Justine Perry

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Justine Perry

Verse One
There are millions of people out there but I don't know their names
With each rising sun comes a brand new day but to me they're all the same
If life is a challenge I guess I don't understand the game

Chorus
Life goes on but I don't feel myself moving
The world's passing by right beneath my feet
Life is for the taking
But I'm giving, not living
I want to see commotion hit my streets
Because it will prove I am alive

Verse Two
No moving on, I'm feeling the friction
It's like routine is a class A drug, to which I have an addiction
The world out there I know to be fact appears to be fiction

Repeat Chorus

Climax
Though it might hurt me, I'd love to see some drama
I'm on my knees praying that this is not my karma

Repeat Chorus

Ending
Because it will prove I am alive

Commotion

Verse One
The air's feeling harsh on my skin, I'm exposed
Your love was my home and I felt safe enclosed
Now you're gone

Bridge
You ripped through my soul
Like a cold blade on my skin
You blew out of proportion
The most innocent of sins

Keep watching from your window
As I battle through this life
I have a lot to show you
So go switch on all the lights

Chorus
I'll show you all my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade
Your precious brittle glory
Won't come around again
I don't know life without you
I'm scared but not afraid
I'll never hide my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade

Verse Two
We built up from scratch my whole life on our own
That's years in the making, you've torn and overthrown
I will cope

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Climax
You love to see me wounded but you'll hate it when I run
So even as I'm limping, the game's already won
I'll never hide my bruises
The game's already won

Repeat Chorus

Ending
I'll never hide my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade

Bruises


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Verse One
There are millions of people out there but I don't know their names
With each rising sun comes a brand new day but to me they're all the same
If life is a challenge I guess I don't understand the game

Chorus
Life goes on but I don't feel myself moving
The world's passing by right beneath my feet
Life is for the taking
But I'm giving, not living
I want to see commotion hit my streets
Because it will prove I am alive

Verse Two
No moving on, I'm feeling the friction
It's like routine is a class A drug, to which I have an addiction
The world out there I know to be fact appears to be fiction

Repeat Chorus

Climax
Though it might hurt me, I'd love to see some drama
I'm on my knees praying that this is not my karma

Repeat Chorus

Ending
Because it will prove I am alive

Commotion

Verse One
The air's feeling harsh on my skin, I'm exposed
Your love was my home and I felt safe enclosed
Now you're gone

Bridge
You ripped through my soul
Like a cold blade on my skin
You blew out of proportion
The most innocent of sins

Keep watching from your window
As I battle through this life
I have a lot to show you
So go switch on all the lights

Chorus
I'll show you all my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade
Your precious brittle glory
Won't come around again
I don't know life without you
I'm scared but not afraid
I'll never hide my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade

Verse Two
We built up from scratch my whole life on our own
That's years in the making, you've torn and overthrown
I will cope

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Climax
You love to see me wounded but you'll hate it when I run
So even as I'm limping, the game's already won
I'll never hide my bruises
The game's already won

Repeat Chorus

Ending
I'll never hide my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade

Bruises

Verse One
You don't have to speak, for I know what you'd say
You don't have to be here for I still see your face
If they...

Chorus
Take my home
Take by name
Take my free will
And replace it with pain
Take the person
Take your face
Love runs deeper
Love will remain

Verse Two
I don't need a time machine to re-live our days
In the dark you're the distant light I'm sure will never fade
If they...

Repeat Chorus

Climax
Like a colourful sunrise
Love can take your breath away
Even when you are going through pain

Repeat Verse One

Repeat Chorus

Love Will Remain

Verse One
The final case is in the car
Your eyes are full of tears
Outside the house where I grew up
I think about the years

Verse Two
The room I slept in as a child
The scent inside the house
I've got so many memories
I don't know how I'm gonna leave

Bridge One
But there's no future
No future for me
Not in this town

Chorus
You're my priority
But I'm moving out
To work on my ambitions
I want to make you proud
I promise it's a fact
You're everything to me
If you need me I'll be back
You're my priority

Verse Three
You brought me up with so much love
I'll find it tough alone
I won't forget the good old days
This house has been my home

Verse Four
The pattern on the cutlery
The barking of the dogs
I've got so many memories
I don't know how I'm gonna leave

Bride Two
I must discover
The person I am
By leaving this town

Repeat Chorus

Climax
I'll think of you
I'll think of you
I'll think of you each day
And that will never change
My priorities are straight

Repeat Chorus

Ending
I promise it's a fact
You're everything to me
If you need me I'll be back
You're my priority

My Priority

Verse One
You sheltered and protected my embers with your hands
You took away the agony I just couldn't withstand

Bridge
You sought me out
You taught me how
To scorch through the pain
You caught the frozen rain
I surged into flames

Chorus Part One
You don't like it now I'm bursting out and travelling to the sky
No, you don't like how much I've grown
Your jealousy's a crime
You don't like it now I'm smoking hot and dancing way up high
No, you don't like how much I've grown
I'm sorry but you'll find...

Chorus Part Two
It's hard to fight a wildfire
I'm stacking up the miles
It's hard to fight a wildfire
I'll be a blazing all my life

Verse Two
Don't listen to the hypocrites; they don't get in my head
Just never thought the day would come when you'd be one of them

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus Part One

Repeat Chorus Part Two

Climax
I'm thankful, I am grateful
To the friend you used to be
But you're not coming back to me
Now three, two, one, you're jack to me

Repeat Chorus Part Two

Repeat Chorus Part One

Repeat Chorus Part Two (X2)

Wildfire

Verse One
Your warm husky voice
Down the phone
I will miss
I wish I could call you
But I can't
After this

Bridge
You attacked me when I was beaten and bruised
All I wanted was someone to bandage my wounds
If you asked me I'd have crossed oceans for you
Now you've lost me, I'm happy you've shown me the truth

Chorus
You'll only stand by me
On the level roads
When the path gets windy
You'll turn your back and go
If my uphill climb is
Just a joke to you
I guess I'm blessed to know
So I can build a home
With somebody who knows
How to love

Verse Two
A worn rusty coin
How I thought
You were gold
How can we continue?
Now this can't
Be resolved

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Climax
I don't know why I'm searching
'Cause what I've lost is worthless
You're disloyal and it hurts but
I guess I'm blessed to know

I done, now I'm not searching
Our friendship's gone, it's worthless
You're disloyal and it hurts but
I guess I'm blessed to know

Repeat Chorus

Ending
I'm done, now I'm not searching
Our friendship's gone, it's worthless
You're disloyal and it hurts but
I guess I'm blessed to know
So I can build a home
With somebody who knows
How to love

Blessed To Know

Verse One
He held my hand in public
Just to keep me close
I've never felt so loved 'cause
I'm the one he chose

Bridge One
His eyes were like my mirror
I've never looked so brilliant
Where is he? Not a glimmer
Exists in you now

Bridge Two
Your pillow smells of his aftershave
You don't have his eyes but you've got his face
I once belonged now I'm out of place
I hear his voice; I know what he'd say

Chorus
If he saw you storm out
Ignoring the tears he would have caught
If he saw the fall out
Our broken lives, our love rubbed raw
Don't you hear him call out?
Screaming 'til his throat is sore
When you point my flaws out
Does he fight or does he just withdraw?
Do you even hear his thoughts at all?

Verse Two
A voice of jagged edges
When you speak to me
His tone was warm and caring
The echo is still there and

Repeat Bridge One

Repeat Bridge Two

Repeat Chorus

Climax
I think he would beg me
To leave you and run far away
The one thing that he left me
Is self-esteem, that's what he'd say

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Verse One

What He'd Say

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Verse One
There are millions of people out there but I don't know their names
With each rising sun comes a brand new day but to me they're all the same
If life is a challenge I guess I don't understand the game

Chorus
Life goes on but I don't feel myself moving
The world's passing by right beneath my feet
Life is for the taking
But I'm giving, not living
I want to see commotion hit my streets
Because it will prove I am alive

Verse Two
No moving on, I'm feeling the friction
It's like routine is a class A drug, to which I have an addiction
The world out there I know to be fact appears to be fiction

Repeat Chorus

Climax
Though it might hurt me, I'd love to see some drama
I'm on my knees praying that this is not my karma

Repeat Chorus

Ending
Because it will prove I am alive

Commotion

Verse One
The air's feeling harsh on my skin, I'm exposed
Your love was my home and I felt safe enclosed
Now you're gone

Bridge
You ripped through my soul
Like a cold blade on my skin
You blew out of proportion
The most innocent of sins

Keep watching from your window
As I battle through this life
I have a lot to show you
So go switch on all the lights

Chorus
I'll show you all my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade
Your precious brittle glory
Won't come around again
I don't know life without you
I'm scared but not afraid
I'll never hide my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade

Verse Two
We built up from scratch my whole life on our own
That's years in the making, you've torn and overthrown
I will cope

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Climax
You love to see me wounded but you'll hate it when I run
So even as I'm limping, the game's already won
I'll never hide my bruises
The game's already won

Repeat Chorus

Ending
I'll never hide my bruises
'Cause I know they will fade

Bruises

Verse One
You don't have to speak, for I know what you'd say
You don't have to be here for I still see your face
If they...

Chorus
Take my home
Take by name
Take my free will
And replace it with pain
Take the person
Take your face
Love runs deeper
Love will remain

Verse Two
I don't need a time machine to re-live our days
In the dark you're the distant light I'm sure will never fade
If they...

Repeat Chorus

Climax
Like a colourful sunrise
Love can take your breath away
Even when you are going through pain

Repeat Verse One

Repeat Chorus

Love Will Remain

Verse One
The final case is in the car
Your eyes are full of tears
Outside the house where I grew up
I think about the years

Verse Two
The room I slept in as a child
The scent inside the house
I've got so many memories
I don't know how I'm gonna leave

Bridge One
But there's no future
No future for me
Not in this town

Chorus
You're my priority
But I'm moving out
To work on my ambitions
I want to make you proud
I promise it's a fact
You're everything to me
If you need me I'll be back
You're my priority

Verse Three
You brought me up with so much love
I'll find it tough alone
I won't forget the good old days
This house has been my home

Verse Four
The pattern on the cutlery
The barking of the dogs
I've got so many memories
I don't know how I'm gonna leave

Bride Two
I must discover
The person I am
By leaving this town

Repeat Chorus

Climax
I'll think of you
I'll think of you
I'll think of you each day
And that will never change
My priorities are straight

Repeat Chorus

Ending
I promise it's a fact
You're everything to me
If you need me I'll be back
You're my priority

My Priority

Verse One
You sheltered and protected my embers with your hands
You took away the agony I just couldn't withstand

Bridge
You sought me out
You taught me how
To scorch through the pain
You caught the frozen rain
I surged into flames

Chorus Part One
You don't like it now I'm bursting out and travelling to the sky
No, you don't like how much I've grown
Your jealousy's a crime
You don't like it now I'm smoking hot and dancing way up high
No, you don't like how much I've grown
I'm sorry but you'll find...

Chorus Part Two
It's hard to fight a wildfire
I'm stacking up the miles
It's hard to fight a wildfire
I'll be a blazing all my life

Verse Two
Don't listen to the hypocrites; they don't get in my head
Just never thought the day would come when you'd be one of them

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus Part One

Repeat Chorus Part Two

Climax
I'm thankful, I am grateful
To the friend you used to be
But you're not coming back to me
Now three, two, one, you're jack to me

Repeat Chorus Part Two

Repeat Chorus Part One

Repeat Chorus Part Two (X2)

Wildfire


About Me

Bio

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

CV/History

I specialise in lyric writing. My final year at university was spent studying and developing this craft. I work mostly online and enjoy collaborating with musicians worldwide.

I host #IndieMusicChat on Twitter. This is a chance to support and learn from other musicians online. The chat takes place on the first Thursday of every month, 3pm ET (8pm BST.) Search the hashtag #IndieMusicChat to join. (Remember to use the hashtag in your tweets, so others on the chat see your comments.)

My main interest outside of music is literature. I enjoy reading novels and I'm currently writing my own (a crime/thriller.) My hobbies include horror films, swimming and dog walking. I have a springer spaniel called Biggles and a cat called Ginger.

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