Wake Up

from by Luke Janela

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This song was a mesh of garage rock and classical, in a way that I had wanted to hear it for a long long time. The cello solo a little after 1:00 in is a "quote" from the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor.

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There's a sly lullaby for me, sitting up there in that apple tree.
It's been singing with me in my mind like a dream with me all the time.

I believe in the light I see retreating, the brightest star still gleaming in your fiery eyes.
I believe in your fiery eyes.

Oh my heart gets tired trying to start a fire from these smoldering embers,
once a wildfire, now a forgot desire I'm trying to remember.

I'm tired of looking into false mirrors. I go deaf listening to the choir of fears,
singing politely for their sensitive ears. Behaving rightly for invisible peers.

I want to feel it: my violent heart still beating
underneath the ceiling of a sympathetic sky.
I want to feel it underneath the ceiling of a sympathetic sky.

Oh my heart is tired from trying to start a fire in the pouring rain.
I could use a frightening intrusion of the lightning again.

What should I say to them?

What should I have said to them?
"I was lost and so I could not lose,
all the mysteries were of no use."

What should I say to them?
"I don't need to escape someday,
I am free in the triumph of today."

What will we say to them?
"I am not fighting anymore,
a casualty of someone else's war."

Oh my heart is tired from trying to start these fires in the pouring rain.
I could use a frightening intrusion of the lightning again.

credits

from TOMORROW WAS, released November 11, 2011
Adam Carson - Drums
Molly Allis - Backup Vocals

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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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