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Time Slips By

It's half past noon and I ain't moved 
I'm just writing this song  
And this one's about you 
A perfect shade of grey  
Has been painting my world today 
Ain't it funny honey 
How Time Is Slippin By 

Slippin by like the rocks in that river 
That cool Montana water  
How it made my body shiver 
When I was younger 
I never got to say goodbye to my father 
But I'll see him again 
Because my Time Is Slippin By 

When I asked you to marry me 
And you started to cry 
I knew that right then 
That I had to say goodbye 
To a part of the man that I was  
Inside before that day 
Now we'll have Halloween on Christmas Eve 
And do everything that we please 
Because our Time Is Slippin By 

Slippin by like that 4th of July 
When the colors in the sky 
Matched the shades of your eyes 
And I wrote you this song 
Every single word was I Love You 
I'll believe it and I'll be it 
And I'll speak it and I'll sing it for you 
Because my Time Is Slippin By 

Now when I go to the Big House 
Way on up in the sky 
I'll band on the door 
And I'll scream and I'll cry 
I'll say 'Let me in 
I want to talk to the man in charge around here' 
I'll say 'I should have done more talking 
with you when I was below  
But you know 
My Time was Slippin By' 

Slipping by like this Cailfornia sand 
That's running through my toes  
And right through my hands 
And I hope 
Well I hope you understand 
I hope you understand 
That every single time I say goodbye 
It's 'cause my Time Is Slippin By 

Well it's half past noon 
And I still ain't moved 
I'm still just writing this song  
And it's still about you. 
But I'm still a freight train running 
On the tracks way out of control 

I need to slow down and just enjoy the view 
It's true 
And watch the Time Slip By

LEAVING
 

I think I could watch the rain all day  

From my bedroom window  

Let it wash away  

All the bad things that I've done  

I am Leaving.  

Leaving in the morning  

To go running with the Wolves  

Where I'm going   

I don't know  

But you go your way  

And I go mine  

I think I could watch the rain all day  

From my bedroom window  

Darling if I ever find the right words to say  

You would be the first to know  

And as I sit here looking up  

At these grey skies there's only  

One truth and 1,000 lies.  

I am Leaving.  

Leaving in the morning  

To go running with the Wolves  

Oh to be free   

And feel my legs running underneath of me  

That's exactly what I need  

And you are  

The strongest person that I know  

So you'll make it with time  

Where I'm going   

I don't know  

But you go your way  

And I go mine

Mud To Stone

I've been asking myself 
How long will it take to turn Mud Into Stone? 
I've got a strong foundation beneath my feet 
But I still need to grow    
And I know way down deep you're just like me 
You're just flesh and bone    

But I can't understand how I can be the man 
You want to be with for the rest of your life 
Out of all the other men who have loved you my dear 
How could I have been the one    

Who gets to hold you in the middle of the evening 
When you're sleeping  like an angel in my bed    
And you don't even seem to mind 
That I keep running around the world taking my time    
I'm trying trying to turn this love into something 
We can hold Something gold    
Baby I'm just trying to turn  This Mud Into Stone    

I been asking myself 
How long will it take until I finally grow up? 
Cause' I've been playing in the weeds  
For too long  Getting Dirty 
I know way down deep it's finally time  that I come clean    
Because  I can't understand how I can be the man  
 You want to be with for the rest of your life 
Out of all the other men who have loved you my dear 
How could I have been the one?

 

Without You

I used to spend my nights
In old dusty bar rooms
Singing the blues

Then you walked in
You opened the door
And the light shined though

I had some questions
Well the question was me
And the answer was you

I don't know what I would do
I don't know if I would be me
Without You

So you put with me
And all of my sh..
Everything I put us through
Now I know you're the one

I've been nervous
Nervous of commitment
But you make me feel strong

Red

Another colorless night 
And I'm stuck in black and white 
Bartender bring another drink  
Down my way I'm gonna be here a while 

A girl with sunset hair 
Had my heart bleedin everywhere 
When she told me we weren't going anywhere  
Anymore 

And blue had never looked so good 
As it did on her  
When she wore my hoodie around that town 
That I can't stand to take another step in now 
So I'm leaving 

As soon as I can 

But I couldn't help myself 
Whenever I was with her 
I couldn't help myself 
Whenever I was around her 
She put this music  
Inside on my head 
But now it's all Red 

I used to dream in black 
I'd lose my mind in Red  
Waiting for the day 
When I would see her walk the asile wearing white 
She'd be wearing white 
She'd be wearing white 

And I can hear the train whistle blowin'
Through this dusty brown town 
And I can help thinking about spray painting box cars  
In the middle of the night when we were 
At the rail road tracks

I couldn't help myself 
Whenever I was around her 
I couldn't help myself 
Whenever I was with her 
She put this music  
Inside of my head 
But now it's all Red Red Red 
She painted my world with those 
beautiful colors 
And all I saw was Red 

And I'd be lying if I said she wasn't on my mind 

I would be lying and I'm not a liar  
I would be lying  
Lying if I said she wasn't on my mind 
On my mind 
All the god damn time

Now it's all Red 

New Best Friend

Sunday morning in my room alone
And it's been raining all year
Never thought I’d see the sun again 
But then I saw your face 

And I know which way the wind is gonna blow 
But lord knows which way a woman's heart will go 
You’re hot but you’re no different 

I'm going Home 
Alone 
With my guitar 
I don't need No New Friends. 

Hot damn there you were again
Looking twice as good
Red lips Long legs
Brown hair and hazel eyes
But a devil in disguise

You were like a bad black back tattoo
And I never wanted to get stuck on you
Like a bad black tatt
So hard to remove

Here we are
In the most unlikely of places
You're right inside my arms
I took my hand
Held it to your chest
I could feel your heart beating
It wasn't like the rest

I thought I could do one of two things
I could stay right here and fall in love
Or I could run

But then I thought
Forget those record deals
Who needs them when I've got you
Forget 10,000 people
I just want to sing for you tonight

You're like a sunrise on the move in the middle
Of my little itty-bitty heart
And I'm taking you home
You're like a rainbow after
The rain storm gone

You're my new best friend

And we're going home
Not alone
With my guitar
You're my new best friend

My City

I feel the love from My City 
Underneath of my feet 
As I'm walking down her streets 
You know there ain't no place I'd rather be 
No place I'd rather be than My City 

I feel the love from these people 
Everywhere that I go 
They say 'Hey man, You playin that Rock N' Roll' 
I said that ain't no place I'd rather be 
No place I'd rather be than My City 

I can feel the sun shining down over me 
And the love that this town brings to me 
But before you go and knock her down 
Make sure that you come take a walk around 
And find out why  I got this love 
For My City 

I feel the love from My City 
Like a drum beating inside of me 
I feel her energy rushing through me 
You know there ain't no place I'd rather  
Than underneath these city lights with you 
You know there ain't no place I'd rather be 
Thank this here community. My City 

You know the sun may rise in an East Coast sky 
But it sets over here on this California side 
Arizona deep in my blood 
Grew up in that Florida Sun 
Take me back to Santa Fe to another time and place 

San Diego up to the Bay everybody's gonna know my name 
Jump on stage in NYC all my East Coast peeps come visit me 

Find me in Chicago Maybe Colorado 
Road trip to Austin or go visit my mom in Oregon 
Texas in July Nashville in June 
Portland and Seattle I'll be back to see you soon 

Detroit deep in my soul Got love for Baltimore 
Wake up a Midwest Sky Sleep under a Big Sky Night 

But at the end of the day I'm headed back to San Jose 
Cause California I could never stay away. 
California I could never stay away. 
From My City 

I feel the love from My City 
Underneath of my feet 
As I'm walking down her streets 
You know there ain't no place I'd rather be 
No place I'd rather be than this city.

 

Big Fish

Life ain't always easy living in a small town
The sun comes up before you know it
It's going right back down

The world's gonna keep on spinnin'
Around and around
And all the people want to know 
What's going down

But I could still hear people talkin'
On things they don't know about
I tried not to listen to em'
But I could hear them say

He's a
Big Fish from a little pond
Doing big things in all the wrong ways
He'll never make it out of town
He'll be back around
When life's not going his way

I could just hear those haters talking sh..
He's never gonna make it far
He's never gonna leave this town
He's just a Big Fish in a small pond.

I kicked the door down
And I was North bound
Big city dreams on my little mind
Leaving that dusty town behind

I was working real hard
Trying to get real far
And kept on singing those
Little town blues

He's just a 
Big Fish from a little pond
Doing big things in all the wrong ways
He'll never make it in the city
Where the spot lights bright
He just don't have the guts

I could just hear those haters talkin' sh..
He's never gonna make it far
Not in this big city
He's just a Big Fish from a small pond

Chapter 3 begins with you and me
We bought a little house 
Inside this big city
And I'm going far
And you're coming too
Because I ain't doing nothing
If it's without you

I know someday people will be saying
I can't believe he made
And we're hanging around
This little hill-billy town

Big Fish in the big city 
Singing big love songs
He was out of the little town
Holding him down
Started living life his way
I can't wait until I could hear those haters say
I can't believe he made
Damn that kid got famous

Small fish small town
Big dreams no chance
You'll never make it if you don't start somewhere
You've got to start living life your way
No don't you listen to a single word they say
Their words are gonna cut you like a knife
Good thing we're packing heat

But life ain't easy living in a small town 

California 

I got a song way down in my soul
Screaming out just waiting to be told
It's like the holy ghost
I can't see him but I know he's there

And I've been everywhere
But nothing's quite as lovely
As this view from the pier
Except her eyes
When they're looking right back at mine

I get my feet wet in this new city
And all the women are so damn pretty
But you were flying by
Asked if I would like a ride

Now I'm terrified
Lord knows I don't fly
But we got so high
And all I ever do is fall

To the South I'm seeing Mexico
To the North big cities where I never go
She's as far back East as she could be
And it don't get no more West than you and me

And it don't get no more West than this
Slow Southern California Day

A perfect night we spent in Ocean Beach
Crowded room full of busy people laughing
There you were in the Sunshine Saloon
Burning like a ball of blazing sun

There I was with my guitar in my hands
And girl it was only me and you
So come on darling slow me down
My Slow Southern California Day

Heart & Soul 

Hello. How are you?   
I know we haven't met. But I sure know you.  
I've been playing behind this microphone   
since 2002.  

You're like the pretty girls   
I used to know way back in high school  
I just wanted to impress you  

Singing in clubs singing in pubs   
singing in bars are back yards   
And patios and everywhere else that I would go  

Something inside's been screaming keep it alive  
The music that I write to never let it die  

I got my finger on the trigger and I'm ready to slip  
I'm whippin bars like MARS   
Who's mixing all your candy bars  

Driving down South on the 280 now  
Headed to my show you can call me Stone Cold  
Cause I'm Stunning with the flow  

People whipping out their phones   
Just to say they got something to show  

I'm screaming this is my Heart this is Soul  
Wear them on my sleeve  
So other people know who the hell I am  

You know I never give a damn   
What other people think about me  

 Now I'm on the microphone  
And I'm never gonna give it up  

This is my Heart & Soul  
Wear them on my sleeve just so other people know  
Who the hell I am   
When I'm singing my songs at the top of my lungs  
Pouring out my blood sweat and tears  
Into every one of my songs  
And I'm never letting go  
My Heart & My Soul  

Well I ain't done yet I'm still rippin this set  
I got a gang of songs call me Genghis Khan  
Conquering these venues and these open mic nights  
Tearing off the roof like I got something to prove  
I'm singing songs like Jack Johnson & Dave Matthews  
I was born on Sublime who wrote the dopest rhymes  
Like some Zeppelin some old Rolling Stones  
Jimmy Page on stage man rippin solos  
Like the Beatles Bob Dylan and Bob Marley man  
That music lives inside of me and I'm a super fun  
Some Fall Out Boy and Blink NFG and Lit  
Punk rock bands making massive hits  
And I'm still down with some metal  
Like some old Atreyu As I Lay Lamb of God Slipknot dude  
But my favorite band has always been you babe  
Thanks for putting up with me and all the shit I do  
You know I left Arizona to come be with you  
We got a little house and a little dog now   
And you can look at all the love that we found  
But babe I gotta put my drink down   

 Cause now I'm on the microphone  
And I'm never gonna give it up  
I've been working to hard for it  

 This is my Heart & Soul  
Wear them on my sleeve so other people know  
Who the hell I am   
When I'm singing my songs at the top of my lungs  
Pouring blood sweat and tears  
Into every one of my songs  
And I'm never letting go  
My Heart & My Soul

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