Get to see your face In a hotel hell Not much to look at But it’s better than jail I was just passing through Like so many years Some just like you I’ve drank oceans of tears Come daybreak of morning Evaporate into air Something tells me It’s you I should fear So, let’s cut a line Let’s cut a rug Fit me better Than a worn glove Got the devil’s persuasion And a kitten’s smile Come here darling Come lay with me awhile Something about you So hard to resist When you kiss me honey Hits like a fist Crawling on the ceiling Banging at your door Hungry for your touch Baby I want more So, let’s cut a line Let’s cut a rug Fit me better Than a worn glove Baby resist me Slap across my face Bloody my lip Give me something to taste Honey you thirsty For my pain Give me a wink I’ll open up my vein Let’s cut a line Let’s cut a rug Fit me better Than a worn glove
Three Questions for Justin
What is the significance of this work to you?
This is a song I wrote in prison for a band I was in called Something about Apples. It's about a guy who finds love after being a bit of a rolling stone.
What is the significance of the form you chose for this work?
I chose to write it in a swing style and it has a sort of rockabilly Elvis feel to it which I thought was a lot of fun to sing.
What was the process for creating this work?
The songs I've written all share a similar process. The guys in the band play and I write something that feels like it fits. We had limited time to do so. So most the songs I wrote are from a stream of consciousness which I later refined.
Justin Kitts is the artist/writer AKA Harvey Bloodstone, co-founder and co-owner of the art production company Cardiac Leather Works LLC, a company he owns with incarcerated artist/musician Jason Lacewell. Together they seek to emphasize that art is an inescapable aspect of humanity and isn’t limited by a set of rules, believing every one of us is an artist and that when we make something speak, it’s art. Justin is an advocate for select artists he met during his own incarceration within the Arizona Department of Corrections and promotes their art/writing through various social media and gallery shows.