Why Not

by Justin Wagner

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about

why not?

these songs have been around for a little while now
I havent recorded in over half a year
I had a quiet house to myself for a week
all i was otherwise doing was working
so i said fuck it, why not

and in regards to the quality, this may very well be my last DIY album

<3 thanks so much for listening! This is my life!

credits

released May 31, 2017

Album Artwork by Jeremy Ralston
Thanks for the space Dan and Nadine
Thanks everybody for all the support.

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Justin Wagner Telford, Pennsylvania

Justin is 30.
Now he is 31.
Now he is 32.

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Track Name: Golly Dang
Golly dang and gosh and shucks
I’m doing might fine today
And so are you and that’s perfect news
I wouldn’t have it any other way
Aint no time for sitting and crying
On a “world done do you wrong”
Perfect news I’m here for you
And I wrote for you this song

Put your heart where I can see it
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?

Golly dang, gosh and shucks we make it
Hard on ourselves sometimes
It’s nothing new I thought you knew about it
Don’t worry you are gonna be alright

Put your heart where I can see it
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?

Golly dang I think you’re beautiful
Golly dang, gosh and shucks!
Track Name: Means To An End
The thaw the frost, the cost of loss
The brand new start brings me back again
The freeze then thaw, the closing walls
Isolation heatbreak refrain
Lessons learned from freezer burn
The waste returns to the woods again
While I am blessed in human flesh
This life it takes no shape

And though it freezes me I breathe to bleed again
I find the seed in me, no lover nor a friend
Just a means to an End

The get together in stormy weather
It never goes as planned
While im a man I cant pretend
Im other than who I am
Whats beautiful is I think im cool
Just let me pull a me
Just a little space so I can retrace
The man im supposed to be
(Chorus)
Track Name: Master Gold
If I appear emotional
It is money that makes me so
Worried about nothing
Aint nothing really going on

I am not exceptional
It’s the money that makes me so
Working for a payment
Taking what im making and were raping time

Thought I was the master but I answer to the gold
I keep on working faster but the bastards want my soul

I am not incapable
It would be money that would make me so
Id rathe plant seeds, than doing things to eat
Id reather wear out my body doing something
Meaningful
(solo)
I am not responsible
And no amount of money could make it so
No more breaking for mistaking, placement of my worth
No more writing songs with money in the verse


Thought I was the master but I answer to the gold
I keep on working faster but the bastards want my soul


If I appear emotional
It is money that makes me so
Worried about nothing
Aint nothing really going on
Track Name: Song of the Blind Heart
What a love doesn’t exist?
One of which doesn’t resist
Two become one, how could it be?
Something to say, nothing to see
Wasn’t it off or was it just me
Was it my offer? What did you see??
Whats on your mind just tell it to me
Isn’t it love is something to be

What is a promise what is implied
When you speak to me of one by your side
If that’s what you seek, then what am i?
One of us has got it all wrong

One, one at a time, only one love, you could be mine
I, its only me, only one love, I could be blind

What of a true heart, here in this world?
What of a new heart call you my girl
What of a blue heart wont leave me alone
What of a blind heart looking for home

What of a love doesn’t exist
One of which doesn’t resist
Whats on your mind? Tell it to me
Isn’t it love is something to be


One, one at a time, only one love, you could be mine
I, its only me, only one love, I could be blind
Track Name: Mind to Lip
Mind to Lip (Capo 5)
Am
Is it I alone
I know I know
G Am
The bird cant live in a cage
Am
Or die alone
G Am
That’s just no way to live
Em G Am
And so I will sing

Am
I am a home
A sound of soul
G Am
These words cant live in my brain
Am
Or die unspoke
G Am
That’s just no way to be
Em G AM
And so I will sing
G Em
And so I live
Mind to lip
Eye to mind
I and i

Am
Is it I alone
I know I know
G Am
Cant let the bird not fly
Am
Of the mind
G Am
I got this road of my own
Em G Am
And so I will sing
(CHORUS)
Track Name: Any Other Way
Any Other Way (capo 3)

F Am G Em
Maybe I could have loved you
Would be so bad
What more could you ask for
In a world of on demand
You say you think you might have felt something
You said it once or twice before
But it seems you never answer
When Im knocking on your door
F Am G (x2)
F Am G Em
And it wouldn’t hurt so badly
If youd just let me go
But always find myself hanging
Waiting on your call
F Am G(x2)

F G C Em Am G
It could be that im diseased but I believe in loving someone
Honestly, I don’t think I can see it any other
F Am G(x2)
Way

Maybe I could have loved you
and gave it all I had
but maybe baby youre not the only one
who needs that so bad
F Am G (x2)
And it wouldn’t hurt so badly if I wasn’t talking to myself

(Chorus)
Track Name: The Phoenix
The Phoenix
D C D
DCGD
Colorful and crazy a bird in love
Flying so high that he touched the sun
And though his wings were scorched by fire
It only further fueled desire
He learned to walk before hed run
And when hed fall it all begun
Again and again into no end
The phoenix he flies and dies to win
(whistles)
And if I don’t pretend to know
You could find me going

D Bm
Home in the fire
D C D
Where I can burn the past away
Home in the fire
Where I find birth in my grave

DCD
DCGD
Colorful and crazy a bird in love
Flying so high that he touched the sun
I am not he or what you believe
I am just me and I rise above
(whistles)
And if I don’t pretend to know
You could find me going

Chorus
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