Rahi High

Rahi High

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

The Rahi High sound is soulful and extremely original. His music combines 70s style hooks with visual storytelling and infectious raw rhythms. With influences as varied as the Beatles (post '67), Duran Duran, Jeff Buckley and Sly Stone, Rahi is able to create a sound that is new and universal.

Biography

Rahi High's first band was The Four Hundred Blows, which was a soul/punk outfit that he sang lead in. FHB played small clubs and parties in late 90's Southern California.

In 2000 he relocated to Holland, where he joined Allice, his first band as a rhythm guitarist, co-lead singer and the chief songwriter. Allice landed a top 200 hit with the Ground Records single, "(She's As) Good as Heaven," before disbanding at the end of 2001.

Feeling restless for home in the post-911 climate, Rahi moved to New York's Lower East Side in 2002. There he started making a name for himself as a gifted songwriter in the local coffee house scene that was springing up along Alphabet City's Avenue B and C streets. It was also here that he bought his first acoustic guitar and started creating his own unique music style. Late 2003 and 2004, Rahi took time off from gigging to produce the Showtime documentary "Damaged Goods," which he also scored and produced the film's soundtrack.

In 2005 he completed his first CD, "Snapshot." "With Snapshot," says Rahi, "I decided to take it to the streets... Literally!" For the past year Rahi embarked on a busking journey that took him across North America, performing in cities as diverse as Montreal to Memphis, Toronto, Niagra Falls, New York City and the world famous Santa Monica Promenade. This has been documentated in the film "Not @ hmv," which will be released in late Spring 2007. In early February Rahi will go into the studio to record "Come to Light," his first studio CD.

Lyrics

Fly Now

Written By: Rahi High

Thinking to myself
How it'll be with you
Working all alone
My mind, it goes back to you

I wanna be with you
And @ the same time be you
I'm willing to let go,
If @ the same time you go too
I really wanna love you,
Get blind and high & open-wide
I know that we could fly...
Why am I so afraid of the sky?

Lying next to you
We laugh cuz you fart in the dark
Hoping you're a friend
Worried that this thing might end

I want you to be with me
But @ the same time part of me
Please know that when you hold me, I want you to still feel you're free
You gotta wanna love me
Get blind and high & open-wide
You know that we could fly high
But you're also afraid of heights

But I really wanna fly now, fly now
I really wanna fly now

Making love to you,
Feeling that we're one not two
Looking in you're eyes,
Hoping I won't pay the price

I wanna be with you
And @ the same time be you
I'm willing to let go,
If @ the same time you go too
I really wanna love you,
Get blind and high & open-wide
I know that we could fly...
Why am I so afraid of the sky?

I want you to be with me
But @ the same time part of me
Please know that when you hold me, I want you to still feel you're free
You gotta wanna love me
Get blind and high & open-wide
You know that we could fly high
But you're also afraid of heights

But I really wanna fly now, fly now
Don't you wanna fly now?

by Rahi High

River Round the Sun

Written By: Rahi High

A man comes from distant lands in search of what he cannot see. There he’ll find the man whom others say holds the key. “I hear what you’re saying, and I don’t mind praying. I don’t mind kneeling down. Explain to me what I must do… What must I do to seek the Kingdom?”

Diamond rings & golden chains, they really do not mean a thing. Give up all these things and you’ll receive the Kingdom in your heart.

A woman sits alone convicted of a deadly crime. A band of hypocrites charged she’s loved too much, too many times. “You hear what we’re saying, that she should be paying for all the things done wrong?” “What deadly crime has this woman shown?.. The one with out sin throw the first stone.”

See what goes around comes around the river round the sun. So judge not today, cuz what you mock, tomorrow you become.

© MCMLXXXXVI Rahi High

Summer Sun

Written By: Rahi High

I wanna love you
I wanna be the one
In the morning
And when the day is done
I wanna love you
Cuz you're my Summer Sun
Just me & you

Hey girl,
You're my Summer Sun
Like fresh flowers
When the springtime comes
But to love you, it's all I wanna do
To love you girl, you're all I wanna do

I wanna love you
I wanna play with you
I wanna feel you
I must confess it's true
We be laughing
Under the sheets @ noon
Just me & you

Hey girl,
Wanna be your man
We'll build castles
On the ocean's sand
See to love you...
You're all I wanna do… yeah
To love this girl
Maybe my whole life through

I wanna love you
I wanna be the one
In the morning
And when the day is done
I wanna love you
Cuz you're my Summer Sun
Just me & you

by Rahi High © 1999

Last Round

Written By: Rahi High

I just can't keep on getting up again
And each time I jab back I'm getting hit again

But in my mind I'm not yet old
I think this round I'll win for sure
Reality though, can be so cold
I'm never, never, never, never, never,
Ever gonna win

Time, just like old loves, I've watched it slip away
Pain, aches and sadness are moving into stay

But in my dreams I am still free
I'm everything I hoped to be
But life don't always go like dreams
I'm never, never, never, never, never,
Ever gonna win

You know, tonight might be my night
Where everything works out just right
And when it's time, I'll take the fight
And maybe, maybe, maybe I might
Be the one who wins

'Cause in my mind I'm not yet old
I think this round I'll win for sure
Reality can be so cold
I'm never, never, never, never, never,
Ever gonna win

But in my dreams I am still free
I'm everything I hoped to be
But life don't always go like dreams
I'm never, never, never, never, never,
Ever gonna win


© 2003 by Rahi High

California Sun (Demo)

Written By: Rahi High

Notes:
This is a demo track that I produced to help break me into the Nashville writing scene. After hearing it though, one prominent Tennessee lawyer liked my voice so much that he suggested that I switch over to the country genre!

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California Sun Lyrics:

She had the cutest face I’ve ever seen
But California girls can be so mean
This California world’s a crazy scene
My old man, he told me, “Be strong�

Now you’re asking me to tell you ’bout the big city lights?
And the lunches and the parties, but they don’t know I’ve arrived
So my friends think I’m crazy, cuz I won’t head back ‘til I’m a star

Chorus:
In the California Sun
Now my Georgia eyes have changed from red to gray
Still I don’t believe I’m headed home
Cuz the California fun has just begun… California sun!

She had the tallest hat that I’ve ever seen
This California girl was something mean!
My girlfriend back home said, “Be strong!�

She was asking me to tell her ’bout the girls on the beach
And the groupies and the parties, just to see where I’ve been
Still she says I’m not crazy, cuz she knows I will come back a star

Chorus:
In the California Sun
Now my Georgia eyes have changed from red to gray
Still I don’t believe I’m never headed home
But the California fun has just begun… California sun!

She had the cutest face I’ve ever seen
California girls can be so mean
This California world’s a crazy dream

Now you’re asking so I’m telling, it gets lonely sometimes
When the closest thing to ‘big time’ is parking luxury rides
Still I know I’m not crazy every time that I strum my guitar

Chorus:
In the California Sun
Now my Georgia eyes have changed from red to gray
And I don’t believe I’m headed home
Cuz the California fun has just begun… California sun!

Discography

2007 Snapshot
2009 The Blue Pill
His songs can be heard on Conscious Radio 104.8, and other internet stations, as well as Savannah Georgia's WHCJ 90.3 FM.

Set List

Motherlove
Wild Strawberries
Bernadette
Summer Sun
Fly Now
Black Barbie
Free
Last Round
The Road
Page
River Round the Sun
The King & the Wiseman