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Just Enough (solitary)

by Justin Stewart Cotta

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"What's thrilling for me about this song, is that there's nowhere to hide... just a man, a piano & his confessions. The shapeshifting mirage of love addiction is the backdrop here to a genuine cry for rescue, solace and meaningful connection. I was seeking out emotionally unavailable people in my relationships to try and retrospectively correct a kink in the love matrix. For anyone wanting to conduct the same experiment... it didn't work! Sonically, JUST ENOUGH (solitary), is a vulnerable stripped back piece. For me, there is a genuine intensity & power in what is one un-edited complete take on both piano and vocals, which were recorded simultaneously, in full performance mode. The entire point of the recording process was to place an absolute focus on honesty and authenticity."

- Justin Stewart Cotta

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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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released October 29, 2021
Written, recorded and performed by Justin Stewart Cotta

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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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