"Sender" 

Semi-Finalist 2024 - Tamworth Songwriters Awards

I wrote the lyrics to this song more than a few years ago, when I was a younger woman first navigating the (now) familiar seas of love and loss. 

Co-written with my long term songwriting friend Mark Drilling, “Sender” features honest & raw lyrics on the themes of betrayal & ulitmate self-discovery.

Sender is also the first song I released with an accompanying music video, (which was set in the 1940s war era and such a joy to film) another time in our history when when many people weren't who they said they were. 

Sender

(Writers: Mark Drilling - Music & Jessie Che - Lyrics)

Verse
You started off so true
A man who lives in dreams
But things are rarely ever as they seem

Took a while to see
The double life you lead
Loving others can’t be what you need

Pre-chorus
I wish that I could stop my mind
From thinking that you’re lying all the time

Chorus
And I could
Return to sender
The lie you live
Return to sender

Verse
You don’t think I know
What’s going all the time
And the little flames your keeping on the side

I wished I’d passed you by
But I guess I’m not surprised
That I could find a real life Mr Hyde

Pre-Chorus
Why can’t I just my mind (I just stop my mind)
From thinking that you’re lying all the time

Chorus
And I could
Return to sender

Verse
Now is sweet release
I pack my bag at dawn
Just can’t believe this time I’m really gone

Nothing’s left here now
My heart or in this house
Sun shining, I start my journey South

Pre-Chorus
And now I can stop my mind (I can stop my mind)
Because I’ve left your lies so far behind

Chorus
And I can
Return to sender
The lie you live
Return to sender

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