Sun Drenched

by Justin James

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released May 8, 2007

Produced, engineered and mixed by Tim Feehan at Backroom Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Album art direction & graphic design: Michael Page
Mastering - Sandy Solomon
Photography - Lisa Markinson

Assistant engineers - David Frederic, Daniel Galley, Andrew Slade and Ahmad Ibrahim

Guitars - Ben Greet
Additional Guitars - Justin James, Matt Roberts, Joe Brooks, Jeremy Kay and Gene Black
Bas - Joel Packer, Andre DeSantana and Paul Shannon
Drums - Chris Fraser except Frankie Bernstein (Track 5) and Ziv Fisher (Track 6)
Piano/Keyboards - Daniel Galley and Charles Jones
Backing vocals - Katie Campbell
Additional Muscians - Jake Blackshere (sax and flute), Isaac Tubb (flugelhorn) and Murf (mouth harp)

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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: California
Yeah I’ve been outta work its been a long time & I'm down to my last dime
Sitting on the beach with the sand in my feet I'm soaking up the sunshine
Maybe I should care but I don't - I don't know what to tell ya
Yeah...I'm wasted down here in California

I woke up this morning its way past 10 another day here we go again
Thinking bout all the things that I gotta do -Its a whole Lotta nothing
I should get a job but I wont - I wouldn't want to spoil this
Hanging out every day and I'm loving every minute of it
Chorus
I live in California wasting away on a sunny day
I live down in California I don't mind just feeling fine

Wearing the same old torn up T-Shirt and its giving me a sunburn
I got no where to go and I got nothing to show- yeah but it could be worse
Maybe I should care but I don't - I don't know what to tell ya
I'm wasted down here in California

Chorus

Yeah Ive been outta work its been a long time and I'm down to my last dime
Spending my days watching time drift away soaking up the sunshine
I should have a job but I don't- I don't know what to tell ya
Yeah I'm wasted down here in California

Chorus
Track Name: Right Here Right Now
There’s a piece of you inside of me
And it carries me wherever I go
You’re the one that I turn to
Won’t you promise me that you’ll
Smile just a little while longer
In this lovers’ playground
That we got

Oh right here right now
Oh right here right now

If you could change one thing about the world
Just one thing about me now
What would that one thing be?
If you could take just a little piece away
Just a little piece of today
Would you be taking me away with you?

Right here right now
Oh right here right now

People wait too long before they tell the one
Yeah and that’s a shame baby
I won’t be afraid to tell you that
I’m only half without you
I don’t need to be reminded
I’ve already decided

Right here right now
Oh right here right now

I found myself just tripping over melodies
Then I found you and it was perfect company
I don’t know if you know just what you been doing to me baby…
Track Name: Love Me More
Seems like only yesterday I was on my own
Sleeping in, staying out late, and partying til the dawn
Now I got you in my life, got your clothes in your closet too
You take such sweet delight in telling me what to do

So get out of my bed, did you hear what I said
Baby I dont know, where you think that this can go
Let's leave this alone, I dont wanna come
And find you waiting at my door

It ain't that I don't love you girl, I just love me more

This got to end, I don't even know where it began
You say something, I'm not listening
Next thing we're in an argument
No more, do I get to hang out with my friends for sure
You've got your eyes on me, always checking to see
If I'm where I'm supposed to be

So get out of my bed, did you hear what I said
Baby I don’t know, where you think that this can go
Let's leave this alone, I dont wanna come
And find you waiting at my door

It ain't that I don't love you girl, I just love me more

I'm underqualified for commitment
I only studied for one degree
I'm underqualified for commitment
This bathroom's only big enough for me

So get out of my bed, did you hear what I said
Baby I don’t know, where you think that this can go
Let's leave this alone, I don’t wanna come
And find you waiting at my door

It ain't that I don't love you girl, I just love me more
Track Name: We Can Do Anything
Yeah as soon as I finish this cigarette
I'm really gonna start thinking 'bout leaving this old town - Yeah this dead end town
Gonna pick up the phone and call up my girl and say baby pack your bags
Cause were leaving today- Gotta get away
Don't think about it at all - Don't think about anything

Chorus

Yeah lets get out of here we could drive all night
You can be Marylin Monroe yeah and I'll be James Dean
We could live our lives like there is no tomorrow
Whata say ...we could do anything

I'm so tired of hanging round going nowhere
I want to go where the Sunshine's even when it rains - Yeah let it rain
I don't even know where were going but were ever it is we will find our way
Just to get away
Don't think about it at all – Let’s not think about anything

Chorus

She said " boy you got some crazy ideas with your big dreams & your beat
up car ain't got a dollar between us
But if you wanna go then lets turn up the radio and let’s drive...

Chorus
Track Name: American Girl
I met an American Girl
She said she was born down south
I hung onto every word that came that came from her candy colored mouth
and on the tip of my tongue I caught words
that i couldn't say to her
at least not today no not to her

She’s an American Girl - Yeah & I fell for the way
She wears her skirt so short showing off those American legs
She’s an American Girl - Yeah you know what I mean

Do you mind if I take off my shoes
She asked in her sweet-southern twang
I couldn't help but laugh when she smiles it looks like Jessica Lang
and on the border of imagination she would come to me and say lets start
romancing

She’s an American Girl - Yeah & I fell for the way
She wears her skirt so short showing off those American legs
She’s an American Girl - Yeah you know what I mean
She doesn't know Can’t see it at all
When she says Baby come on over and talk to me
And I'll be your American Girl

....she come to me... and says baby lets start romancing

She’s an American Girl - Yeah & I fell for the way
She wears her skirt so short showing off those American legs
She’s an American Girl - Yeah & I fell for those lips
Watching dancing like that shaking ??? like American hips
She’s an American Girl - Yeah & I lovin’ your way
She wears her skirt so short showing off those American legs
She’s an American Girl - Yeah you know what I mean
Track Name: Dance Alone
Good Afternoon saying hi to everyone in the neighborhood
Strollin' down the street taking my sweet time
It‘s a pretty good afternoon when it feels like you got nothing to lose
Everything feels good everything is just fine

Why wait if you can pass out a smile everyday
You be surprised when your not shy everybodys neighborly
I can’t say but it seems to make me happy
Shuffling down the street with ruby shoes on my feet.

Chorus

I don't mind yeah I know it happens sometimes
You just gotta lose yourself to find your way home
I don't care everbody can stare at me
Sometimes you gotta dance alone

It feels good to me just to do what I do & do it my own way
It doesn't really matter what the people say
It’s always good to see a brand new face smiling back at me
This could be contagious and I'd like it that way

I don't really think that I wanna be somebodies idea what they think I
outta be
gotta be running when I hit the ground
It’s ok to live life a little different each day
Cause I don't want to ride on this merry go round

Chorus

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Track Name: Seven Days
Promises don’t count for much they just lay on the floor
You know I’ve been down there many times before
If you think I'm joking just look into my eyes
& If this is a competition you are my first prize

Oh how I long to be home
But I'm out here on the road
Another town another show
And each day brings me closer to the end
A little bit closer to you

Chorus

They’ve got ways to ease my mind
Yeah & if it ain't working I’ll be drinking all the time
Might say I'm crazy yeah you might just be right
But singing ain’t the only thing I'll do
Seven days, seven days from you

Conversations don’t mean as much when you’re talking on the phone
Yeah & I’ve been thinking way too much I don’t even know
One last night one last show one more song
If I sing it loud enough will you hear me when I’m gone

Oh how I long to be home
But I'm out here on the road
Another town another show
And each day brings me closer to the end
A little bit closer to you

Chorus

Traveling down the road
A million miles from home
A million miles to go
Soon I’m coming home so won't you leave the light on for me

Chorus
Track Name: Summertime
I can see you smile every once in a while
Yeah I remember you girl
Every day together the summer days forever
Yeah there just be love in the world
The things we used to say about places we would go
I told you things I’d only want you to know
When it came down to the time you were waving goodbye
We got the memories of us
Yeah it was the summer of love

(You and I)
You and I getting down in the summertime
Hanging on the beach
Soaking up the summer vibe
(Getting’ down in the summertime)

Nothing can take away the memories of those days
Just you and I hanging out
In the warm summer sun on the beach just having fun
It was good times without a doubt
We started off as friends and then we were best friends
And then we were lovers at last
When I look back upon those days and all the smiles on our face
Good times never last
Why couldn’t the summer last
Why couldn’t the summer last

(You and I)

You and I getting down in the summertime
Hanging on the beach
Soaking up the summer vibe
(Getting’ down in the summertime)
Track Name: Alright
Start smiling like its a sunny Friday
And pretty soon will all just be chilling like Sunday
Don't worry if you be running just a little bit late on time
Don't even hesitate and you might find
If you just relax it'll all come back to you
you know that you don't want to try to hard
Cause you might just fall apart
And you know there be not much more that we can do
So take it all in and enjoy everything that's around you

Chorus

So many things in life that are gold like a sun setting just deep into
your soul
Its All right
So many things in life that are good like a good friend telling you that
Every things all right

Start making all the plans for the weekend
Come Saturday afternoon we just be chillin with our friends
Another back yard BBQ playing my guitar but that be nothing new
It’s just another good day to throw another party
So why don't we just relax and let it all come back to you
You know that you don't want to try to hard
cause you don't want to fall apart
You know that there be not much more that we can do do do
So take it all in and enjoy everything that's be around you

Chorus

Looks like the summertime back again
these days of waiting on the weekend ever things alright
I'm watching the sun sink into the sand
I don't want these days to ever end - No I don't want these days to ever end

Chorus
Track Name: Island Time
Remembering back upon those days of my life
Lying down on beaches under palm trees rest assure paradise
And there be no where else I'd rather be tonight
Then back there watching sunsets setting ..yeah
Take me back to island time where everything was good
Where nothing really mattered but the friends that you love
And all the simple things that should

Chorus

Like reggae in the night & the beach in the moonlight
We would just dance the night away
The ocean over there sunshine everywhere
We could soak our days away
With out a care in the world and all the island girls
We could just love our lives away
Back on island time Back on island time

Yeah it feels like I’ve been taking a back seat to life these days
Hanging around in the sun & the sand
& you know every little thing feels ok
And I don't even know what I'm gonna be doing today
I might play a little guitar or drive in my car
Or I just might do
whatever I please... that's the island way
Hang down by the beach underneath the stars
Listening to the island beat

Chorus

I can see the waves waving back at me under auburn Sky's - golden seas
Warm days and endless warm nights we be chillin island style on island time

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