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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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The Exchange

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

We had a party in the den downstairs
I mostly disappeared in the easy-chair
I was enamored by her fragrance:
Something by Givenchy they call "Amarige"

Now, it was somebody's home and not a party house
I tried to play it cool, but I chickened out...
She caught up with me on the front stoop;
Knock-knock-knocking on my aloof...

I had to make a move, tried to touch her hair
She wrapped it all around me
And we kissed right there.
She wasn't even slightly embarrassed:
Born in France and raised in Paris,
And our time is wasted.

Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

We made a date for the following night
She had a thing before and she needed a ride.
I got it all together and I dressed real nice...
I didn't really plan on spending time inside;

Well, nothing really happened on the night out.
I didn't know girls, and she kinda' found out
Spent time in the cold, cuddled up for warmth
Just hands and face, arms stomach and waist
And now she's leavin'...

Could we retain
The student we exchanged?


Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

Hey, I don't like to sound like the boy who falls
But I stumble down the stairs ev'ry time she calls'
There's a feelin' in my belly like a lizard who crawls
Can't sleep can't eat can't think at all

I'm gonna' meet her downtown at the coffeehouse
Sit down for a minute, but we'll both slide out
Down in the deepest dark corners of town
But it's too late now, 'cause she's headed out
Now she's leavin'.


Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

I can't picture her leavin'...
And me afterward, just breathin' in
The scent of her, just lin-gerin'
Hey I just
Can't stand waitin' for the shoe to fall
You'd betta' give me somethin'
Or it's nuthin' at all, Hey-

Hey, I don't like to sound like the boy who falls
But I stumble down the stairs ev'ry time she calls'
There's a feelin' in my belly like a lizard who crawls
Can't sleep can't eat can't think at all

I'm gonna' meet her downtown at the coffeehouse
Sit down for a minute, but we'll both slide out
Down in the deepest dark corners of town
But it's too late now, 'cause she's headed out
Now she's leavin'.

Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

Could we retain
The student we exchanged?

Lyrics copyright 1996, 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, trumpets
Tony Milano: Lead guitar
Julean Rai: Guitar, bass, vocals

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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