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From the prerelease of the Julean and the Rai album "The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness", to be officially released in summer, 2017.

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First Light

Lyrics From the LP "The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness", 2017

I'm down at the precipice.
Door's locked, and I'm pissed.
And I've knocked and jerry-rigged...
I can't believe it would come to this.

Mike's probably sound asleep, or
Following that girl again, who wants
Nothing to do with him...
Sometimes you'd think he'd just 'pack it in'.


Been on my own six weeks,
Didn't even think to get a key.
Didn't think it applied to me, 'cause...
Someone's always gonna' be inside, and now

I'm locked out of the house again;
Stuck out on the porch tonight...
Someone better be coming in soon, like...
Don't wanna' be here 'til first light.


So I
Walk down to the coffeeshop
To maybe try to sit and have a cup, but the
Coffee-man was closing up.
Shook out the rug and the door shut!

Mom stopped by this afternoon.
Brought some clothes and a box of food;
Said 'They really miss me up at school', but she
She didn't speak of what she do...


Aw, but I can guess her
Apology by the gesture, you see--
Apologies are not her...
After a fight.

I'm locked out of the house again;
Stuck out on the porch tonight...
Someone better be coming in soon, like...
Don't wanna' be here 'til first light.


So many people sleeping on the floor,
You'd think that somebody'd be home, right?
A little thing I counted on...
A little thing I counted on...

So I'm gonna' learn to be a star;
Just a little kid with a big guitar.
And I'll break it out and play wherever we are.
I'll break it out and play wherever we are.

'Cause up against the buildings I project
That probabilities are endless...
No point in getting any less.
No point in getting any less.

But can I find my way alone?
Or will I only feel alone?
And can I at least fail alone?
Can I at least fail alone?

I'm sitting here alone, alone, alone.
Sitting here alone, alone, alone. Alone.
Sitting alone.
Sitting alone.

Positively independent.
Positively independent;
Because I'm all alone.
Because I'm all alone.

I think we're really alone.
We're positively alone.

We're positively alone.

Lyrics copyright 1995, 2015 Julian D. Rai (BMI); . All rights reserved.

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from The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, released June 17, 2017
Lyrics and music by Julean Rai.
Drew Sowell: Drums, additional crowd vocals
Julean Rai: Guitar, lead guitar, bass, Vocals, organ

Recorded at Dead Canary Studios in Englewood, Colorado. Engineered and mixed by Drew Sowell. Copyright 2015 Julian D Rai, Origen Music, LLC (BMI). All rights reserved.

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Julean and the Rai Denver, Colorado

Julean and the Rai is a genre blended, songwriting heavy, acoustic based indie folk quartet with a powerful lead singer and a wide range of sounds.

Founded in 2006 in NYC by frontman Julean Rai, Julean and the Rai pulls from influences from everywhere from prog rock legend Peter Gabriel to alt country songwriter John Hiatt, and bringing to mind musicians like Richie Havens and Ravi Shankar.
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