A Beautiful Life

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Release: 08/23/11
GOLD SKY RECORDS © 2011

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released August 23, 2011

All songs written by: Justin James, Ben Greet & Al Howard
Produced by: Andrew Williams

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Justin James San Diego, California

A professional windsurfer in his teen years, Justin was attacked by a tiger shark off the coast of South America when he was 20 years old, cutting major arteries, almost severing his foot, and leaving him with 250 stitches. This moment would prove to be a watershed in Justin's life when during a yearlong recovery his grandma gave him a guitar and his first song was born. ... more

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Track Name: A Beautiful Life
A Beautiful Life

Can we take a little time
Back porch in the rocking chair
Leave the light on
I’ll be meeting you out there
Reminisce every moment passed
All the times we shared
You and I growing old together
We stood and faced the weather

One thing I know - You are my soul
Gotta Life ahead of us were gonna take it slow
Little things you do- I love about you
Hold you close like the day we met
And watch our lives unfold in the:
Sky tonight and the stars will tell our story
No doubt in my mind tonight
And I just know there never will be…
It's A Beautiful Life

Sun come up in the morning
Underneath the shade of an oak tree
Colors of the leaves are changing
Seasons moving endlessly
Man where did the time go
We got some history
A little bit older now
But you still look so good to me

One thing I know - You are my soul
Gotta Life ahead of us were gonna take it slow
Little things you do- I love about you
Hold you close like the day we met
And watch our life unfold in the:
Sky tonight and the stars will tell our story
No doubt in my mind tonight
And I just know there never will be…
It’s A Beautiful Life

I know you won’t care if I get a little grey hair
Sitting out back together resting in our rocking chairs
Music in the background we got time to share
It’s been so beautiful loving you through all of these years

One thing I know - You are my soul
Gotta life ahead of us were gonna take it slow
Little things you do- I love about you
Hold you close like the day we met
And watch our life unfold in the:
Sky tonight and the stars will tell our story
No doubt in my mind tonight
And I just know there never will be…
It’s A Beautiful Life
Track Name: Let It Run
Won't you tell me who side that you’re on
Or are you waiting for the thrill to be gone
I was under the impression our love was gonna last so long

It should come to me as no big surprise
You been acting like a spoiled little child
So used to getting what you want
But this time you know it's right before your very eyes

The second I get back home
You’ll wish that I had never gone
We'll make believe the night is young
We still got time…Let it run
Let it run run run

At what moment did it slip from your eyes
And I remember when we used to be high
I can feel it get away so be careful it don't pass you by

So you think some time will do you good
I think you got me miss-understood
I’ve been trying to build a bridge but your intentions they don't land where they should

CHORUS

Ohhh…I need to remind you how
Ohhh…My love will find you now
Ohhh…But I don't need to tell you that

CHORUS
Track Name: Help You Stand
Stars above and fireside
No city rush no cars driving by
A silent night all to ourselves
Warm wind blows the ocean swells

Where ever we go
Where ever we are
Whether miles between
You’re never far
No matter what comes
Between our plans
Anytime you fall
I’ll help you stand

Feel the sand beneath your feet
Take it in oh It’s all too brief
Rolling waves and the turning tides
At least for now time is on our side

CHORUS

Wave goodbye
We'll meet again
I don't know how
I don't know when
And I will wait patiently
Just know I'm here
If you're needing me

CHORUS

So it comes
The end of days
Now we go
Our separate ways
Hold me close
Before we part
And know I am
Inside your heart

CHORUS
Track Name: Waiting On A Friend
I’ve been thinking too much
Too much about nothing
Maybe nothing at all
I got some time on my hands
I know that you’ll understand
I wrote my plans on your wall
If I called you now
What would it take
Would you come around
I could sure use a visit
I won’t get to specific
But I could handle right now

Cause I’m feeling ready for
You to come on through that door
Catch me off guard again
Before this day comes to an end
Or lift me up tonight
Tell me that it will be all right
Waiting on a friend

Sun is bright and it’s burns
My watch is slow but it turns
I may have wasted the day
I wish you answered my call
First ring, guess its off
And it’s off and away
There’s always tomorrow
I’ll try again
Get it right this time
But on a day like today
I could have used your face
And just a little smile

CHORUS

And they'll be time when the going gets tough
And in those times all you need is some love
Right now could use a moment with you
Be there and help me through

CHORUS
Track Name: One Beating Heart
You can’t tell me nothing matters anymore
When there’s so much left worth fighting for
Look around and you can see it everywhere
Someone in need but will you take the time to care

You know exactly what I’m talking bout
Deep down its something you thought about

Just a little bit - Just a little more
We gotta come together what are we waiting for
No matter where you’re from we all play a part
Everyone of us we share one beating heart

We got some work to do we gotta world to mend
A stranger on the street could use a helping hand
Its time to give a little it don’t take that much
Sometimes a simple smile can lift somebody up

You know exactly what I’m talking bout
Deep down its something you thought about

CHORUS

What would the voices of tomorrow say
They’d say its time to make a change
What would the voices of tomorrow say
They’d beg us to turn around today

CHORUS

We gotta come together and just change like the weather
We gotta turn around and it’s better late then never
There is a longs ways to go a road straight up hill
But when we reach the top man the view will give you chills
It lies with in us all beneath new rays of sun
And from this point of view we are just one

CHORUS
Track Name: Get It Right
Saturday night but I know there’s no way
I’m gonna get you out tonight
Like a bullet in the head the words you said were meant to hurt yeah
But I know it ain’t right and you know me I never can resist a fight
But you're looking your best so let's put it to rest right now

Cause we're gonna make it this time
Gonna get it right - Get it right tonight
Time to put and end to this fight
Put our weapons down & listen to our hearts right now
We're gonna get it right tonight

Like a soldier in the war
It's been so long
I've forgotten what we're fighting for
Try to make amends
These battles got to end tonight
How can I forget when you’re looking your best
It reminds me how it all began
Lets remember what we had and start it all over again

CHORUS

This ain’t gonna make it any better
Cause you and I were in this together
Get through the pain to get to the pleasure
We done our screaming and it's time to listen
Lets call it a truce and all is forgiven
Its Sat night we don't want to miss it – you know

CHORUS
Track Name: Storyline
A little voice inside me saying don't go
We got some unfinished business I can’t let it go
Where’s all this leading I don't know
But if u never spent time on the telephone line
I guess you’ll never know

Cause I’ll wait for you in the morning light
Were not gonna sleep till we get it right
Till the sun comes up in your eyes
And I wish I could choose those words to say
Gonna write this night in a different way
It’s our own storyline

I wish I had found it but it slipped away
Right now I wanna reach on back and change our yesterday
What’s its gonna take to go a different way
Were on a one way track and we cant go back
And mend the mistakes we made

CHORUS

What’s done is done
Were moving on
We can write tomorrow
In a brand new song
It's a second chance
To get it right
We can be the writers
Of our own lives

CHORUS
Track Name: I Know You Know
I don’t know what your thinking
But do you think this could be love
Can’t see into the future
But this moment not enough
Can you tell can you tell me
That I’m thinking way too much
It's a feeling to hold onto
Not a thing you wanna rush

Ohhhhh…. You been on my mind
Ohhhhh…. Can we find the time

This is our life and we can make it what we want
Waste everything or get what we got
Do it alone but it be better together
I know You Know
Understand we gotta give it our all
We only got one chance
Don't let me down baby
A long way to go
But we made it this far
I know - You know

Gotta move it on forward
Before I get left behind
I’m not a mind reader
But I need you to read mine
Here you are hear your heart beat
Only love can beat me down
Only love can build me up
Anytime you come around

Ohhhhh …. You been on my mind
Ohhhhh…. Can we find the time

CHORUS

This time I swear I’m right here with you
This time we can make a start I can feel it in my heart
Cause I could never live without you
I know - You Know

CHORUS
Track Name: Souvenir
Underneath the moonlit night
Floating above the city lights
Fire burns itself to gold
Keep your window open cause you might
Meet an angel on the wind
So close she’s whispering
Dancing lights the city breaths
Feeding off of all our dreams

Taxicabs are heading home
Clouds are writing lovers poems
Etched against your silhouette
Coming back, but just not yet I still need
A souvenir of city lights
It never truly turns to night
Embers always burning bright
How I see it in hindsight

Cause I can't go on without
Something new to ease my doubt
And every time I’m looking up
There’s someone else looking down
And if you know the time is now
Why is it you seem unsure
Let’s just take a leap of faith
And when you land you’ll have my word
Cause its time to go

I can feel you watching me at nighttime
A prisoner …for a lifetime
Chasing empty streets that take you nowhere
A souvenir of something that is not there

Where you go when will is thin
That place you find to start again
Down these broken boulevards
Keep it closer than your heart beating
Following the clues you left
Never know what to expect
Holding hope but not my breath
Come and go these thoughts always fleeting

Try to trace from where you came
Stumble out an open flame
Every city breathes the same
Asking empty alleys for answers
And they barely echo out
Silence whispers all too loud
Wander till you loose your doubts
Nothing left to take but some chances

Cause I can't go on without
Something new to ease my doubt
And every time I’m looking up
There’s someone else looking down
And if you know the time is now
Why is it you seem unsure
Let’s just take a leap of faith
When you land you’ll have my word
Cause it's time to go

I can feel you watching me at nighttime
A prisoner … for a lifetime
Chasing empty streets that take me nowhere
A souvenir of something that is not there
Track Name: Let Love
Either way you let your mind go
Every choice you need to make
You can wear me like a winter coat
Keeping you warm and dry through the rain and snow

I can’t say anything that will make you change your mind
Another man calls your name but I need you tonight

Let love be your tomorrow
Let love drive you home
Let love be the moment
Don't leave me here alone

I see you pass by every now and then
In a strangers face in a different time
I can’t remember how we met our ends
But let me make amends if the fault was mine

I can’t say anything that will dry the tears you cry
Another man calls your name but I need you tonight

CHORUS

How ever you make your mind up
Where ever you wind up
I’m reminded of all we had
Where ever this takes you if it builds or it breaks you
I’ll be here to guide your hand

CHORUS
Track Name: Bonus: A Beautiful Life - Acoustic
Can we take a little time
Back porch in the rocking chair
Leave the light on
I’ll be meeting you out there
Reminisce every moment passed
All the times we shared
You and I growing old together
We stood and faced the weather

One thing I know - You are my soul
Gotta Life ahead of us were gonna take it slow
Little things you do- I love about you
Hold you close like the day we met
And watch our lives unfold in the:
Sky tonight and the stars will tell our story
No doubt in my mind tonight
And I just know there never will be…
It's A Beautiful Life

Sun come up in the morning
Underneath the shade of an oak tree
Colors of the leaves are changing
Seasons moving endlessly
Man where did the time go
We got some history
A little bit older now
But you still look so good to me

One thing I know - You are my soul
Gotta Life ahead of us were gonna take it slow
Little things you do- I love about you
Hold you close like the day we met
And watch our life unfold in the:
Sky tonight and the stars will tell our story
No doubt in my mind tonight
And I just know there never will be…
It’s A Beautiful Life

I know you won’t care if I get a little grey hair
Sitting out back together resting in our rocking chairs
Music in the background we got time to share
It’s been so beautiful loving you through all of these years

One thing I know - You are my soul
Gotta life ahead of us were gonna take it slow
Little things you do- I love about you
Hold you close like the day we met
And watch our life unfold in the:
Sky tonight and the stars will tell our story
No doubt in my mind tonight
And I just know there never will be…
It’s A Beautiful Life