julian sky

julian sky

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i'm a sucker for the radio hook clothed in good art.

Biography

not so recent news: i'm very fortunate to have been in the top 20 of the american idol songwriter contest season 7.

i've spent a lot of time playing bass for bands and artists trying to help them express their faith, hopes, dreams and fears. while playing, i felt a void in not sharing my own. i remember playing the bass line to sky machine at cohen stadium in el paso during a sound check. i wanted to see at least a couple of people moving to the song i heard in my head. i to wanted to change the world with some brilliant lyric given to me. very noble, but kind of hard to do with one instrument. while still on the road, i started recording in my roomate's home studio on breaks. this became the beginning of many songs.
i remember calling my brother from another gig in bakersfield discouraged from not finding a front person. every singer i found was singing their own material, so i had to start woodsheding. i had no other ambition for "these meanings" other than to set them free and hope they resonate with a few others. i was frightened at the thought of singing, but i felt a responsiblity to cultivate the creativity God placed in me. some people are given 5 talents. my mission here was to not bury the one He had given me.

Lyrics

like i'm leaving

Written By: j. julian and emily smithson

today is the day that i'm given
it's only our chance till it slips into air
i will smile at the clock that wakes me
i will laugh with the bus that takes us there

today i will take up flying
for the souls that can wear on the busy streets
i'll be writing my old friend robbie
just to tell him there's no turning back, i conceede

chorus

theres too many roads we're not taking
too many lost that can't see the sun
there's not enough kind
there's not a rewind
so i'll live, like i'm leaving

today is the day that i find me
satisfied, not defined by the clothes that i wear
i will take these near sighted glasses
and trade them in on a selfless pair

chorus
chorus

Sleepin In

Written By: James Smithson

connor moved west
he wanted to build airplanes
ben flew away on a plane connor made
while i'm still lying here with a promise
i even saw it stitched in these sheets

i tried to settle in
i turned on the lights
but i can't wake up
to the automated life
i still hear the sign
the alarm that reminds me
now is the time to dream

don't tell me to wake up
till i see through the stars
till i see you through all these fears
i'll just have to take small steps
all the way to the moon
till somebody tells me it's true
till i wake up in from of you

i'll follow it to paris
chase it through rome
i'll let it fan dreams
on a california coast
some call this sleepin in
but i can't pretend
that this wasn't made for me

don't tell me to wake up
till i see through the stars
till i see you through all these fears
i'll just have to take small steps
all the way to the moon
till somebody tells me it's true
till i wake up in from of you

till i see through the stars
can i open my eyes up yet

Discography

julian sky EP available at:

juliansky.com

Set List

Originals

Like I'm Leaving
In My Dreams
Sky Machine
Remember
Serene
Align
Blame
Clear these eyes
Static