Perfect Sometimes

by Justin James

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released December 1, 2009

Produced by: Andrew Williams
Executive Producer: Mikal Blue
Engineers: Andrew Williams - Mikal Blue - Andrew Dixon
Mixed by Mikal Blue and Andrew Williams
Recorded at Revolver Recordings Los Angeles, CA

Photographer: James Anshutz

Art Direction: Ikuma Uehara (SMC) - Hinako Kono (SMC)
Artwork Coordination: Yukari Nagashima (SMC)

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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: Perfect Sometimes
do do do do do do
We've been talking 'bout this thing called love
Probably something you've been dreaming of
It's the one thing that can make it right
It's like your coffee in the morning light
It's the sweetest thing you've ever seen
Orange tree among the evergreens
And when it looks like you can count me out
I'll bounce right back with a sparkle in my eye

You always gets me high
I get lonely sometimes
The sun and the sand and you and I
It's perfect sometimes

You wanna feel your feet in the sand
Wiggle your toes we can be on
A sundrenched island far out in the sea
A perfect place w/ a sweet melody
Just look around the only sound
A coconut be falling from the tree to da ground
I see the sun setting in your eyes
I steal a kiss beneath the starry ski-i-ies

You always get me high
I watch the waves roll by
The sun and the sand and you and I
It's perfect sometimes
do do do do do do

Just like a movie scene
Where you are the beauty queen
I'll be your leading man
We can go off and live our lives
On an island of Paradise
and we can have our sometimes
anytime -everyday -every night -what do you say
do do do do do do

We've been talking 'bout this thing called love
Probably something you've been dreaming of
It's the one thing that can make it right
Like a coffee in the morning light
It's the sweetest thing you've ever seen
Orange tree among the evergreens
And when it looks like you can count me out
I'll bounce right back with a sparkle in my eyes

Summer always gets me high
I get lonesome sometimes
The sun and the sand and you and I
It's perfect sometimes
do do do do do do
Track Name: Beautiful Crime
Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Such a Beautiful crime
Would you come around
When the sun goes down
And meet me in my room

Would you bring that smile
Stay with me for a while
Daylight be coming soon

Lost love to impatience
Lost love to time
Fell into distance
And It was mine
We found different paths on to different days
Lost love to lies along the way

I know this ain't right
are we friends or lovers tonight
Slow things down
Take our time
Being with you is such a beautiful crime

Leave this night
Leave it all behind
But being with you is such a beautiful crime
Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful - Such a Beautiful crime

What does tomorrow hold
Slow as it unfolds
And will your hand turn the page

In this moment now
Steady as I wonder how
I can pass the time without your ways

I know this ain't right
are we friends or lovers tonight
Slow things down
Take our time
Being with you is such a beautiful crime

Leave this night
Leave it all behind
But being with you is such a beautiful crime

Are you in the mood
Underneath the moon
This familiar room
We spend our times so many night
And do feel this time is right

Slow things down
Take our time
Being with you is such a beautiful crime

Leave this night
Leave it all behind
Being with you is such a beautiful crime
Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful - Such a Beautiful crime
Track Name: Stay Close To Me
It's nice we say hello having a good day
While we play our part in someone else's play
But let's get to the point tell me how you feel
Is there something more that you'd like to say

Our time here is short and time is passing by
A hundred billion stars are passing in the sky
And we don't have the time to beat around the bush
Lets get to the point - give this another push

Are we still talking about nothing at all
Are we still banging our heads against the wall
We could be like two birds floating on the sea
And we won't have to talk just stay close to me
Just stay close to me stay close to me- stay close to me

It's happening again
Another false alarm a bunch of empty words blocking out the sun
Why do we have to read in between the lines
Just another song playing out of time

Are we still talking about nothing at all
Are we still banging our heads against the wall
We could be like two birds floating on the sea
And we won't have to talk just stay close to me
Just stay close to me stay close to me- stay close to me

Why do we have to wait till it's our last day until we say the words
We really want to say
So let's get to the point let's give this a push
Is there something more that you'd like to say?

Cause I won't always be here and you won't always be here
Tell me what you want make it crystal clear
But just stay close to me
Stay close to me
Track Name: Sometimes
We been driving with the top down
Another wasted conversation
You said you're going to be mine but you won't say -when
You want to hit the ground running
You want to push it on thru to sundown
Desert Highway Lines
Are running in --my head

Sometimes. We forget
What we come this far to get
Sometimes your not who you think you are
Sometimes when you're sure
That it's all been said before
Those crazy words are hanging in the air

What's it going to be this time like a second hand you unwind
You say you're coming home this time but the afternoon come and gone
You're so hard to love sometimes

I've been waiting for your phone call
I've been sitting here in the silence
You can keep everything except promises
And I wonder why I'm hanging on
Holding on to a fraying thread
Holding on to the thoughts of you
Like weight of lead

Sometimes we forget
What we've come so far to get
Sometimes were not who we need to be
Sometimes we regret when we should give thanks instead
For every moment of you and me

What's it going to be this time like a second hand you unwind
You say you're coming home this time but the afternoon come and gone
You're so hard to love -sometimes

When you're here
You blend into me
You make sense of this life
But I don't need to tell you that
Cause you know that I'm right

So What's its going to be this time like a second hand you unwind
You say you're coming home this time but the afternoon come and gone
You're so hard to love ----sometimes--
Track Name: Deeper Waters
Don't wanna see you w/ another man
Just wanna tell you I've been thinking about you now
All these days, oh so far apart
Feels like yesterday, you were in my heart

Just remembering how our story starts

Even when the lights are dark
Even when were worlds apart
Even when you're falling hard
There's deeper waters

Even when you're feeling lost
And rain the is falling soft
Even when you're hanging on
There's deeper waters

Hand in hand in all my memories
Got me wondering what is meant for me
And you know I just want the best for you
I'm on the road now heading home to you
Tomorrow morning be laying next to you

Even when the lights are dark
Even when were worlds apart
Even when you're falling hard
There's deeper waters

Even when you're feeling lost
And rain the is falling soft
Even when you're hanging on
There's deeper waters

Cause I know
What is waiting for me
Heaven In your arms
Driving fast as the highway lets me

Leave your porch light on
Foot hard on the gas
Driving fast as I can
Small towns in a flash
Home as soon as I can be

Even when the lights are dark
Even when were worlds apart
Even when you're falling hard
There's deeper waters

Even when you're feeling lost
And rain the is falling soft
Even when you're hanging on
There's deeper water.
Track Name: Missed Again
I've been driving alone
I got those thoughts in my head again
you are my medicine

Well hey now baby won't you come around
In a little time & we can work it out
make it all feel fine

I missed again
I missed again

Mourning shakes my soul awake
Pulls me out of empty space
I'm on the move again

Running to and running from
Try to chase this setting sun
Don't chase this dream away

I missed again
I missed again
I missed again
I missed again

Rain clouds paint the desert black
Brings me back to where I'm at
I can see the weather changing
Up ahead around the bend
Rear view mirror my best friend
I can feel the weather changing

I missed again
I missed again
I missed again
I missed again

2x
I don't know why I just keep on missing
Feels like its slipping away
I don't know why I just keep on missing
Sometimes it feels like its slipping away
Track Name: You Don't Know Me
I see you staring out at sunset
Something heavy on your mind
The look that's on your face familiar
Got these tears that you been crying
I know that I've been gone for so long
But you could never get left behind
Far from you but you're in my heart
You will be through all time

Find some trust
Was hoping you believed in us
You think you know it all
So I need you to believe in me

You don't know me well
If you think I would
Run away from this
And build my life
Around this world we have
Hope that time don't tell
That you don't know me well

Why don't you sit down for a second
Maybe we could talk this out
Have a moment and some patience
We don't need to scream and shout
Just some trust and understanding
And some cushion when we fall
As long as we can stick the landing
You know we could have it..all

Find some trust
Was hoping you believed in us
You think you know it all
So I need you to believe in me

'Cause
You don't know me well
If you think I would
Run away from this
And build my life
Around this world we have
Hope that time don't tell
That you don't know me well

Start every week with a kiss on a cheek
Head starts spinnin' and my knees get weak
Wait till you see the shape your in
After I take your lips for a spin

Start every week with a kiss on a cheek
Head starts spinning and my knees get weak
Wait till you see the shape your in
After I take your lips for a spin

'Cause
You don't know me well
If you think I would
Run away from this
And build my life
Around this world we have
Hope that time don't tell
That you don't know me well
Track Name: Moonlight
I'm wide-awake tonight
I've got something heavy on my mind
Came across your path your shadow in the night
When will time be on my side
Hypnotized by this
Life in full eclipse
Under moonlight

Tonight
Your eyes
Tempt me gently to your side
Can't Sleep
Can't dream
Cant leave
'cause I know you're alive
Lying next to me
Heaven sent and we shall
Fall & fade into this night

Don't know what to do I close my eyes see you
Tomorrow I have to catch a flight
Head back to my home
But maybe home is you
Guess I need to make up my mind

Questions come and go
Hard to ever know
But for now ...surrender to moonlight
Tonight
Your eyes
Tempt me gently to your side
Can't Sleep
Can't dream
Cant leave cause I know ur alive
Lying next to me
Heaven sent and we
Just fall & fade into this night

but it don't take much
to slip into the past
even if you wanted it
it don't seem to last
so easy to lean on yesterday
Time has come and gone and we're here to stay
for TONIGHT
Track Name: Gypsy Girl
In the morning
You come rising
Like the sun from the shadows
Over me and the ocean
When u hear its gonna be a good day

In the evening
Your in hiding
You go missing I’m wishing I was free of suspicion
& it didn't have to end up this way

I don't know why u come and go
& stay w/ me & promise that you will never leave

I've been waking up in a dream
I need all of what you offer to me
I've been waking up in a dream
So hard Gypsy Girl to set you free

When you’re with me
Time go quickly
Like a weekend like a summer am I just another number
Just memory to make up your past

Will you be back
or fade in to black
Keep on running down the highway or
Find me on a Friday
Something says Ill be crossing your path

I don't know why you come and go
& stay with me & promise that you will never leave

I’ve been waking up in a dream
I need all of what u offer to me
I’ve been waking up in a dream
So hard Gypsy Girl to set you free

Silent night
Laying by your side
In the dark
In your eyes I swear
I saw the light
Track Name: Running With The Wind
These thoughts follow me
Where ever I go
No matter how far I run to
Cold blanket at night
Wind whispers a name
It calls out to me, please hear me
Clearly -I see
These days are changing like the weather
Don't stop don't go ….Feels right this timme cuz

Time and time again i run w/ the wind
Scatter like the leaves in the autumn breeze
And I can feel the sun pouring down on my skin
and all I want to be is forever and free
I'm running w/ the wind

Don’t know where I am
but I know what I left
and I dont need to hold my breath now
on the run w/ with my dreams
Got me up off my knees
No more shouting pleas, please hear me
Clearly -I see
These days are changing like the weather
Don't stop don't go ….Feels right this time cuz

Time and time again I run w/ the wind
Scatter like the leaves in the autumn breeze
And I can feel the sun pouring down on my skin
and all I want to be is forever and free
I'm running w/ the wind

Look out see the stars (they) tell you where you are
So vast is the night, but Im never far
Another day done, but I rise with the sun
Then Ill be gone

Time and time again you run w/ the wind
Scatter like the leaves in the autumn breeze
And I can feel the sun pouring down on me /skin
and all I want to be is what ever you need
but you run w/ the wind
Track Name: On My Way
Well I’ve been going nowhere
Taking too much time just to get there
I don't want be out on my own
Its pulling me up its taking me down again

And I’ve been been traveling far
Sleeping in the backseat of my old car
Never been so far from home
Running in circles from where I started

And I didn't think u were listening
When I told u all things that I was missing
But I’m on my way now
Don't know if ill be back again

And where will you be tomorrow
And how much of your time can borrow
You know time heals all would
And maybe its time to be heading home again

And I didn't think u were listening
When I told u all things that I was missing
I’m on my way now
Don't know if I’ll be back again

Its all be said before but its behind us
Sometimes we need these things to remind us
They remind us

Now I’ve been looking out for something
I don't what happens when I find it
But I wouldn't trade this for a thing
Give and take taking me back again

And I didn't think u were listening
When I told u all things that I was missing
I’m on my way now
Don't know if I’ll be back again