Do You Hear Me

by Julyda

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    Emerging Indie Band described our sound like this, "For only two players an unanticipated mixology of instrumentation: bowed; strummed and keyed along with electronica are expressed in the compositions which cast a pall across the room fed through the haunting notes from cello to which the other spotlight is of the signature vocal that, with its control and breadth of range, captures the breath of the listener in its ethereal beauty."

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released January 18, 2019


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Julyda Minneapolis, Minnesota

Julyda is a Minneapolis-based pop-rock band featuring myself on voice and cello, and my husband, Sean Alter, on guitar, bass, and percussion. Layered guitar intertwined with lush, cello lines support the intricate and honest vocals. Julyda is an additional project from the bigger six-member group, The Blacksmith's Daughters. ... more

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Track Name: The Freeway Never Stops
The Freeway Never Stops

The Freeway never stops and I don’t know how.
Your words still have a power and I don’t know why.
I can’t relax I can’t depend on where we are and what’s been left.
Your words still have a power and I don’t know how.

Driving through the dark I turn on my lights.
Thinking what was said a thousand times.
I can’t forecast I can’t neglect on where I am and what’s been left.
The freeway never stops inside my mind!

There’s no place to go I could ever forget.
Who made this road and the life I’ve lived?
I won’t look back and can’t predict, where I was I’ll never miss.
The freeway never stops and I don’t know how.
Track Name: A Storm is Coming
A Storm is Coming

A storm is coming. The worst I’ve ever seen.
Head down to your basement, and pray oh God please spare this family.

A storm is coming. I see it in the eyes.
Of all who are anger, but never want to know why.
They bark like the wind, that’s howling at the door.
Don’t open an inch! That’s all it takes to lose control.

A storm is coming. I feel it in my bones.
A storm is coming. I feel it in my heart.
Track Name: Wants & Desires
Wants & Desires

As a girl I’d look up to the sky, seeing birds flying high.
Years would pass still I would want nothing more than to be like the birds and soar.

Is it all but a dream? Can I soar and be free?
From the life, I’ve created, from my wants and desires?
I’ll do anything, almost anything. No, I’ll do anything you ask of me.

We grow up safe and sound but stuck, so we blame our bad luck.
Look around change your heart and mind. Maybe then we won’t be blind
Track Name: Father, Father, Do You Hear Me
Father, Father, Do You Hear Me

The war of wars broke out in heaven.
The gallant Michael and his angels fought the dragon and his servants,
Threw them out of God’s kingdom into this world.

Then the dragon took his stand, and looked around his new playground. Called the beast out of the waters.The fearful people bowed and worshiped, afraid for their lives.

Would you fall on your knees, and worship evil before you?
Would you know if you had, or would their charm compel you?

Father, father do you hear me? I am one of your children.
How I want a place in heaven, but I worry I will stumble and fall.
Track Name: Justice Restored
Justice Restored

Justice restored in faith and light. What I kept store would suck me dry.
Revenge is cold and paralyze. Beyond the wrong I can’t get behind.

Like Israel and Palestine. I had wars for my peace of mind.
What settles me and sets me right. I stop clenching down and holding so tight.

So see it all, run it through your mind. Every scenario, every broken heart.
That cast the stone that took a life. Would continue ‘til the end of time.

There is strength in hope; there is hope in life. It flows through us, like day and night.
It repeats its purpose and lives inside. This gigantic puzzle we call life.

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