Unity

by Justin Justice

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Unity: an album by Justin Justice and Tom Jensen. This is the 12 track, original version, released in 2008.

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released December 16, 2008

Justin Justice, music.
Tom Jensen, words.
Justin Justice, performances and recording.

This LP and its digital audio files are Copyright ℗ 2008 James Donivan Justice II. All Rights Reserved.

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Justin Justice Charlotte, North Carolina

Justin Justice is a songwriter from the United States. He also records under the artist name Crayon Nation.

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Track Name: Let Down
Who'd have thought that a pair of faded blue jeans would bring me to my knees?
Who'd have thought after I let her in she'd do just what she pleased?

An angel on the outside, the Devil within
I would soon discover

Well, I guess they're right
It just goes to show
You can never judge a book by its cover

I've done something I had told myself
I would never do
Before you proved your love I put all my trust in you

I believed your lies and dried your eyes
And to my surprise
You took me for a ride; a ride I'll never take again

Can you see me frown as you're leaving town?
The truth has been found
You spun me around
You let me down again

Such a beautiful smile, yet eyes full of deceit
You said that you loved me
All the while you were just lying through your teeth

I'd like to follow you, telling everyone I see: be careful of this girl
Look what she did to me

Who'd have thought that a pair of faded blue jeans could bring me to my knees?
Who'd have thought after I let her in she'd do just what she pleased?

An angel on the outside, the Devil within
I would soon discover

Well I guess they're right
It just goes to show
You can never judge a book by its cover

I've done something I told myself I would never do
Before you proved your love I put all my trust in you
Track Name: Last Cup of Coffee
It's just another morning as the sun comes up again
Take your first sip of coffee, say hello to your friend
Take a peek at the paper; any good news today?
But it seems like nothing's going on, so face-down it will stay

Eight-o-clock in the morning and your job cries out your name
Sitting down at your computer but something is gonna change
Another sip of coffee, but your papers stay in your drawer
So many places you'd rather be

And then you see a sight among sights
You arise from your seat
As you feel the ground beneath your feet crumbling
And you're still sitting here, on the sixty-sixth floor
You should've watched the sunrise
Could have been living for more
But today it is marked as your day to die
As two tears, they form in your eyes

It was just another morning
Yeah, the sun came up again
Took one last sip of coffee, said hello to your friend
How could today have really been any better?

But then you saw the sight among sights
That sight that blinds your eyes
And you felt the ground beneath your feet crumbling
And you were just sitting there, on the sixty-sixth floor
Hoping a miracle came, hoping you'd live just one day more
But today it was marked as the start of the end
We can't go backwards ever again

And you were just sitting there, on the sixty-sixth floor
Hoping a miracle came, hoping you'd live just one day more
But today it is marked as the start of the end
We can't go backwards ever again
Track Name: The Nature of Man
You set her up for a fall, yeah
And she wasn't ready to be let down
You left her feeling so small, yeah
She felt like she got put down

But soon she sees it was never meant to be
As so painfully she finds out about your history

It's not a name, it's not a face, it's not a time, and it's not a place
It's just the nature of man
She could never understand
It's not a game, and no one's to blame
But she feels the shame and carries the weight
It's just the nature of man
She could never understand
It's just the primal urge; the way of the earth

A thrill can come in many forms, yeah
And you can get it just about anywhere
When you go looking for fun
You just might find that fun someone if you really don't care

And soon she will see it was never meant to be
As so painfully she finds out about your ways and means

It's not a name, it's not a face, it's not a time, it's not a place
It's just the nature of man
She could never understand
It's not a game, and no one's to blame
But she feels the shame and carries the weight
It's just the nature of man
She could never understand
It's just the primal urge; the way of the earth

It's not a name, it's not a face, it's not a time, and it's not a place
It's just the nature of man
She could never understand
It's not a game, and no one's to blame
But she feels the shame and carries the weight
It's just the nature of man
She could never understand
It's just the primal urge
It's the way of the earth
Track Name: Water Flesh and Bone
Should I go to San Francisco?
I'm getting sick and tired of the snow

I've been stuck around here
For all my years
And I've been thinking: I better go

There's not much that I'd be leavin'
Except the one person I believe in
And maybe that's the reason
Maybe it's time to let her go

For every day that she waits
The closer I come to slipping away

I thought that we were soulmates
But I don't feel as strong about her today as I did yesterday

And I'm still waiting
But I'm barely holding on
My mind, it keeps debating over whether I'm right or I'm wrong
But every time I try to write she becomes the subject of my song
And I'm still waiting
But I think that this time
I might have been waiting too long

She held the hands that helped mold me
Into what I now am
She was my inspiration
Turned the key that drove me away from a dark and desolate land
She was my motivation
But we all know
That life doesn't always go in the way
The way in which you had it planned

Some mornings you feel like you're on top of the world
While other times, you're the damned of the damned

So this morning I asked myself:
Should I go?
Could I go?

And I'm still waiting
But I'm barely holding on
My mind, it keeps debating over whether I'm right or I'm wrong
But every time I try to write she becomes the subject of my song
And I'm still waiting
But I think that this time
I might have been waiting too long
Track Name: Fresco
I've been waiting for a night like tonight
For so very, very long
Sitting here
Studying the portrait of my life
Wondering where the artist went wrong

So why does my sketch in black and white
Contain so many deep, dark shades of grey?
My life before today
Had left me feeling sad and blue

When I'm with you
I never want to say goodbye
To a face so beautiful the angels sigh
I think of you in thoughts so kind
I painted your picture
It took me some time

You are the one that makes my life worth living
Yours is the last face I see before I fall asleep
You'll never be the one to break my heart
Never leave me alone to weep

Now all thoughts of retracing my past
They have become erased
And I live within your eyes
With each new line I'm redefined
Every time I draw your face

When I'm with you
I never want to say goodbye
To a face so beautiful the angels sigh
I think of you in thoughts so kind
I painted your picture
I could paint it blind

I drink to your health as I raise my glass
Toasting to a future that has not yet passed
As time flies by and I stare above
I believe only in you: my muse, my love

Now all thoughts of retracing my past
They have become erased
And I live within your eyes
With each new line I'm redefined
Every time I draw your face

When I'm with you
I never want to say goodbye
To someone so beautiful the angels sigh
I think of you in thoughts so kind
I painted your picture..

When I'm with you
I never want to say goodbye
To someone so beautiful the angels sigh
I think of you in thoughts so kind
I painted your picture..

Hang it in my mind
Track Name: Little Bird
Wandering deep inside my own fascination
Gathering all my strength just to open up the door
Close my eyes with a little hesitation
Knowing I'll never hear your music anymore

How could someone so dear to me keep me so confused
And from the truth for so long
Whispering of love when she was so near to me
When deep inside she knew it was only a song

Oh, little bird
Sing what's in your heart
Never sing a song that should never have been heard
Oh, little bird, you turned your trickery into an art
Humming a melody these ears should never have heard
Oh, little bird

(Interlude)

Oh, little bird
Sing what's in your heart
Never sing a song that should never have been heard
Oh, little bird, you turned your trickery into an art
Humming a melody these ears should never have heard
Oh, little bird
Track Name: Dead End
I know who you are
And who you wanna be
I know you're entrapped
And you want to be free

You can't put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today
We've had this talk so many times before; there's not much more I can say
When the days become years you'll know that it's true
You'll look back and say: why didn't I listen to you

I've been down that road
Let me tell you, my friend
That sooner or later, you will see a dead end
And the road will deceive you with its ups and its downs
It's so hard to find direction with your head spinning round

You found a hole in the sky
But it's so lonesome there
Even when you gaze down, you still feel no fear
Come on my darling
It's time to turn the page
The only way you're not dying is from old age

I've been down that road
Let me tell you, my friend
That sooner or later, you will see a dead end
And the road will deceive you with its ups and its downs
It's time to get it together, turn your life around

Two years later
I'd hoped to see you again
But I couldn't make it
So some flowers I'll send
I tried to convince you
But you wouldn't bend
So sorry for you
Now you'll never mend

I've been down that road
And I told you, my friend
But sooner, not later, you saw the dead end
And the road has deceived you with its ups and its downs
It's just so sad
I'll never see you around
Track Name: One Slip of the Knife
Whenever you feel down
When in your mind you feel truly alone
Take a walk among the dead; read each name upon each stone
If your eyes don't change
Join them in name, join them in spirit
Be one and the same

From some pains you can never run away
Though sometimes forgotten, the scars will always stay
For sometimes it seems like there's no escape
And yet all it takes is one simple mistake
To burn down the mansion you've built
To knock the clown down off his stilts

But don't let your judgement fail you
Know what you're finding before it's found
Don't ever let your cross nail you
A weight so heavy it'll drag you down
And when your inner voice seems to have no sound
And all this pain builds up inside
You are here, alone, with no one around
One thought stalks you: there's nowhere left to hide

And on the table lies a 12-inch blade
As night creeps in, as black as a spade
Would it really matter
One slip of the knife
Would anyone notice
A worthless life
She lies on the floor
Her last thought so guilted
Clutching a rose
Now fallen and wilted
Track Name: In the Pouring Rain
Look into my heart
Look inside your soul
Do you see they are the same?

Have you ever gazed beneath my eyes
And what I attempt to hide
Just like a children's game?

My emotions tell me to tell you I love you
But my mind is scared of the pain

'Cause what if when I tell you you're my sunshine it begins to rain?

Since I fell in love with you I've never been the same
When the world is quiet I still hear your name
When I am by your side
I feel no pain
I am warm and dry in the pouring rain

Look into my heart
Look inside your soul
Do you feel the warmth of a fire, burning out of control?

My emotions tell me to tell you I love you
But my mind is scared of the pain

What if when I tell you you're my sunshine it begins to rain?

Since I fell in love with you I've never been the same
When the world is quiet I still hear your name
When I am by your side
I feel no pain
I am warm and dry in the pouring rain

Since I fell in love with you I've never been the same
When the world is quiet I still hear your name
When I am by your side
I feel no pain
I am warm and dry in the pouring rain
Track Name: Unity
Sometimes when I look into your eyes
I feel I've been reborn
And yet, other times I can feel my heart become colder, broken and torn
There is no greater pain than in letting what you want slip right through your fingertips
Sometimes it haunts, and sometimes it hurts
But the burning of your heart it still lingers
Like the touch of her lips

What I feel I might not always say
But I need you tonight as much as I needed you today
Like a river, overflowing
You know my love for you it is still growing
Let us hope it never fades away

And that is why I say:
Unity
You and me, together
Soon we'll see if we can be
Forever for one
For one and another
Or else never will a true love ever be discovered

Let me bend you and shape you into what I want you to be:
A soulmate, a friend
A lover of life for my whole life
'Till its end

My whole conscience and my guide
A true mirror to my inside
My eternal, undying spring
Remember: from nothing comes everything
Comes everything

And that is why I pray:
Unity
You and me, together
Soon we'll see if we can be
Forever for one
For one and another
Or else never will a true love ever be discovered

My delicate flower
Giving me a garden in the wintry snow
Take me and show me exactly where you'd like me to go
We both know that I'd follow just given the word
And as soon as I cried from the years of lifted sorrow
You'd be given the world

Unity
You and me, together
Soon we'll see if we can be
Forever for one
For one and another
Unity
You and me, together
Soon we'll see if we can be
Forever for one
For one and another
Or else never will a true love ever be discovered
Or else never will a true love ever be discovered
Track Name: Clean Wipe to the Slate
As you're getting sleepy in your bed
Busy staring at the walls
My head is still spinning
As I'm pacing up and down the halls

I just need one more line
Only one more verse
When I finally fall asleep
It only gets worse

Yeah, lately I've been losing faith
Been having trouble thinking straight
What I thought I'd found has been misplaced

What I've been giving out, well I finally got a taste
Woke up and I couldn't see my face

Time to take a clean wipe to the slate
The past has now been erased
No right path to follow
No lines left to trace
I see no yellow lines on the highway
I've done it the old way
Now I'll try it my way

There's a road not yet paved in stone
No one left to follow when you're alone
No shepherd to guide you
No shadows to hide you
No need to ask directions when you're heading home

Every sign you've seen has led you astray
When you stuck out your thumb, no one was going your way
The highway you stand upon winds so violently and looks so long
You've just gotta be strong
Keep writing and singing your song

Time to take a clean wipe to the slate
The past has now been erased
No right path to follow
No lines left to trace
I see no yellow lines on the highway
I've done it the old way
Now I'll try it my way
I'll try it my way
Track Name: Here and Now
The time is getting late
Your lifetime is passing
Why should you wait is the question you are asking
Paralyzed by fear; frozen by the uncertain
Unknowing in how far or near is the final curtain

But you can never tell what lies ahead
Maybe Heaven, maybe hell
Only one man sorts the dead
Yeah you can never tell what lies ahead
Maybe Heaven, maybe hell
Only one man sorts the dead
The dead

In the here and now is where heroes are made
In this world we live we die and villans fade
With our vision to achieve, great statues are erected
And although we will believe, what is strived for is never perfected

Well you can never tell what lies ahead
Maybe Heaven, maybe hell
Only one man sorts the dead
Yeah you can never tell what lies ahead
Maybe Heaven, maybe hell
Only one man sorts the dead
The dead

In the here and now is where we are
You may try to run, but you won't go far
As the dreams you hold may never be
Just as the light that shows you will never see

You can never tell what lies ahead
Maybe Heaven, maybe hell
Only one man sorts the dead
Yeah you can never tell what lies ahead
Maybe Heaven, maybe hell
Only one man sorts the dead
The dead