Live - Spring 2017

by James Junius

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Live at Sun Radio
SXSW 2017

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released May 17, 2017

James Junius: Vox, Guitar, and Songwriting
Tim Moen: Bass
Scott Blanco: Drums

Photo Credit: Jody Brown

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James Junius Austin, Texas

James Junius melds the honesty and integrity of a 70's singer-songwriter with the ethereal, expansive styles of bands like Slowdive and Ride. Placing deeply personal song against lush soundscapes.

He has begun the next chapter by moving to Austin, Texas, recording his debut EP, partnering with the long-time executive producer of television's Austin City Limits, Terry Lickona.
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Track Name: Rising Sun
This car could take me anywhere from under this back porch
And the stars die down on the edge of town
I wonder what it’s all for
Contrails phase in violet haze in warm summer wind
On this open night I’m wondering
When will life begin

(chorus)

Rising to the Sun
Rising to the Sun
Rising to the Sun
Rising to the Sun

City light in amber night on lone main street
The only sound echoing are my two tired feet
I shout out towards the distance
Where the stars kiss the grass
And I’m wondering in this burnout town
Do I have a chance

(chorus)
(bridge)

I could go anywhere
I could go anywhere
I could go anywhere

(chorus)
Track Name: Bonneville Backroads
Kid rides his bike on the summer streets of an unknown western home
Stares straight into the pale black sky he never felt so alone
Running from reality that he is not somewhere
Crying at the stars at night who never seemed to care
Those city lights like cigarettes burn so far away
Out here in the darkness where the lonely sagebrush sway

Chorus:
Bonneville Backroads
Bonneville Backroads
Where you look so young but you feel so old

He says to his girl babe come on
We’ve got somewhere to be
Get on this greyhound to the life of opportunity
There's nothing here there's no jobs left
but my heart still beats inside my chest
Let's get out while were young
Our songs have not been sung

Chorus

She kissed him in the glow of the main street neon sign
And said come on lets go we’ve only got our time
And as they passed the limits of where they used to be
Out there in the darkness they finally felt free

Chorus
Track Name: Proving Grounds
He used to stare at the lake full of stars
With smokestacks behind and westbound cars
And the wind blew down temples made of salt
Cross the lonesome Wasatch Fault

(chorus)

On the proving grounds
On the proving grounds
On the proving grounds

He swore he was alone in disbelief
Gilded temples with gold leaf
The Moral Majority they turn away
Saving their faith but let the poor wash away
He used to scream out, scream out to the dark
I’ve lost my god but I haven’t lost my heart

(chorus)

I’ve lost my god but I haven’t lost my heart
I’ve lost my god but I haven’t lost my heart
I’ve lost my god but I haven’t lost my heart

(chorus)