The Faraway

by Luke Janela

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Many years in the making, The Faraway is Luke Janela's lush, poetic tear through brambles and city streets.

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released February 10, 2015

"Comet In The Sky" and "I Couldn't Lie To You"
Written by Sam Janela

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Luke Janela Los Angeles, California

Luke Janela has been writing and recording music for many moons. He is a classically trained cellist, guitarist and singer. He has fronted 13 albums. All bare a distinct character and tend to defy simple classification.

His music is urgent and innovative, moving from punk to classical to electronic as a cohesive, contemporary whole
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Track Name: Valley Of Gold
Stole a moment
blind and quaking with fear
from a shooting star
that no-one else could see

We made it through the night
despite the tide
coming near
where we slept
by
the violent
sea

I remember walking the hot train tracks
of my old hometown
where we forgave each other
all
future
sins

In a moment of silence
we made that vow
we were happy
not to have
to
repent

They don't know
what we've come to know
and that's alright
it's just as well

Pushed my wheelbarrow full of rage
into
the Valley Of Gold
the walls of bodies
absorbed my heartache
and kept me
from getting cold

I remembered every song
I had ever sung
and I played them
with a crazed
heart

I remembered every bridge
I had ever burned
I remembered
every end
and
every start

and they don't know
what we've come to know
that's alright
it's just as well
Track Name: Comet In The Sky
Speed past the fleeing light
Chase back the distance of your long shadow lines
Every town we're driving through we're hearing church bells ring
Speed past the ringing bells.

Feeling so stuffed in like a cannonball
Listening to the radio, a preacher with a southern drawl,
Man, he's been saying somethings that aint been making too much sense to me
but since i left my baby aint too much making sense to me.

'cause I've been, high and lonesome
feeling just like, i'm just passing by
'cuase i've been, high and lonesome
feeling just like a comet in the sky.

And if I could make love to you
you know that every single one of my nerves would tingle
but i aint got no time for love
i'm just passing through these towns, weaving through these people

'cause I've been, high and lonesome
feeling just like, i'm just passing by
'cuase i've been, high and lonesome
feeling just like a comet in the sky.

Speed past the fleeing light
Chase back the distance of your long shadow lines
Every town we're driving through we're hearing church bells rings
Speed past the ringing bells.
Every highway hotel with a neon vacancy sign,
Speed past every new sign
Speed past the fleeing light
Speed past the fleeing light
Track Name: Take My Chances
take my chances
by and by
I have walked these streets
like
a million times
I will
take my chances
I'll be fine
don't you worry darlin'

I took my chances crossing burning bridges
I took my chance then
I'll do it again
I will take my chances
I'll be fine
don't you worry darlin'

I paid my tab then
I flipped over the table
got myself kicked out
just because
I was willing and able
to reject my jury
to choose my fate
to find my way out before it was too late

I took my chances earning five and dime
I took my chances I paid for my time
I didn't mind it
the quietest way
I just dreamed

I wandered the streets of this holy town
holy vacant sidewalks
holy rumbling sound
holy hawks a climbin'
the holy wind
holding hands of strangers
absorbing their sin
holy rolling idols
in their holy houses
all perched above me
and holding me down
where I held my baby
pulled in my doubt
we're going crazy
but we're holding out
I will take my chances
retrace my steps
I'll take my chances
on promises kept
I'll take my chances
and do it again
don't you worry darlin'