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Don't Be a Stranger

by Justin Hughes

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1.
Candy Store 02:24
[Pre-chorus] Take you to the candy store, real sweet Like roses I think My toes and my feet Real cold like you are to me [Chorus] Sun shining on the shattered glass Teach me what you think new class Ooh-ooh, new seat I'll try again next week Sun shining on the shattered glass Teach me what you think new class Ooh-ooh, new seat I'll try again next week [Verse] I don't learn my lesson (Woah) Keep me guessing Asking questions Count my blessings (Yeah) Count my problems I ain't stressing That's my motto No time for messing (Yeah) Stuck in the present, no time like the past Spent the past year tryna recreate the last Spent the past year tryna unblur my mask Ain't tryna be rude but I really gotta ask Why, Why you gotta make yourself a problem? Smashing through the gates of my garden Of my garden, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh [Pre-chorus] Take you to the candy store, real sweet Like roses I think My toes and my feet Real cold like you are to me [Chorus] Sun shining on the shattered glass Teach me what you think new class New seat I'll try again next week Sun shining on the shattered glass Teach me what you think new class Ooh-ooh, new seat I'll try again next week [Outro] I'll try again next week
2.
[Verse 1: Justin Hughes] I was a mystery (Yeah) Now you a mystery (Ooh) Did a 180 (Yeah) Now you ain't shit to me Nah you ain't shit to me (No) Ain't gonna leave my team (No) Watch how we lead the scene (Ayy) Yeah we gon' lead the scene If there's a problem (Problem) I can't blame ya (Blame ya) Must be my fault (My fault) It's a no brainer (Brainer) Don't be a stra- (Yeah) Don't be a (Ooh) Don't be a stranger Don't be a stranger [Chorus: Justin Hughes] Had to jump some fences (Yeah) Walk through some trenches Just to come to my senses Come to my senses (Woah) But I think I cracked the code (Code) No matter who you know (Yeah) Can't trust nobody You gotta do this on your own Had to jump some fences (Woah) Walk through some trenches (Yeah) Just to come to my senses Come to my senses But I think I cracked the code (Ayy) No matter who you know (Ooh) Can't trust nobody I'm sorry but you on your own [Verse 2: Everett] You already on your own Don't matter who you know Writing down names, better slow your roll I ain't playing games you ain't passing go No we ain't the same Yeah you got some fame Don't change, you're still catchable No you ain't the man, you just act like you more No you really cant, you just talking the most You act like I'm given a speech You come crawling back about every week You think on the low but I peak Don't care that he's there i ain't pausing my dream Aware they might stare but I still gotta eat I'm living my life, don't want your advice If you ain't gone take it from me Don't mean you wont pay if its free Uh-huh, uh huh I switch it up like its Krav Maga I put it on you, ain't no way i'm gone stop Had 20 dollars, now i'm going to the top Got lucky, doesn't mean my shit gonna flop I'm boutta rock 20 minutes, i'm still checking the clock Still checking the clock That shit ain't a knock It's no wonder you're shocked That i'm still on top [Chorus: Justin Hughes] Had to jump some fences (Yeah) Walk through some trenches Just to come to my senses Come to my senses (Woah) But I think I cracked the code (Code) No matter who you know (Yeah) Can't trust nobody You gotta do this on your own Had to jump some fences (Woah) Walk through some trenches (Yeah) Just to come to my senses Come to my senses But I think I cracked the code (Ayy) No matter who you know (Ooh) Can't trust nobody I'm sorry but you (Don't be a stranger)
3.
[Intro] Like you mean it Yeah, I said say it like you mean it Nowadays I'm blurring through the seasons Look, it's the weekend [Chorus] Like you mean it Yeah, I said say it like you mean it Nowadays I'm blurring through the seasons It's the weekend Look, it's the weekend Where the fuck my week went? Oh shit- shit- shit- shit 6am and I ain't slept a bit- bit- bit- bi-it Nowadays I'm blurring through the seasons It's the weekend Look, it's the weekend Where my week went? [Verse] Your words are hollow and empty Wanna be there, you won't let me Think you know impatient, uh, you ain't met me I ain't tryna be a fucking set piece I'll come and try to find my own Place then I'll fall and I'll land on My face and I will not get up I think ima stay here, I think that I'm done Said we fucking made it, celebrating on the surface I don't feel appreciated, got me feeling worthless I feel like a fucking waste of space, don't feel like a person All these games and people got me always feeling nervous [Bridge] Like you mean it Yeah, I said say it like you mean it Nowadays I'm blurring through the seasons Look, it's the weekend [Chorus] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Like you mean it Yeah, I said say it like you mean it Nowadays I'm blurring through the seasons It's the weekend Look, it's the weekend Where the fuck my week went? Oh shit 6am and I ain't slept a bit Nowadays I'm blurring through the seasons It's the weekend Look, it's the weekend Where my week went?
4.
Bounce Back 02:58
[Intro] Bounce back Yeah you bounce back Yeah you bounce back I had doubts but Look around, look It's all better, yeah you did it Or you got mad luck [Chorus] Yeah you bounce back, yeah (Yeah) But that don't mean it's all okay, I doubt that (Doubt that) Fuck off, I don't wanna see you round man (Yeah, uh) You fuck up again but I won't count that (Count that) I won't count that, yeah (Yeah) [Verse 1] I'm too forgiving Feel like I'm fighting a war, if I win it What am I winning? won't get a ribbon Why won't you- why won't listen? (Uh, ah) I'm looking for the root of the problem That's you, you don't care what I told you Wait up, wait up I won't wait up for you, you-ooh Wait up, wait up I won't wait up for you, you-ooh Ah, I must be tripping Play me again, are you kidding? What was I thinking? What was I thi-i-i-ink [Pre-Chorus] But you bounce back But you bounce back But you bounce back I had doubts but Look around, look It's all better, yeah you did it Or you got mad luck [Chorus] Yeah you bounce back, yeah (Yeah) But that don't mean it's all okay, I doubt that (Doubt that) Fuck off, I don't wanna see you round man (Yeah, uh) You fuck up again but I won't count that (Count that) I won't count that, yeah (Yeah) [Verse 2] Always better in the end some how Why you always gotta run your mouth? Turn it up then ask why so loud You a coward yeah, you a coward Don't do confrontation, I'll just write another song yeah If I'm too up front, I think that you'd just write it off But you bounce back, always do yeah Can't get around that, can't get around that [Pre-Chorus] But you bounce back But you bounce back But you bounce back I had doubts but Look around, look It's all better, yeah you did it Or you got mad luck [Chorus] Yeah you bounce back, yeah (Yeah) But that don't mean it's all okay, I doubt that (Doubt that) Fuck off, I don't wanna see you round man (Yeah, uh) You fuck up again but I won't count that (Count that) I won't count that, yeah (Yeah) [Outro] Yeah you bounce back But that don't me-e-e-e it's all okay, I doubt that Fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fu-fuck round man You fuck up again but I won't co-co-co-co that I won't co-co-co-co that, ye-ye-ye-ye-yeah
5.
[Intro] Can't walk in a straight line Under the streetlights Something don't feel right here The feeling don't sit right Hold my chest tight When you're right here [Chorus] Fee-fi-fo-fum, get my money up I'm still tryna eat, I won't ever do enough I been too distracted, got me falling out of love But I'm back on my shit now, bouta get some luck Woah, shit changed now I'm on the offensive You swayed like you want my attention Oh well, what's wrong with some tension? Two faced, fuck out of my mentions [Bridge] Can't walk in a straight line Under the streetlights Something don't feel right here The feeling don't sit right Hold my chest tight When you're right here [Verse] Uh oh, what've I done? I think ima fall for another one This week I'm still staring at the sun Got some ghosts with me and they weigh a ton Way-ay-ay I'll fall flat on my face Way-ay-ay Everyone's the same [Chorus] Fee-fi-fo-fum, get my money up I'm still tryna eat, I won't ever do enough I been too distracted, got me falling out of love But I'm back on my shit now, bouta get some luck Woah, shit changed now I'm on the offensive You swayed like you want my attention Oh well, what's wrong with some tension? Two faced, fuck out of my mentions [Outro] Oh, I got some monsters in me now But I won't let them out When you're around When you're around
6.
[Intro] Yeah, when we come in we bouncing off the walls When we, when I [Pre-chorus] You say you know what it's like What it's like out here, what it's like out here You say you know what it is I fear What it is I [Chorus] When we come in we bouncing off the walls, yeah Watch me fall in (Woah) Into place, what you call me? What you call it? Bouncing off the walls, yeah Watch me fall in Fall Into place, what you call me? Who you calling? (Woah) [Verse 1] This shit ain't make no sense This year ain't made no friends Told them I'm on my way Told them don't need no Benz Bouncing off the walls when we come here Welcome to my garden Welcome I'm off guard here I'm on I spy (Yeah) If you gon' lie to me, you better look in my eyes Ain't the first time I seen this in my life My life, my side, before you cross me, better look on both sides [Pre-chorus] You say you know what it's like What it's like out here, what it's like out here You say you know what it is I fear (Yeah) What it is I fear [Chorus] When we come in we bouncing off the walls, yeah Watch me fall in (Woah) Into place, what you call me? What you call it? Bouncing off the walls, yeah Watch me fall in Fall Into place, what you call me? Who you calling? (Woah) [Verse 2] Mad at the world like Joker Calling up ghosts from the past, invoker (Ooh, told you) No time for you, nah (Ah, ku-ku-ku) You ain't even on my rota On my lonesome when my foes come (Yeah) Whole place burnt down Now it's frozen, gone Icy ashes, I see masses of book basic daughters and sons Bu-da-bum-bum, better run real quick Bounce of the walls when I play my shit Once you heard me, ain't gotta make you click Ain't tired of the work yet, not one bit Listen up now (Ayy) Better pick up what I put down (Yeah) Tryna match all the songs that I cut now (Ayy) Tryna win this race, outta luck now, yeah (Yeah)
7.
Evergreen 02:29
[Chorus] Oh, run Get out of here, I swear it's done Oh, won't you run? Your audacity, it leaves me stunned It leaves me stunned [Verse] I wish I had mind reader magic Maybe that'd soften the fall Nowadays I'm so fucking embarrassed I just wish I saw it all (Yeah, ooh) Wow, this some situation (Yeah) This shit got me feeling cold (Ooh) Gotta stay warm for the wintertime Cos I dunno when it'll go (Uh) This shit is self inflicted I'm digging myself a hole (Hole) Being stuck in my mind now Driving me up the wall (Yeah, yeah) Only seventeen (Ayy, ooh) Growing this shit, make it evergreen (Yeah) Wait, what did you say to me? (Ooh) You a friend of a friend, not a friend of me I keep my circle locked I know about trust and I know about cost (Yeah) I know about you and I know about loss (Yeah) Outta the woods, won't slip on moss [Chorus] Run Get out of here, I swear it's done Oh, won't you run? Your audacity, it leaves me stunned It leaves me stunned [Outro] Situation, me feeling cold Situation, me feeling cold Yeah, woah

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released June 3, 2022

Written & performed by Justin Hughes
Mixed & mastered by Elijah Law

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