Vicissitude

by Justin Justice

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1.
04:14
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
04:55
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
6.
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?
7.
04:03
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
8.
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
9.
05:07
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
10.
06:47
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

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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 music under the artist name Crayon Nation.

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