Song Journal 2012 (Vol​.​1)

by Inaiah Lujan

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This came about like most of my ideas, in the middle of the night. I wanted to do something like this for quite some time; in fact it wasn't until I made a list of all the songs I had written in 2012 that I realized I was already doing it. What we have here is a song journal, a collection of the songs I have written and recorded this past year in their earliest stages and rarest forms.

I have got into the habit of always recording my songs on my phone, it’s always on me and my memory isn't what it used to be when it comes to remembering newer tunes. It’s also a good way to evaluate and edit, and surely has been a major component in my song writing process.

Being that they are phone recordings, the tracks are varying in quality. Some of the tracks were recorded in a tour van while on the road with The Haunted Windchimes, some in kitchens and livingrooms, in bathrooms and near rivers. Any place really, that I could sneak away for a short moment to be alone with my guitar. Some of the songs you will recognize as being Haunted Windchimes songs or from my most recent project Dog Days, but before they’ve been fully realized and arranged. There are a few songs that I had even forgotten about, and some that take me right back to the place I wrote them.

It was really fun putting this album together; to see myself change, learn and grow through song. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Thanks
-Inaiah

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released January 17, 2013

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Inaiah Lujan Pueblo, Colorado

"Whether laying down some succulent psychotropic hip-hop as DJ Flow Nase, feeding off of severely distorted barre chords with the riff-heavy punk band A Poor Substitute, or lending distinctive vocal abilities to the peculiar and hypnotic "funeral pop" band The Mexican, Pueblo's Inaiah Lujan is plainly a restless soul."

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Track Name: All Is Dual 1/9/12
Careful what you wish
It's hard to live by another's word
All day wondering what could of been
Are you suffering?

You get what you want
Not what you need
Are you free?
Are you me?
Is this how you want to be?
Track Name: Seasick Seagull 1/15/12
Seasick seagull he's left the sea
Gone to follow his one true dream
Down to the city, a cold street under his feet
He's eating breadcrumbs 'coz there's nothing to eat

Sweet singing sparrow
Longs to be free
She's left the nest to follow her dreams
Down to the city, but no one could hear her sing
He's eating breadcrumbs 'coz there's nothing to eat

Homesick seagull found her tree
Asked miss sparrow, oh what could it be?
Without giving pity she slowly began to sing

The lovesick seagull
And the sweet singing sparrow
Flew off into their dream
Track Name: Devil Train 3/7/12
Waitin' around for something to give
It's hard to live by another's word
You're coming on strong, but I'm moving fast
Oh won't you get off of, get off of my back

I'm in to deep
Trouble in mind I can't sleep
Worrying my heart and my soul
Blues everywhere that I go

Waitin' around for my eyes to fall
I howl at the moon, can you hear me call?
Awake in the night, feel the heat of the day
Won't you get out of, get out of my way

I'm in to deep
Trouble in mind I can't sleep
Worrying my heart and my soul
Blues everywhere that I go

Get me off of that Devil Train, Lord
Bring me back home
Get me off of that Devil Train, Lord
Bring me back home
Track Name: Everybody's Talking 4/2/12
Everybody's talkin' but nobody's making sense
Ain't nobody going out, cause they can't even make the rent
Oh what do you do when no one's around
To pick you up when you are down

Just sing, oh that lovely melody
Sing away your misery
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow's just a lie
Ain't nothing gonna happen if you never even try
You know the time will come you won't have to question why
This I know for sure

Everybody's looking but nobody sees a thing
Everybody's asking but nobody's answering
What do you do when there's no one around
To pick you up when you are down

Just sing, oh that lovely melody
Sing away your misery
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow's just a lie
Ain't nothing gonna happen if you never even try
You know the time will come you won't have to question why
This I know for sure
Track Name: Rosalee 5/1/12
Rosalee my dear
Don't you have a fear
The night she's drawing near
The sun it will soon be here
Your life is tangled in the stars above
They wish you luck

On your journey to the earth
You must always put Love first
They'll be smiling at your birth
Rosalee
Track Name: Anything You Want Me To 5/20/12
Coming soon!
Track Name: It's Only Loneliness 5/22/12
I've got a lot of things to say
Better left unsaid
I'm doubled over seeing red
Can't control my brain
I get this feeling I've mislead
Didn't mean you any harm
I've taken everything you've said
Put them in my heart

I've played the part
I've made the start, I'll finish it
I'm thinking of you
Wonder where on earth you've been

I've got a lot of songs to sing
better left unsung
I've got a million things to do
Better left undone
I get this feeling I can't tell
Girl I wish you well

I've taken everything you've said
Put them in my heart

I've made the start
I've played the part, I'll finish it
I'm thinking of you
Wonder where on earth you've been

Don't wanna talk about it
Don't wanna scream or shout it
It's only loneliness I'm feeling

I've got a lot of things to say
Better left unsaid
I'm doubled over seeing red
Can't control my brain
I get this feeling I've mislead
Just my point of view
I've taken everything you've said
Put them in my heart
Track Name: Dog Days 7/3/12
The dog days have come dear
My heart has come undone
So I just sit here waiting
Baking in the morning sun

My mama died and left me
My daddy's on the run
I how I long to see them
When these dog days are done

The cities all are burning
The wells have all run dry
But I just lay here dreaming
Lazing under the morning sky

The dog days have come dear
My heart has come undone
So I just sit here waiting
Baking in the morning sun

My friends all died and left me
They left me with no one
Oh how I long to see them
When these dog days are done

But God has struck the hour
Come to judge everyone
But I stand there laughing
Taking in the morning sun

The dog days are over
But still I have no one
The dog days are over
I'm awake in the morning sun

The dog days are over
But still I have no one
The dog days are over
I'm awake in the morning sun

The dog days are over
But still I have no one
The dog days are over
Death it comes to everyone
I'm awake in the morning sun
Track Name: Song For Mal 7/7/12
He was no one born nowhere
Black glasses and short blonde hair
He was six foot six, had a mile long stare
Oh Mal you're a hell of a pal

Working down at the Cavern Club
He was nice but he had to get rough
He was just trying to do the best that he could
Oh Mal you're a hell of a pal

On the hunt for figures and things
Plug it in, pick it up when it rings
Getting more and more of what he could not afford
Oh Mal you're a hell of a pal

Get some paper, get a pen
Jot it down, repeat it again
There are seven virtues, seven sins
Oh Mal you'll get yours in the end
Oh Mal you'll get yours in the end

He was shot in front of his house
Gunned down by the policeman's rounds
He was just trying to do the best that he could
Oh Mal you're a hell of a pal
Oh Mal they can't hurt you now
Track Name: Spinning The Wheel 7/15/12
Everything's on cue
Has it's time or place
Nothing is left to chance or fate

Spinning the wheel
Of my own true will
Everyone's got a story to tell

Everyone's got a song to sing my dear
Whisper sweet changes in my ear
Below and above my one true love
Everyone's got a burden to bare

Am I a fool to think this wold is a dream?
You say you don't believe in anything
Spinning the wheel of your own true will
Everyone's got a demon to kill

C'est bien, C'est bien
Ça me plaît, Ça me plaît,
C'est bien, C'est bien
Au revoir
Bonne nuit