A Cold Sun

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I was sitting at Kristin's house looking at some chickens we had drawn on a notepad and the lyrics, "chickens on a pad" came out. The church bells from the Greek Orthodox church down the street rang so the lyric "church bells outside" followed, it was a Friday night, hence the first verse. The rest came out quickly after that first verse.

Rusty (keys) played a beautiful mellotron sounding keyboard part which came out of nowhere but fit in nicely with everything else. Engineer Jake Westermann (who also co-produced the record) came up with the 12-string acoustic part on the chorus, which was cool, because I would've never played that kind of rhythm. Well done Jake!


Chickens on a pad, church bells outside
oh what it means on Chicago Friday night
A Cold Sun won't shine

I can't tell a story if I can't find my brain
Cause fortune and glory can't be sustained
And I yearn for love, but I wallow in lust
The humor can't guide me back, I may as well fall out love

A Cold Sun won't shine

You probably don't realize you tore me apart
That's okay my friend, you've got to follow, you got to follow
you got to follow your own heart

A Cold Sun won't shine.


from Lamplighter, released January 14, 2014
Justin Jahnke: guitars, vocals, songwriter
Mike Meske: bass
Rusty LaRue: keys
Ryan Juravich: drums
Jake Westermann: 12-string acoustic guitar



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Midnite On Pearl Beach Chicago, Illinois

A 1981 El Camino rumbles down the side street, speakers busted, but still full of magic and life...Midnite On Pearl Beach emblazoned on the side.

Dark, dreamy, soulful rock-and-roll, spearheaded by Louisiana born, Chicago-resident Justin Jahnke, Midnight On Pearl Beach is Justin's take on psychedelic rock, trippy folk, and poppy rhythm and blues.
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