Heartstrings

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released May 24, 2011

Produced by Barrie Maguire and Tim Sonnefeld
Engineered by Barrie Maguire, Tim Sonnefeld, Suzie Brown, Peter Richan, Karl Petersen, and Joel Meltzer

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Suzie Brown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cardiologist turned singer-songwriter, Best of Philly 2010 for music talent. The easy familiarity of Brown's melodies harkens back to Carole King's folk-pop creations, while the yearning sweetness in her voice recalls the down-home intimacy of Patty Griffin. ... more

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Track Name: I'll Be Gone
Verse
Took a while before I could tell
You're a cold hearted man with a pretty shell
Don't know how I let you cast your spell
It was a total eclipse of my senses

Verse
You give your love in tiny bits
You come and go in starts and fits
Your Indian summer has remit
To a long and lonely winter

Chorus
This silence is louder than any words you ever said
I'm trying to drown it out but it's like thunder in my head
After all these years of loving you I'm leaving you come dawn
When you find something to say I'll be gone

Verse
I'm leavin you can't hardly wait
Gonna rid myself of all this hate
Drive my car right through that gate
And find my liberation

Verse
My lips are wet n ready for kissin
I'm sitting in a pole position
To find me a little of what I've been missin
Ain't no one gonna stop me

Chorus
This silence is louder than any words you ever said
I'm trying to drown it out but it's like thunder in my head
After all these years of loving you I'm leaving you come dawn
When you find something to say I'll be gone

Bridge
Don't look for me don't call my name
I'm moving on, gonna stake my claim
Make something sweet from all this sorrow
You can take this bitter pill and swallow

Chorus
This silence is louder than any words you ever said
I'm trying to drown it out but it's like thunder in my head
After all these years of loving you I'm leaving you come dawn
When you find something to say I'll be gone
Track Name: Heartstrings
Chorus
Got a million things
Pullin' on my heart strings
Cause my love is gone

Verse
My love is gone and I'm having trouble moving on
There's so much I can't forget
Like his kiss, his kiss, well of course that's what I miss
And from anyone else's lips a kiss ain't got no bliss, no

Chorus
Got a million things
Pullin' on my heart strings
Cause my love is gone

Verse
There's a long line of pretty boys tryin' to treat me kind
Only one thing's on my mind
It's his touch, his touch, well that's what I miss so much
And I'm waitin' on another man whose love can measure up

Chorus
Got a million things
Pullin' on my heart strings
Cause my love is gone

Verse
I know this song's been sung a thousand times or more
But all I'm asking for
Is some skin on my skin, oh where do I begin
I know it won't be long 'fore I feel it once again

Chorus
Got a million things
Pullin’ on my heart strings
Cause my love is gone
My love is gone
My love is gone
Track Name: You Can Lie
Verse
Maybe I shouldn't call you on nights like these
I'm running out of ways to set my mind at ease
But in the morning, I'll be on my way
Don't worry babe, cause I won't wanna stay

Chorus
And you can lie to me, but don't bother
Cause either way I won't believe you
And after all that I have been through
I ain't lookin for love anyway

Verse
So hold me baby yeah let me feel your touch
We'll take comfort in each other, but not too much
Cause I'm warning you there's a price to pay
Don't ask me to cause I ain't gonna stay

Chorus
And you can lie to me, but don't bother
Cause either way I won't believe you
And after all that I have been through
I ain't lookin for love anyway

Bridge
Why should we pretend
I know how this will end
Baby I've learned better than to believe in forever

Chorus
So go on lie to me, it don't matter
Cause either way I won't believe you
And after all that I have been through
I ain't lookin for love anyway
Yeah I ain't lookin for love anyway
Track Name: Nice Girl
Verse
I charmed you with my pretty smile now didn't I
And I charmed you with my understanding eyes
What I'm about to tell you might come as a surprise
But sooner or later you'll find out that sometimes

Chorus
I wanna scream and yell and run like hell and play it really loud
So think twice before you come my way
I ain't always such a nice girl

Verse
And I wish I could have expensive fancy things
But my closet's all filled up with skeletons
I'm not so speedy to forgive but I can be quick to judge
Sometimes I like to hold on to a grudge

Chorus
And scream and yell and run like hell and play it really loud
So think twice before you come my way
I ain't always such a nice girl

Verse
I get jealous of other people's love I can't help it
Sometimes I wish your pretty man was mine
I screen my calls when I'm at home with nothing else to do
Cause I don't feel like talking to you

Chorus
I wanna scream and yell and run like hell and play it really loud
So think twice before you come my way
I ain't always such a nice girl

Bridge
And maybe it'll come back to haunt me
Maybe it'll come back to haunt me

Verse
Don't get me wrong it's not that I'm a fake
I have a nicer side but some rules I like to break
You can judge me all you like but at least I'll sing it free
I ain't all that I am cracked up to be

Chorus
I wanna scream and yell and run like hell and play it really loud
Cmon cmon and come my way
I ain't always such a nice girl
Ain't always such a nice girl
I ain't always such a nice girl
Track Name: What You Do To Me
Verse
Life is a river
Meant to carry me
So why was I standing still?

It took something stronger
To sweep me off my feet
And it's carrying me still

Chorus
I don't know what you do to me
But I like it, what you do
I am yours to do with as you please

All I know is what you do
You do so nice and easy
So won't you keep on doing what you do to me

Verse
If I was lost
You helped me find
Where I was meant to be

Now I can never go back
To that place I left behind
After what you've done to me

Chorus
I don't know what you do to me
But I like it, what you do
I am yours to do with as you please

All I know is what you do
You do so nice and easy
So won't you keep on doing what you do to me

Bridge
Touch me, love me the whole night through
All I can tell you is

Chorus
What I know is what you do to me
And I like it, what you do
I am yours to do with as you please

All I know is what you do
You do so nice and easy
So won't you keep on doing what you do to me
Keep on doing what you do to me
Track Name: Peace Of Mind
Verse
Lately I’ve been having trouble getting out of bed
Cause my neck ain’t strong enough to hold my head
Too much swimming round it’s clogging up the drain
It bubbles up and boils over soaks into my brain

Verse
When I lay down at night I can’t leave the day behind
It sticks with me sickens me and sleep is hard to find
Awake I lay, awake I stay, I wait for night to end
I wait for light to start this thing all over again

Chorus
I've been tryin to remember
There's things I’d better forget
I'm trying to find some piece of mind
I sure ain't got it yet

Verse
There’s gotta be a way to thicken up this skin
To keep the bad stuff out and let good the stuff in
I know the past gone and future I can’t see
Life is now so why is that the hardest place to be

Chorus
I've been tryin to remember
There's things I better forget
I'm trying to find some piece of mind
I sure ain't got it yet

Bridge
None of this is new
And most of the time there ain’t nothing I can do
I gotta find a way
To drown my demons at bay

Verse
I ain’t gonna do it with a powder or a potion
And there ain't no use to run away in crazy constant motion
I'll find peace in waging a different kind of war
I'll raise my voice to sing and I’ll hold onto this guitar

Chorus
Ill keep tryin to remember
There's things I better forget
I'm trying to find some piece of mind
I sure ain't got it yet
Well I sure ain't got it yet
Track Name: Waiting For September
Verse
I know I just arrived here but I don't think I can stay
See my mind keeps running northward to keep my soul at bay
I know there's something ailing me, a reason why I hurt
And I gotta leave this pavement for the dirt

Chorus
So I'll go through a tunnel come out on a bridge
Take me high over a river across a Tennessee ridge
No rest will I take until I reach that northern town
And I find you in the darkness and I lay my burden down

Verse
Long days in August haze this summer craze has led
To all this fire in my blood and thunder in my head
Until that sweet September comes I'll look to northern skies
To wash all this burning from my eyes

Chorus
So I'll go through a tunnel come out on a bridge
Take me high over a river across a Tennessee ridge
No rest will I take until I reach that northern town
And I find you in the darkness and I lay my burden down

Bridge
I've been waiting for to find you here
It feels like a lifetime since I've had you near

Verse
Will you tell me about your summer, and I'll tell you of mine
Can we take the future in our hands and leave it all behind
You’ll hold me in this quiet night and rock me to and fro
I'll wish I didn't have to let you go
I wonder how I'll ever let you go

Chorus
After I went through a tunnel came out on a bridge
Took me high over a river across a Tennessee ridge
No rest could I take until I reached you in this town
And you held me in the darkness and you laid my burden down
Track Name: Easily Amused
Verse
Went running in the rain I'm soggy and wet
Had a worried mind but now I forget
It washed away my frown and fret
Left me happy and soggy and wet

Chorus
Some days I got nothing but the blues
Other days I'm just so easily amused

Verse
Went out in the cold to play in the snow
Had a worried soul, why I don't know
It cooled right down my hot hot head
Left me cool and calm again

Chorus
Some days I got nothing but the blues
Other days I'm just so easily amused

Bridge
And the sun came out and kissed my skin
I knew I could begin again
The rain and the snow showed me through
Cheered me up when I was blue

Chorus
Some days I got nothing but the blues
Other days I'm just so easily amused
Track Name: Lonesome Moon
Intro
By the light of this lonesome moon
I'm dreaming of our dreamy afternoon
And I'd wonder what you'd say
If I told you I feel this way

Verse
Daylight is now to dusk
Can't stop thinking of us
So I'm singing this tune
And I'm dreaming of our dreamy afternoon

Chorus
I'd wonder what you'd say
If I told you I feel this way

Verse
Remember that day in June
The air was thick in the bayou
I swear you felt it too
But maybe I'm just dreaming up that dreamy afternoon

Chorus
I wonder what you'd say
If I told you I feel this way

Verse
Dance with me, put your hand in mine
This pounding in my chest'll keep us in time
Kiss me slow
So I can know your taste before you go

Chorus
I'd wonder if you'd stay
If I told you I feel this way
Well I don't know what you'll say
When I tell you I feel this way
Track Name: Song For Amy
Verse
Summer heat weighed down the air until it lost hold and fell
Dense rain on my window woke me from this sleepy spell
The peaceful innocence of slumber gave way to a violent dawn
Assaulting me again as I realize you are gone

Chorus
In my grief I know it's so much better where you are
I feel your spirit lifting me, carrying me from afar

Verse
Memories are all around the steps that I retrace
I recollect them sweep them up into a sacred place
I play them like a feature film on a big screen in my mind
And smile to myself as the tears fall from my eyes

Chorus
In my grief I know it's so much better where you are
I feel your spirit lifting me, carrying me from afar

Verse
The sun, heavy in the sky, falls slowly to the ground
I'll think of you a thousand times before it touches down
I'll sing this song to ease our pain while hand in hand we mourn
Through these words we'll come together, in this melody you'll be reborn

Chorus
We have our peace in knowing it's so much better where you are
We feel your spirit lifting us, carrying us from afar