Racing to the North Side

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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

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from Gemini, released November 2, 2015
Written, played recorded and produced by Jay Arana
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Studios
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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