Julian Koster,

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a couple of many pieces i want to draw to show my love of the orbiting human circus (of the air)…if you haven’t started listening yet, season one just finished up recently! it really sings to my heart, i can’t recommend it enough

The Music Tapes, “The Orbiting Human Circus” Lyrics

Hello again, friends! We’re figuring out whether there can be a booklet with credits and lyrics for people who buy the digital EP. (Those things will definitely be included with a potential future physical release!) In the meantime, here are the lyrics to the songs on the EP:

City of Lights
(Julian Koster)

Oh, here you are
and you’re all you wished to be
you’re alive and you’re
not alone
not alone in this.

So close your eyes
hear the whole world
call your name
and you answer
please don’t go
please don’t go away.

All I know is here
and now
and right away.
Call me here
I will appear like
light of day.

All of the words
of the songs
we all will sing
mean the same thing
and it’s not goodbye
and it’s not “go away”.

Mom, bye.
Dad, bye.

Call my name,
behold the strength
of my embrace.
All I sing to
hear my prayer
don’t go away.

All of your life
you’ve been holding on
to just one thing
and it calls you
please don’t go
please don’t go away.

J’Attendrai
(Dino Olivieri, Louis Eugene Bernard Poterat, and Giuseppe Nino Rastelli; arranged by Thomas Hughes and Julian Koster)

Lyrics available online. :) 

Where Evening’s Dream Goes
(Julian Koster)

Darkness, darkness, always comes,
Around surrounding everyone…

Simple angels falling from the sky,
To show the way back home where evening’s dream goes…

Darkness, darkness…

Darkness, darkness, always comes,
The lamps that lit, the night bells rung.

Simple angels falling from the sky,
To show the way back home where evening’s dream goes…

I’ve Got My Love
(Irving Berlin; arranged by Julian Koster)

The snow is snowin’
The wind is blowin’
But I can weather the storm
What do I care how much it may storm
I’ve got my love to keep me warm

I can’t remember
A better December
Just watch those icicles form
What do I care if icicles form
I’ve got my love to keep me warm

Off with my overcoat
Off with my gloves
I need no overcoat
I’m burning with love
My heart’s on fire
The flame grows higher
So I will weather the storm
What do I care how much it may storm
I’ve got my love to keep me warm

My heart’s on fire
The flame grows higher
So I will weather the storm
What do I care how much it may storm
I’ve got my love to keep me warm

And he was moving all these things around, and the whole time he’s talking to all the other adults, he’s the complete center of attention, and nobody has any idea that he’s doing this. And then he leans forward…

And his shadow makes a picture. And nobody knows, except for me! He was doing it just for me. And I climbed out from behind the couch. I crawled right into the center of his shadow…

And I fell asleep.

There’s something pure and infinite in you, that wants to come out of you, and can come out of no other person on the planet. That’s what you’ve got to share, and that’s as real and important as the fact that you’re alive. We were able, at a really young age, to somehow protect each other so we could feel that. The world at large, careerism, money, magazines, your parents, the people at the rock club in your town, other kids, nothing is going to give you that message, necessarily. In fact, most things are going to lead you away from it, sadly, because humanity is really confused at the moment. But you wouldn’t exist if the universe didn’t need you. And any time I encounter something beautiful that came out of a human somewhere, that’s them, that’s their own soul. That’s just pure, whatever its physicality is, if the person can play piano, if they can’t play piano, if they’re tone deaf, whatever it is, if it’s pure, it hits you like a sledgehammer. It fills up your own soul, it makes you want to cry, it makes you glad you’re alive, it lets you come out of you. And that’s what we need: we desperately need you.
—  Julian Koster
Phone Call from Julian 2016
Max T. and Julian (the Janitor) Koster
Phone Call from Julian 2016

JULIAN CALLED ME AND HE WAS SUCH A SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!

I’m still freaking out that was seriously the best 6ish minutes of my LIFE.
I managed to record it, so there’s not much to say about the call that you can’t hear for yourself, but overall, just, oh my goodness what a lovely person. He was so polite and friendly and it felt like talking to your best friend. Not to mention, he’s SUCH a good storyteller, something about the way he speaks is just so powerful and pulls you right in to listen, I couldn’t ignore any of his jokes. (Yes, plural, he told me THREE jokes!!) 

I didn’t get to ask him some questions like I had hoped, (I was planning on trying to get some show-related info for the fans) but I did at LEAST get to compliment him, which you’ll hear. He said I had a nice voice and I said that he did too, and that he should be on the radio, and he got SO flustered and grateful, it was heartbreakingly adorable to hear him be so happy that someone WANTED him to be on the radio. <3<3<3 What a cinnamon roll… #protectJulian2K16

Anyway, enjoy the audio, he was absolutely lovely to talk to and it really made my day. <3

(And BTW, @ichigo-otokonoko, yes of COURSE I got him to say hi to you like you wanted <3 Anything for you my darling ^u^ Love you, enjoy!!)

and ANOTHER thing… can we talk about leticia’s description of jacques looking at julian in like episode 4? like…. look at this shit: 

-I think maybe you are in love with him. 

-What? 

-Oh, come on, I’ve seen the way you look at him, Jacques, from across a crowded room. You look at him like your heart beat out of your chest, you know. 

like? julian x john is my shit , but? that’s adorable. could u imagine jacques letting julian off the hook for yet another incident and julian is just smiling beautifully like “thank you jacques thank you i promise it won’t happen again” and jacques just ?!??!!??!? ♡♡♡♡ ???!?!! what the fk cu?

i’m a sucker for that shit