Judd Starr

Judd Starr

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Music that fuses alternative rock with subtle elements of country and electronic music. The songs contain smooth blends of vocals with sensible, catchy beats and crisp productions.

Biography

When I set out to do this album, I promised myself that I would do what was right and true for me and not for anyone else. This was my chance to just write for myself. Writing songs which were built upon a combination of influences. Those influences have already been permanently ingrained within me. If people liked it....great. If not, then I wouldn't have any regrets. The last thing I wanted to do was pretend to be something I wasn't and get negative feedback. I would only have regrets later. I didn't want that. I figured there are enough artists screaming, rapping, pumping out distorted guitar, etc. I just wanted to write real songs I was proud of. Songs with a melody and message that people (including myself) could relate to.

Lyrics

Firefly

Written By: Judd Starr

DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE FAINT AND SUNLESS
A LIGHT OF HOPE LIES AHEAD
IN THE MIDST OF THE LURID, THE COLD AND LIGHTLESS
YOUR SOOTHING LIGHT IS MY FRIEND

COME SHINE, GLOW WITH ME TONIGHT
SHINE BRIGHT, BRIGHTER THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU MIGHT
ILLUMINATE INTO MY LIFE LIKE A FIREFLY

FIREFLY YOU'RE LIKE A BRILLIANT FLAME
GUIDING ME LIKE A LUMINESCENT RAY
FIREFLY YOU HELP ME FIND MY WAY FROM DARK TO DAY

AS THE DUSK IS SETTING INTO THE DISTANCE
I GET THE FEELING I'M LOST
IN THE MISTY FOG I SEE A SIGNAL
I NEED YOU TO GUIDE ME AT ANY COST

COME SHINE, GLOW WITH ME TONIGHT
SHINE BRIGHT, BRIGHTER THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU MIGHT
ILLUMINATE INTO MY LIFE LIKE A FIREFLY

FIREFLY YOU'RE LIKE A BRILLIANT FLAME
GUIDING ME LIKE A LUMINESCENT RAY
FIREFLY YOU HELP ME FIND MY WAY FROM DARK TO DAY

SHINE, GLOW WITH ME TONIGHT
SHINE, GLOW WITH ME TONIGHT

FIREFLY YOU'RE LIKE A BRILLIANT FLAME
GUIDING ME LIKE A LUMINESCENT RAY
FIREFLY YOU HELP ME FIND MY WAY FROM DARK TO DAY

Starting Over

Written By: Judd Starr / Detra Wilson

SO THIS IS STARTING OVER
SO THIS IS ME
WHERE DO I BEGIN WITH ALL THESE SKELETONS AND ANGELS SURROUNDING ME

THE DIVINE OUT OF MY MIND OUT OF MY HEAD
JUST ANOTHER DAY
THE DIVINE OUT OF MY MIND OUT OF MY HEAD
JUST ANOTHER CHANCE TO FIND MY WAY
JUST ANOTHER CHANCE TO FIND MY WAY

SO THIS IS STARTING OVER
SO THIS IS JUST ME
MOVING FORWARD ARE THERE ANY ANSWERS
WHO AM I SUPPOSE TO BE

THE DIVINE OUT OF MY MIND OUT OF MY HEAD
JUST ANOTHER DAY
THE DIVINE OUT OF MY MIND OUT OF MY HEAD
JUST ANOTHER CHANCE TO FIND MY WAY
JUST ANOTHER CHANCE TO FIND MY WAY

WHAT IF I APOLOGIZE
ASK FORGIVENESS FOR BEING WHO I AM
WHAT IF I APOLOGIZE
FOR MY CRUEL ACTIONS
USING YOU AS A DISTRACTION

THE DIVINE OUT OF MY MIND OUT OF MY HEAD
JUST ANOTHER DAY
THE DIVINE OUT OF MY MIND OUT OF MY HEAD
JUST ANOTHER CHANCE TO FIND MY WAY
JUST ANOTHER CHANCE TO FIND MY WAY

The Letter

Written By: Judd Starr

WAITING FOR THE WORDS AT MY FINGERTIPS TO TELL ME WHAT TO SAY
HOPING THAT I FIND A SKILLFUL WAY TO EXPRESS MYSELF TODAY
CONTEMPLATING, DEBATING, WONDERING IF I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING BY WRITING
I GUESS THIS LETTER 'AINT EVER GONNA WRITE ITSELF DOWN

ANYTHING TO SAY IN A SOUND OR WORD THAT CAN REPRESENT MY SENTIMENT
ANY WAY AT ALL TO AVOID A CRASH OR CIRCUMVENT DISCONTENT
COMPRIMISING, DISGUISING, ANYTHING I CAN DO TO KEEP ME FROM LYING
I GUESS THIS LETTER 'AINT EVER GONNA WRITE ITSELF DOWN

FIGHTING TO WRITE IT I WRITE IT TO FIGHT
ALL THAT I'M FEARING AND ALL I DENY
THE LONGER I FIGHT IT THE LONGER I HAVE TO HIDE HOW I FEEL

WONDERING WHY I COULDN'T DO THIS SITTING WITH YOU FACE TO FACE
MAYBE A KISS OR MAYBE ONE LAST NIGHT WITH A MEANINGFUL EMBRACE
BUT THE FACT IS MY ACT IS NOT SO EASY TO HIDE WHEN I GET IT IN WRITING
I GUESS THIS LETTER IS BETTER WHEN IT WRITES ITSELF FOR ME

FIGHTING TO WRITE IT I WRITE IT TO FIGHT
ALL THAT I'M FEARING AND ALL I DENY
THE LONGER I FIGHT IT THE LONGER I HAVE TO HIDE HOW I FEEL

FIGHTING TO WRITE IT I WRITE IT ALL NIGHT
RUNNING IN CIRCLES AND DIZZY INSIDE
I KNOW IT 'AINT FAIR IF MY HEART ISN'T THERE WITH YOU TONIGHT

WAITING FOR THE WORDS AT MY FINGERTIPS TO TELL ME WHAT TO SAY
HOPING THAT I FIND A SKILLFUL WAY TO EXPRESS MYSELF TODAY
CONTEMPLATING, DEBATING, WONDERING IF I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING BY WRITING
I GUESS THIS LETTER 'AINT EVER GONNA WRITE ITSELF

FIGHTING TO WRITE IT I WRITE IT TO FIGHT
ALL THAT I'M FEARING AND ALL I DENY
THE LONGER I FIGHT IT THE LONGER I HAVE TO HIDE HOW I FEEL

FIGHTING TO WRITE IT I WRITE IT ALL NIGHT
RUNNING IN CIRCLES AND DIZZY INSIDE
I KNOW IT 'AINT FAIR IF MY HEART ISN'T THERE WITH YOU TONIGHT
I KNOW IT 'AINT FAIR IF MY HEART ISN'T THERE WITH YOU TONIGHT

May 22nd

Written By: Judd Starr

THE DATE IS MAY 22ND
IT'S JUST A DAY LIKE ANY OTHER DAY
I CAN'T GET OUT OF WHAT I'M IN
I CAN'T REMEMBER WHERE I'VE BEEN
I MUST HAVE SAID THAT SO MANY TIMES BEFORE

THE DATE IS MAY 22ND
AND IF IT'S SPRING WHY DOES THE WINTER SOUND SO SOON
WHERE DID THE SUMMER EVEN GO
THE LONGER DAYS DON'T GO SO SLOW
I BET I SAID THAT ALREADY BEFORE

COULD BE DECEMBER COULD BE JUNE
A SKY OF GREY A SKY OF BLUE
THE DAYS ARE KNOTS OF ROPE I HOLD ON TO

IT COULD BE SUN IT COULD BE RAIN
A MIX OF CLOUDS A MIX OF HAZE
THE DAYS DON'T REALLY EVER CHANGE

THE DATE IS MAY 22ND
GUESS THERE'S A NUMBER DOWN FOR EVERY DAY I LIVE
I SIT AROUND AND WATCH THE NUMBERS GROW
THE YEARS ALL SEEM TO OVERFLOW
I MUST HAVE THOUGHT THAT SO MANY TIMES BEFORE

COULD BE DECEMBER COULD BE JUNE
A SKY OF GREY A SKY OF BLUE
THE DAYS ARE KNOTS OF ROPE I HOLD ON TO

IT COULD BE SUN IT COULD BE RAIN
A MIX OF CLOUDS A MIX OF HAZE
THE DAYS DON'T REALLY EVER CHANGE

THE DATE IS MAY 22ND
WITHOUT A CALENDER I DON'T THINK I'D EVEN KNOW
WHETHER I WAS 10 OR 25
WHETHER I'M ASLEEP OR STILL ALIVE
I BET I THOUGHT THAT ALREADY BEFORE

COULD BE DECEMBER COULD BE JUNE
A SKY OF GREY A SKY OF BLUE
THE DAYS ARE KNOTS OF ROPE I HOLD ON TO

IT COULD BE SUN IT COULD BE RAIN
A MIX OF CLOUDS A MIX OF HAZE
THE DAYS DON'T REALLY EVER CHANGE

Not Too Good To Be True

Written By: Judd Starr

NEVER FAR BEHIND
I CAN EASE YOUR MIND
I KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING
STOP THINKING WHAT YOU FEEL
CAN'T POSSIBLY BE REAL
'CAUSE I'M YOUR REALITY

NO MORE NIGHTS ALONE JUST WAITING BY THE PHONE
'CAUSE I'M HERE TO CONNECT WITH YOU
NO MORE NIGHT CLUBS HOPING SOMEONE WANTS TO DANCE
'CAUSE I AM HERE TO DANCE WITH YOU

I'M NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
ONLY LIVING PROOF
SOMEONE IS MEANT FOR YOU
NO NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
ONLY HERE TO PROVE
REAL LOVE 'AINT NOTHING NEW

MAYBE ONE OR TWO
EVER SAID THEY CARED FOR YOU
BUT ONLY WANTED ONE THING
I PROMISE THAT I'LL NEVER EVER LET YOU GO
AND I AM HERE TO LET YOU KNOW

I'M NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
ONLY LIVING PROOF
SOMEONE IS MEANT FOR YOU
NO NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
ONLY HERE TO PROVE
REAL LOVE 'AINT NOTHING NEW
NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

I PROMISE THAT I'LL NEVER EVER LET YOU GO
AND I AM HERE TO LET YOU KNOW

I'M NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
ONLY LIVING PROOF
SOMEONE IS MEANT FOR YOU
NO NOT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
ONLY HERE TO PROVE
REAL LOVE 'AINT NOTHING NEW

Discography

"Firefly", is my single, released from the 14 track CD entitle "Luminescent". "Firefly" charted at #8 on FMQB's Top 40, which is comprised from a 200+ commercial radio station market. Previous to that, the CD was added to 100 college radio playlists. The video for "Firefly" was YouTube's #17 MOST LINKED and in the Top 100 MOST VIEWED music videos its 2nd day online. Subsequently, I was contacted by MTV Networks to license the entire CD to MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Spike TV and a number of other worldwide reaching channels.