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Melodies For Eulogies (Deluxe Edition)

by Justin Stewart Cotta

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Sketches 03:55
SKETCHES Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta & Marti Frederiksen Burning all my sketches of you It's not that you didn't strike the right pose There was just a certain doubt in your eyes That said "do as I say, not as I do" Wherever you are now, wherever they take you Just know that time heals all wounds All wounds but mine In your garden laying in ruins Let the black dove sing you a tune "do as I say, not as I do" Wherever you are now, wherever they take you Just know that time heals all wounds All wounds but mine This humble man tells a tale from the soul Is this what you wanted? to see me broken? Wherever you are now, wherever they take you Just know that time heals all wounds If I don't find you, remember I told you Time heals all wounds All wounds in time
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LOVE YOURSELF Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta Riding the night train with no-ones and broken sous Staring through strangers and dancing with my shadow So low, don't take bones from a stray dog Hunger bruises the skin on your tender had You had to let it go Leaving us solo So low, solo for so, so, so long If you love yourself I'll come back for you If you love yourself Then i can love you too The cracks and the stains in the ceiling they talk to me The black dove is crying, she sings me a song of peace So low, don't take bones from a stray dog Hunger bruises the skin on your tender hand You had to let it go Leaving us solo If you love yourself I'll come back for you If you love yourself I can love you too Now i'm riding the night train to find my way home My spirit's alive, my flesh the shadow I found out i'd find her if i found my way... I like how that sounds as night bleeds to day Boom tock boom tick tock
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Just Enough 04:11
JUST ENOUGH Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta She never sleeps alone She's filling her hole with dead men's souls The devil's hand is cold Warmer than a god that she'll never know Her kindness is cruel, her hope is for fools The lunatic's painting peals Love throw me a bone Just big enough for me to choke on Love give me a rope Just long enough for me to hang from Love give me hope Just enough to fall again Widow waltz in white The whispering knife her alibi The vulture never weeps The snake in her beak Your invisible leash Melancholy babies drowning in her sour milk She's got a closet full of secrets and a hungry hole to fill
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LONGING IS NOT LOVE Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta Young girl, listen, the only thing you need is a deep breath, don't forget to take it all in Young girl, slow down, put two feet on the ground, if your heart's broken leave it open, don't lose faith in the world Can you hear the message in the mess you made becoming clearer? Can you feel the rhythm of your heart? I know it's all the fashion, crimes of passion born of best intentions You know i loved you from the start Longing is not love, anxiety not passion The things you're dwelling on They turn into obsession Let your love grow, let it go So ask yourself, what is it you're worth? Would you rather be liked or be respected in this crazy colourful world? No it's not my life, but take some free advice girl You're in a pattern of destruction and it's holding you down Find your independence drop the pretence and the false confidence Forget everything you know There is only love I want to be your lover, not a brother, not a father figure You know two halves don't make us whole Longing is not love, anxiety not passion The things you're dwelling on They turn into obsession Let your love grow, let it go
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INNOCENT GIRL Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta I search the horizon for the blue diamonds That shine in your eyes The sky is weeping The sun is bleeding The night whispers her song Innocent girl Who stole your virgin pearl Innocent girl A beauty too bright for this world A tear for your potion I swam seven oceans to bring you a black rose I cant give you gold But i'll give you my soul It's the best i can do Let me in Let me go Let me know you How my heart aches And how it will break You'll never know Underneath our dirty sheets We are just flesh blood and bone No one is innocent girl
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Miracle Man 05:39
MIRACLE MAN Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta Time won't age me Love won't break me Goodbyes don't phase me I'm a miracle of modern man She won't tempt me Fear won't condemn me Revenge won't spur me Would you lie to me So soft and sweetly My past won't shame me Tomorrow don't concern me Here and now won't overwhelm me I'm a miracle of modern man Your words won't destroy me Your silence won't torture me Your touch won't get through my guard You don't have to explain it Don't change it There's no need to apologise My lady loves her own way It's not criminal It's just her style Death don't scare me A black cat don't unnerve me I don't mind when you're leaving...
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SLEEP ON STONES Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta Lovers live in exile, behind plastic smiles, the picture is perfect She's my puppet on tenter hooks, my rodeo clown She'll let you beat her black and blue I need someone to spit on I need someone to love to death I need a pretty little hostage Why would you sleep on silk? When you can sleep on stones with me? Neglected princess, becomes crownless queen of low self-esteem This could be perfect She's my mistress of self-defeat, the honey is sweet, But the sting keeps me coming back for more I need someone to spit on I need someone to love to death I need a pretty little hostage Why would you sleep on silk? When you can sleep on stones with me? I wont swallow your medicine I wont pray for your miracles To spite you I'll love again
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LADY STAY Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta I am lost, I am certain I can't see the colours no more I sleep with the lights on I only make love in the dark I've been losing heart, losing my mind Starving myself, walking highwire Praying to wake up as somebody else Baby, baby, babe... Can you feel me when I'm hurting myself Lady Stay I know I don't deserve you I was an angry young man A cheat and a coward Selfish and vain as they come It's easy to die, it's harder to live I only took but i'm learning to give Like a thief who stole from himself in the night Baby, baby, babe, When I broke your heart I broke mine twice Lady Stay Lady Stay, won't you waste this hour with me? Lady Stay, won't you waste this day with me? Lady Stay, won't you waste this night with me? Lady Stay, won't you waste this life with me? Love me don't leave me I'm begging you now.. So much to give you just didn't know how I'm not afraid of dying alone I'm terrified of you not hearing my song Lady Stay Do you still wear that necklace? Diamonds on white gold... A gift from the shadows A piece of my broken soul Lady Stay
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Rain 07:37
RAIN Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta Love, oh my love, can you hear me my love over the rain? Won't you come home my love I'm begging you now... please This is goodnight not goodbye my darling Don't waste your tears on me I'll see you again, the sky is not falling We'll live on in sweet melodies You've been bruised You've been torn When you bleed I bleed You're never alone Through the fire I see your eyes In the storm I feel you reach for me In the rain I taste your tears This is goodnight not goodbye my darling Don't waste your tears on me I'll see you again, the sky is not falling We'll live on in sweet melodies Anna get up off your knees You don't have to pray to find me I'm flying high on the breeze A melody soft, flowing free Oh my love, can you hear me my love over the rain? Oh my love, can you hear me my love? Can you feel me over the pain
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THE FOOL HAS A DREAM Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta tired angels bruised from war clowns with crooked smiles trumpets sound for a new king but his majesty sleeps well tonight he owns the guns and the times i hope you like the taste of dirt in your mouth your not a tragedy just another fool's out there'll be no eulogies today all the priests are in jail the lawyers have all set sail for the moon chasing your last silver spoon into an empty wishing well you cry tears for the poor man's dime achilles always bathes in hope the fool has a dream the goose has a joke golden eggs without a yolk come clap your weary hands for me i'll trade your noose for a blue collared leash all rise your king has spoken a gift from the chosen
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STRANGER Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta got a suitcase filled with nothing got no strings for my guitar leaving is hard to swallow coming back is twice as hard you wont see me at the station i've been there too many times i can't let him see me crying my goodbyes you can call me a stranger you can call me anytime you can call me a failure i'm still your old man are you still my son i'm still hangin on what have we become did my letters never each you or the tartan cased guitar i would never try to own you just want to know who you are are you ready to let go are you ready to forgive are you ready to come home are you ready to live are you still my son
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RAIN Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta Love, oh my love, can you hear me my love over the rain? Won't you come home my love I'm begging you now... please This is goodnight not goodbye my darling Don't waste your tears on me I'll see you again, the sky is not falling We'll live on in sweet melodies You've been bruised You've been torn When you bleed I bleed You're never alone Through the fire I see your eyes In the storm I feel you reach for me In the rain I taste your tears This is goodnight not goodbye my darling Don't waste your tears on me I'll see you again, the sky is not falling We'll live on in sweet melodies Anna get up off your knees You don't have to pray to find me I'm flying high on the breeze A melody soft, flowing free Oh my love, can you hear me my love over the rain? Oh my love, can you hear me my love? Can you feel me over the pain
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LONGING IS NOT LOVE Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta Young girl, listen, the only thing you need is a deep breath, don't forget to take it all in Young girl, slow down, put two feet on the ground, if your heart's broken leave it open, don't lose faith in the world Can you hear the message in the mess you made becoming clearer? Can you feel the rhythm of your heart? I know it's all the fashion, crimes of passion born of best intentions You know i loved you from the start Longing is not love, anxiety not passion The things you're dwelling on They turn into obsession Let your love grow, let it go So ask yourself, what is it you're worth? Would you rather be liked or be respected in this crazy colourful world? No it's not my life, but take some free advice girl You're in a pattern of destruction and it's holding you down Find your independence drop the pretence and the false confidence Forget everything you know There is only love I want to be your lover, not a brother, not a father figure You know two halves don't make us whole Longing is not love, anxiety not passion The things you're dwelling on They turn into obsession Let your love grow, let it go
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INNOCENT GIRL Words & Music by Justin Stewart Cotta I search the horizon for the blue diamonds That shine in your eyes The sky is weeping The sun is bleeding The night whispers her song Innocent girl Who stole your virgin pearl Innocent girl A beauty too bright for this world A tear for your potion I swam seven oceans to bring you a black rose I cant give you gold But i'll give you my soul It's the best i can do Let me in Let me go Let me know you How my heart aches And how it will break You'll never know Underneath our dirty sheets We are just flesh blood and bone No one is innocent girl
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released May 28, 2021

Produced by Justin Stewart Cotta

Co-Produced with Chris Wonzer, Paul Ill & Marti Frederiksen

Engineered by Chris Wonzer, Marti Frederiksen & James Norbert Ivanyi

Mixed by Chris Wonzer, Marti Frederiksen, Justin Stewart Cotta & James Norbert Ivanyi

Mastered by Gavin Lurssen & Brendan Zacharias

Justin Stewart Cotta: Vocals, Piano, Synth, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Kellii Scott: Drums
Paul Ill: Bass
Clint Walsh: Guitar on "Just Enough" & "Sleep On Stones"
James Norbert Ivanyi: Ebow on "Love Yourself"
Katrina Lenk/Moxy Phinx: Viola on "Innocent Girl" & "Lady Stay"
Marti Frederiksen: Drums, Bass & Guitar on "Sketches"

Cover Artwork by Sara Tune
Cover Design by Mike Morphett at M:29 Creative

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Justin Stewart Cotta Sydney, Australia

Justin is the classic poet warrior. Vulnerability & intensity coexist, & you can feel it in his songs. From prodigy pianist to shredding guitar across the globe with the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age & Ozzy Osbourne, Cotta established himself as a musical tour de force as the founder & frontman of Memento (Columbia) & the guitarist & keyboardist for VAST (Elektra) ... more

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