Return of the Woman

by Melissa Bryan

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    From the Huffington Post: "Return of the Woman‘s album cover shows an open-mouthed Bryan standing, cigarette in hand, next to a pink scooter on a grim street in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s just this sense of unexpected beauty in the midst of struggle that permeates Return of the Woman; Bryan clearly relates to the Bosnian people and their ability to live life fully despite terrible suffering and difficulties. Her song “New (Brave) World” celebrates the people of Sarajevo’s ability to find joy even while living in the midst of a war zone."
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I’m so sad about jesus There was a time when he held my hand I’m still looking for salvation And a way to the promised land Strummer’s singing on the radio But it’s a Marley song Says he’s looking for what I am And it sounds like it won’t be long But how can we find our freedom When all we do is fight And no one’s standing up now To make everything alright When they say it begins with me Well who the fuck am I supposed to be if I’m hard on you It’s cuz I’m hard really hard on me I took a look down inside And shuttered at what was there Like Ali I’ll fight Cuz everything’s gotta be alright Rise up lift up your arms Wise up put down your arms I’m so sad about jesus There was a time when he held my hand I’m still looking for redemption And a way to the promised land
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Return of the Woman is a joyful romp from girl groups to 70s punk full of hooks, attitude and smarts. Witty and passionate with a brazen respect for the song.
www.melissabryan.net

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released September 27, 2011

Produced and recorded by Darwin Smith
Cully Symington - drums, percussion
Joshua Zarbo - bass
Darwin - guitars, keys, weird shit, backing vocals
Dan Hoekstra - guitars
Terri Lord - drums on The Great Pretend, percussion on Days Past Long and 'Til Night, backing vocals on Wrecking Ball
Steve Bernal - bass on Bring Back Pete Seeger and Progress
Melissa - guitars, vocals and backing vocals unless noted
Ezra Reynolds -keys on New (Brave) World, Chasing Shadows, Return of the Woman, Bring Back Pete Seeger
Kullen Fuchs - keys on 'Til Night, The Future Don't Mean a Thing, Progress, accordion on 'Til Night, Vibraphone on Progress, French horn and trumpet on Small Stars, trombone on Wrecking Ball
John Wesley Coleman III - backing vocals on Bring Back Pete Seeger and Wrecking Ball
Dotty Ferrell- backing vocals on The Great Pretend
Trish Murphy - backing vocals on Last Saturday Night and Chasing Shadows
Girls Rock Camp choir - Terri Lord, Emily Marks, Jess Bee, Esme Barrera, Bonnie Spanogle - backing vocals and noise on 'Til Night.
Additional recording Lars Goransson
Cover photo Korhan Erel in Sarajevo.

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