Fortuitous Melodies

by Justin Hertz

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Justin Hertz’s first all digital album called Fortuitous Melodies (fortuitous meaning occurring by chance), combines rhythmic acoustic guitar strumming, simple complementary piano parts, and Hertz’s signature melodic vocal harmonies to create a peaceful and sincere experience for the listener. Influenced by artists such as Jack Johnson, Ben Folds, Ben Harper, and Bon Iver, Hertz brings his own catchy twist to the always changing acoustic/pop music scene.

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released July 23, 2009

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Justin Hertz is a singer-songwriter from Eau Claire, WI.

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Track Name: With You
Face my fears in a world of thunder
Take away my pain
I’m scared that this plan is going under
And all I want is to hear your name

I say that I’m not lonely
And in a way it’s true
But I think that everyone needs someone else
Can’t you tell that I want you

I feel these days passing by and I know that I’m running out of time
But I don’t know what to do
I see your face and I don’t know why but I get a feeling deep inside
I was meant to be with you
I was meant to be with you

So many days I call for you but mostly you’re not there
Chasing my dreams I fall for you once more
I’ll wait right here to talk with you making sure I tell the truth
Give me a sign I’m looking for

I feel these days passing by and I know that I’m running out of time
But I don’t know what to do
I see your face and I don’t know why but I get a feeling deep inside
I was meant to be with you
I was meant to be with you

Wait give me one more chance
And if I fall I’ll be gone
I fear what will happen next
But God I hope that I’m wrong

I feel these days passing by and I know that I’m running out of time
But I don’t know what to do
I see your face and I don’t know why but I get a feeling deep inside
Like I was meant to be with you
Cause I was meant to be with you
I was meant to be with you
Track Name: Bryan's Song
Late one night we’re hanging out
Just like we usually do
You and I are making jokes
About how none of our dreams came true

I look to my left I look to my right
It turns out she’s looking at me
Give her a smile she turns away
I wonder if it could ever be

I sing, I sing, I sing ‘cause I know that I’m doing what’s right
I sing, I sing, wouldn’t she tell me if she loved me too
I sing, I sing, for her

All alone writing a song
A song I know she’ll never hear
I think to myself I’ve gotta move on
I’ll never be able to call her my dear

I sing, I sing, I sing ‘cause I know that I’m doing what’s right
I sing, I sing, wouldn’t she tell me if she loved me too
I sing, I sing, for her
What’s right is right
What’s wrong’s been wrong all along
What’s right is right
What’s wrong’s been wrong for too long

Now that you are here once more
I’ve finally got something to say
Take a breath the words come out
I’m hoping today’s the day

I sing, I sing, I sing ‘cause I know that I’m doing what’s right
I sing, I sing, wouldn’t she tell me if she loved me too
I sing, I sing, for you
I sing, I sing, for you
Track Name: In the Rain
I saw you standing alone in the rain
Your teardrops covered by the water on your face
You turned your back to me but I saw you crying
And I’m here for you

Just rest your head upon my shoulder let it out inside my arms
Don’t be afraid you’re safe with me away from harm
Feel my heart against your cheek hold me tight and we’ll just breathe
Now close your eyes I’ll stay with you forever, in the rain

I took you home and I made you dinner
Your clothes were wet but it didn’t even matter
You told me stories of what had happened
And I cried for you

Just rest your head upon my shoulder let it out inside my arms
Don’t be afraid you’re safe with me away from harm
Feel my heart against your cheek hold me tight and we’ll just breathe
Now close your eyes I’ll stay with you forever, in the rain

Rest your head upon my shoulder let it out inside my arms
Don’t be afraid you’re safe with me away from harm
Feel my heart against your cheek hold me tight and we’ll just breathe
Now close your eyes I’ll stay with you forever, in the rain

Just rest your head upon my shoulder let it out inside my arms
Don’t be afraid you’re safe with me away from harm
Feel my heart against your cheek hold me tight and we’ll just breathe
Now close your eyes I’ll stay with you forever, in the rain
Track Name: Chuck and Sarah In Parentheses This Love Is Real
Look into the sky and I see what I’ve been missing
Through the lens I can’t pretend no more
Clouds are out to catch me when I fall down and listen
Sounds I hear were playing from the stars

Hope is fading rapidly as I close my eyes tonight
Wonder if he caught her in time or if she left before he tried
Wouldn’t it be nice if it all worked out in the end
I wish that he would tell her she was more than just a friend

100 reasons to hold it back, but 100 more to fight
Seems like love is just pretend if she only gave it time
She could love him

This world is so cold I know you think it’s a game
When I hear your voice as you call my name
Wake me up before you’re gone
I open up my eyes and I see what I’ve been missing all along

His other problems seem so small when he thinks about her smile
That’s the one that hurts the most and it’s been like that for a while
Pictures of her photograph are lying by his bed
Often times he thinks that she’d be better with him instead

100 reasons to hold it back, but 100 more to fight
Seems like love is just pretend if she only gave it time
She could

Oh, this love is real
I know exactly how to feel
Oh, this love is real
But I can’t tell you how I feel

Oh, this love is real
I know exactly how to feel
Oh, this love is real
But I can’t tell, no I can’t tell you
I can’t tell you how to feel
I can’t tell you how I feel
Track Name: Waiting
Waiting I’m not sure what for
Our love to break once more
These days are filled with hope
That these scars won’t fade away
Across my heart they’ll stay

You were in love, but that was then
We grew apart now we’re just friends
But just means more to me than you’ll ever know
And I’m just here, and you’re just there

Waiting I’m not sure what for
Our love to break once more
These days are filled with hope
That these scars won’t fade away
Across my heart they’ll stay

I could be you could we could be anything I’m sure
Waiting here what to do we will find something new you know
I won’t change you won’t change we won’t anything we were
Feeling fine let’s rewind leave behind everything before

That these scars won’t fade away
Across my heart they’ll stay
Our love won’t I could be you could we could be anything
Days are filled with waiting here what to do we will find something new
Scars won’t fade a I won’t change you won’t change we won’t anything
Across my heart they’re feeling fine let’s rewind leave behind everything
You know that these scars won’t fade away
Across my heart they’ll stay
Our love won’t fade
Our love won’t fade
Track Name: When You Need A Friend
I hear you whining through the stairs
I don’t know why you are down there
Come to see just what you want

You give a yawn like something’s wrong
But I won’t know until you’re gone
Play a melody to soothe your pain

And I don’t need nobody else
Just a friend to hold my hand
Knowing that it won’t be long
Here I am

I’m feeling fine I’m feeling loved
I reach my hand way up above
All our enemies are gone, gone, gone

And I don’t need nobody else
Just a friend to hold my hand
Knowing that it won’t be long
Here I am

They don’t know what you need we struggle on our own
All you do is just believe and wait ‘till he gets home
I see a shadow down the street and I wonder if it’s you
I like to think that you are here it’s all that I can do

And I don’t need nobody else
Just a friend to hold my hand
Knowing that it won’t be long
It won’t be long
It won’t be long
Here I am
Track Name: Fallin' Down On Me
At the start I knew who I was
Would sometimes laugh just because
As time went on I guess that it all changed
Thought that I would always stay the same

Where’d you go, oh, I don’t know, oh
You can feel what I can’t see
Down so low, oh, can’t no more, oh
I’m trying to find who I used to be
I’m falling down, down, down
Down, down, down,
I’m falling down, down, down,
On me

Trapped inside the image I became
Not knowing why this is who I am
Look into the mirror at myself
A blurry reflection that I can’t make out

Where’d you go, oh, I don’t know, oh
You can feel what I can’t see
Down so low, oh, can’t no more, oh
I’m trying to find who I used to be
I’m falling down, down, down
Down, down, down,
I’m falling down, down, down,
On me

I left behind, memories of who I was
Trying to find, who I’m going to become
I left behind, memories of who I was
Trying to find, who I’m going to become
I left behind, memories of who I was
Trying to find, who I am

Where’d you go, oh, I don’t know, oh
You can feel what I can’t see
Down so low, oh, can’t no more, oh
I’m trying to find who I used to be
I’m falling down, down, down
Down, down, down,
I’m falling down, down, down,
On me
I’m falling down, down, down
Down, down, down,
I’m falling down, down, down,
On me
I’m falling down on me
Track Name: Mourning
Wake up this morning the day begins
Say what you’re mourning I’m listening

Make my way to the party
So excited I tell myself
Walk through the door with all my friends
We’re the ones they talk about

Hugs and greetings smiles and laughter
There’s enough to go around
Someone’s missing in the room
That’s all that I can think about

Wait for the morning your heart is young
Save what you’re mourning the night has just begun

It’s getting late she’s still not here
I don’t know why I’m worried
I find a spot by the window
All the girls they follow me

Wasting the morning next to an empty seat
Stay where you’re mourning oh how I still believe

And then I see her by the door
Standing there all alone
They’ll all see here and turn away
But I won’t do the same, no
I won’t do the same

Wake up this morning the day begins
Say what you’re mourning I’m listening
I’m listening, I’m listening
Track Name: Chuck and Sarah In Parentheses This Love Is Real (Bonus Track)
Look into the sky and I see what I’ve been missing
Through the lens I can’t pretend no more
Clouds are out to catch me when I fall down and listen
Sounds I hear were playing from the stars

Hope is fading rapidly as I close my eyes tonight
Wonder if he caught her in time or if she left before he tried
Wouldn’t it be nice if it all worked out in the end
I wish that he would tell her she was more than just a friend

100 reasons to hold it back, but 100 more to fight
Seems like love is just pretend if she only gave it time
She could love him

This world is so cold I know you think it’s a game
When I hear your voice as you call my name
Wake me up before you’re gone
I open up my eyes and I see what I’ve been missing all along

His other problems seem so small when he thinks about her smile
That’s the one that hurts the most and it’s been like that for a while
Pictures of her photograph are lying by his bed
Often times he thinks that she’d be better with him instead

100 reasons to hold it back, but 100 more to fight
Seems like love is just pretend if she only gave it time
She could

Oh, this love is real
I know exactly how to feel
Oh, this love is real
But you cannot tell me how to feel

Oh, this love is real
I know exactly how to feel
Oh, this love is real
But you can't tell me how to feel
Track Name: Cups (When I'm Gone) - Bonus Track
I've got my ticket for the long way 'round
Two bottle whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I'm leaving tomorrow. What d'you say?

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

I've got my ticket for the long way 'round
The one with the prettiest of views
It's got mountains, it's got rivers
It's got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You're sure gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone