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Hopeful Romantic

by David Thorne Scott

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1.
When I see your eyes Smiling that way I stop whatever I’m doing And get ready to play Check in with me early, Or late, or in between I’ll provide room service If you know what I mean. You can act nonchalant And pretend you don’t care But I know what you want When you play with your hair. Cancel my meetings Turn off the phone I am feeling well I'm stayin' home. That’s my sign I don’t mind I got the time The sign on my door says, "Please Disturb"! Let the paper stay there Cuz I don't even care What the headlines are Let the coffee cool down While we're foolin' around We can go to Starbucks afterwards Cancel my meetings Turn off the phone I am feeling well I'm stayin' home. That’s my sign I don’t mind I got the time The sign on my door says, "Please Disturb"!
2.
Love, love, draws you in, A sweet kiss will come, then it turns and runs but you still taste it Every time you swear you’ll quit it But deep down deep You can’t resist it ‘Cuz who doesn’t want to fall Who doesn’t want to fall In love? Like a bad stray dog, comin'’round It’s not welcome in the house, But still you chase it You can’t turn your back on love, It’s not a thing to be trusted, not for a minute But who doesn’t want to fall Who doesn’t want to fall In love? Sweet hellos and sad goodbyes You see your life flash in her eyes That’s the way it’s always been Down that road and back again, What's behind that smile? What's beyond that bend in the road? What's with those big eyes? Hey, she might be looking at you ! You think you’re much too cool for love Too smooth to be a fool for love but you dig it You say you’re jaded say you’re bored But you love to hate that revolving door just admit it ‘Cuz who doesn’t want to fall Who doesn’t want to fall In love?
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Too Late 04:02
You understood better than anyone else You knew me better than I knew myself Grateful I had you to hold on to A warm fire to come home to I never knew what Could go wrong because I was weak and Love was strong, but I Guess I guess I failed you In some way, Or I Wouldn't be crying Still today, but it's Too Late It's too late for me now I let you get away somehow Oh… It's too late When I saw that you'd moved on Like a loving Amazon It hit me like a punch that reversed me Nothin but a whiskey bottle could have nursed me But now you're gone, and I've Gone ahead, And I Just can get myself Out of bed, But After all is Said and done, I Still believe that You're the one, but it's Too Late It's too late for me now I let you get away somehow Oh… It's too late You said "can't we be friends?" I knew just what you meant You wanna get back with me To feel good about yourself again I really really wanted to But a voice inside said "Don't do it." I just wanted to hide in your boudoir I couldn't lower myself so far So now it's you who is Out of time, and You can go on and Lose your mind, 'cause Since that pain you Laid on me, if I learned nothing, it's Tragedy, cause it's Too Late It's too late for me now I let you get away somehow Oh… It's too late
4.
Bought it I believed what you told me Got it I got the message, yeah I believed when you told me that I was gonna have to do it your way You said there's only one way. Caught it I caught the fever you were givin' me Thought it I was obsessive, yeah, I was burnin' with the knowledge that you were gonna point me to the one way You said there's only one way. You touched my soul for a while You got me out of my head when I needed you And always made me smile But the price That you asked Me to pay was over and above The normal dedication of love But it was Not it It's not the way that I wanted Fought it I fought your method, yeah I rejected all the parts of your plan that said I'd have to do it your way I know there's more than one way
5.
I saw you in the corner trying to blend in But you couldn't hide from me So I counted to 10, I took a few steps closer in And I forgot how to breathe And then caution showed up And I threw it right out the window I should take it from here Cause you really got me fascinated From this moment it's obvious you're the one Time is tickin' on by If I don't move forward I could lose you So I push my fear aside Cause I won't let you get away So I got up the nerve, I made my move toward where you stood But you were nowhere to be found What a joke, just my luck Seems you slipped right through my fingers Before I had my mind make up But then I spun around and there you were smilin' at me. I should take it from here Cause you really got me captivated From this moment it's obvious you're the one Time is tickin' on by If I don't move forward I could lose you So I push my fear aside Cause I won't let you get away You don't have to tell me how rare this is Cause I never felt anything remotely like it These feelings we can't deny We've got to give us a try I should take it from here Cause you really got me fascinated From this moment it's obvious you're the one Time is tickin' on by If I don't move forward I could lose you So I push my fear aside Cause I won't let you get away
6.
Wisdom from truth Truth from seeing And seeing from no expectation Wisdom from truth Truth from seeing And seeing from no expectation Who are you, man? I don't understand you at all Why you want to kill… Is it such a thrill now That you would trade your human mind in for a wishing spell What of the human race? Are we abandoning love now? Do we just consume all the property, own it, chew it up and spit it out? Will we ever learn? Take a turn, do it right a single time Another opportunity to prove that we are wise? Well, I just don't know… I just don't know Wisdom from truth Truth from seeing And seeing from no expectation Wisdom from truth Truth from seeing And seeing from no expectation I don't think you like me I don't think you approve Why people gotta assume what is true about me when they don't even know Put yourself in my shoes, don't you question my heart, even though we are miles apart What you are trippin' on has absolutely nothing to do with me Will you ever see clearly someday, it's all up to you Wisdom from truth Truth from seeing And seeing from no expectation Wisdom from truth Truth from seeing And seeing from no expectation Listen in, Just begin. Don't simply wait for fate It might not come Don't you be a dummy Some people never learn See outside Lose your pride Free your mind, never end it If you can Never end the story of an open mind that listens or there's no hope for you, Better open up your eyes, then you know you better realize Or you'll never admit you're full of s**t, Better hurry.
7.
Oh gee, oh my What a fool am I To open up and let you in my heart It's very well that I should hold you And pretend that you are mine But if I tell you that I love you You'll say I've crossed over the line Oh well, I'll tell Though the line's been drawn And even though I think I know That when you find these words I'll find you gone, But then at least you'll see Just what you mean to me And I can say I've loved you, And move on

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Singer/songwriter and pianist David Thorne Scott’s album “Hopeful Romantic” is a sexy jazz/pop confection of smoky jazz vocals, bold rock piano anthems, effervescent pop and moody hip-hop musings. Deep musicianship and creativity born of years of jazz explorations combine with youthful iconoclasm and a rock aesthetic to give music-lovers a delightful surprise.

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released November 1, 2012

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David Thorne Scott Boston, Massachusetts

“At a time of great conflict in our country – when words often fail us – music has the power to bridge divides. With his latest album Thornewood, released earlier this month, David Thorne Scott explores the intersection of Jazz and Americana, city and country, instrumentation and lyrics to create lush compositions and covers that are unifying, and healing, in their beauty.” - Laurie Fanelli ... more

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