Vicissitude

by Justin Justice

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A compilation of songs written from 2007 through 2010 by Justin Justice.

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released August 9, 2010

Justin Justice, all credits. This LP and its digital audio files are Copyright ℗ 2010 James D Justice II. All Rights Reserved.

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

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Track Name: Tragic
I'm thinking I'm the only one who's at fault for this mess were in
And that what I thought was having fun is a lie that I'm living with
I'll seek another way
But until I find that path, would you stay with me?
I need you by my side; want you here with me forever

I tried to let you see my rights and my wrongs
Don't want you to feel second best
Or a fool to be here as I tremble with fear and shame
But as you might of guessed, I am caving in
It's tragic for the both of us
Can't you see I'm for real
Wouldn't know how to feel the same

Forever is a long, long time
And I know you could be much more
If you left me I'd be burned inside
But you'd thrive; that I know for sure

I'll try and find a way for us both to stay in a peaceful state of mind
I want you by my side; want you here with me forever

I tried to let you see my rights and my wrongs
Don't want you to feel second best
Or a fool to be here while I tremble with fear and shame
But as you might of guessed, I am caving in
It's tragic for the both of us
Can't you see I'm for real
Wouldn't know how to feel the same

I tried to let you see my rights and my wrongs
Don't want you to feel second best
Or a fool to be here while I tremble with fear and shame
But as you might of guessed, I am caving in
It's tragic for the both of us
Can't you see I'm for real
Wouldn't know how to feel the same
Track Name: Eyes Have Lost Their Tears
A vision of madness
And consequence
Permeated my mind and my senses
I went out on a limb once and breathed it in
As deep as an ocean it's been yea

A heart like a night once filled with my blood
The trainwreck was over-reaching and lame
But the journey's a simple destination
A journey of ashes and misplaced fame

What do you know
It had to be so sweet and condescending
When you told me; when you just said goodbye

Hard to get going
Hard to move in
When there is nothing that I can pretend for
What am I doing?
Where could I go?
For there is nothing but darkness below

And a dream, like a trainwreck in which we lived
Has collapsed on the highway, ever so reaching

What do you know
It had to be so sweet and condescending
When you told me; when you just said goodbye

'Cause it's hard to get going
Hard to move in
When there is nothing that I can pretend for
What am I doing?
Where could I go?
For there is nothing but darkness below

Now even your sad eyes have lost their tears
And I can't depend on you to smile or lie
What are you doing?
Where will you go
When there is nothing but darkness below
Darkness below
Darkness below
Track Name: For All I Can Be
I can't see
Anything
I can't see

I don't know
The way to go
I don't know

All your pain
Causes me so much shame
It's your pain

I could leave
You to grieve
I could leave

But inside my head there is nothing good
And I know you just misunderstood
That the person that you thought I would be
Was someone else entirely

I can't dream
I can't breathe
I can't feel

You could stay
I should stay
You could stay

But inside my head there's nothing good
And I know you just misunderstood
That the person you thought I would be
Was someone else entirely

And you know
That I love you so
Yea, you know

That won't change
Anyday
It won't change
Track Name: Nothing More to Say
As I let you go there's one or two things left
Yea, you left me with a couple empty eyes
Feel yourself, believe yourself, yea that's what you do best
Now it's time to say goodbye

But I would never say you had nothing to do
With my life just disappearing
All of that was you
And I can recognize myself this way
And you have nothing more to say

Coming from a place filled to the brim with fear
Walking toward the refuge that you seek
There is no denying that I will be here
After all the throngs of the meek

Say you would never say you had nothing to do
With your life just disappearing
None of that was you
But can you recognize yourself that way
And I have nothing more to say

But I would never say you had nothing to do
With my life just disappearing
All of that was you
And I can recognize myself this way
And you have nothing more to say
Yea you have nothing more to say
Track Name: Give
Do you believe in the power of us
In a world beneath all of this
In the intangible
Somehow unexplainable truth
That just simply exists

Do you think if you think you can make it better?
Do you dream when you dream you are alive?

When the life you wish to live
Meets the life you're born to live
Then sleep and dream and give

Can you feel something greater than you
Manifest itself into your lies
Into that dark place inside them
That you want to hide from
Your heart and your soul and your eyes

When you call out for help do you open your mouth?
When you offer forgiveness, yea what's that about?

When the life you wish to live
Meets the life you're born to live

Then sleep
And dream
And pray
And hope
And live
And die
And frown
And cry

Then sleep
And dream
And pray
And hope
And live
And die
And frown
And cry
Cry...

Na na na na na
Na na na
Na na na a
Na na na na na
Na na na na
Track Name: A Passing Laugh
You see me in shadow
As a figure
In darkness
In a cloudy fog
An apparition
A ghost of your past

What you know
You don't believe it
You won't receive it
You'd pay the highest cost

A lapse in judgement
A passing laugh

When fortune and fate collapse
I will be gone
And which lesson will you learn
To swim alone in the dark
To fall from pillars of stone

And for now, and for always
You'll be struck by a terror so blinding you can't seem to begin to escape
And for now, and for always
You'll be struck by a terror so blinding you can't seem to begin to escape

You see me in shadow
As a figure
In darkness
In a cloudy fog
An apparition
A ghost of your past

What you know
You don't believe it
You won't receive it
You'd pay the highest cost

A lapse in judgement
A passing laugh

When fortune and fate collapse
I will be gone
And which lesson will you learn
To swim alone in the dark
To fall from pillars of stone

And for now, and for always
You'll be struck by a terror so blinding you can't seem to begin to escape
And for now, and for always
You'll be struck by a terror so blinding you can't seem to begin to escape

And for what was the reason?
And for what was the reason, yea
Now, for what was the reason
For what was the reason yea
And for what was the reason
For what was the reason yea
And for what was the reason?
Track Name: Untitled
Seemed like forever
Seems like I took my time in
Coming to realize
That I could be just fine

With broken thoughts
And a crooked latitude
With disbelief and no knowledge of the truth

I had forgotten
To live for now, for one day
Got trapped in circles
Was wondering on my way
Towards my fears as if they were a giant magnet
Could not forgive myself
For what I had not done yet

And since this truth eludes me now
I just search for all the details in the unimportant
And when this life is closing in
I wanna know how hard it hits me
Reality forgotten

I've come to realize that no one plans their life
I've come to see that
My head is but a vise
That crushes action and renders me unable
To move forward through any given angle

But since the truth eludes me still
I will search for all the details in the unimportant
And when this life has closen in
I will know how hard it hit me
Reality forgotten

Seems like forever
Seems like I took my time in
Coming to realize
That I could be just fine
Track Name: Everything I'll Never Be
Baby you couldn't see all the answers
Baby you couldn't see all the truth
Baby you couldn't see what you thought was lighting you
But the truth is that I may be for you

Maybe you coudn't feel all the feeling
Maybe you couldn't see in the fear

And all I thought of was
The answer lies in you
Yea the answer lies in you

All the lies you tell
You talk to me for nothing
'Bout the truth in every compromise

And all the answers that you need to bleed and you can see
That baby I can be
Anything I wanna be
And baby you can see
Anything I wanna see
And baby you can be
Is everything I'll never be
Everything I'll never be

Maybe you couldn't feel..

All the lies you tell
You talk to me for nothing
'Bout the truth in every compromise
And all the answers that you need to bleed and you can see

That baby I can be
Anything I wanna be
And baby you can see
Everything I wanna see
And baby what you wanna be
Is everything I'll never be
Everything I'll never be
Track Name: There For Me
Babe you leave me cold
Feeling like I'm gonna explode
All the things you do when you're alone with me
All the things you do when I'm alone with you

Maybe someday when you feel
When you feel my heart exploding into yours
You will see the things I see and you will know me
Know me for who I am

And maybe next time there'll be something more
For you and our plans, we'll come to adore
And you will know that

I could explode into your heart
You will take me where you've got
A sanctuary for my dreams
And maybe then I will believe

But only time will tell if you can be
And only time will tell if you can be
If you can be there for me
There for me

Babe you leave me cold
Feeling like I'm gonna explode
All the things you do when you're alone with me
All the things you do when I'm alone with you, alone
And maybe
And maybe next time there'll be something more
For you and our plans, we'll come to adore
And you will know that

I could explode into your heart
You will take me where you've got
A sanctuary for my dreams
Maybe then I will believe

But only time will tell if you can be
And only time will tell if you can be
If you can be there for me
There for me
There for me
There for me
There for me
There for me
There for me
There for me
There for me
Track Name: Fine
And though I didn't plan for this
It came to me as a blessing
Gifted from above as though from an angel
I'd waited for the flames to catch me
Waited for the fire
And then an answer wasn't what I sought anymore

Yea, with truth comes pain
It's a consequence we have to take
Unadorned throughout the years
I forgot happiness, I was drowning in a dark abyss
When you came to set me free

So I know now where the road will end
And I know that it's right in time
And I know my way around this bend
It's a way for me to be feeling fine

You were so respectful when you asked me to your door
You seemed to know I needed solace then
I can't go on pretending that what I say should be the dogma
I will give up selfish ways and look within for now

Yea, with truth comes pain
It's a consequence we have to take
Unadorned throughout the years
I forgot happiness, I was drowning in the dark abyss
When you came to set me free

So I know now where the road will end
And I know that it's right in time
And I know my way around this bend
It's a way for me to be feeling fine

I know now where the road will end
And I know that it's right in time
And I know my way around this bend
It's a way for me to be feeling fine