Realizations & Declarations Vol. 1

by Scott Krokoff

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1.
What the hell happened to me That I find myself down here in misery What the hell happened to me For what it’s worth it’s here for you to see What the hell became of me now babe I had all these plans that never came to be What the hell became of me That my blood is so consumed by jealousy To want as much as anyone, you gotta to work like everyone, I do Worked as hard as anyone, wanted much like anyone So why do I hurt more than you Tell me why do I hurt more than you What the hell did I not do It’s not as if I never had a clue What the hell did I not do That my destiny’s the same as all of you To want as much as anyone, you gotta to work like everyone, I do Worked as hard as anyone, wanted much like anyone So why do I hurt more than you Tell me why do I hurt more than you What the hell What the hell…happened to me What the hell happened to me What the hell happened to me now What the hell happened to me What the hell became of me now babe To want as much as anyone, you gotta to work like everyone, I do Worked as hard as anyone, wanted much like anyone So why do I hurt more than you Tell me why do I hurt more than you What the hell happened to me now babe What the hell happened to me
2.
Closed 04:59
Overwhelming anger and bitterness building steam Full of every failure Every slight and shattered dream Have taken hold, buried me In this place I hate to be Chorus My heart is closed, closed shut My heart is closed, closed shut Don’t pry it open, you might get cut My heart is closed, closed shut Echoes of each rejection Reverberate within the walls Deep in every chamber Suffering fills it all A broken heart isolates When it feels second rate Chorus Bridge Why was it hard to ever get appreciation By being nice I paid the price…humiliation The good in me has disappeared with no traces Taken flight away from here on a permanent basis Time has left me cheated Of everything of which I prayed Thus I have retreated in this wounded man’s barricade Heaven knows I stood my ground But in the end I’m shutting down Chorus
3.
Don't 03:57
Everyday ebbs and flows Like an open wound that can never close But believe me It’s only motivated me ‘cause I’ll never quit will I ever? no Doubting me is inadvisable Follow me, see the impossible Don’t believe me? You’re underestimating me ‘cause I’ll never quit Will I ever? No Just like me you can set your sights on what you want But don’t believe, then you may never know 'cause if you don’t you’ll never know why Hear me out, don’t you ever coast Or else you lose the thing you want the most Don’t believe me? It’s your missed opportunity Don’t you ever quit If you ever, don’t! Just like me you can set your sights on what you want But don’t believe, then you may never know 'cause if you don’t you’ll never know why How do you feel when you are barely alive and the world’s making no sense at all Starting today do something bold don’t be pigeonholed, no way now Just like me you can set your sights on what you want But don’t believe, then you may never know 'cause if you don’t you’ll never know why And if you don’t you’ll never know, yeah And if you don’t you’ll never know why Never quit, or else you’ll never know Don’t ever quit, or else you’ll never know Hear me out Don’t you ever coast Hear me out Do what you love the most
4.
The Vow 04:25
We've been gathered here today on this lovely autumn day To see 2 people joined together And see their dreams turn into reality At the altar there they stand Waiting for their moment at last Soon they will be joined together And we sit silent as the groom begins to say… I have searched for you all my life Now at last you’ll soon be my wife You’re the only one I’m meant for You’re the only one I trust with everything There is nothing I need to hide I can say what I feel inside I can tell you all my fears I can cry out all my tears ‘cause I know you’ll be there for me. After his vow is spoken He slowly takes her hand And tries to see her hidden face For now the time has come to hear his bride say… When I met you I knew at once That for me love had finally come Whenever we are not together It’s as if forever has come and gone Is this real or is this a dream Or is this simply how love is meant to be I’ve waited for this time to come So I can be with you, my love, for the remainder of my days After her vow is spoken He slowly lifts her veil And sees the warm glow of her face And their new life begins with a kiss and embrace
5.
I heard your voice today It sounded softly through the walls As if you were close to me But I cannot see your face Your words they told me “I have some pain beneath my skin and I need some time to try to figure out if I should let you in” She needs to take her time to deal with past mistakes It’s cloudy in her mind And though I know her fears part of me just wants to say That it may all work out Despite her doubts of late For as more time passes, you’ll drop your baggage So why not take a chance and have some faith? I know your reasons why you are guarded and concerned You’ve been through this before There are lessons that you have learned But don’t be frightened I won’t be like your last boyfriend Just give a chance to try and prove to you That I will not be the same as him I promise no more lies, no more tears for you to cry No burdens on your mind Don’t give in to fear ‘cause getting hurt’s just part of the game And it may all work out and you’ll appreciate Having took the chance to find romance and having kept your faith Where are you now? Come here before it’s over Where are you now? Let me see your face I heard your voice today It sounded softly through the walls As if you were close to me But I cannot see your face I know your story I’ve felt your pain beneath my skin I’ve laughed your joys and cried your tears aloud Won’t you let me in? Won’t you let me in? Won’t you let me in?
6.
Today I hurt due to the situation I’m in And I am lost in the direction that I’m goin’ I work so hard for a better day, a better life And it’s not enough for me to just survive Don’t get me wrong for I am proud of my achievements But success is hollow when it’s not what you believe in So I’m longing for a better day while there’s still time For me to be the one I dream of in my mind Every day it all seems wrong, I can barely take it It’s not the place where I should be But I stop myself from fallin’ down, for I need to make it To drive regret out to the sea and realize a golden dream It is often that my mind has drifted elsewhere Now if I can only find the way to get there For if I could find the way from A to B I am certain everything would change for me In many ways I’m still a child who is full of wonder Dreamin’ of what life can be about But in other ways I’m just a man who is torn asunder By strains of fear and endless doubt and I feel like screaming out Destiny is in my grasp for I can see it It is waiting there for me to simply reach it I work so hard for a better day, a better life And it’s finally time for me to feel alive and have a better life.
7.
Acid Rain 03:33
Walking in the rain… I’m near my reflection so I can find my inner self But I am afraid inside there might be someone else Doesn’t my voice count Or does it have no say If I keep away from you only I feel the hate I would start to walk away Rivers move, I hesitate I cover my eyes by the water My reflection’s rising up and soon falls as acid in the rain Some people have told I should change my attitude Why should I care about them other point of views? I shouldn’t change my ways, no matter what you say Do I understand at all or should I walk away There are thoughts that feel betrayed Rivers flow over my face I cover my eyes by the water My reflection’s rising up and soon falls as acid in the rain I’m walking in the rain…I cover my eyes… I would start to walk away Rivers move, I hesitate I cover my eyes by the water My reflection’s rising up and soon falls as acid in the rain You’re the acid in the rain
8.
What the hell happened to me That I find myself down here in misery What the hell happened to me For what it’s worth it’s here for you to see What the hell became of me now babe I had all these plans that never came to be What the hell became of me That my blood is so consumed by jealousy To want as much as anyone, you gotta to work like everyone, I do Worked as hard as anyone, wanted much like anyone So why do I hurt more than you Tell me why do I hurt more than you What the hell did I not do It’s not as if I never had a clue What the hell did I not do That my destiny’s the same as all of you To want as much as anyone, you gotta to work like everyone, I do Worked as hard as anyone, wanted much like anyone So why do I hurt more than you Tell me why do I hurt more than you What the hell What the hell…happened to me What the hell happened to me What the hell happened to me What the hell happened to me What the hell became of me now babe To want as much as anyone, you gotta to work like everyone, I do Worked as hard as anyone, wanted much like anyone So why do I hurt more than you Tell me why do I hurt more than you What the hell happened to me now babe What the hell happened to me

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Realizations & Declarations is the follow up to Scott’s debut CD, A Better Life. The R&D project will be released as a series of EPs that will eventually culminate in a full length album. Producer Bob Stander is again at the helm and several musicians who played on A Better Life make return appearances along with a few new participants. The first EP, Realizations & Declarations Vol. 1, was released in November 2012 and contains 4 new tracks (tracks 1-4) and a bonus acoustic track (track 8). 3 tracks (tracks 5-7) are included from the A Better Life record as well.

Track Listing:
1 - What The Hell
2 - Closed
3 - Don't
4 - The Vow
5 - I Know Your Story
6 - A Better Life
7 - Acid Rain
8 - What The Hell (acoustic)

credits

released November 9, 2012

Scott Krokoff – lead and backup vocals, acoustic guitar
Bob Stander – bass, electric guitar, tambourine, glockenspiel (Tracks 1-3, 5-7)
Shawn Murray – drums (Tracks 1-3, 7)
Steve Holley – drums & percussion (Tracks 5-6)
Paul Errico – Hammond b3, keyboards, piano, accordion (Tracks 1-3, 6-7)
Evan Closser – keyboards (Track 3)
Scott Yahney – Hammond b3 (Track 5)
Jon Preddice – cello (Track 4)
Robinson Treacher – backup vocals (Track 2)
John Michel – backup vocals (Tracks 5, 7)
Mark Newman – backup vocals (Track 7)
Mario Cruz – saxophone (Track 5)

Produced, engineered and mixed by Bob Stander
Tracks 1-4 and 8 recorded at Parcheesi Studios, Huntington Station, NY
Tracks 5-7 recorded at VuDu Studios, Long Island
Mastered by Gene Paul at G and J Audio, Union City, NJ

All songs except Track 5 written by Scott Krokoff. © 1996, 1999, 2003, 2010, 2011 Scott Krokoff (BMI)
Track 5 written by Scott Krokoff and Karl Hofmann. © 2004 Scott Krokoff (BMI) and Karl Hofmann
Published by Worry Bone Publishing (BMI)

CD Design and Layout by Pursuit Design and Round 2 Design

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Scott Krokoff New York, New York

With a rich and melodic sound drawn primarily from his love of 60s and 70s music, Scott Krokoff (pron: Crow-Cough) weaves elements of folk rock & country pop into confessional and compelling Americana. He is an evocative and introspective songwriter, and a deft finger-picker in the vein of James Taylor and Paul Simon with “an edge of Replacements styled alt rock to his strum” (Hiplanta). ... more

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