Emerson Rush

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Footsteps and sun on the porch
Quick down the driveway with his medical books
Low in the window, Veronica Rush
She’s not his mother but she brought him up

She sits in the front with her Agatha Christie
Twelve ancient labours in these murder mysteries
Of four grown children, they’re all still at home
But this one has her feeling alone
And it’s only in some fantasy that they might change his name

Her eyes fade when they all say, ‘He’s something else, he is’
The hedge at his side, no break in his stride
Why does he need none of her praise?

She watches till he’s over the crest beyond the corner
Might he look back to her for once in his life
Always up from falling in the blink of an eye
She rarely saw him cry, now he’s leader of the Lions

And the gardeners keep her lawn so nice
They wave him goodbye
Like he’s one of their tribe
Without a clue of her sacrifice

And she’s trying to read
But her eyes always lift
From the pages to the wall
To the clock making hours small
As the morning drains of its gold

In the clubrooms tonight
When the ladies arrive
In their strapless, tiny dresses
Why is he broad and bright?
And his brothers all skinny and slight?

If the team gets a win
They’ll be worshipping him
Like a half-caste God of men
And she’ll wear a slapped on pride
Cause at home she’s rolling her eyes

For Emerson Rush of the Lions
You all better hush, he’s arrived
Captain Rush of the Pride

I pull a face just to say his name

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from In The Lights, released August 19, 2016

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James Parry Hobart, Australia

James Parry lives in Hobart, Tasmania and writes independent pop songs.

He has supported such quality Australian acts as Alex Lloyd, The Gin Club, and Leah Flanagan as well as a hive of other visiting artists in Hobart.

James plays regularly in Hobart with his five-piece band or as a stripped-back duo and has played a number of interstate tours and gigged in the UK.
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