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Music 2012/05/15 19:00:00
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Susan Justice has been humbly making her way into the music world for years, busking on street corners as a child and performing at subway stations in New York City. She was raised in the Children of God movement, but left to pursue her dreams with the skills she had developed. By 2007 she had released a single album on Columbia Records under her real name, Susan Cagle, but soon left the label and changed her name.

Now Justice is promoting her newest album, "Eat Dirt," and the album's title track is a telling glimpse at her past and her personality. The lyrics tell the story of a young girl who progresses from eating candy off the floor to running away from home, and eventually reading a "book about mystical things" that's against her parents' religion -- an obvious allusion to her upbringing. In the chorus she sings, "I figure that it pays to cross the line and eat a little dirt sometimes." Check out the remix version of "Eat Dirt" below -- and tell us about a time it paid for you to cross the line.

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  • hilda 2012/05/15 21:46:09
    Yes
    hilda
    +4
    yea it does. you never know what'll happen if you play it safe and stay where you are.

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  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/21 15:35:46
    Yes
    HarleyCharley
    sometimes you have too..
  • JoeyC 2012/05/21 02:23:01
    Yes
    JoeyC
    Ya it does!
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/05/20 20:04:28
    Yes
    Margaret Jacobson
    swometimes you need to take a chance ..........
  • jacktown kid 2012/05/18 15:15:52
    No
    jacktown kid
    Bad Bad Bad
  • nicole [: 2012/05/17 17:25:39
    Yes
    nicole [:
    you gotta figure out what's happening across the line somehow.. can't just stand at the sidelines forever :3
  • SusanJu... nicole [: 2012/05/30 23:02:29
    SusanJustice
    +3
    Hi Nicole, this is Susan. You are so right. Thanks for voting thumbs up.
  • Kazaira 2012/05/17 07:02:01
    Yes
    Kazaira
    i know the feeling of doing that all too well >.< and my life has its up and downs but i am actually reaching my dreams slowly .. step by step :] <3
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/05/17 02:49:35
    No
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    Meh
  • jay.tristan 2012/05/17 01:37:14
    Yes
    jay.tristan
    It does pay to cross lines. Read "Notes on Charlie Sheen and the End of Empire" by Bret Easton Ellis. It shows that in our post-Empire culture. Crossing the line is good for careers in pop culture. He cites many examples. He also cites examples of people who live in the pre-Empire world who's careers aren't doing so well.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/05/16 18:17:18
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    SOME KIDS MUST...TO SURVIVE.
  • Rosy 2012/05/16 16:46:13
    No
    Rosy
    Pretty girl, but same sound as much of today's music. I've known 1 or 2 people who wound up repeatly "eating dirt"- how about think things over before you leap?
  • Professor Wizard 2012/05/16 15:23:56
    Yes
    Professor Wizard
    First... she is hot to listen to, and to look at... very nice...

    Yes.. it pays to cross the line. yet, there is always another line. If she didn't cross the line, she would still be eating candy off the floor.

    I wish the best of luck to her!
  • D S 2012/05/16 15:03:13
    Yes
    D S
    Crossing the line is important. Its how you get to the other side.
    Funny comments on here about not being "Impressed". The fact is, all who listened were "Impressed'. Some in a good way, others, not so much. But everyone left with some sort of an "Impression".
    Me? Not so much...
  • niviongo 2012/05/16 15:01:24
    Yes
    niviongo
    Is the only way to live; the more "lines" you cross, the more you learn.
  • stephanie.bennettkrapa 2012/05/16 15:00:54
    No
    stephanie.bennettkrapa
    It was just same old same old..put some county sounds behind it and it would be a country song..
  • Fenabarb 2012/05/16 14:53:32
    Yes
    Fenabarb
    nice song about growing up and waking up
  • Ev Rom 2012/05/16 14:22:28
    Yes
    Ev Rom
    +1
    it does pay some times but music sux hard core these days, thay all sounds the same and man what crap writting, couldnt get passed a minute of this song.
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/05/16 13:10:32
    Yes
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +1
    ...it certainly pays to think outside of the box.
  • some idiot who thinks he kn... 2012/05/16 06:15:13 (edited)
    Yes
    some idiot who thinks he knows everything
    Artists should cross the line. That's how you make something fresh. That's a good song too.
  • Joe Rizoli 2012/05/16 05:13:20
    Yes
    Joe Rizoli
    +1
    You have to understand what that "line" was. She came out of a cult called the Children of God. One of the most destructive cults out there. So if that line was leaving a destructive evil cult then it is ok. This cult once taught that having sex with your kids was something that was ok. 

    http://www.exfamily.org/index...

    Joe
  • jackie 2012/05/16 03:13:16 (edited)
    Yes
    jackie
    +1
    Well obviously it does pay off since Sodahead is giving her attention. Making her bigger.
  • Judy M. 2012/05/16 02:41:15
    Yes
    Judy M.
    but we will soon find out honestly who is she? once she becomes a household name then.... and only then
  • byz 2012/05/16 02:11:04
    Yes
    byz
    Of course. Nice viddy too, thanks.
  • TheWeirdOne:] 2012/05/16 01:21:30
    Yes
    TheWeirdOne:]
    Crossing lines is how you set new ones. Some lines need to be crossed so people realize how stupid the line is.
  • Uranos7 2012/05/16 01:07:28
    Yes
    Uranos7
    I live across the line.
  • Lisa 2012/05/16 00:55:57
    Yes
    Lisa
    Crossing lines is what made people who have left a huge legacy what they were.
  • Rio 2012/05/16 00:53:05
    Yes
    Rio
    +1
    what line? i zig and ZaG! GO SUsan GO.
  • Torchy 2012/05/16 00:36:24
    Yes
    Torchy
    If I had done everything my parents wanted me to...I'd be the most miserable engineer on the planet. Sometimes you just have to say "Screw this" and go do your own thing.
  • Apollo ~PHAET 2012/05/16 00:26:54
    Yes
    Apollo ~PHAET
    +2
    I dunno...I didn't listen.
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/05/16 00:24:30
    Yes
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    Ok just good
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/05/16 00:20:39
    No
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    She's cute, nice voice, but I need to hear her other singles. Not impressed by this song.
  • D S Latti I... 2012/05/16 14:56:00
    D S
    Sounds like you were Impressed. Just not in a good way...
  • Mavii 2012/05/15 22:47:47
    Yes
    Mavii
    Most of the time, yeah.
  • FunnyLittleNightmare 2012/05/15 22:46:47
    Yes
    FunnyLittleNightmare
    It gets you noticed and it makes you popular. You stand out. Whether its for a job interview or if your a budding star. It pays and, if you do it right, it pays big.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/15 22:37:15
  • Daryl 2012/05/15 22:33:21
    No
    Daryl
    +1
    I like the music in 'Eat Dirt'. More harmony and musicality than the usual pop culture garbage that is produced. Well done, Susan Justice!

    susan justice
  • Fef 2012/05/15 22:26:16
    Yes
    Fef
    +3
    You have to take chances and aim high to make it big. Susan Justice learned to cross the line and find herself, and her music shows it.
  • Melizmatic Fef 2012/05/15 23:21:32
    Melizmatic
    +2
    Know her personally, do you?
  • Latti I... Melizmatic 2012/05/16 00:19:07
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 Melizmatic 2012/05/16 13:24:30

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