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Aurora 15​:​34

by La Société Expéditionnaire

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Elijah McClain was murdered at the hands of Aurora Colorado authorities. The bodycam footage of the incident at 15:34 is particularly revealing.

Folk Radio UK "Song of the Day"
www.folkradio.co.uk/2022/08/lewis-and-clarke-aurora-elijah-mcclain/

lyrics

We saw him yesterday
Elijah was on his way
Glowing and whippet-thin
Floating above the fray
Beating his heart is free
Sight and simplicity
Dancing and violins
Bright eccentricity

Quiet and healing soul
A gentleman we are told
Promise in every fold
Extending a hand to hold
He was kind

Innocent and subdued
Motive is misconstrued
Pleading with gratitude
Celestial latitude
In a kinetic tide
Particles energized
Speeding into the night
Atoms as we collide

Falling in front of our eyes
Justice is silent and going blind
So many innocent lives
Taken with violence and by design

This is our time
Now we arrive
The answer is opening

In the Aurora night
Calling out for his life
They took it just the same
Lest we forget his name
For Elijah

credits

released August 30, 2022
Lou Rogai: Vocals, Guitar, Fender Rhodes, Piano,
Julian Rogai: Double Bass
Fred Griggs: Drums
Joannie Topper: Violin 1
James Finegan: Violin
Renee Warnick: Viola
Daniel Delaney: Cello
Paul Arbogast: Trombones
Jay Rattman: Flutes

Composed, Arranged and Produced by Lou Rogai
Engineered by:
Lou Rogai at Customer Service,
Don Sternecker at Mixolydian,
Daniel Smith at Sounds Familyre
Strings conducted by Joshua Stamper
Mixed by Don Sternecker at Mixolydian
Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios
Executive Producer: Laura Grablutz
Cover art: Robert Stark

2022 Lou Rogai / Salted Feather Songs ASCAP

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We are an independent record label founded in 2006. We are inspired by the spirit of Dischord, Factory Records, Stax Records, and Art Monk Construction. Our focus is on emerging artists, community, and authenticity of process. We cultivate recordings as rough gems, "avoir du cachet"; full of character, pristine, rare...but never precious.

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