As The Sun Meets The Moon

by Justin Hillman

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Written & Recorded between 2006 - 2008, when Justin was 16 - 18 years old.

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released November 28, 2008

JUSTIN HILLMAN - vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, piano, bells, percussion, synth
CALEB DAVIS - drums, percussion
LINDA WORSTER - backing vocals
TONY CARLOTTA - harmonica
ERIC MARTIN - violin, viola
BETH CRAIG - cello
KATIE MILLER - backing vocals
MEREDITH LAFRANCE -Trumpet

String quartet on As The Sun & Anymore arranged by David Nagler

All songs written, recorded, produced & mixed by Justin Hillman at First Mark Music and Muddy Angel Music, Richmond, MA

Additional drums recorded by Art Bernstein at Luna Studios, Albany, NY

Mastered by Jeff Lipton with assistant engineer Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA

Artwork by Katherine Smith / Designed by Justin

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Alternative-Folk Troubadour. Recording Engineer. Singer-Songwriter

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Track Name: Saint Lucia's Ash
You burn your bridges while you stand beneath them
so you can watch them fall.
In this different place where we have always been
enclosed in a gods walls.
Somehow the blind man new all of the answers,
the answers we should have seen

Watched the mexican boys balloon swept up by the wind.
Next to lovers names crossed out under a bridge.
Dead flowers in his hands saying "Saint Lucia lives"
Even with such a malice in this place
Cause everyone looks the same from far away.

Keep asking questions that I've already answered to try and change your mind.
You only speak when your asked to, but your thoughts they show through your eyes.
Somehow the deaf man new the beauty of music, the music we should have heard

Watched the mexican boys balloon swept up by the wind.
Next to lovers names crossed out under a bridge.
Dead flowers in his hands saying "all she ever asked was spread my ashes, this earth has always been my grave."
Track Name: Division Street
Told a friend I found a way to live past my own dying day.
There's a man who cried out loud, some answers in life aren't supposed to be found.
Then he left this world in spite of the bliss he had, on a paper he writes

Everybody thinks they know all that you've been through,
and you could try and help me, but I guarantee it'll be know use, so I'll show them...

The way to a secret place I've walked through so many times. No, not some simple memory lane, things here could change without a sign, so let's go

Down division street, to take me to the things I need,
but I don't know where this goes, no I don't recognize this road.

Took the sky and I painted it red, so you could keep my thoughts captive in my head.
I'll still stand in the rain with a stare waiting for a train out of town that's never there.
So could you help me find my way home, or would you rather push me back until I'm all alone.

And all I see is trouble here, you selfish people won't get your way. Hope you all enjoy this one time high, cause I won't ever come down for anyone.

I'll stay in this secret place I've walked through so many times. No, not some simple memory lane, things here could change without a sign, so let's go

Down division street, to take me to the things I need,
but I don't know where this goes, no I don't recognize this road.

Told a friend I found a way to relieve him of all of his pain,
but the truth is that's a lie, so much down this one way street is just a lie.
Track Name: As The Sun Meets The Moon
Babe, you went smiling, softly drifting in your sleep.
The last one to touch your hand, we feel you when he breathes.
Everyone who has loved, wept along with the earth beneath their feet.

Sorry a flower wasted, off your sacred place.
In tonight's sunset, your sunken eyes the saw again.
In your last hour, the look of greatest love was upon your face.

All we can do is hope that the time we had was all it could be. Don't, no don't worry, I'll see you soon. As the sun meets the moon.

The night a lion sighed, the alligators teared.
May this day have brought you peace, for this we won't fear.
Each and every sleepless night, she'll rest by your side within dreams.

She said part of me will always love you, even when you're as callused as these fingers used to play.
Maybe that's not enough to sleep happy, to wake alright, cause I've taken for granted when the sun, when the sun meets the moon

All we can do is hope that the time we had was all it could be. Don't, no don't worry, I'll see you soon. As the sun meets the moon.
Track Name: A Lion Tamer's Son
Took a breath, and held it for you, my lady luck.
We've been throwing shadows at the sun, growing old to stay young.
Mother begs him to pack up the act and come home for his family.
He reply's, but darling, the plans we've made, they'd put an end to us if it's bottled up now.

A chair and whip won't tame this world like it's a lion caged.
Soon you'll be old as time and it's too late, so find love before you go curing hate.

He watches in fear his father at work, even in the eye's of a child,
This life's too short to waste taming a beast which was meant to be wild.
From the lonesome crowd in his mind he asks "Father, please come home." So he kneels to see his boy in the eye, and the lion tamer says to his son

A chair and whip won't tame this world like it's a lion caged.
Soon you'll be old as time and it's too late, so find love before you go curing hate.
Track Name: 52nd Street Queen
There are times I'd rather be out someplace getting high,
and I've tried my hand at things of those kind.
But you, oh, you were the best I've ever had.
Wish there was some way to go back...

When you'd walk around like some sort of 52nd Street Queen. When I'm tired I remember just trying to stay underneath these sheets.

But, now Little Anne, she's gone and killed another man. She'll get away with it again and again, cause it's by heart never by hand. (1, 2, 3)

She'll help me dig my grave, she'll help me dig my grave.
So let her go, it's time you let her go.

I don't think I'll ever forget in the car that night, I don't think I'll ever forget what you said to me in the car that night; "You'll be fine, you'll be fine..."

Would you look at her now, take a good look at her now, can't stop looking at her now.

As long as we make this right before the day we die
As long as we make this right before the day we die
As long as we make this right

We better quit wasting time digging for things that just aren't there
We better quit wasting time digging for things that just aren't there
We better quit wasting time digging for things that just aren't there
Track Name: Grandfather Clock
Nobody's watching now, so you can hold your self however you'd like to.
The moon hangs behind the clouds, the glow reminds me of how you let your hair hang down.
Church bells, they ring out loud, but it's no use if I can't make up my mind.

Sink or swim, fight or flight.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.

Heard your bad news today, but don't you fret even if you'd like to.
The troubles we bare will soon be on their way, the sun rise's hope where it has been forgotten.
Red candle wax is melting down, there is a strange freedom in knowing we have no other option.

Sink or swim, fight or flight.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.

Wherever you may go, I know you'll be in good hands, cause I finally understand why things happen the way that they do. Everything has a purpose, and we make that what it is. I know I don't always listen to myself, but I'll give you all I have to give.

Sink or swim, fight or flight.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.

Do you still hear the voices in the chimes of our grandfather clock? There are some things we just can't forget, and I still hear you singing.

I still hear you singing...
Sink or swim, fight or flight.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.
Tonight I'm loving you that's all.
Track Name: There Is A Design
I'm going home, and I wish you would join me there,
But I've always known that this day would come.
There was a fire in my eye's, but that flame, it's stopped glowing now, cause my arms, they're empty, and my feet sink beneath the ground.

You could have freed us, but now you're on your own. There is a design to the poetry we've spoke, and the day is beautiful, I know you'll always know the feeling of these loving arms as the children we were, not so long ago.

I'd do anything for you, to keep you safe from harm, but you've always made every bone in my body ache.
And maybe it's too late, but there is a design.
A reason we've been placed, by each others side.

You could have freed us, but now you're on your own. There is a design to this world, this life, this time, and the day is beautiful, I know you'll always know the feeling of these loving arms as the children we were, not so long ago.
Track Name: How To Part The Sea
This town is yours, this town is mine. It holds our mistakes, love and lies.
Here tales were told and songs composed of Kings and Queens, and how to part the sea.
If this old book could sing of pages torn and bindings broke, he'd cry "I'll miss these days, I'm gonna miss these days."

Let's stay up all night, we'll hear the coyotes while the birds are asleep. When morning comes around, a wise man laughs out loud as a leans on his cane.

All is well, All is well.

Beast's will follow me, demon's haunt my sleep, monsters tip their caps, as a temptress fills my glass.
So bid farewell to these blurs and memories, though these castle walls, they'll speak of all that they have seen.
Do you remember dancing on Mahaiwe street with our hands in the air, no shoes on our feet. We'll miss these days, we're gonna miss these days.

Let's stay up all night, we'll hear the coyotes while the birds are asleep. When morning comes around, a wise man laughs out loud as a leans on his cane.

All is well, All is well.
Track Name: Anymore
Time, time only stops when nobody's watching.
When all is not lost, but you can't seem to find what you need. Those tears blur your vision, yet now you can see things clear. How you should have listened when I told you of my greatest fear.

Once you're on top of the world, all you can do is fall
Once you're on top of the world, all you can do is fall
And climb back up again, just to get through, not be through

Will you hear me now, will you hear?
Be here with me now, please be here.
Will you hear me now, will you hear?

Life, life only starts with the will to put your own aside.
When nobody listens, but you're still there for them to confide. So let the sea be your rhythm as the sand in the wind takes your hand. Then float on to the distant sky, you'll be content wherever you may land.

Once you're on top of the world, all you can do is fall
Once you're on top of the world, all you can do is fall
And climb back up again, just to get through, not be through.

Cause when they stand on their own two feet, some you know, they just can't bare to breathe. Cause our legs, our legs of clay, they just won't hold in this water. This water is so cold, this water is so cold.

Once you're on top of the world, all you can do is fall
Once you're on top of the world, all you can do is fall
And climb back up again, just to get through, not be through

Will you hear me now, will you hear?
Be here with me now, please be here.
Will you hear me now, will you hear?
Be here with me now, please be here.
Will you hear me now, will you hear?

Cause I just can't breathe, now, anymore...
Track Name: A Lullaby
The night air, the salty breeze.
Your breathe will encompass me and take me home, take me home again.

Your wine and the salty breeze, our love beneath the moonlit sea, can take me home, take me home again.

I think I might drive home down the mass pike because I heard somebody call my name in a dream I had.