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about

This album is collection of songs recorded mostly live off the floor at Riverdale Recorders. I wanted to make an album that captured and reflected my live performance. Several of these songs were written in response to ended relationships and others reflect self-discovery, yearning and hope. I am privileged to be able to write and sing songs from my honest experience; my hope is that someone can benefit from relating to them.

To all the people who know how to listen, I am thankful for you.

credits

released November 6, 2015

Justine Vandergrift – Guitar and vocals
Harry Gregg – Bass
Joe Nolan – Electric Guitar on Let You Go and We Changed (vocals too)
Geoffrey O’Brien – Drums
Smokey Fennel – Pedal Steel
Nathan Burns – Doboro on Victimized
Stefan Kijek – Keys
Dana Wylie – Vocals on Nothing Like The Rain
Glenn Gosney – Vocals on Let You Go, Jennie and These Days
Bob Tildesley – Trumpet on 5am
Anthony Middel – Violin on Jennie
Gospel choir singers: Anthony Middel, Dana Wylie, Lindsay Walker, Kimberly MacGregor and Stefan Kijek
Mastered by Mr. Smith at Red Panda Recorders
Album Artwork by Alex Vissia at Root Cellar Creative
Painting by Jennie Vegt
Cover photo by Charissa Vandergrift
Produced by Harry Gregg and Justine Vandergrift

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Justine Vandergrift Calgary, Alberta

“Occasionally a new artist emerges that immediately demands respect and attention. Justine Vandergrift is one such artist. She will make a solid impact on anyone who has the privilege of hearing her songs.”

-Bill Bourne (Juno awarding Canadian Folk Artist)
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Track Name: Sailor
Well I’m doing fine
Thanks for thinking of me
I've been dancing alone
To my very own beat
Cause when we’re apart
I stay on the road
Because love’s become my home

When I can’t even speak your name
Without a creak in my voice
How I wish we were together babe
I wish that I had the choice
How I wish you’d come home
Like a sailor to shore
Because you took half my heart with you
When you walked through that door

Now I aint the crying kind,
What have you done to me?
If this is what love feels like
I think I’d rather be free
But I can’t let go
Because I love you so
And love has become my home

Love is a sailor on a wild sea of waves
So darling I’m gonna be brave
So darling, be brave

When I can’t even speak your name
Without a creak in my voice
How I wish we were together babe
I wish that I had the choice
How I wish you’d come home
Like a sailor to shore
Because you took half my heart with you
When you walked through that door
Track Name: We Changed
Do you know, do you know
How much you gave to me
Did you know, did you know?
What this would come to be
Well I never wanted anything but love, love, love
But love, how we changed

Far away, I’m so far away
But still I feel your pain
Everything it took everything for me not to beg
No I don’t wanna beg you babe for love, love love
But love, how we changed

Chorus:

We changed
Like gasoline to flame
We change
Though the love and through the pain
We changed

Solo verse

Did you feel, did you feel
How much I cared for you
Near the end, my closest friend
The stars shone brightest for you
We never wanted anything
But love, love, love
But love, how we changed

Chorus

Do you know, do you know
My love remains
Track Name: Demons of Desire
I'm chasing my demons
I hope you are too
I'm walking on water
I'm still looking for you

If I knew better, this wouldn't matter anymore
This burning ember, left over from the war
We never should have started
Fighting fire with fire
Hanging on a wire
With the demons of desire

I'm walking on quick sand
I'm moving so fast
What's left of this wasteland
The crimes of demand
Track Name: Nothing Like The Rain
These days Almeria’s face is long
She thinks about how you done her wrong
She said I don’t know why I ever fell for you
Cause it’s the one damn thing I wish I didn’t do

And hell don’t have a fury like a woman scorned
She’ll wake up sad - get out of bed with vengeance
She says hey the sky looks angry and darling so am I….

She goes out-side, walking in the rain
On the dry grass that’s watered for a change
She says baby, there’s nothing like the rain

Almeria watches in her pain
The thunderclouds dissolving into rain
Her spirit soaring through the stormy skies
The lightning strikes there’s fire in her eyes

But I won’t stay in
Because my heart’s pouring
I think I’ll put it to use
Track Name: Let You Go
There's a place in time
Where you and I don't fight
Competition pride and need
Don't bring in the night

There's a place in my heart
Where you love is real
I saw it in your picture
But now we don't trust what we feel

But now I know
I had to let you go
I live today
To find tomorrow
I had to let you go

There's a place in time
Where you're tender still
All of your desire
Demands all your will
There's a place in my heart
Where you're doing well
There's a better story
That we're gonna tell
Track Name: Jennie
Oh Jennie, won’t you show me
All the mountains you would climb
And show me, what kept you moving
Kept you believing throughout your life

Oh Jennie, keep all your pennies
All your stories and all your dreams
Oh Jennie, let your heart bleed
Let your faith always lead you home

Oh Jennie, won’t you show me
How to turn away and when to fight
And show me, how to move on
Keep your heart strong and mind so young

Oh Jennie, keep all your pennies
All your stories and all your dreams
Oh Jennie, let your heart bleed
Let your faith always lead you home

Oh Jennie, loved by many
In our memory Oh Jennie
Track Name: Victimized
I wish I could show you the man I want to be
Clear my mind and get inside the person you should see
You deserve the world and
A poor mans kind of wealth
You deserve the love you never gave to yourself

Hiding in the basement, I’ve been hiding in my bed
Hiding from those pretty words I never should have said
You were my distraction, you were my excuse
You were all the songs I didn’t write I didn’t use

So fool me once, I fool you twice
I fool you with my lovers eyes
But I’m victimized
I’m victimized


One foot in the water, I've got one foot on the ground
I tease you to push me in, why do you hang around?
You deserve the world and
A man who can decide
Not to be a victim of the animal inside

Chorus

There's kids outside my window, they’re smoking cigarettes
We become the victim of our own experiments
Victims of our freedom and curiosity
Victims of the times we take ourselves so seriously

So fool me once, I fool you twice
I fool you with my lovers eyes
So fool me once, I fool you twice
I fool you with my lovers eyes
But I’m victimized
I’m victimized
Track Name: These Days
Will you tell me when I’m older
What is all this darkness for?
Will you tell me when I’m bolder
That we wont take anymore

Will you tell me when I’m stronger
When it’s time to fight
Will you tell me when it’s over
That you can see the light
And these days will soon be bright

These days these days won’t last
Your heartache can die with the past
These days, these days
Fade away, fade away

Will you promise my desire
That there’s nothing wrong with her
Will you take after your father?
Wither everything that you endure

Please remind me of my mother
And all the things that she would say
Will your face be filled with wonder
When you tell me we’re ok
And these days are fading away
Track Name: 5am
I can't hide I've been
forcing a smile
you know it's been a while
since I wrote a happier tune

I can't say it's been
Going away
Been carrying the pain
On a tray for too long

But I'm not saying sorry
For singing songs like this
But I'm not gonna lie
I wish I could resist
The splendour of sorrow
This twisted kind of bliss

Sweet sad song, why must you persist?

You said darling take care of your heart
I wish you never saw me
falling apart
But I'l be flying with
Birds pretty soon
and you'll be howling at the moon
Every night
You'll be crying out your heart too

But I'm not saying sorry
For singing songs like this
But I'm not gonna lie
I wish I could resist
The splendour of sorrow
This twisted kind of bliss