“Write Me A Song” to be a part of “The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed” Soundtrack!

August 3, 2010

Hello Lovelies !
I want to tell you something that I am so honored to be a part! I am going to be a part of my very first Book Soundtrack!!
I was recently approached by author Alex Austin (a Los Angeles-based novelist and playwright), to use my song "Write Me a Song" , as part of his book soundtrack. His book, titled "The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed" is about 22-year-old musician Sam Nesbitt, who escaped a corrupt and dead-end life in "The Perfume Factory," and struggles to rid himself of his personal demons, past and present, as he pursues a rock 'n' roll dream against the backdrop of Asbury Park, NJ. "The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed" is the sequel to Austin's critically acclaimed novel "The Perfume Factory", a coming-of-age story set on the Jersey Shore.

This book can be purchased on Amazon.com for $11.95!
http://www.amazon.com/Red-Album-Asbury-Park-Remixed/dp/1602644500

I am SO excited to announce that THIS FRIDAY NIGHT , August 6, 2010, 10pm to Midnight , Alex will be interviewed on-air in the studio of WRSU-FM, to WRSU 88.7 FM , Rutgers University, by Geoffrey Pape. The show is called Overnight Sensations , and is also available at www.nj.com/wrsu .

They will be talking about the novel, "The Red Album of Asbury Park Remixed", and the upcoming podcast. The show will feature songs from the podcast, including “Write Me a Song". (he's using it with Chapter 2)
I hope you all listen in!!
Thank you all for your support!

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Trainwreck

February 21, 2010

So this was a request , so I am finally posting it ! This song was written about 2 years ago , and it was pretty much written from a personal experience, watching a good friend go in a downward spiral of self destruction. Here are the lyrics:

Trainwreck
If you wanna start
Acting like a whore
I can treat you like one

You say that's who you are
But now you've gone too far
And now the damage is done

So now you're drunk and hating
Cuz I told the secrets that you're faking
So get a hold of yourself
You're going on a wreck ride
A wreck ride

You're a train wreck
Gliding off the track track track
What a shame shame
You're never coming back back back back
Train wreck baby train wreck wreck
You're a train wreck wreck
You're never coming back

(Train wreck, tr-trainwreck tr-train wreck, Train wreck tr-train wreck tr-train wreck)

You're an embarrassment
In this predicament
You need some glue to keep your clothes on
I will not babysit
I'll tell you this is it, because you're dragging me down

Now the door is locked and closed
So get a hold of yourself
We all know what you're doing
Girl come on you're losing it

You're a train wreck
Gliding off the track track track
What a shame shame
You're never coming back back back back
Train wreck baby train wreck wreck
You're a train wreck wreck
You're never coming back

(Train wreck, tr-trainwreck tr-train wreck, Train wreck tr-train wreck tr-train wreck)

Now the door is locked and closed
Now that everybody knows

(repeat chorus 2x)

Sensitive (Jewel Cover)

February 4, 2010

I'm having way too much fun with this Ukulele ! lol Here's another cover ....

You Are My Sunshine <3

February 3, 2010

Here is a classic I decided to cover... I am going to start playing a mommy and me jam session at a cafe starting in March, so I figured practice it and record it as well...

Also this is the first song I have ever played the Ukulele on, my dad got me one for Christmas, so I really wanted to put it to use already. I think it adds a nice whimsical touch to the lullaby :-)

well enjoy , feel free to download and play for your little ones

-Justina <3

Bad Romance ( Lady Gaga Cover)

January 26, 2010

Hey all , So I figured I'd better jump on the bandwagon here and cover a Lady Gaga Masterpiece...

I put a weird little spin on it, hope you enjoy...

-Justina <3

Lonely Summer

October 9, 2009

This song was actually written two summers ago and I guess you can say it's about a summer fling gone bad. The catch is that the fling is with someone that was originally just a friend, so in the bridge when I say "I know I shouldn't feel regret, but I do" it is meaning that normally I wouldn't regret just the fling itself, but I do because I have lost that friendship in return.... Someone who once called you all the time to hang out, or confides in you about other people, now shuts off all communication to you. So here it is ....
Lonely Summer
Words and Music
by Justina Carubia
©2009
Verse 1:
You were supposed to be my summer love
What the hell happened to that?
We were supposed to have a little somethin
Then we fell,
Fell apart at the seams

Pre:
Why don't you call me honey?
Why can't you just fill me in?
Your love's a lottery
So close but then I never win

Chorus:
Pick up the phone so we can rock it out
You don't fill me in and then I feel left out
It's a Lonely Summer when you don't want me around
This is where I draw the line
You shouldn't call yourself a friend of mind
It's a Lonely Summer when all that your doin's wasting my time...

Verse 2: Those days reciprocated are long gone
What the hell happened to that?
You got me beggin like a little child
Crawlin on, Crawlin on my hands and knees

Pre:
Why don't you call me honey?
Why can't you just fill me in?
Your love's a record
It keeps skipping when it wants to spin

Chorus:
Pick up the phone so we can rock it out
You don't fill me in and then I feel left out
It's a Lonely Summer when you don't want me around
This is where I draw the line
You shouldn't call yourself a friend of mind
It's a Lonely Summer when all that your doin's wasting my time...

Bridge:
We should've never took that step
If I had known that you would leave me standing here
Maybe I shouldn't feel regret
But I do...

Distantly Loving You

September 29, 2009

This song was written about 2 summers ago. It's about going from being really close with someone to practically not even knowing them at all, but still being able to read through all the awkwardness and calling them out on acting weird, and telling them that you are there for them , when they are ready to stop acting like a victim.
Here are the Lyrics AND Guitar Chords for you covering pleasure... and I do encourage you to! If you do, post your videos as a video response to the video for this song on my youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Rockstar122083

Distantly Loving You
Words and Music
by Justina Carubia
©2009
No Capo

Verse 1: G, Cadd9, D, Cadd9
You're a wounded dog
You hide it well
But I'm smart
You think that I can't tell
When you roll your eyes
at every frog i kiss
You're a game of chess
I'm sitting here
Overanalyzing possibilities
As to which move would be best

Pre 1: Cadd9, D, Em, Cadd9, D
So I steer clear of anything affectionate
But I keep near to let you know

Chorus: G, Cadd9, D, Cadd9
I'm here when you want me
You know where to find me
You're 2 steps ahead but you're always behind me
And the ghost of this thing will always ring in our ears
And a kiss on the forehead is always enough
cuz you know that's my weakness
I'm usually tough
And it's all that I need, to keep me standing here
Distantly loving you

Verse 2: G, Cadd9, D, Cadd9
You're a twisted arm
And I break my back just to force these roots back
Through their cracks
Cuz this thing we've built is a life we're taking here
You're a foggy day, consuming me
You're a paint chipped flaking
corner street sign
you'll point the way the day the air is clear...hopefully

Pre 2: Cadd9, D, Em, Cadd9, D
so I keep faith and pray for the fortunate
And I keep near to let you know

Chorus: G, Cadd9, D, Cadd9
I'm here when you want me
You know where to find me
You're 2 steps ahead but you're always behind me
And the ghost of this thing will always ring in our ears
And a kiss on the forehead is always enough
cuz you know that's my weakness
I'm usually tough
And it's all that I need, to keep me standing here
Distantly loving you

Bridge: A, Cadd9, , A, Cadd9, D
we've jumped with our hands tied behind our backs
and I know it's hard , know it's hard
Getting back on track

Repeat Chorus 2x

“Battlefield” Jordin Sparks Cover

September 28, 2009

I think I made it sound more country LOL

I did a little editing to it , some background harmonies, nothing special

Dreamworld

September 24, 2009

So this song I wrote awhile ago, and played about half of it live once. The basic concept of the song is kind of about having a falling out with someone and then having continuous dreams about them, but in the dream everything between you two is perfectly fine. And the song is saying that you don't want to stop dreaming because in that world , that is the only time when everything is ok, and you just want things to go back to that. So here it is....

I'd like to add a lyric in the bridge, but I'm not sure if it needs it... I guess that's something I will worry about in production. The sound of this song was inspired by Plumb.

"Dreamworld"
Music and Lyrics
©2009 Justina Carubia

Verse 1:
I pay the time to pass me by
Ridding the nightmares of my mind
I'm half sick of shadows all the time
I wanna rise above the light
In your eyes you hold me

I wanna go where wrongs are right
I wanna fix the story
Don't wanna wake during the night
To realize that you're not waking life
Cuz my dreams they've sold me

Chorus
If I'm dreaming
Please don't wake me cause
The only place I feel your love
Is in my Dreamworld baby

Verse 2:
My Imagination's full of life
Savoring every moment
Don't wanna be plagued by denial
Reality is so unkind
When I'm awake and lonley

Chorus:
If I'm dreaming
Please don't wake me cause
The only place I feel your love
Is in my Dreamworld baby

When I'm fallin
please don't shake me cuz
The only place I feel your touch
is in my Dreamworld baby

Don’t Call Me Beautiful

September 15, 2009

Well this was a song I wrote about a year ago, and it's def one of the favorites that I've written with it's driving melody and big chorus. It's def a song I can belt live, and it just feels good whenever I do it. I think the lyrics really paint a picture for you . The rhythm of this song was inspired after I covered The Cranberrie's "Zombie" for my youtube channel. I mean, it's not exact , but it def was inspired....

Enjoy! -Justina xoxo

And for whoever wants to cover this song ( I dare you )... The chords are Em, C, G, and D

"Don't Call Me Beautiful"
Music and Lyrics
©2009 Justina Carubia

Verse 1:
I was awake
But I couldn't see
All the signs you laid out there
Right in front of me

I made a mistake
And I swam in your sea
Of your lies that had me drowning
With no rope to rescue me

Pre chorus:
You had me there good
I don't need an explanation
Your defenses taught me
What I already need to know
Now you're running away
Come on, you knew what you were doing
Now I'm onto you, you don't know what to do
So next time baby

Chorus:
Don't call me beautiful
Cause I won't be believing
All your sweet talk anymore
No, it's not even meaningful
You used that line, to make your climb
So now I fall
So don't call me beautiful

Verse 2:
You lied to my face
And you lied to yourself
You're going through chances
Like it's candy but it's always something else

Now you're starting to sink
And now there's no way out
Yet you've only scratched the surface
And already striking out

Pre Chorus: Chorus:
Now you're wasting my time
Come on now just go on and do it
Would it kill your ego this much
To man up and let me go
Now you're running away
Come on you knew what you were doing
Now I'm onto, you don't know what to do
So next time baby

Chorus:
Don't call me beautiful
Cause I won't be believing
All your sweet talk anymore
No, it's not even meaningful
You used that line, to make your climb
So now I fall
So don't call me beautiful

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