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The Chair

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Alev’s ode to American writer, feminist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde and her text ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master’s House’. ‘The Chair’ is a call to arms and a critique of oppressive systems yet to be dismantled.

'The Chair' is the second single from Alev Lenz's third album '3' which will be released on SA Recordings on September 27th 2019.

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I once carried a man until I no longer could

I broke down and I told him

You should

But first I got him a chair so he can sit while I explain

Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it


And to make sure he’ll listen and show me some care

I cared for him so he will know how to

And I hadn’t yet spoken nor drunken a sip

We were told to move on so I shouldered him gently


Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it

For another woman who had carried a man until she no longer could

Needed a chair to sit him to tell him he should

Until you break that chair

Wait for you fellow woman to talk

To love

To laugh

To embrace

To rest


That circle won’t be broken

Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it

I don’t know how else to describe it

I don’t know how else to move on


Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it

I don’t know how else to describe it

I don’t know how else to move on

I knew very well to describe it

This is how we will all move on

I don’t know how else to describe it

I don’t know how else to move on

I knew very well to describe it

This is how we will all move on

credits

released August 16, 2019
Written & Produced by Alev Lenz
Vocals by Alev Lenz
Choir vocals by Roomful of Teeth
Mixed by Jas Shaw
Mastered by Guy Davie
Painting by Alev Lenz
Design by Aspa Founti & Tom Howe

All Recordings © 2019 SA Recordings
All Compositions © 2018 Alev Lenz

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Alev Lenz London, UK

Alev Lenz is a Grammy nominated producer, singer, songwriter and composer. Lenz’s rich catalogue of compositions fuse distinctive musical worlds into something that is authentically hers - compelling songs for both record and screen. Her latest album '3' (via SA Recordings) sees Alev distilling and extracting her voice, joined on 7 tracks by Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. ... more

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