Before We're Ghosts

by Justin Capps

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Will Devlin
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Will Devlin Before We're Ghosts is a fantastic debut EP by talented singer/songwriter Justin Capps. I purchased the EP a few days ago on the release date, and already have Jets to Brazil, Shine and Anchors lyrics stuck in my head. This EP has already found a solid place in my Fall/Winter music rotation. Well done, Justin!!! Favorite track: Anchors.
Jeff Freeman
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Jeff Freeman Great EP Justin! Of course Shine is my favorite....has absolutely nothing to do with me being in Texas.

OK, it probably does. Cheers! Favorite track: Shine.
James Buhler
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James Buhler This is an excellent debut EP. Justin Capps is a strong lyricist with a knack for finding exceptional musical settings that reflect the lyrical sentiment in magical ways. I know each of these songs well, having lived with them since Justin debuted them on social media. I'm especially fond of "All of our Stories," which was the song that really hooked me. Favorite track: All of Our Stories.
Leonie
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Leonie I love all the tracks & my fave probably changes given my mood. That is what Justin is able to capture with his songs, the vagaries of life. This is a fantastic debut EP. I know from following Justin on social media there are many more gems like this. Favorite track: Anchors.
Angelina Panozzo
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Angelina Panozzo This is an AMAZING first EP from this artist. The lyrics are truly touching, and I am all about this folky/acoustic vibe. Favorite track: Anchors.
haskyr
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haskyr Justin Capps has released a superb EP. The songs are crafted in such a way as to feeling like they come from a second or third album such is his skill and talent. I hope to hear much more from this artist. For the time being this EP becomes part of my "Chemo playlist" to take me from the confines of hospital to other realms. Thanks for your talent Justin. Favorite track: Anchors.
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1.
Polly put the kettle on And hopped the next train to Babylon Didn't even put her makeup on Holly caught the next jet to Brazil Down in Rio she goes lightly still Didn't look back and she never will Sally got tired of being told to wait Molly dropped by to commiserate Didn't take long 'til they were feeling great Learn to love and let her go Or, you might just make her stay For another day You should count your lucky stars No, it might not last forever But a lot of people never Know love like hers today Jack be nimble, Jack be quick If you wanna clear that candlestick Don't waste your days being all lovesick 'Cause some love just wasn't meant to last And some love's over far too fast Some love's better off in the past Free birds, they don't belong in a cage Three words, they don't belong on a page We hurt when we've gotta act our age There ain't no sunshine when she's gone Chasing rainbows every day Trying to make her stay You should count your lucky stars No, you might not find forever But a lot of people never Know love like hers today And if you know love like hers Then you know There's no love like hers Oh She's already walking away You'll never make her stay But you should count your lucky stars No, you might not find forever But a lot of people never Know love like hers today Polly put the kettle on And hopped the next train to Babylon Didn't even put her makeup on
2.
Telling Time 04:19
How many hours in a day? How many days 'til I'm weak? Already wasting away And the second hand Ain't even touched your cheek How many months in a year? How many tears can I cry? Keeping my calendar clear In case I didn't hear Or you didn't mean "goodbye" Sometimes We're tongue-tied And the words all come out wrong Sometimes We're wide-eyed And we can't see what's going on Most of the time I'm doing fine until our song comes on Then I long for you, baby And baby, you're long gone How many nights does it take? I lost count, but, first glance - a lot I spend them lying awake And holding on To somebody you're not Sometimes We're tongue-tied And the words all come out wrong Sometimes We're wide-eyed And we can't see what's going on Most of the time I'm doing fine until our song comes on Then I long for you, baby And baby, you're long gone How many hours in a day? How many days 'til I'm weak? Already wasting away And the second hand Ain't even touched her cheek
3.
Shine 04:13
No, I'm not from Texas But Lyle said to come anyway So I got here as fast as I could Walked out in Laredo yesterday Now I get why Dallas Is sometimes written off as just a dream And I believe it was destiny For Houston to give the world a queen I confess I might sometimes Forget the Alamo But underneath this Big Bend sky There's one thing that I know The eyes of Texas have nothing on yours A smile in El Paso could light the Corpus shore The Austin city limits are almost San Antone We're a thousand miles from anywhere, but this sure feels like home You're the lone star in the Amarillo sky And you shine Oh, you shine There's a doctor in Waco Who helps me push on long after four When a lot of Bliss's hearts Can't bear hearing Galveston no more Looking back, leaving Luckenbach Was painless for the wailin' and the wine We've been driving all night long And just now crossed the Potter County line I confess I might sometimes Forget the Alamo But every day that Willie's high There's one thing that I know The eyes of Texas have nothing on yours A smile in El Paso could light the Corpus shore The Austin city limits are almost San Antone We're a thousand miles from anywhere, but this sure feels like home You're the lone star in the Amarillo sky And you shine Oh No, it ain't always roses We got bluebonnets, too And I know the closest I'll ever get to heaven Is drifting through Texas with you The eyes of Texas have nothing on yours A smile in El Paso could light the Corpus shore The Austin city limits are almost San Antone We're a thousand miles from anywhere, but this sure feels like home You're the lone star in the Amarillo sky And you shine Oh, you shine
4.
Anchors 03:22
The best laid plans Of mice and men All hit their fans Every now and then This isn't where you thought you'd be You're running out Of self belief So full of doubt You'd find relief Castaway on a dying reef I'm gonna lift you up Like a rising tide We're gonna sail away To a better life Take all your problems Lay 'em on me No need to charge your phone Just forget your keys Baby, where we're going We'll be free From it all, take your problems Lay 'em on me And we'll drown them in the sea They can all get in the sea In photographs You always smile But you haven't laughed For quite a while Because you're sure the joke's on you 'Cause each day goes From bad to worse And your cashflow's In reverse You've hit the bottom and fallen through I'm gonna lift you up Like a rising tide We're gonna sail away To a better life Take all your problems Lay 'em on me No need to charge your phone Just forget your keys Baby, where we're going We'll be free From it all, take your problems Lay 'em on me And we'll drown them in the sea They can all get in the sea And I know You hurt more Than you would ever say It's not what You came for But I sure hope that you will stay And the hardest part Of letting go's Not the fall Or the freedom It's the fear that you'll fly Or things won't change at all Your problems are anchors And you don't need them I'm gonna lift you up Like a rising tide We're gonna sail away To a better life Take all your problems Lay 'em on me No need to charge your phone Just forget your keys Baby, where we're going We'll be free From it all, take your problems Lay 'em on me And we'll drown them in the sea They can all get in the sea
5.
All of our stories are true But nothing is truer than all the love I have for... People say you look a lot like me It's hard for me to see Anyway, who cares what people think The truth is people stink Let's keep that between you and me Just like our pirate days at sea Where I am the captain And you are my crew One day I'll leave All this sailing to you Now it's your story And I'm passing through And all of our stories are true But nothing is truer than all the love I have for you People say everything has its place No laughing in their face Anyway, you can colour out the lines Don't pay them any mind Let's keep that between you and me Just like our pirate days at sea Where I am the captain And you are my crew One day I'll leave All this sailing to you Now it's your story And I'm passing through And all of our stories are true But nothing is truer than all the love I have for you People say you're only worth what you own They'll work you to the bone Anyway, who cares what lies they sow? The truth is they don't know But let's keep that between you and me Just like our pirate days at sea Where I am the captain And you are my crew One day I'll leave All this sailing to you Now it's your story And I'm passing through And all of our stories are true Yes, I am the captain And you are my crew One day I'll leave All this sailing to you Now it's your story And I'm passing through And all of our stories are true But nothing is truer than all the love I have Nothing is truer than all the love that I have Nothing is truer than all the love I have For You

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released November 30, 2016

Music and lyrics: Justin Capps
Recording/Mixing: Tom Jobling (Tracks 1-5); Christian Burrell (Track 5)
Art: Sarah Hutchinson Burke

Special Thanks: Emma, Zoë, Ashby, Ezra, Sue, Paul, Ron, Carol, Paul Shaghoian, Key Poulan, Jim Buhler, and all who've put music and words into my life

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Justin Capps Southampton, UK

Justin Capps in an American singer-songwriter living in the UK. Classically trained with a contemporary sound, Justin performs regularly on the south coast of England.

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