Occitan Reverb

by January Son

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Album title:
"Occitan Reverb" is the title of a poem written by my dear friend and favorite poet, Rodney Koeneke. It was published in his latest book, Etruria. He has graciously allowed me to reprint the poem in its entirety:

The leaf swings: I don’t hold it
it’s on to other subjects
once new, now pushed by low sighs
whose melodies are easy
I see them move in bitter air
though sweet in place and season
its leaves
that soon will prosper
the bad will be over
the sweet will enter my heart
it will be sweet there
in turn for each pain

Please visit Rodney’s author’s page to find out more about him:
www.wavepoetry.com/products/rodney-koeneke

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released November 1, 2014

LEAD ON

Alexander Lewis – lead vocal , rhythm guitar
Bozho Lasich – lead guitar, keys
Ian Worley – pedal steel guitar
Christopher Colebourn – drums
Daniel Chazin – bass
Amber Lind – backing vocals

HEART OF STONE

Ariel Davis – lead vocal
Alexander Lewis – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Bozho Lasich – lead guitar
Nick Perez – organ
Christopher Colebourn – drums
Daniel Chazin – bass

MINER SONG

Alexander Lewis – lead vocal , rhythm guitar
Bozho Lasich – lead guitar, percussion
Ian Worley – dobro
Amber Lind – backing vocals
Christian Whitaker – backing vocals

I BELIEVE

Alexander Lewis – lead vocal , rhythm guitar
Amber Lind – lead vocals
Bozho Lasich – organ
Ian Worley – pedal steel guitar
Peter Domenici – banjo
Christopher Colebourn – drums
Daniel Chazin – bass

THE WOLF (HOUSE OF A THOUSAND LEAVES)

Alexander Lewis – lead vocal , rhythm guitar
Amber Lind – backing vocals
Nick Perez – keys
Bozho Lasich – electric guitar fills

A TOWN CALLED PEACE

Alexander Lewis – lead vocal
Nick Perez – keys
Ariel Davis – backing vocal
Amber Lind – backing vocals
Christian Whitaker – backing vocals
Bozho Lasich – electric guitar, percussion

DIRTY WORKING

Alexander Lewis – lead vocal , rhythm guitar
Ian Worley – lead guitar
Amber Lind – backing vocals

I WON’T KNOW

Alexander Lewis – lead vocal , rhythm guitar


* all songs written by Alexander Lewis

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January Son Lincoln, California

january son is Alexander Lewis, a solo artist from the California Bay Area. His 2014 self-released debut album entitled Occitan Reverb embodies january son's mission to make lyrically dangerous, emotionally driven music. Inspired by the likes of Damien Jurado, Spoon, The National, Bon Iver, january son is lower-case country flavor, rock with a folk spirit, melodic darkness, and killer harmony. ... more

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Track Name: Lead On
I can’t wait to get you alone, Babe
We’ll fan the fire of the love we have known

When the moon and the stars in the heavens
Cast their light upon your face

That’s how I’ll find my way back to you
And stay there with you the rest of my days

Wild night calls
Lead on

I can’t wait to get you alone babe
Our fire burns in the eye of the storm

We don’t have to wander around in the darkness
We’ll follow the distant beat of your drum

Wild night calls
Lead on
Wild night calls
Fleet of foot
Lead me in to your quick sand, and let me go

I can’t wait to get you alone, Babe
We’ll fan the fire of the love we have known

I still beg at the foot of your temple
I hear the distant beat of your drum
Track Name: Heart of Stone
He tied a hanging knot
Around the wrong tree
He strode into the summer night
But never set me free

He walked upon a lonely road
But never walked alone
He kept this wicked woman’s soul
Inside his heart of stone

Baby girl seventeen
Pretty nubile Nile river queen
Castle down in New Orleans
And secrets buried deep
In a heart of stone

Don’t let me fall
Onto this hard heart of stone

I walked upon a lonely road
And fell into the night
I carry them all with me now
Like devils carry light

Don’t let me fall
Onto this hard heart of stone
Track Name: Miner Song
I don’t know, but I’ve been told
A miner’s life is mighty cold
Sleep outside in a stony bed
Up at dawn in the freezing wind

Family don’t know where I am
Baby girl and a boy of ten
If my dreams of them don’t kill me soon
I’ll strike it rich and be home by June
Home by June

Pick and pan and boots and luck
More dear to me than love and such
Stepped off the boat and into hell
But gold dust will my tears dispel

I claim this corner of the earth
To dig and starve and toil and hurt
I’ll leave this place a wealthy man
Or be buried with my miner kin
Track Name: I Believe
Well, I believe in the diamonds
In the diamonds in the sky
And I dream of fluffy clouds
And little angels floating by
You believe there comes a time
When men must open up their minds
But I believe you’d like those diamonds
In the sky

I believe in those diamonds
In those diamonds in the sky
But you’re not above denying
Solid fact for pretty lies
So if you join me in prayer
I’ll take your soul into account
And we’ll get rich
Mining those diamonds in the sky

If you believe
In those diamonds in the sky
There’s a love that’s strong enough to keep our Beating hearts entwined
Cause I believe in the diamonds in the sky

Well you believe in those diamonds
But they’re not the kind I like
I would rather have a ring
With diamonds big as apple pie
So you go on believing
If that warms your bed at night
I don’t need your silly diamonds in the sky

If you believe
In those diamonds in the sky
There’s a love that’s strong enough to keep our Beating hearts entwined
I don’t need your silly diamonds in the sky
Track Name: The Wolf - House of a Thousand Leaves
Could have known which way to go
Something ate up my breadcrumbs
Then I sat there in the cold
Spinning compass of my soul

Could have found my own way home
Felt it deep down in my bones
Yet I sat there all alone
Spinning compass
Even god above won’t save me
from the wolf

Could have looked to left or right
Close of day, falling night
When I knew, when I saw
When I cried, when I called

Said if I don’t laugh now
like I laughed then
My whole life would just cave in

Stand me up, let me go
Fold my hands, step away
Turn my face to the clouds
Taste of earth in my mouth

Wash your hands, bow your head
Nothing done, nothing said
Track Name: A Town Called Peace
This town is tough
But it ain’t giving up
If you ain’t left by now
You won’t never leave

This town has blown away
In a storm of age
And you and I won’t never sort it out
Till our souls’ release
Our town is peace

This house is hard
It’s made of bones and blood
And like our mother’s arms once
It keeps our hearts at ease

And when this song is over
We’ll go out to the edge of town
And think about those days when
We had no love and no house

Our love is old now
It’s full of cracks and weeds
And if you walk away before I
I’ll beg you back on my knees

And when our song is over
We’ll go out to the edge of town
Finally free of earthly burdens
We’ll have no need for this town
Track Name: Dirty Working
No one’s gonna touch me now
And I’ll just walk right out of this town
You say you’re gonna work me over
You’re gonna drink my blood and leave me to drown
But in this mean old desert of dried up tears
You can’t keep a man who’s already dead down

I been dirty working
That’s how I got where I am now

You’d think this filth and dirty deeds
Would get all over everything
But the fact is I still believe
In righteousness and bended knee
And I’m not about to cry, beg, and plead
I just ask that you let me be

I been dirty working
But I got by somehow

And this is not about hopes and dreams
Or anything else done dirt cheap
It’s about a man held up high
Despite all the ways I’ve been vilified

I been dirty working

You might think that I’m all right
When you walk over me in the night
I didn’t throw my life away
What could anyone say about a man like me anyway

I been dirty working
And may god forgive me now
Track Name: I Won't Know
I won’t know
Which way the tide will bend
In a world that’s spinning round
I won’t know
Which way the world will end
But we got today
We got today

There’s a voice
Out in the stormy night
That calls you home
That calls you home
But when our time
Our time has come my love
I won’t know

And when our time
Our time has come my love
To kiss this world so long, goodbye
No, I won’t know
Which way the world has turned
I won’t know

There’s a dream
Still there for you and me
In our hearts so tried and true
We set a time
We make our plans, my love
But I won’t know
I won’t know

And when our time
Our time has come my love
To kiss this world so long, goodbye
No, I won’t know
Which way the world has turned
I won’t know

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