My Last Breath (Evanescence Cover) feat. Jakki Innes

September 8, 2009

Well here it is guys, you can FINALLY DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO VERSION!!!

I haven't seen Jakki in awhile, but I hope to do another video together sometime in the future :-)

yes we added the applause for the full effect :-p ENJOY! -Justina xoxo

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Shorty Got Low Cover

September 2, 2009

So I do get a LOT of people requesting to Download this...

so here it is :-p

I'm sure I screwed up the lyrics .....

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Emerald

August 20, 2009

This is another song I premiered at The Saint in Asbury Park 2 nights ago. This song I wrote awhile ago, and never played it live before 2 nights ago. It is basically about wanting what you don't have, and being jealous of others who have what you want, and the frustration you feel because of that....

Why do things come so easily for others who don't really deserve it , but so hard for people who bust their asses? It's just life, so I wrote this song .....

Emerald
Words and Music
©2009 Justina Carubia

Your sea is green with envy
On the inside your kid is spoiled
Rotten, like an apple that's gone bad

Welcome to the city of fortune
The gates are golden and open wide
Your horse of different colors
And your minions
Have arrived

We all want what we can't have
We all shatter at the thought of sinking
In the deep green sea of luxury
Baby your face is green with envy
And your so damn Emerald to me

Another win I gain
Sums up the total of your losses babe
Don't try to take it all away
Don't try to take it all away

We all want what we can't have
We all shatter at the thought of sinking
In the deep green sea of luxury
Baby your face is green with envy
And your so damn Emerald to me

me, me , baby
Reality don't that easy
hey , hey
You're living in a fantasy

We all want what we can't have
We all shatter at the thought of sinking
In the deep green sea of luxury
Baby your face is green with envy
And your so damn Emerald to me

Here is the LIVE version from The Saint
August 18, 2009

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Boy Blues

August 20, 2009

Hey all,

Hear is the Blues song that I played at The Saint in Asbury Park 2 nights ago... I fudded the end up, but this is how it's SUPPOSED to sound hahahha.... This is the first blues song in my repertoire and it was kind of inspired by "Oh Darling" by The Beatles. I hope you enjoy!

Here are the lyrics:

Boy Blues
Words and Music
©2009 Justina Carubia

His heart could use a little fixin'
because I want it for my own
You think that I would learn my lesson
Familiar hearts are where I find myself home

And baby sometimes I know I am not that smart
but if theres one thing that I know
It's that I'll never make you cry, o no
Let's take this one day at a time
So you can be mine

His soul could use a little lovin'
His jaded heart wears him away
And if the pushin comes to shovin
I'd take his heart because she threw it away

And baby sometimes I know I am not that smart
but if theres one thing that I know
It's that I'll never make you cry, o no
Let's take this one day at a time
So you can be mine

(Music Break)

And baby sometimes I know these things fall apart
but if theres one thing that I know
I'll never break your heart, o no
You can mark my word right from the very start
Until the day she wants you back...
I'll stay....

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Oxygen

July 30, 2009

Hey Guys, Well here it is FINALLY available for download...

You might know this one when I debuted it on NBC Philadelphia's 10! Show, or if you were a regular at the Nutley Pub last summer.... Either way, I've gotten tons of requests for this one to be a download and here it is for you guys. ENJOY!!!

This song is basically about not waiting around for someone who isn't worth waiting around for.... You know the expression "Don't hold your breath", meaning don't expect anything to come out of said situation... Well the lyric "If I held my breath for you, I'd be dead by now, and I so love being alive..." , is just saying that you realize nothing is ever going to come out of waiting around for someone who just doesn't care to show you the same feelings/actions as you are putting towards them... It's not worth it, life's too short...MOVE ON!! Here are the lyrics:

"Oxygen"
Words and Music
by Justina Carubia
©2009

If I held my breath for you
Then I'd be dead by now
And I so love being alive
And I so love being alive
Woah Woah

Swimming in the deep blue nothingness
Of uncertainty
I keep this to myself, I tell nobody else
It seems a thousand days you left me
Floating with no destiny
But the air is running out
The air is running out

I clear my lungs
This could be the last time
But then I stop and I think to myself

Chorus:
If I held my breath for you
Then I'd be dead by now
And I so love being alive
And I so love being alive
Woah
If I held my breath for you
Then I'd be dead by now
And I so love being alive
And I so love being alive
Woah Woah

Did you always have this much control
I could be sinking by the minute
But this could be the last time
(This could be the last time!)
My oxygen is hostage and held to my captive heart
It doesn't even beat for me
So I'm cutting my own line
I'm cutting my own line

I clear my lungs
This could be the last time
But then I stop and I think to myself

If I held my breath for you
Then I'd be dead by now
And I so love being alive
And I so love being alive
Woah
If I held my breath for you
Then I'd be dead by now
And I so love being alive
And I so love being alive
Woah Woah
Woah Woah

I clear my lungs
This could be the last time
But then I stop and I think to myself

Chorus Repeat 2x
If I held my breath for you
Then I'd be dead by now
And I so love being alive
And I so love being alive
Whoa
If I held my breath for you
I'd die a thousand times
And I so love being alive
And I so love being alive
Whoa

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Heavenly Day - Bedtime Version

July 7, 2009

This is one of my favorite Patty Griffin songs (She is just an AMAZING songwriter and vocalist and if you have never heard of her and you admire great songwriting, you don't know what you're missing!) ...So I kinda just did this for fun , cuz I can't sleep. Everyone in the house is sleeping so I'm trying to sing softly , I would really love to re-record it #1 with some better gear, and #2 when I can sing it in full voice cuz I don't believe you can really feel the impact of the crescendo of the song without doing it in full voice.... I also added some harmonies here and there so its not so one dimensional.... I hope you enjoy this scratch track...

the reverb is intentional, i was goin for a Jeff Buckley Hallelujah kinda effect ( another AMAZING song that I refuse to do because it is waaaaaay overdone)....

-JUSTINA XOXO

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Game for 2

June 18, 2009

So this song was written at a point between relationships sometime last winter after I had gotten out of a pretty secure relationship (up until the end), where I think I had forgotten how cruel guys in the single world can really be....

This song is the epitome of your everyday ASShole, and I kind of try to publicly embarrass him, because chick singer/songwriters do that so well... :-)

There is just one interesting analogy I wanted to point out. The line in the chorus when I say "I wanna see you run away scared ,With your tail between your legs..." is kind of interesting, because it's kind of how dogs cower when they are reprimanded. And the whole concept of the song is basically saying Guys can be Dogs.... So here it is... ENJOY!! comments are welcome....

Here are the lyrics
Game for 2
Music and Lyrics
by Justina Carubia
©2009

I haven't seen you lately
You need a lesson on how to treat a lady
You just don't call, you disappear for days
And when you're back you want me
This time I'm not gonna make it so easy

So now I'm gonna turn it around
And give you something of your own to taste

Are you ready?
Cuz 2 can play this game
I wanna see you run away scared
With your tail between your legs...
Don't push me
Cuz trust me, you don't wanna see the dark side
This is a game for 2,
And believe me this time boy the joke will be on
YOU...

You can dish it
But you got to man up and learn how to take it
(cuz you're not playing fair)
You're acting bigger than you are
I've seen the goods and babe so far
You're not impressin, Hah

So now I'm gonna turn it around
And give you something of your own to taste

Are you ready?
Cuz 2 can play this game
I wanna see you run away scared
With your tail between your legs...
Don't push me
Cuz trust me, you don't wanna see the dark side
This is a game for 2 ,
And believe me this time boy the joke will be on
YOU...

Oh I've never had a problem
Oh I've never been so insecure
But you give me so many reasons
So tell me why, I keep coming back for more

Instrumental break

Are you ready?
Cuz 2 can play this game
I wanna see you run away scared
With your tail between your legs...
Don't push me
Cuz trust me, you don't wanna see the dark side
This is a game for 2 ,
And believe me this time boy the joke will be on
YOU...

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Jersey Girls

May 15, 2009

Ok so here is my first scratch recording I am uploading for you guys to hear. This song is actually brand spanking new, I have never played it Live yet. I wrote it about a few days ago. It is basically about me moving away from home for the first time in my life, and experiencing everything the great city of LA has to offer.... but how terribly I am missing my HOME : New Jersey....

Nothing can ever compare... the diners, the food, the late night convenience, the crappy weather, and how the city, the beach and the country are all within a 20 -30 mile radius.... well you get the point...

Before I get into the song, there's just a small reference I wanted to elaborate on, which I already was questioned about. The reference to Patty's Burgundy Shoes is actually about a song called "Burgundy Shoes" by Patty Griffin , an amazing songwriter. I listened to her a lot before making the big move to LA so her music will always remind me of driving on NJ highways in the dead of winter. If anyone has any questions about a lyric , just ask and I shall explain :-)

Here are the lyrics you can read while listening. ENJOY! please comment :-) and dont forget to SUBSCRIBE!!!
-Justina
xoxo

JERSEY GIRLS
lyrics & Music by Justina Carubia
©2009

Well I dunno how long I'll be here
NJ, Seattle, to LA
But I'm sure missin New York City
And the first quake I feel
I'm headin for the subway

Now Everyday is picture perfect
It's sad I'm wishing for some rain
Those snowy winters in New Jersey
Where Patty's Burgundy Shoes
Were blasting on the parkway

This Socal life of mine
Jammed on the 405
But in the Garden State
The diners that stay open late's
Is why Jersey Girls don't belong in LA

Now everybody's up on Venice
The shops are closing up at 8
But no signs here point to Pleasant
And the cardboard pizza
Doesn't do it for me anyway

This Socal life of mine
Jammed on the 405
But in the Garden State
The gossip that our Governor's gay
Is why Jersey Girls don't belong in LA

Maybe Nashville's next
With the guitar on my back
Not this superficial world
That's singing on a backing track
Either way , my heart can't escape
The constant need to to tailgate

This Socal life of mine
Jammed on the 405
But in the Garden State
The bodies floating in spring lake
Is why Jersey Girls don't belong in LA
This Socal life of mine
Jammed on the 405
But in the Garden State
The weekends in New Hope, PA
Is why Jersey Girls don't belong in LA...

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Scratch Tracks

May 14, 2009

Hey everyone! Justina here.... I found this new awesome blog/podcast site that will allow me to embed new songs that I am working on right here into my blog entries. I am doing this because I have a TON of new songs that I want to share with you guys , and I wanted to do this in a way where I don't have to spend hours and loads of money in a recording studio... I think songs are much more well received when they are kind of spur of the moment.... so I hope you enjoy the ideas I decide to post here, and I hope you subscribe! Thanks to whoever drops by for a listen :-) -Justina xoxo