the kitchen and all of my body hurts
Aunt Lucy’s in her nightdress
She’s holding my hand in the dark

And I can see my ghost
He was always close
While the fires burn through what was once virgin snow
And my fields they weep
And all my cattle grieve
While these rivers flow far from me

It’s been two months since the fire took my hometown
There’s shoots on the trees but everybody’s camping out
Cousin David didn’t make it but he did us proud

And I’ll find my place
Amid the tattoos and lace
While the sun burns through a new kind of truth
And my fears are so tall
I dream of waterfalls
While my body grinds on and on

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from Little By Little - LP, released February 13, 2017

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Sodastream Melbourne, Australia

Karl Smith and Pete Cohen formed Sodastream in Perth, Western Australia in 1997 and released four albums, four EPs, and a live album. Hailed by the likes of BBC’s John Peel, Melody Maker and Pitchfork, the band toured extensively across Australia, Europe, the UK and the USA. After going on hiatus in 2007 they reconvened in 2013 and are set to release their fifth studio album - Little by Little. ... more

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