Justine Perry

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Music by M L Dunn. Lyrics by Justine Perry (myself). Vocals by Mella Barnes. Ple...
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Knuckles

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Dear Beloved Demon

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She Makes Me Happy


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Knuckles

Music by M L Dunn. Lyrics by Justine Perry (myself). Please contact me for a cop...
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Dear Beloved Demon

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She Makes Me Happy

Conscience by M L Dunn & Justine Perry (featuring vocals by Mella Barnes.) Pleas...
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Conscience

Verse One
I wish someone would hold me
Tell me it will be all right
But it doesn’t matter
It would just be lies

Verse Two
There’s more chance of you caring
Than a night that I won’t cry
Of all the things you’ve stolen
The worst of these is time

Bridge
It’s like trying to get there
Burdened by a heavy weight
I tell everyone I’m healing
But the wound still feels the same
Years down the line, tell me, will I feel this way?
Mother Mary, help me if I take this to the grave

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

Verse Three
You’d always take a handout
And then punch me in the face
Time is no great healer
Not when the memories ache

Verse Four
I don’t get how you’ve blocked me
I see no barricades
No one thinks you’ve stopped me
But they don’t feel the strain

Bridge
It’s like trying to get there
Burdened by a heavy weight
I tell everyone I’m healing
But the wound still feels the same
Years down the line, tell me, will I feel this way?
Mother Mary, help me if I take this to the grave

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

Climax
I didn’t have sharp edges
Till you broke me into pieces
If you’re really bleeding
It’s not a big surprise

I didn’t have sharp edges
Till you crushed me into pieces
Any sting you’re feeling
Is a fraction of my pain

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

If Heartache Was Visible

Verse One
We were like sunflowers
On a cold, winter’s day
Beautiful but impossible
To sustain

Chorus Part One
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
Every time I watched us blossom
I knew we’d fade away

Verse Two
You live like gunpowder
Barrels in the night
Harmless but so dangerous
Set alight

Chorus Part One
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
Every time I watched us blossom
I knew we’d fade away

Chorus Part Two
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
We’ve finally reached the bottom
Beaten by the flames

Climax
Last time was the last time
I’ll ever beg to stay
We were something beautiful
We’ll never be again
We fell through life, so fragile
We’ll never breathe again

Chorus Part One
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
Every time I watched us blossom
I knew we’d fade away

Chorus Part Two
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
We’ve finally reached the bottom
Beaten by the flames

Ending
You live like gunpowder
Barrels in the night
Harmless but so dangerous
When you find a light

We’ve finally reached the bottom
Beaten by the flames

Gunpowder

Section One
I won't get to see the lines crease your face as you grow
If I marry and have children, you will never know
I solve my own problems now
I don't need you but don't know how
To ever let you go

You were to me a refuge
Like a warm house in the rain
The water struck the windows
But I was always safe
Way back then

Chorus One
Conditional love is stunning at the start
But never made to last
You will always be to me
The night that lost its stars

Section Two
You only saw the best in me shining at the start
If you thought I was perfect, I was bound to let you down

I made mistakes with credit cards
I'm haunted by my jaded past
You couldn't love the worst in me
And that will always hurt me

Chorus Two
Conditional love is stunning at the start
But never made to last
I will always be to you
The night that lost its stars

Climax
I used to look up to you
Now there's nothing to admire
All the nights I spent crying
You slept easy in your bed
It just doesn't seem fair

Chorus One
Conditional love is stunning at the start
But never made to last
You will always be to me
The night that lost its stars

Ending
We weren't made to last
You will always be to me
The night that lost its stars

The Night That Lost Its Stars

Section One
Rejection feels like being dragged underwater
I fought so hard for you
In my heart I knew the truth

And my heart was never made
For enduring so much pain
Just because I'm fragile
Doesn't mean that I will break

Bridge
Call me a deserter
But all you do is hurt
You're ungrateful and your morals lie
Trodden in the dirt

Chorus
It's not hard to abandon all that I hoped for
'Cause you've got one less soldier
And I've got one less war
All you were was a burden on my shoulder
Now you've got one less soldier
And I've got one less war

Section Two
I cared about your problems
When I had my own
I supported from the sidelines
And got nothing in return
Thing is I would have settled
For being your reserve
But as far as you're concerned
That's more than I am worth

Just know I never want you now
Not if you put me first

Bridge
Call me a deserter
But all you do is hurt
You're ungrateful and your morals lie
Trodden in the dirt

Chorus
It's not hard to abandon all that I hoped for
'Cause you've got one less soldier
And I've got one less war
All you were was a burden on my shoulder
Now you've got one less soldier
And I've got one less war

Section Three
I've followed you so far
But you don't want me on your team
People laughed at me
Some warned me
Some pitied me
Some pointed
It's never too late, I'm going back the way I came
And I'll hold my head up high if I see them again

Chorus
It's not hard to abandon all that I hoped for
'Cause you've got one less soldier
And I've got one less war
All you were was a burden on my shoulder
Now you've got one less soldier
And I've got one less war

Ending
Now you've got one less soldier
And I've got one less war

Soldier

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Music by M L Dunn. Lyrics by Justine Perry (myself). Vocals by Mella Barnes. Ple...
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Knuckles

Music by M L Dunn. Lyrics by Justine Perry (myself). Please contact me for a cop...
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Dear Beloved Demon

Music & vocals by Dave Richards. Lyrics by Justine Perry. Please contact me for...
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She Makes Me Happy

Conscience by M L Dunn & Justine Perry (featuring vocals by Mella Barnes.) Pleas...
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Conscience

Verse One
I wish someone would hold me
Tell me it will be all right
But it doesn’t matter
It would just be lies

Verse Two
There’s more chance of you caring
Than a night that I won’t cry
Of all the things you’ve stolen
The worst of these is time

Bridge
It’s like trying to get there
Burdened by a heavy weight
I tell everyone I’m healing
But the wound still feels the same
Years down the line, tell me, will I feel this way?
Mother Mary, help me if I take this to the grave

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

Verse Three
You’d always take a handout
And then punch me in the face
Time is no great healer
Not when the memories ache

Verse Four
I don’t get how you’ve blocked me
I see no barricades
No one thinks you’ve stopped me
But they don’t feel the strain

Bridge
It’s like trying to get there
Burdened by a heavy weight
I tell everyone I’m healing
But the wound still feels the same
Years down the line, tell me, will I feel this way?
Mother Mary, help me if I take this to the grave

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

Climax
I didn’t have sharp edges
Till you broke me into pieces
If you’re really bleeding
It’s not a big surprise

I didn’t have sharp edges
Till you crushed me into pieces
Any sting you’re feeling
Is a fraction of my pain

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

Chorus
Nothing but guilt would watch over you tonight
If heartache was visible on the outside
Somebody would help me; someone would save my life
If heartache was visible on the outside

If Heartache Was Visible

Verse One
We were like sunflowers
On a cold, winter’s day
Beautiful but impossible
To sustain

Chorus Part One
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
Every time I watched us blossom
I knew we’d fade away

Verse Two
You live like gunpowder
Barrels in the night
Harmless but so dangerous
Set alight

Chorus Part One
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
Every time I watched us blossom
I knew we’d fade away

Chorus Part Two
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
We’ve finally reached the bottom
Beaten by the flames

Climax
Last time was the last time
I’ll ever beg to stay
We were something beautiful
We’ll never be again
We fell through life, so fragile
We’ll never breathe again

Chorus Part One
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
Every time I watched us blossom
I knew we’d fade away

Chorus Part Two
I’ve forever found the meaning of bittersweet pain
We’ve finally reached the bottom
Beaten by the flames

Ending
You live like gunpowder
Barrels in the night
Harmless but so dangerous
When you find a light

We’ve finally reached the bottom
Beaten by the flames

Gunpowder


About Me

Bio

I'm a British lyricist. I've worked professionally since 2013, after graduating from Falmouth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition. Pre-written lyrics are available here on Songbay, and I also write on commission. Visit justineperry.com to learn more.

CV/History

I specialise in pop, country, and folk lyrics. I work mostly online, and enjoy collaborating with musicians worldwide.

I also run a music business blog, supporting songwriters and artists. Topics include copyright, royalties, productivity and time management, and overcoming creative block. Please visit justineperry.com/blog.

My main interest outside of music is literature. I love thriller, supernatural, and murder mystery novels. Other hobbies include horror films, circuit training, and dog walking. I have a springer spaniel called Biggles and a cat called Ginger.

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