Before We're Ghosts

by Justin Capps

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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.
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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.
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.
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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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Track Name: Jets to Brazil
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
Track Name: Telling Time
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
Track Name: Shine
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
Track Name: Anchors
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
Track Name: All of Our Stories
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