Justine Perry (Justine Perry)

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Justine Perry

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 proud to be the renegade
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

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

Soldier

Verse One
You laugh and joke with strangers
And people so remote
The smile that you show them
I never see at home

Bridge
You're distant when we talk, you're barely even there with me
The colour of your eyes is all you've ever shared with me

Chorus
You will never miss me, not when I go away
You will never ring me but I check my phone in case
Your heart is very weak, just a shower of rain
The strength of my love hits like a hurricane
And I am wasted on you
Why am I waiting for you?
You won't change

Verse Two
Each time you destroy me
You never hurt my hope
It feels like you should love me
I can't accept you don't

Bridge
You're distant when we talk, you're barely even there with me
The colour of your eyes is all you've ever shared with me

Chorus
You will never miss me, not when I go away
You will never ring me but I check my phone in case
Your heart is very weak, just a shower of rain
The strength of my love hits like a hurricane
And I am wasted on you
Why am I waiting for you?
You won't change

Ending
I long for your affection
It's a long haul battle
Just to get your attention
But blood ties can't be severed
You will never change
But I will never leave
Please always know you've got me
Always know you've got me


You laugh and joke with strangers
And people so remote
The smile that you show them
I never see at home

Strangers


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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 proud to be the renegade
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

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

Soldier

Verse One
You laugh and joke with strangers
And people so remote
The smile that you show them
I never see at home

Bridge
You're distant when we talk, you're barely even there with me
The colour of your eyes is all you've ever shared with me

Chorus
You will never miss me, not when I go away
You will never ring me but I check my phone in case
Your heart is very weak, just a shower of rain
The strength of my love hits like a hurricane
And I am wasted on you
Why am I waiting for you?
You won't change

Verse Two
Each time you destroy me
You never hurt my hope
It feels like you should love me
I can't accept you don't

Bridge
You're distant when we talk, you're barely even there with me
The colour of your eyes is all you've ever shared with me

Chorus
You will never miss me, not when I go away
You will never ring me but I check my phone in case
Your heart is very weak, just a shower of rain
The strength of my love hits like a hurricane
And I am wasted on you
Why am I waiting for you?
You won't change

Ending
I long for your affection
It's a long haul battle
Just to get your attention
But blood ties can't be severed
You will never change
But I will never leave
Please always know you've got me
Always know you've got me


You laugh and joke with strangers
And people so remote
The smile that you show them
I never see at home

Strangers

Verse One
I still hear her voice in my head all the time
She's quiet, just a whisper
But I can always hear her

The little girl I was
Not quite here but not quite lost

Bridge
You forced your way into my family
And they couldn't protect me
Now they're so damn quick to blame me
I'm exactly as they made me

Don't say it's not your problem
Because it's not mine either
It's their work, if they're not happy
It means nothing to me frankly
Because I am

Chorus
This path that you paved for me
You know it might just be
The place where I belong
Built on a broken home
I guess we wait and see

Verse Two
I still feel so scared now you're gone, out my life
You're absent but you're present
And I can't see an ending

But my constant spill of tears
Seem so worth it now I'm here

Bridge
You forced your way into my family
And they couldn't protect me
Now they're so damn quick to blame me
I'm exactly as they made me

Don't say it's not your problem
Because it's not mine either
It's their work, if they're not happy
It means nothing to me frankly
Because I am

Chorus
This path that you paved for me
You know it might just be
The place where I belong
Built on a broken home
I guess we wait and see

Climax
I used to think you ruined me
The truth is you just changed me
I know you want to break me
But you're not even halfway
I used to think you ruined me
The truth is you just changed me

Chorus
This path that you paved for me
You know it might just be
The place where I belong
Built on a broken home
I guess we wait and see

Ending
It's not the path I chose
Or the one that I would choose
Not if I could start again
But I used to think you ruined me
I guess we wait and see

Spill of Tears

Verse One
He slams the door behind him
I won't see him again
I said I never wanted
To be much more than friends

Verse Two
He thought he would be different
But he's just like the rest
I said I never wanted
To be much more than friends

Bridge
I tell them I'm afraid to trust
And they think they can change me
Please someone bless their little souls
'Cause they think they can save me

Pre-Chorus
My demons are invincible
My passive heart's unreachable
I'm safe 'cause I'm untouchable
It feels like love's an illness and I've always been immune

Chorus
It sounds painless
It sounds harmless
But that's not how it is
The loneliness is agony
Still I don't let them in
'Cause I don't feel a thing
When they tell me that they love me
I never feel a thing

Verse Three
Sometimes I see a future
Potential burning strong
But you can't expect a flower
To grow up amongst the thorns

Verse Four
Hope is always pierced
By a heart that cannot feel
And the love is broken
Before it's even real

Bridge
I tell them I'm afraid to trust
And they think they can change me
Please someone bless their little souls
'Cause they think they can save me

Pre-Chorus
My demons are invincible
My passive heart's unreachable
I'm safe 'cause I'm untouchable
It feels like love's an illness and I've always been immune

Chorus
It sounds painless
It sounds harmless
But that's not how it is
The loneliness is agony
Still I don't let them in
'Cause I don't feel a thing
When they tell me that they love me
I never feel a thing

Climax
They move along without me
With the pretty girls they meet
Sometimes they change their status
Or I see them in the street
The thing that never changes
Is it always bruises me

Pre-Chrous
My demons are invincible
My passive heart's unreachable
I'm safe 'cause I'm untouchable
It feels like love's an illness and I've always been immune

Chorus
It sounds painless
It sounds harmless
But that's not how it is
The loneliness is agony
Still I don't let them in
'Cause I don't feel a thing
When they tell me that they love me
I never feel a thing

Passive Heart

Verse One
I want to stand face to face
With you breath against my skin
I won't rest
'Til I'm there

Verse Two
The timing isn't right
But I've got you in my sights
You will see
I'm prepared

Bridge
My vivid mind's in overkill
I don't know how but know I will
Get to you, my dear

Chorus
I'll close the chasm between us
I'm frantic
I'll close the chasm between us
It's happening
I'm heading towards you
With the force of a storm
I'll close the chasm between us
The chasm

Verse Three
I want my head on your chest
Feel your gentle heart beating
I will sleep
Safely there

Verse Four
I don't know how to trust
But I think you can teach me
And for once
I'm not scared

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Chorus

Climax
Right now I can't reach you
But hell knows I will try
Right now you can't see me
But look and you shall find

Pre-chorus
I'll close the chasm between us
I'm frantic
I'll close the chasm between us
It's happening

Repeat Chorus

Chasm

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

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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About Me

Bio

I grew up in Devon (UK.) I started writing lyrics at a young age. At eighteen, I studied music theory. Although I often write full songs, lyric writing remains my passion. I enjoy working in collaboration.

I moved to Falmouth (Cornwall) in 2010 to study music composition at university. I graduated in July 2013 and I currently live in Brighton.

CV/History

I specialise in lyric writing. My final year at university was devoted to studying, developing and enhancing this craft. I am also passionate about teaching. I run JPML Tutoring, specialising in teaching lyric writing and music business courses online.

My main interest outside of music is literature. I enjoy reading novels and I am currently writing my own novel (a crime/thriller.) I also like swimming and dog walking. I have a springer spaniel called Biggles.

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