"Austin" as written by and Kirsti Manna David Kent....
She left without leavin' a number
Said she needed to clear her mind
He figured she'd gone back to Austin
'Cause she talked about it all the time
It was almost a year before she called him up
Three rings and an answering machine is what she got

If your callin' 'bout the car I sold it
If this is Tuesday night I'm bowlin'
If you've got somethin' to sell your wastin' your time, I'm not buyin'
If it's anybody else wait for the tone you know what to do
And P.S. if this is Austin I still love you

The telephone fell to the counter
She heard but she couldn't believe
What kind of man would hang on that long
What kind of love that must be
She waited three days and then she tried again
She didn't know what she'd say
But she heard three rings and then

If it's Friday night I'm at the ball game
And first thing Saturday if it don't rain
I'm headed out to the lake and I'll be gone all weekend long
But I'll call you back when I get home on Sunday afternoon
And P.S. if this is Austin I still love you

Well this time she left her number
But not another word
When she waited by the phone on Sunday evening
And this is what he heard

If your callin' 'bout my heart it's still yours
I should have listened to it a little more
Then it wouldn't have taken me so long
To know where I belong
And by the way boy this is no machine your talkin' to
Can't you tell this is Austin and I still love you

I still love you


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"Austin" as written by Kirsti Manna David Kent

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  • +3
    General CommentDumb as a bag of hammers. Get over it and move on...
    redshiftdazzleron July 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song means a lot to me and my fiancee. he left me and we didnt talk for like 2 or 3 months and i called his cell and his voice mail was him saying he was sorry and he loved me so when he called back i let my machine pick up and he left a message with this song on it and i cried. we're back together and getting married soon...i cant wait!!! i love you john!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    urbabikatyon May 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think she went to Austin..he just called her Austin..like i know somebody from Ohio and i call him Ohio..just my opinion
    dorkalerton December 24, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's a lovely song and a very original idea. The only niggle I have with it is the last verse. How does she know it's him calling? It would have been a nasty twist if there'd been another verse on the end "I'm flattered Mam but please you know I'm married with kids, Do you always come on to the gas men like this?" hehe

    But that's just me being cheeky. It's a great song by Blake :)
    chriswarneon August 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with dork alert, she went to Austin and he knew that, so he just said "If this is Austin" because she'd know what he meant if she called and also probably because no one else would know he was talking about her if they got his answering machine. Kind of like a privacy thing.
    mattdavis695on March 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah his girlfriend is from Austin and he just calls her Austin to avoid saying her real name.
    countryloverkson August 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments?? i LOVE this song, its so goood. i dont usually like lovey songs but this one is so good. anyone heard his other songs? are they any good?
    honestyormysteryon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat is the sweetest thing I have ever heard, you are sooo lucky :)
    manyamoreon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is soo sweet you guys!! it's about how both people still love each other but neither one knows the other feels the same way! aw i would give for a guy like that hehe!
    belle92086on August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an awesome song... just like belle said its about 2 people who find out they are still in love after so much time apart. This song makes me teary when I hear it.
    aaron_lewis_shoeson August 24, 2002   Link

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