jubala

jubala

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an ambitious alternative/progressive rock quintet that fuses soulful melodies and intricate instrumentals.

Biography

soulful and melodic. ambitious and intricate. stripped and sensitive. jubala makes music.

with borderline obsessive attention to detail, sam (vocals), chris (guitar), zack (bass) and new members trevor (keys) and derek (drums) have arrived to quench your auditory appetite with their weapons of sound.

arising from the forests of half moon bay, jubala first appeared during the spring of 2000 with a few of chris's flowing guitar riffs and long nights of pre-halo era battle. six years departed, not much has changed. members and friendships reinvented, college educations, and countless quest-filled nights later, jubala has reemerged with a the release of their new self-titled album full of more than 50 minutes of music.

jubala has arrived.

Lyrics

This High

Written By: Sam Saletta

Saturday evening,
Sittin' with you in the park.
Nowhere to go so we just talked until it got dark.

I remember the feeling,
As we were just killin' time,
That I don't know where we're goin' but we're gonna be just fine.

We'll be alright,
just hold on tight.

All that we are,
What we've come to so far,
Well it's better than I ever could've known.
And all that we will be,
I know that'll still be,
Even better than that.

Remember the night that I made you cry?
A verse and a chorus revealed the things that you couldn't hide.
I guess it was only a matter of time,
The truth can be evaded but never denied.

Suppose I said,
When we're lyin' in bed,
And you're holding me,
It satisfies my soul?
And what if I told you,
That getting to know you has been,
Even better than that?

Never felt This High,
Racin' through my body and my head,
Yeah you take me by surprise,
Every time I breathe you in.
Our love is so strong,
So let's give it all we got.

Suppose I said,
That I Love you,
What could be better than that?

Never felt This High,
Racin' through my body and my head,
Yeah you take me by surprise,
Every time I breathe you in.
Our love is so strong,
So let's give it all we got.

Dear Father

Written By: Sam Saletta

Dear Father, it’s not that I’m questioning you
I’m just a little confused
My mind is open, and I’m wrestling with the truth
In my lifetime, I’ve seen towers and embassies
Brought down by blind faith
Call me rebellious, call me heretic
But I’ll never make that mistake

O Divine
Why do they fear you
Wish I could make them see
My Divine
I’ll never fear you
With all you’ve given me

I search within me
I can hear you call
A Faith not tested, well that’s not faith at all
In my lifetime I’ve seen battles, atrocities
Carried out in your name
Call it religious, or superstitious
It’s all just one and the same

O Divine
Why do they fear you
Wish I could make them see
My Divine
I’ll never fear you
With all you’ve given me

All our losses, all our gains
All the dreams we hope to attain
Eternal pathway to our fate
Is given to us to create

O Divine
Why do they fear you
Wish I could make them see
My Divine
I’ll never fear you
With all you’ve given me

On Stage

Written By: Sam Saletta

The sunlight crept in
Disturbed my slumber this afternoon.
Missed work again;
I realized as I looked at the alarm clock that I never use.
Last night I got high
Still movin’ kinda slow.
Oh, my head is achin, I got bills to pay
And I can’t find a way to get me out of this hole.

But up on the stage,
My worries are miles away.
It’s like night and day, all work but all play.
All I gotta do is let the music come and take me away.

Day after the show
So damn tired, I can barely move.
Passed out on the floor
I never made it to my room.
Every night I get high
And it’s starting to take it’s toll.
And I’ll regret every cigarette I smoke
A promise broken
I can’t find a way to keep me under control.

But up on the stage,
My worries are miles away.
It’s like night and day, all work but all play.
Up on the stage
My worries are miles away
All I gotta do is let the music come and take me away.

(Instrumental bridge)

But up on the stage,
My worries are miles away.
It’s like night and day, all work but all play.
Up on the stage
My worries are miles away
All I gotta do is let the music come and take me away.

Lost in the music it comes and it takes me away.

Welcome to the Fall

Written By: Sam Saletta

The youth,
complete their education,
union men,
forming picket lines.
the C.E.O.'s,
assess the situation.
they'll cut a thousand more to stay alive.
And I watch it come down.

Their youth.
are fending off starvation,
an 80 hour week and they'll do fine,
you think they care,
about their exploitation,
when a year ago they struggled to survive?
And I watch it come down.

Welcome to the fall,
Come one, come call,
Welcome to the fall,
Freedom for all.

No stars or stripes,
only dollar signs,
are you ready for the new world order?
no red or white,
it's only blue tonight,
the mighty giant shakes in its foundations,
careless schemes,
useless wars,
is this the dream our fathers died for?
somehow I don't think so,
it's over now,
the well is dry,
it makes no difference how you try,
it's survival of the fittest here,
the third world is the new frontier,
the third world is the new frontier.

Welcome to the fall,
Come one, come call,
Welcome to the fall,
Freedom for all.

The Climber

Written By: Sam Saletta

I have seen,
this mountain before,
Been living in its shadow,
It's standing in my path,
the time has come,
can't wait anymore,
I'm ready for this battle,
I've tossed and turned at night,
I won't come back to this,
mediocre existense,
I can't stand to be myself anymore,
if this is all I've got.

So don't look down,
Don't turn back,
Keep your eyes ahead and,
Don't lose your path.

Night falls,
full moon on the rise,
I can't see in front of me,
the wind is filled with ice,
I stumble onto stone,
and hang on by a thread,
with miles below me,
the worst is still ahead.

My hands like ice,
my legs like boulders,
but my heart maintains me,
keeps me going as it grows colder.

It says don't look down,
Don't turn back.
Keep your eyes ahead and,
Don't lose your path.
Hold on.

So don't look down,
Don't turn back,
Keep your eyes ahead.
Don't look down,
Don't turn back,
Take this journey to the end,
But check your pride,
you'll make this climb again.

Discography

"storm after the calm ep" - october 2005
"welcome to the fall EP" - october 2007
"JUBALA - jubala" - october 2008

listen:
www.jubala.com
myspace.com/jubalamusic
www.thesixtyone.com/jubala

Set List

1_ welcome to the fall
2_ dear father
3_ this high
4_ far away
5_ climber
6_ shades of gray
7_ what is?
8_ aftermath
9_ on stage
10_ spiritual warrior