Revalation – Justice For Justin (prod by Juno)

(A Tribute to Justin Ortiz)

Revalation – Justice For Justin (prod by Juno)

“On Dec.30th, 2016, my cousin Justin Ortiz (only 21 years old) lost his life to senseless gun violence. “Justice For Justin” is one of the hardest songs I’ve ever had to write/record. I tried to capture all the raw emotions and thoughts I was going through at the time into 3 verses. My cousin Justin was a dreamer and someone who would do anything to help anyone, even a perfect stranger. The words in this song don’t begin to do his amazing personality justice but none the less, this is my tribute to my baby cousin. I love you Justin” – Revalation

My cousin David (Justin’s Brother) and I started a GoFundMe to help my Aunt with the Funeral Service/Hospital Bill Expenses.

“Justice For Justin” Lyrics Below:
Intro:
Kumishna – Dreams (aka Justin Ortiz Song Sample)
WPRI Channel 12 News Clips
Verse 1:
Picture paragraphs unloaded, Hailmary being quoted//
As I sit back and picture how the scene unfolded//
Social Media and News Sources seem misquoted//
Everybody posting theories with extreme components//
I’m thinking to myself, is this “Dreams” decoded//–
I feel unfocused, days like this I feel the coldest//–
I don’t mean the temp outside, I mean my soul is//
Closed to the world, heart feels eroded//–
I fuckin miss you Cuz, ain’t no way to sugarcoat it//–
When Titi Jackie told me, man I felt like I was broken//–
Slow-motion, the hands on the clock were frozen//–
Cried out in that moment cuz I felt so hopeless//
In a trance type state, it was almost like hypnosis//–
How could you be gone so soon man, its bogus//–
No words could do you justice but this is my soul’s opus//
Hoping that you hear this, you were fearless & I know this//
Chorus:
And we know how pain feels//
But how you make it through when the faith don’t heal// (That’s Real) *Echo*
And we miss you Jus//
But we think about your smile, and it lifts us up// (That’s Love) *Echo*
Verse 2:
And as the beat marches on, I represent you in this song//
You were only 21, my heart’s heavy that your gone//
So many things are wrong, but ain’t no time to change’em all//
So I focus on the young and hope that people play along//
I promise to make you proud Justin, there’s no question//–
Love my fam while they’re here & cherish my own blessings//
Most lessons are learned in adverse settings//–
If you can’t feel that, you probly lacking nerve endings//
Thoughts of vengeance, you thinking that revenge is//–
the only way to ease the pain and free you from the tension//
Not to mention, the visions in your head when//–
you close your eyes and see ya baby cousin laying helpless//
God help us, we ain’t built for this pain//–
Gotta stay strong, no weak links in the chain//
So it’s, Semper fi through the hardest times//–
And unload the way I’m feeling through this art of rhyme//
Chorus:
And we know how pain feels//
But how you make it through when the faith don’t heal// (That’s Real) *Echo*
And we miss you Jus//
But we think about your smile, and it lifts us up// (That’s Love) *Echo*
Verse 3:
Life is 10% what happens and 90 how we react to it//
That’s why I think before I act ain’t no rewinding after it//
You were so passionate, seen a goal & went after it//
I was an advocate cuz music was ya catalyst//–
But people you were hanging with’s intentions were inadequate//
You weren’t extravagent, more like a philanthropist//
Big heart, would give the shirt off your back//
That’s how Titi Kim raised you and David in fact//–
She did such a good job, she’s deserving a plaque//
I wish you stayed in the Marines & didn’t return back//
Cuz this city is a pity and filled with disturbed cats//
Who rather make some shit up instead of preserve facts//
Had a string of bad luck but you were starting to reverse it//
We all make mistakes cuz, ain’t nobody perfect//
These motherfuckers took you way too soon cousin//
And this song is for anybody that knew Justin// (The Real Him)
Chorus:
And we know how pain feels//
But how you make it through when the faith don’t heal// (That’s Real) *Echo*
And we miss you Jus//
But we think about your smile, and it lifts us up// (That’s Love) *Echo*
Outro:
And you know there’s no question//
I won’t stop til there’s justice for Justin//
Repeat x2

Revalation – Justice For Justin (prod by Juno)

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