Gemini

by Jay Arana

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This album is free for download as my music has never been about becoming rich or famous, but rather broadening the conversation about music and life. I only ask that in place of purchasing the album or tracks, please instead donate to:
www.casting4acure.com
A non-profit organization funding Rhett Syndrome research

"In his second independent release, Jay Arana artfully fuses his own brand of acoustic, psych-Folk with visceral Americana and sprinklings of Electronica. This album has the listener riding visual, poetic waves of imagery and heartfelt emotion, all the while maintaing a unique, seamless, one of a kind vibe"

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released November 2, 2015

Written, played recorded and produced by Jay Arana
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Studios, Boulder, Colorado
Album art by Mario Sanchez Nevado

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Jay Arana Portland, Oregon

Jay is primarily a folk/psych folk, Americana acoustic artist, singer/songwriter. He has played in a number of successful original bands over the years (post grunge era in the mid to late 90s, early 2000s) mostly in the Portland, Oregon area. He is a self-taught guitarist and plays by ear, utilizing a number of alternate tunings that add to the depth of his sound.
New album "Gemini" due out 2015
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Track Name: High and Dry
I heard it coming in the wind
Changed direction, headed back again
A thing of chance a twist of fate
Left to ponder what's in store for me
When there's smoke there's fire
I hope there's logic left in the rest of us
Daydreaming on my feet
That left me
High and Dry

When there's smoke there's fire
I hope there's logic left in the rest of us
Daydreaming on my feet
That left me
High and Dry
Track Name: Fair Oaks Grange
Oh keep my life on a straight line
Let my arrows be true
Cause I'm going to the Fair Oaks Grange
Wipe the leaves from the marble
Stare at the names
It's quiet in the shade
Quartz gleams with pride from the memories we've made
I'm going
I'm going
I'm going

Oh keep my life on a straight line
Let my arrows be true
Cause I'm going to the Fair Oaks Grange
Wipe the leaves from the marble
Stare at the names
Track Name: Racing to the North Side
Oak fires burning winter air
The atmosphere was pushing in low
Heavy skies chocked the city
Never said this life was pretty, no...
The water smelled of sulphur and the ghost of Giles was carved into the barn
Grandpa had a thirst for whiskey, gassed it up and drove him into town

There was rain
and the pedal in the Cutlas was down
Backseat grinning waiting for the hill
Where big dreams and honesty lived
Racing to the North Side

Bully Creek was overflowing about a mile past the old Bonanza Mine
Worked this land for generations
Immigrants, entitled types
Uncle had an El Camino, raced it up the flats with us in back
Ice-cold Gin and Johnny Rivers
Dancing til the night turned black

There was rain
and the pedal in the Cutlas was down
Backseat grinning waiting for the hill
Where big dreams and honesty lived
Racing to the North Side
Track Name: Gemini
There was a break in the line
Call of your dogs and go to sleep
Not knowing if we'll ever wake up
The water was deep where I fell in
It's dark at the bottom but it's tranquil once your in
and I
gotta get back to where it all began
A cabin in the snow
Off the grid away from prying eyes
A stream that flows uninterrupted and clean forever
Gemini was watching

I'm doing just fine
Don't need your help to navigate
We drank down our wine with dizzied hearts, longing for home
When Gemini was younger he sang to the planes in the sky
He knew something bigger was waiting just out of sight

and I
gotta get back to where it all began
A cabin in the snow
Off the grid away from prying eyes
A stream that flows uninterrupted and clean forever
Gemini was watching
Track Name: The Wait
Lying wide awake
Staring at the morning sky
The sounds of the day- scattered light through the blinds
On a coast she waits
and I'm dying to get there

They say lightning never strikes twice
You only live once so make the most of your life
The world was once thought to be nothing but flat
Don't tell me this cant be done I'm not hearing that
I'm going to get this last thing right
You know I need to

Blood boiling in my veins
100,000 volts through the middle
Like a time bomb ticking down
To that final moment of chaos
on a coast she waits
and I'm dying to get there

They say lightning never strikes twice
You only live once so make the most of your life
The world was once thought to be nothing but flat
Don't tell me this cant be done-I'm not hearing that
I'm going to get this last thing right
You know I need to

Oh, oh, I'm dying to get there
Oh, oh, I'm dying to get there
Track Name: My Goddess
Ahh
Light crash
Sounds from the sky
Solstice shadows come
Falling bodies disintegrating slow

You be my Goddess and I'll be your God
Have no regrets for the damage we've caused
I'll be your thunder and you be my rain
When gravity keeps us from leaving
When truth calls home
Track Name: The Mystery
Costly, contagious was the game
Broke down into smaller parts for all to see
Patiently waiting for change to come
My way.....
Collecting things to hide the bigger fraud
Returning to the constant I stand

The mystery of mysteries oh
Always playing at the edge of a dream
The valley spirit understands
You and I, we're making sense of 10,000 things
Ahh, we're making sense of 10,000 things
Costly and contagious was the game
The valley spirit understands that you and I we're making sense of 10,000 things
Track Name: The Quiet Ones
The streets are all empty with leaves in their graves
We steal all the dreams form their heads while they're sleeping
A sound in the night from a distance, my body is tired
They're killing the truth with their rhetoric smiles

I'm lost
Who knew this would be so hard on us
Your golden skin saved me from certain loss
I've seen the end and it's far from us
The quiet ones get to survive

Reversing the strings, then playing eyes closed
They judge with the shrewdness of wintertime Sparrows
Speaking in tongues no respect for the ancient ones
So self consume
They're killing the truth with their rhetoric smiles

I'm lost
Who knew this would be so hard on us
Your golden skin saved me from certain loss
I've seen the end and it's far from us
The quiet ones get to survive
The quiet ones get to survive
The quiet ones get to survive
Track Name: Seven Ways-Chaos in the Valley
There was chaos in the valley
Where no one knew our names
We can climb up to the mountains
We can hide away
Watching the world go on around us
We were standing still in time
While that cold northern wind just kept blowing that unforgiving smile
Landslides tear down the valleys and wipe away bodies and hope
Oceans swell up to chase us to higher ground
Leaving us stranded and broke
I can't change what might happen or soothe all your pain with one note
There were seven ways into this love
Seven ways this can go
There were seven ways into this love
Seven ways this can go

There was chaos in the valley
Where no one knew our names

You're a mover a shaker, the brightest of all the lights
and the love in your heart never wavers
You're always alive
There was chaos in the valley
Where no one knew our names
We can climb up to the mountains
We can hide away

Landslides tear down the valleys and wipe away bodies and hope
Oceans swell up to chase us to higher ground
Leaving us stranded and broke
I can't change what might happen or soothe all your pain with one note
There were seven ways into this love
Seven ways this can go
There were seven ways into this love
Seven ways this can go
Track Name: It's Been Dying To Rain
I'm taking the high road
Digging out of this ditch
In the valley below you know it's hard to breath
and I can't see shit
Back home they're reading the classics
Inflating the facts
The mystery of the old and the mystery of the wise keeps them coming back
It's been dying to rain
and this well is dryer than it's ever been
I'm digging deep through this dust and the sand
and my head stays thirsty
It's been dying to rain
Track Name: Seneca
The whiskey it was cold
By the fire we were told
and a storm had come in the night before
and we waited in the wind for her words carry in
eyes fixed on the flame dancing in the dusk
knowing time waits for no man

Seneca, Seneca, you're a high desert rose waiting in the wings
Seneca, Seneca on that lonely stretch of highway far from everything
We were four hours out of Prineville, seven hours from our homes
and the smoke filled, West horizon welcomed the evening in
She was all beat up and broken down
There's still beauty in her frame
She stays silent and waits for better days
She stays silent and waits for better days