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Holiday

by Jennah Barry

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1.
Poor little bird, hiding your temper Pause and wait for an answer Corner the man, get what you’re after He sure can move, but he’s no dancer Board the door for one more night Kill the lights, till the dawn, always forever Come the morning, fly away Somebody else will love you better Sing little bird, no one is listening High on the hill the world is sleeping All in your mind, train like a master You sure do find the strangest weather
2.
Roller Disco 03:38
At the end of hot July 
Lay down the evening sun In the heart, off the main land On the wrong side of Canada I can tell, I can hear your thoughts For miles and miles across And if I listen close enough They’re not about me at all ‘Round and around to the sound of the radio Caught in a turn till I learn how to let you go There are things that I’d like to change I wanna start again I could wait for the glass to break Pray for a catalyst ‘Cause the ghost in me oughta find Who I belong to Hollowness I can’t leave behind I’m always in love with you There was a line drawn thru our love without any space between But this circle is my own, your line doesn’t end with me
3.
I know what I’ll do I’m closer than most to the real moon I can go outside and really see the light But lately when I walk I feel a crowd even if it’s far off Hiding from the signs You were never mine Call it in, take a holiday All I find is another doorway Did it happen if nobody saw? 
A whole life in a tiny box I know what I’ll be I can belong, I can feel at ease Shouldn’t be so hard, Wear my hair long in the wind I ride on ‘Cause lately when we talk I can never tell if you’re listening much Hiding from the signs You were never mine Around 12 o’clock I see a deer standing on a front lawn Looking very lost Staring back at me with same thoughts
4.
Walk on thin ice Pace around the sides See yourself slide to the dark 
Make a mountain Out of nothing nice See yourself climb to the top What are you seeing?
Deja vu Make it easy Big Universe Full of stars and cosmic align Old truth and lies Full confusion Ties you up in knots Always turning Never stop
5.
Little baby, are you dreaming?
Yellow leaves in autumn Moving shadows on the water And the last of summer Beams so bright All the world in golden light Everyday comes once then it’s over Then comes a new one See you in the moontime Moving shadows on the walls And all around the clear of night Beams so bright All the world in pale blue light Everyday comes once Then it’s over
6.
Rocket 03:40
What if I’m lonely?
 What if I can’t control it?
 What if I beg over the phone Late in the evening When you’re out doing something And I get the timing all wrong? You’re on a sidewalk Trying to be understanding Nodding your head Pacing the ground Or out in a hallway Rushing the conversation Checking that nobody’s around ‘Cause once that rocket goes barrelling Once someone is down on their knees Well, it breaks the peace And it’s never easy to stop Get on the offense Rattle the hardest feelings Forget what you said and do it again Truly be honest Not everybody does it Thrashing around, running their mouth
7.
Feel the air It’s all around you It’s all around me too Silver threads Gold and violet A million shades of blue I see morning You see light, line and shadow, space and time A looking glass A broken window Something lost 
Or something on the loose Seas of change An angry ocean Everything or nothing left to lose
8.
No surprise
 You ache inside You’re pink and grey and blue Tooth and wire and finely tied electric inner loops And I should know, The thunder rolls when there are things to do Could be worse, The curse is just this love I have for you As long as I get up and out The day goes Nothing good could happen home here with my mind closed
9.
Stay down Let the feeling do what it wants Know that 
It changes over time We are born Then years go by And clouds on the rise Spin illusions Everybody fights I took a long look behind me You’re gone Say when Stop the train and go in the night Moving Everything is fine We are born Then years go by And clouds on the rise Spin illusions Everybody fights

about

On the south shore of Nova Scotia, in a house she helped build, Jennah Barry wrote, arranged, and recorded the songs that comprise Holiday, her second album. With Colin Nealis, her “greatest musical partner”—and partner in life—she made the album in 20- minute pockets, whenever their brand-new daughter would sleep, resulting in a piece of art that’s focused, delicate, of its own time while seemingly of one past.



It’s been in progress a long while—the title is a hallmark of Barry’s trademark wit—and the truth of that progress is found in the gentle mundanity of everyday spiked with big life events like vocal surgery, and a baby. The truth is, Barry simply needed the time. “I make Grand Canyons in my brain I can’t escape,” she says. “The only time I can write about it is when I find a way out. The whole record is about ruminating.”

You can hear the ruminating from the very beginning, starting with the rueful waltz “No Dancer, on which Barry sings, “He sure can move / but he’s no dancer” before a swell of backing singers adds “Board the door / for one more night.” It’s followed by the first single “Roller Disco,” steeped deep in nostalgia, strings, and gentle sadness, a lost AM radio hit. “Ever since I wrote that song I had a visceral idea of how I wanted the whole album to feel,” she says.

“I wanted people to feel very far away, and lonely but okay with it.”

credits

released March 27, 2020

all songs written by Jennah Barry
produced by Colin Nealis

mixed by Jonathan Anderson at Protection Island
track5 mixed by John D. S. Adams at Stonehouse Sound
engineered by John D. S. Adams and Colin Nealis

mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market

Jennah Barry - vocals, guitar, piano, horn, percussion, casio
Colin Nealis - bass, strings, lap steel vocals, synth, clarinet

Jonathan Anderson - baritone guitar, vocals, shaker
Glen Patscha - keys, synth, organ
Jordi Comstock - percussion, drums
Michael Belyea - drums
Michael Sacks - saxophones, woodwinds
Addie Burkam + Emily Challis - vocals
Grace Adams - vocals

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Jennah Barry South Shore, Nova Scotia

Jennah's undeniable, rosewater voice sets a mood wherein even the hardest truths seem palatable.

Moving effortlessly between folk, country and soft rock motifs, Barry’s music sets her at the forefront of a tradition of women making music as strong as it is sentimental.
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