by With Child

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Recorded live at Visual Arts Collective on August 18th, 2009, three days after returning home from the hospital following the tragic accident that took the life of my mother and left me with a broken face and body. With my jaw wired shut, still in shock, grateful to be alive, deeply saddened and in a cloud, I played my music. I suppose the show must go on.

Dedicated to the delicate, mindful life of my dear sweet mother, Karen Kristine Lindsey Jensen. All the utmost love and remembrance.


released September 14, 2014



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With Child Nampa, Idaho

Music project of Elijah Jensen-Lindsey, an artist and carpenter residing in a small town in Idaho.

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Track Name: Swaddling Me
I have felt me
I have become a thing
in the grass
a thing in the grass
I have felt peace
swaddling me
I have felt you

Oh, the dark feeble night
I have felt you
swaddling me,
the wind brings me
back again

I have felt love
afforded by all
I’m the thing laying in the grass

Breathing in air
breathing in all I see
all that surrounds me
Track Name: Before Life Began
I'll wake up all whistling loud
I'll make this day proud
and do all I can
to love all and feel all I can
I've been what I've been
before life began

Oh, this endless bounty
Oh, our harvest's plenty

I'll grow up like fertile seed
and learn all I need
to be who I am
and hold on to family and friends
to see all their dreams
come true in the end

Oh, this endless bounty
Oh, our harvest's plenty
Track Name: I've Learned
I’ve learned the strength inside me
I’ve learned there’s nothing to fear now
Oh, the strength to be brave,
to be eternal
to be a wave in a tide receding

To follow the moon
beneath the sun, swaddled in hope
surrounded by all, oh oh oh

I’ve learned the foundation beneath me
is built out of starry nights
Oh to be strong enough to be eternal
Oh to be brave enough to be in it
for all to see

I’ll grow my wings
I’ll make this day perfect
Unified by love, unified by hope
bravely in my love
cuz I have found you in myself
I’ve been given many strengths

I am full of ignorance
but I’m growing faster than I thought
Oh, won’t you be my maker,
won’t you be my nest?
Oh, won’t you be my lover?

I will make this day perfect
I will make this day sanctified
I will make all my friends my lovers
I will make my home what surrounds me

I am evil inside but I’m getting stronger
I am full of pride, but I have found
my strength
in you Lord
I am bringing you home to me
with everything
I am bringing you home a gift from the gods
my faith