Complicated Heart

by Scott Austin

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What a joy to make this record. This record displays a introspective journey over some matters of the heart. Romantic love lost, happening or unrequited; love for yourself and one's need to be authentic; letting go; love for a better world; hope, and more...I hope you get something out of one or more of these songs. Thank you for listening...please share with someone you love.

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released December 29, 2013

SMILE YOU WEAR:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar and lead vocal; Tyler Fortier-percussion and keys; Joseph Intile-bass; Peter Perdichizzi-electric guitar; Craig Chee-ukelele and backing vocals; Erin Flood Fortier-backing vocals
GOTTA GET AWAY:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocal; Merlin Showalter-drums; Joseph Intile-bass; Peter Perdichizzi-electric guitar; Tyler Fortier-banjo, resonator, percussion and keys; Matt Greco-piano; Gracin Dorsey-cello
ROMANCE WITH A RIFT:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar and lead vocal; Merlin Showalter-drums; Joseph Intile-bass; Tyler Fortier-keys; Peter Perdichizzi-electric guitar; Erik Berg-Johansen-violin  
*I DON'T SEE IT:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar and lead vocal; Merlin Showalter-drums and percussion; Joseph Intile-bass; Tyler Fortier-keys; Peter Perdichizzi-electric guitar; Brian Lockrem-horns; Erin Flood Fortier-backing vocal 
TO FEEL GOOD WITH YOU:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar and lead vocal; Milo Fultz-stand-up bass; Peter Perdichizzi-electric guitar; Gracin Dorsey-mandolin; Erik Berg-Johansen-violin; Valerie Nelson-violin; Todd Bayles-accordion; Erin Flood Fortier-backing vocal; Tyler Fortier- cabasa 
TORTURE TOWN:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar and lead vocal; Tyler Fortier-percussion, keys, and electric guitar; Sam Elkington-bass; Erik Berg-Johansen-violin; Gracin Dorsey-cello; Erin Flood Fortier-backing vocal
TAKE YOUR SPACE:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar and lead vocal; Tyler Fortier-piano and keys; Joseph Intile-bass; Erin Flood Fortier-backing vocals
SWING LOW AMAZING GRACE:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar and lead vocal; Tyler Fortier-resonator, slide, percussion and keys; Joseph Intile-bass; Erik Berg-Johansen-violin; Leigha Owens-Pritchard-backing vocal; Erin Flood Fortier-backing vocal; Myeshia Mae Cleveland-backing vocal
*RISE ABOVE FOR LOVE:  Scott Austin-acoustic guitar, lead vocal, and harmonica; Merlin Showalter-drums; Joseph Intile-bass; Tyler Fortier-electric guitars and keys; Matt Greco-piano; Erik Berg- Johansen-violin; Patrick Lamb-tenor saxophone; Myeshia Mae Cleveland-backing vocal; Erin Flood Fortier-backing vocal

Recorded at FAF Studios 2013
Produced and mixed by Tyler Fortier except *Rise Above for Love and I Don't See It, mixed by Matt Greco

Mastered by Thaddeus Moore @ LIQUID MASTERING

Front and back photo by Stormy Wiseman
Layout and design by Joseph Intile

A big thanks to: friends and family for their steadfast support over the years, to Tyler Fortier for his creative vision and passion for giving the song what it needs, to Matt Greco, Joseph Intile, and Erik Berg-Johansen for helping from afar, to all of my musician friends who shared their talent with this project, to Ben Klenz for producing my crowd funding video, and to life for giving me something to sing about.

All songs by Scott Austin © Crazy Awesome Music Publishing (SESAC)

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Track Name: Smile You Wear
The Smile You Wear

I’m looking for the words to describe
the feelings taking place when your rolling in my mind
Your rolling in my mind lot’s of the time
I feel I’ve fallen short--I’ve got nothing to report to you
that gives justice to the truth
So I just smile and then I say:
“hey girl by the way you are quite beautiful”
I hope you know that you are

And the smile you wear
It looks good on you
so good
so good--on you
and when you smile the world is all yours

As for matters of my complicated heart
you know my love it has no bounds
Nothing can shut it down
Though my will can try--forcing it still
before I lose more of my mind
It’s like a one way road I travel
You are so far away
I can see it in your eyes

And the smile you wear
It looks good on you
so good
so good--on you
and when you smile the world is all yours

Wherever you go--wherever you are
I’d like to be right there with you
But I know that what you need is between
you, the sun, and the moon
Wherever you go--wherever you are now
please do not forget..that..

The smile you wear
It looks good on you
so good
so good--on you
and when you smile the world is all yours

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Track Name: Gotta Get Away
Gotta Get Away

Good morning--good afternoon--evening or otherwise
Well I’m not here now--leave your name and the time
I had to step out--to check back in
Lose yourself in the crowd when you’re covered in pretend

I gotta go--I gotta get away--give me a weekend or a day
It’s hard to say might not come back this way again
Nonsensical senselessness--looking for something different
Lately I don’t like where I’ve been

Alone in the evening time--bottle of whiskey or whine
I start a book or two--I got a whole damn stack
My thoughts are racing now--I’m way off track
I can’t settle for a feeling--a thought or a fact

I gotta go--I gotta get away--give me a weekend or a day
It’s hard to say might not come back this way again
Nonsensical senselessness--looking for something different
Lately I don’t like where I’ve been

But I know for sure--that she ain’t around
And I better go chase that dream now..

I gotta go I gotta get away--give me a weekend or a day
It’s hard to say might not come back this way again...


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Track Name: Romance with a Rift
Romance With a Rift

Brown eyes looking back at mine
And then batting away to some strange place to the side
I’m looking at you now--I’m looking inside now
You seem weary of what I might find out
But it don’t concern me..
We all got a story..
But you and me here--we are a brand new song
The verse and the chorus and the bridge we’ll walk along..
To something different--to something better..
But you won’t sing with me..
Well I heard you humming in your sleep..
Does that mean anything?

I’ll take a romance with a rift in it over years of talking about the weather
Does that make sense to you girl?
I’ll take a chapter with the highs and lows..
It might end crazily and cold..
But at least we would be living and making love..

Distant friends for a long time..
You finally let me in for a glimpse
What a sweetness..
Where did that come from?
To be honest I don’t really care to go back up there now..
After where I have been these motions seem mindless in the crowd..
I’ll take my chances over here but--you won’t slow dance with me..
Join me in a sway--just a few turnarounds--what do you say..
How about now?

I’ll take a romance with a rift in it over years of talking about the weather
Does that make sense to you girl?
I’ll take a chapter with the highs and lows..
It might end crazily and cold..
But at least we would be feeling some passion..

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Track Name: I Don't See It
I don’t see it

Well I saw you in a dream--you were out of my league..
But this time I won’t believe it
I got the courage and the words to get you wrapped around me
And I did it….I did it..
Here we are..
We’ve been hanging out--I like where we’ve been..
But I’m seeing circles now--is there more to this?
I’m twiddling my fingers--you’re staring into space
I believe it’s time that we..
That we make that change..
Here we are..

I don't see it
I don't see it
I don't see you in my future
I don't think I see it anymore

She said: "You think you fooled me--you think I didn't know?
Well I was playing you before you got to the show
You think you got the upper hand?
It's all part of my plan
You wanna cut loose?
Well I beat you to it…
Your'e like a monkey on a leash
I got you wrapped around my tongue
And it won't be long until this is done
You probably did not see this coming from me
I think I better let you go now
I better set you free….here we are…"

I don't see it
I don't see it
I don't see you in my future
I don't think I see it anymore
There's no need to force it now
We just ran our course somehow
And it's good to know when to let go

Two young haggard souls
Two clumsy crazy lovers
And two terrible friends…

I don't see it
I don't see it
I don't see you in my future
I don't think I see it anymore
There's no need to force it now
We just ran our course somehow
And it's ok to let go...

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Track Name: Swing Low Amazing Grace
Swing Low Amazing Grace

Rain rain come on down and fall on the window tonight
I have been sitting here way to long--nothing really going on at all
And that women to my left looking so good by the glass
And lord know’s I’m drinking it way to fast
This is not really me and how long will it last
I stumble outside--I’m lying in the grass

Won’t you fall upon me now and drown my trouble weary way
Swing low amazing grace
Because I’m lost and I need to believe

The timing is curious--no the timing is all wrong
I had a handle on life and then it’s lost in the toss
I stopped believing and at quite a cost
I’ll take two shots of changes and some real good love

Cold water on my face because I know I need...
I really need to be awake
Swing low amazing--amazing grace
Because I’m lost and I....
I really need to belive...

Won’t you rain on me
Won’t you rain on me
Won’t you rain on me...

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Track Name: Rise Above For Love
Rise Above For Love
by Scott Austin

Love it comes and love it goes
Love it jumps from soul to soul
But the love it never dies
We just let go of it sometimes
I've seen it in families and friends
And I've met strangers with nothing else to depend
I've seen loving gestures
I've seen the peace combat the hate
And I've seen a smile change a sad mans day
Loving lovers show the love under the covers
People cry in desperate need of the thing that we call love

Love
Do we need more?
More Love?
In case you did not hear
In the songs over the years
It's a four letter word for a reason
Are we gonna rise?
Rise Above For Love?

We all live just for ourselves sometimes
We buy things to occupy the mind
Anything to ignore that void inside
It's been building slowly and over time
I've seen love for mother nature and a better world
I've seen self respect and I've love a few girls
Seems like something that we really should not fear
Only the brave dare to draw near
And in a broken hearted world
Hearts are breaking every hour
Will the brave rise from these ashes
And climb the tour for their love?

Love
Do we need more?
More Love?
In case you did not hear
In the songs over the years
It's a four letter word for a reason
Are we gonna rise?
Rise Above For Love?

Well I've climbed to the heights and I've fallen from up there
And I've been thinking as of late
I might have it in me to try it again
A wise lady once said
You might build something today that crumbles on the next
But build it anyway
Ain't love the only way
And you get what you give
You get what you give eventually
You get what you give
You get what you give eventually
Easier said than done but still so hard to say
Ain't love the only way
Easier said than done well I'll take the thought and then I'll run