Julz Evans

Julz Evans

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
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Julz Evans is a singer/songwriter from Perth. Her lyrics explore topics such as love, mental health, sexuality and substance abuse.

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Outside Looking In

Written By: Julz Evans

How home is your house?
How cage are your ribs?
How viscose are your tears?
Now answer me this

On a scale on one to severe
How much do strangers hear?
How fine do you appear?

Are all our whispers audible
Of progress unreportable?
Is any of this normal at all?
How could I have seen that fall
coming?

Back again, you pack and send
Your mind away to find a way
To lie. Do they know why you came?
No I don't think so, try to lay low

How hell is your help?
How locked are your lips?
How fluid are your thoughts
To flow over your wish?

On a scale of one to dying
How hard are you trying?
Would it even be unbinding

To stop being so cynical?
Under these lights so clinical
This all would benefit the fall
Universal principal
Do they know

It is blatant unrestraint
To irritate you in this place?
Is it too late to integrate?
They didn't think. They could've waited

How haze is your high?
How clenched are your fists?
How nightmare are your dreams
When suffocation lifts?

On a scale of one to like me
How silently do you scream?
Do you turn from what you see

Now that you're on the other end?
Reach out and feel my love extend
Over the line we'd rather bend
Choosing words above offending

Just bight your tongue and fight to love
This awful game you're forced to play
Say "you're to blame for war you've waged"
Don't ever think this out your mouth though

How half is your hope?
How raw are your wrists?
How adrift are their boats
To blow under your bridge?

On a scale of one to better
How could you forget her?
Oh and how can you let her

Walk on in? Illuminate your flowers
Watch them bloom and make sense out of
Every mood, oh wake up
Should you be ruminating

To cure your heart and pull apart
The reasons pain is leaving?
Take them please, okay now seize the day
And breath in
Think "Alright, I'll stay"

Ballerina

Written By: Julz Evans

I am not like you
I don't just let people into me
But she changed my whole tune
Cos she was oh so worth it
And that was a big deal

She closed her eyes
But it was you she saw the whole time
Strained to find
All the parts of you she missed
Inside of me

You can take my ballerina away
But if you can't make her dance
Who's here to pick her back up?
You know you have one chance

We both withdrew
There are parts of you that I'll never have
Packed in so soon
Cos I can't give what you do
Or love her the same

It made her smile
When my voice sounded like yours
But I woke in time
To see her listening so hard
For me to say your words
They never came

You can take my ballerina away
But if you can't make her dance, well then
Who's here to pick her back up again?
You know you have one chance

I might look big but I
Couldn't throw you very far at all
You can't just waltz in
You have the impossible ahead
If you ever, ever want our trust

You can fool your old friends all you like
You can win your love back over, that's not my fight
Hell you can rearrange and think you've changed
But as it stands, I don't care what you say
Oh and as it stands, it's her side I will always take

Cos they told me enough to decide
how i should prepare to see through guise
I know I don't know you but I know who you are
Cos I was expected to fit inside
The holes that you left behind
Well I'll admit that maybe I'm afraid
She'll turn her back on us, turn back into your
Your fucking dancer

You can take my ballerina away
But if you can't make her dance, well then
Who's here to pick her back up again?
You know you have one chance

I might look big but I
Couldn't throw you very far at all
You can't just waltz in
You have the impossible ahead
If you ever, ever, ever want our trust

Nothing's Enough

Written By: Julz Evans

I think this deck has been shuffled so much now
The cards are almost back to how they were
And I'll sit here holding them while you sleep
And the sun reminds me of where we were

But I could do this for hours longer
I'm not going back, not going back to sleep
Your eyes, they're beautiful when they open
And that is enough to wait for

I guess my body was so filled up with
The words that I need to sing
That I tried to swim in that water, ice cold
But the floating feeling, it seemed more like sinking

I could've stayed there for hours longer
As my tears froze, tears froze on my cheeks
And my eyes were difficult just to keep open
You know I'll never go back there

I'll watch these blank TV screens
Tell me please what she means to you
We'll stay out late, watch these days fade away
As I wait for nothing
Nothing's enough
I'll keep breathing, see me reading so much
Don't feel the need to change for me
But time will find a worthy line
To blind our minds from conscious

I could've stayed there for hours longer
I'm not going back, tears froze on my cheeks
And your eyes are beautiful when they open
That is enough to wait for
Oh, oh, ooh

I could do this for hours longer
My tears froze, I'm not going back to sleep
And my eyes were difficult just to keep open
You know I'll never go back there
Nothing's enough to hold on to

Where's the Line?

Written By: Julz Evans

This confuses me
These hazy areas
Where we perceive
Their efforts, condition and love
How we want to

We only see
What we look for
Like everything
We feel, we think and do
Is black and white

Will it ever end?
This grey battle
Does anyone care to find out
If they gave their all and let you down
Or didn't try?
A fire burns inside their heart
You know they can't, they can't reach
Not too weak, you can teach them to fly
They never lied
They never lied

Can you set it straight?
The position you take
Would someone explain the difference
Between intentional hurt
And just trying to make things work?
The curtains start to close now
You wonder how, so you wait
Too afraid of what you'll say
Maybe then
But never again
Never again

So where's the line?
I swear nobody's ever
Taken the time to define
Between who's doing okay
And who's become mentally unstable?
The table will turn on those who flew
They'll turn to you, you'll reply
"You denied me of my right to plead insane
What a shame
What a shame"

Before I Eat Them

Written By: Julz Evans

When you can't take anymore
And you fall to my floor
And as you cling for dear life
To these tired legs of mine
I will stare
Of course I care

As I feel your body shake
And your spine bend and break
As your tears escape seal
I forget how that feels
I'm elsewhere
But I swear

I'll be long gone
But I promise not to hold on
And I will pledge through song
That I will not be present
I'll reteach you a lesson
About becoming dependent on me

And I will stand beside
The fact that I'll still
Play with my words before I eat them
And I'll be damned if I
Will ever like
Their taste, but I'll still repeat them

When you are broken and bruised
With only me left to lose
As I turn and walk away
You will hear me say
"Now I know
Well I told you so"

As you pick yourself back up
Know I'll never call your bluff
You're still just as you were
A sad lost little girl
Off you go
And I'm so slow

You'll be long gone
But I promise not to hold on
And I will pledge through song
That I will not be pleasant
You will not get my blessin'
And you sure as hell won't get to see me

And I will stand beside
The fact that I'll still
Play with my words before I eat them
And I'll be damned if I
Will ever like their taste
But I'll still repeat them

Thanking me
For doing half the job
Was your kiss of death
Until you're free
I'd rather dwell on the past
Than come back just yet

I will write two-hundred songs
About the same thing if I want
But you will never hear them all
There will always be a wall
I miss us
And I miss our past

But I will stand beside
The fact that I'll still
Play with my words before I eat them
And I'll be damned if I
Will ever like their taste
But I'll still repeat them

I will stand beside
The fact that I'll still
Play with my words before I eat them
And I'll be damned if I
Will ever like their taste
But I'll still repeat them

Fresh Tracks

Written By: Julz Evans

Good days, shit nights
No pay, missed flights
Come downs, left last
Small town, test passed?

Clear minds, hard words
Teeth grind, hearts hurt
Fall outs, friends back
New house, mend cracks

Wings flap
I miss that
I sense traps now

Switch place, love bights
Sick days, hot nights
Strange sounds, nets cast
One found, nest fast

Land mines, check first
Read signs, chests burn
Some doubts, fill gaps
Fun south, false map

Wings flap
I miss that
I sense traps now

Debts are slowly payed
Wash what's owing away
While meds are still keeping you sane
They're working less with every day
While monetary value remains
A small incentive to save face
Let us clear our name
Hang our past selves in shame
In shame

Hard rain, low lights
So frail, old sights
Dry mouths, let's ask
What's our, best mask?

Big spend, small talk
Day's end, bought more
Head pounds, fresh tracks
Fall now, collapse

Wings flat
You missed that
So trapped
Now

Harry's Wise Words

Written By: Julz Evans

Waking up at 6am, again
I don't even have to get out of bed, it's the weekend
But I can't just lie here, and waste away
'cos my mind is already starting to fade

And last night, it felt like a dream, I was half asleep
I forced a smile at those I was pleased to see
I've lost my focus, I'm letting go
And the smoke just hurts my eyes, leave me alone

'cos when I try to drive myself back home
I black out, and wake up on the other fucking side of the road
As I sat there surrounded yet alone
I flashed back to Nirvana DVDs and playing cards
Watching Catarina light up a cone

As I realise that was a year ago
I smash the reason why I feel like that again
So tired of watching people fall down
Another bad trip, I wish I'd snap out of it
I'll just climb back up again on my own

My drink is warm, but it must be drunk
I'm shivering cold and my eyes dance so fast
If what I said would happen does
Well it's not paranoia, is it love?

And this old man, he tried to talk to a brick wall
He shook my hand for the second time, and I yawned once more
He sat beside me anyway
Just trying to think of what to say

Then Harry said some things to me that I couldn't figure out
So I picked up my phone, and I wrote them down
First he said "Do you ever speak or do you always sit by yourself?"
I said "Yeah I normally do, I just don't feel well"

Then he said these words of wisdom - "Life is a risk
If you talk to people, they talk to you"
I thought "What the fuck does that mean?" and I pretended to laugh
And with that, he gave up and left without his glass

I spy, with my narrow mind
Something beginning with "I don't lie", well I don't like
To watch people drink to oblivion
I think it's a sad cycle they're living in

Yeah I have my issues, but I'm well aware they're there
And I refuse to go nowhere, and not care
I hate to see you self-destruct
And I need to leave before I run out of luck

'cos when I try to drive myself back home
I black out, and wake up on the other fucking side of the road
As I sat there surrounded yet alone
I flashed back to Nirvana DVDs and playing cards
Watching Catarina light up a cone

As I realise that was all a year ago
I smash the reason why I feel like that again
So tired of watching people fall down
Another bad trip, I wish I'd snap out of it
I'll just climb back up again on my own