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All Downhill From Here

“All Downhill From Here” from Break of Day EP 2005

This song was written around 2004 with some lyrics I had taken from a poem I had written a few years prior during a road trip to see family in North Carolina. We always pass through Roanoke, Virginia, and the name of that town just stuck with me. When writing this song, I wanted to keep it really folky and whimsical as the subject matter of the lyrics themselves are about taking chances and fate. The characters in the song are completely fictional and were not based off of anyone I had known in real life. The quirky characters you find in this lyrical story both go through scenarios in which they are setup to take their chance at something extremely risky, whether it’s love or a hand of poker. I’d like to think of this song as a fable that teaches the lesson that life is a risk. It could work in your favor, or you could completely miss the mark. It is up to you to decide what the right choice might be!

Click to Download Justina's Full Break of Day EP on Bandcamp!

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Words & Music
by Justina Carubia
©2005

Betty Lou Smith
From Roanoke, Virginia
Fell in love with a man
She met just a day ago
Whoa-whoa

She wants to take
It another step further
He pushed her away
And he told her
Good things come to
Those who wait

Chorus:
He said
“Hey, whatta ya know, there’s a first time for everything”
He said
“Might as well make it on the first try”
La da dee da
Hey, whatta ya know
There’s a first time for everything
It just might, go the other way
It just might go
All downhill from here…
Yea

Old Billy Young
From Butterfly, Kentucky
Thought he was
Getting lucky
Until he gave poker a try
He has a family
To support
And he lost everything
He worked so damn hard for

Chorus:
He said
“Hey, whatta ya know, there’s a first time for everything”
He said
“Might as well make it on the first try”
La da dee da
Hey, whatta ya know
There’s a first time for everything
It just might, go the other way
It just might go
All downhill from here…
Yea

Bridge:
Would you take your chances
And nail it on the head?

Chorus:
He said
“Hey, whatta ya know, there’s a first time for everything”
He said
“Might as well make it on the first try”
La da dee da
Hey, whatta ya know
There’s a first time for everything
It just might, go the other way
It just might go
All downhill from here…
Yea

Credits
From Break of Day, track released 24 May 2005
Produced by Jason Moscartolo & John Harvey

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