Ukiyo​-​e One |Back Alley|

by James Junius

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u·ki·yo-e:
浮世絵
a school of Japanese art depicting subjects from everyday life
"pictures of the floating world"

These song are inspired by that idea

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released February 18, 2015

Recorded in the Eccles Center 2/04/2015
Wrote||Engineering: James Junius

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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: Back Alley
Back alley of a Chinese restaurant on the newest day of the year
The sun ebbed amethyst refracting my oldest fears
And in the Dionysian night before at a party all alone
From a gilded high-rise I watched fireworks purge the year Id known

And sinking down those clouded streets in canyons of steel cold glass
The neon lights paled off the eyes of the vernal ones I passed
And though the snow was stained with soot the number was anew
In dawn's light an ambered blue jay passed me flew

Fell asleep I dreamt a plea of holy Shangri-La
Awoke the same a gaunt frame with all my forlorn flaws
Is the New Year new anymore?
We've seen this film before
Is the New Year new anymore?
We've seen this film before

And now I stand trash bag in hand englowed by the sunset
And like the snow I watch the flow of lives hallowed with regret
Plumes of white haze dying light as north birds fly

I hear the yell from the bell inside the restaurant door
I dont want to start, I dont want to start anymore, I dont want to start
I dont want to start, I dont want to start anymore, I dont want to start
Track Name: Wild Mountain Thyme
Oh, the summer time is coming,
And the trees are sweetly blooming,
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.
Will you go, lassie, will you go?

And we'll all go together
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather,
Will you go, lassie, go?

I will build my love a tower
By yon clear and crystal fountain,
And all around the bower,
I'll pile flowers from the mountain.

Will you go, lassie, will you go?
If my true love, she won't have me,
I will surely find another
To pull wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather.
Will you go, lassie, will you go?

Oh, the summertime is coming
And the trees are blooming
And the wild mountain thyme
Grows around the blooming heather.
Will you go, lassie, will you go?