Justin took a break from music after performing and writing for various music projects since he was sixteen years old (Current, Ottawa, Technicolor, Film School -- along with scoring several commercials). One Valentine's Day, he wrote a short song for his girlfriend which lead to the beginnings of this recording under the name: The Jamboree. The lyrics were written by his friend Lisa Nola.



Around Town

we've got the time so let's
ride this out
until mornin

we'll be discrete
and with no lights
on the street
there's no rushin

if you take it now
there won't be a way out
until mornin

you go up
you go down
you go all around
around town

i like.
i like.
i like.
i like.

streets shine with gold  --cause all i want is a way to get back
streets shine with gold  --cause all i want is a way to get back
streets shine with gold  --cause all i want is a way to get back
streets shine with gold  --cause all i want is what i don't have



Everything I Want Is Here

walking through the park
fixated on the trees
softly reaching out
the sun casts a shadow
moving through the grass
the time is screaming out

clutching all I know
everything I want is here
admitting this in your ear
sending traces
into the atmosphere

coming down your hall 
imagining the words
we'll be acting out
hearing your steps echo
from under the doorway 
the light is fading out

clutching all I know
everything I want is here
admitting this in your ear
sending pieces
into the atmosphere



Doing Fine

you think that I am blind
or are we too confined
with things you try to hide
well some of those things are mine

wrapped up in passion
do you think i'm doing fine
and am i still the man on your mind

left with no compassion
so i let this feeling thrive
and pushed you to the corner of my mind

think there's more to find
or you go with your pride
without that softer side
i'll be wiped from your mind

wrapped up in passion
do you think i'm doing fine
and am i still the man on your mind

left with no compassion
so i let this feeling thrive
and pushed you to the corner of my mind



Wire Crossed

you remained on a hotel bed
another memory living inside my head
wires crossed time and time again
we wouldn't get it right -- now or then

you're lost
i'm gone
i've snipped the wings

you fade
and i stayed
forever and a day

you're lost
i'm gone
i've cut the strings

you fade
and i stayed
forever and a day

i remained, i regained myself
too much time pulling you off the shelf
if then and only when
you couldn't get it right -- now or then

you're lost
i'm gone
i've snipped the wings

you fade
and i stayed
forever and a day

you're lost
i'm gone
i've cut the strings

you fade
and i stayed
forever and a day



I Won't Interfere

in the dream i wake you from
your hands slip from the door
i tell you that i'm sorry
for pulling you in for more

no matter my reaction
there's things i can't erase
i tell you not to worry
more words to misplace

i'd do
just what you want
i'll say
just what you need
just don't
leave me alone
and i won't interfere

in the dream you take me from
your eyes stare at the floor
i tell you that i'm sorry
you pull me in for more

an ocean of confession
i meant to keep you safe
i tell you not to worry
more life to retrace

i'd do
just what you want
i'll say
just what you need
just don't
leave me alone
and i won't interfere



December 2008