Unity (Bonus Track Version)

by Justin Justice

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1.
04:36
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 had I 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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
04:26
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
6.
03:44
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
7.
04:29
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
04:46
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
11.
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
12.
04:43
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
13.
I live in a world where there are no fistfights People fight each other with their minds The bruises that are left, well they never heal right There is no cure for words so unkind I wish you hit me I wish you hit me I could get over that But what you said to me What you said to me You know it knocked me flat You're supposed to leave when the love grows old You could never grieve You're just too damn cold You stayed and led me on Kept sayin' you're my girl You let me play along in your imaginary world But I wish you hit me I wish you hit me I could get over that But what you said to me What you said to me You know it knocked me.. I wish you hit me I wish you hit me I could get over that But what you said to me What you said to me You know it knocked me flat
14.
By the time that I got to my paper My pen was too tired to write My eyes, they started closin' And then I lost my sight I don't quite remember just what I was thinking of It had something to do with you And it had something to do with love Blah, blah, blah, blah The words all sound the same Ha, ha, ha, ha Even silence sings your name Na, na, na, na There's no one I blame La, la, la, la I'm just so happy that you came Some say that absence makes the heart go fonder But I wasn't waiting round much longer And though I've never been good at predicting fate You were well worth the wait Now that I've grown I've learned to play the game To finally win in the end I found myself being tamed Now that I've grown I will never break Not that I know how to bend Nothing I can't take Some say that absence makes the heart go fonder But I wasn't waiting round much longer And though I've never been good at predicting fate You were well worth the wait
15.
You watch him come stumbling through the door Find yourself wondering if you can take it anymore The wedding ring bonds until death does part But what's on your finger is not in your heart After ten years it's still the same While the love is gone, the smell of whiskey still remains You know you can't let him drag you down That's why some nights you live in another town You dream of a future where you are free Maybe it just wasn't meant to be You stare at the door 'till he comes home Thinking your happiest days are spent alone It's tugging at your heart, it replays in your mind When he's sober, he's one of a kind That only happens 'bout half of the time After ten years it's still the same While the love is gone, the smell of whiskey still remains You know you can't let him drag you down That's why some nights you live in another town You dream of a future where you are free Maybe it just wasn't meant to be It's never too late for another start Age doesn't matter when it concerns the heart You know you can't let him drag you down That's why some nights you live in another town You dream of a future where you are free Maybe it just wasn't meant to be And it's time to say your peace and pray a little prayer To hope he'll make it on his own when you're not there Then maybe he'll take a look down inside himself And realize he's married to something else
16.
05:11
The conductor blows his whistle Time for the train to leave the gate As I'm sitting by the window Wondering why you're late I promised myself that you'd be here Been telling myself that for so long But as the cars start in motion I'm thinkin' maybe that I'm wrong Maybe you forgot your ticket Or else you're on another track 'Cause on this train I'm leaving And I'm never coming back I said I'd meet you at the station With suitcases in my hand But why you never showed up I'll never understand You know I paid for your ticket Even before I bought one for myself Perhaps you boarded the next car And you're sitting with someone else Maybe you forgot your ticket Or else you're on another track 'Cause on this train I'm leaving And I'm never coming back I said I'd meet you at the station With suitcases in my hand But why you never showed up I'll never understand In all of this confusion You know I lost my mind While hurrying for the train I left my heart behind
17.
My life is your shrine Since my ways were refined Before I looked into your big brown eyes We all know I was blind Was you who saw me through For every mountain I have climbed With only one path left to take And it is you I'm trying to find My rainy day sunshine Without you I am fine But with you I'm so much better My rainy day sunshine My every day valentine And very few people can change both the seasons and the weather And it is you I'm trying to find My rainy day sunshine Without you I am fine But with you I'm so much better Yeah with you I'm so much better But with you I'm so much better

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Unity: an album by Justin Justice and Tom Jensen.

Tom Jensen, words.
Justin Justice, music.

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released February 2, 2010

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

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 music under the artist name Crayon Nation.

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