Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day.

Tomorrow, we honor the Defenders who have fought on our behalf.

Tomorrow, we take a moment to say “Thank You” to all who have done what they can to protect those of us who stay home.

But today, in a very fitting and related way, my favorite singer/songwriter is releasing her first single!

The name of the song is “Smoke and Mirrors” and is a tribute to some of our defenders. If you haven’t yet heard this artist, you are missing out! I encourage you to head on over to her WEBSITE and poke around, she has some neat videos on her site where you can listen to her music and even get a sneak peek inside the recording studio where all the magic happens.

I’ve had the privilege of being one of the few to hear this song pre-release, and it is just beautiful. It has a bit of a darker hue to the music, underscored by the gorgeous cello that Brittany Jean decided to add to the mix for this song. I love this song. Though the sound is a little different from many of her others, it is still very characteristic of the beauty of sound and the care for lyrics that Brittany pours into everything she writes and records. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Brittany gave me permission to share the lyrics with you:

Smoke and Mirrors

by Brittany Jean

On a plane around the world
To a place that isn’t home
Wrack and ruin place he’d heard
Unlike any he had known
Young September went all wrong
It began 9:42
Thirteen hours until the dawn
When the gates were broken into

I saw fire rain down
On the other side of town
This is our war now
This is battleground
Heard the leader man say
Stand down, hold, and stay
They didn’t listen though
Our brothers’ only hope

Smoke and mirrors
I see you through the smoke and mirrors

Two were lost in the firestorm
Two fell in the fight
There wasn’t time to hope or mourn yet
As they fought to hold the line
For each other and for good
For the lives of those below
Facing odds they understood
Six watchmen on the night road

I saw fire rain down
On the other side of town
This is our war now
This is battleground
Heard the leader man say
Stand down, hold, and stay
They didn’t listen though
Our brothers’ only hope

Smoke and mirrors
I see you through the smoke and mirrors

They dropped him from the wall
But I’ll never let him fall

Long live the brave
Long live the brave
On both sides of the grave

I saw fire rain down
On the other side of town
This is our war now
This is battleground
Heard the leader man say
Stand down, hold, and stay
Didn’t listen though
Our brothers’ only hope

Smoke and mirrors
I see you through the smoke and mirrors
Smoke and mirrors
I see you through the smoke and mirrors
I see you through the smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors

Long live the Brave.

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The song will eventually be available on iTunes, as well, but they’re apparently cool with being fashionably late to the party!

Brittany has now posted the music video for this song, so I thought I’d come back and include it in this post, because it… is… AMAZING!

~ jenelle

4 Comments

NanJ

Thank you for sharing this, Jenelle! It is “hauntingly beautiful & sad,” with that Middle East flavor.
Yes, “Long live the brave on both sides of the grave.”

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