MOTIVE

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Big Atlantic’s debut Motive, released on January 3rd, 2013, featured fan favorites such as Verdict, Mad House and Motive. Recorded in 2011 by members Lee Caruso Jr (lead vocals/guitar), Benjamin Hull (bassist) and Tom Gascon (drums), currently both members of Lacey Sturm, and Rob Freeman (producer), the album received much attention from radio stations and fans. Lee says, “The Motive album was very scattered with styles and lyrics. We really didn’t have a focus for the writing of it. We wanted to kind of let it creatively fly free so we just wrote what came our way and for where we were in life at that time which was, still figuring things out.” Fans compliment Motive, to be an album that has high replay value.

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released January 5, 2013

Lee Caruso Jr - Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards/Glockenspiel
Ben Hull - Bass/Vocals
Tom Gascon - Drums/Percussion/Vocals

Produced by Big Atlantic and The Pilot Studio.
Mixing Engineer: Rob Freeman
Mastering Engineer: Michael Fossenkemper (Turtle Tone Studio, NYC).

Cover Concept, Illustrations and Layout by: Tiffany Whipple (Skyfall Media, Shakopee, MN)

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Big Atlantic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Steel City Rock N Roll act from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2008, the band released their debut with producer Rob Freeman in 2012 called "Motive”.

Currently performing live, upcoming release “TEMPERED” has been scheduled for March 24th, 2017.
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Track Name: Verdict
Verse 1:

Push or shove,
You’ve got it coming,
The cold and fear is starting to show,
Oh why don’t you chalk it up,
Face the truth why you hiding,
Tough enough,
For that horse that your riding,
It’s men like you,
That are never known,
Ohhh yeahh,
Uhh,

Chorus 1:

You know,
The road you walk will end,
And I’ll hear that heartache crying,
An eye full of tears,

Verse 2:

Get it now,
And a feeling might remind you,
The loneliness is starting to grow, Ohh noo,
Have you had enough?
Put a stop to your lying,
Or laugh it up,
While your stuck still deciding,
The cold and fear,
Gonna take control, Ohh yeahh,
Uhhh,

Chorus 2:

You know, (Back Up Vocal: Do You Know)
The road you walk will end,
And I’ll hear that heartache crying,
An eye full of tears,

Bridge:

You’ve been walking tall for the means of yourself,
Don’t you wonder about the wrong or right,
Make a change for the ones,
Who love you the most,

Chorus 3:

You know,
The road you walk will end,
And I’ll hear that heartache crying,
An eye full of tears,

Chorus 4:

You know, ( Back Up Vocal: Do You Know)
The road you walk will end,
And I’ll hear that heartache crying,
An eye full of tears,
Track Name: Luminosity
Verse 1:

The hope you forged in darkness,
Engraved a mark on me,

You never doubted me for a moment,
Not once have turned away from me,
With open doors you welcomed me in,
Hard to go but I'll see you again,

Chorus 1:

In a pile of broken bones,
You've inspired me to go on,
I'm always looking up,
Just wanted you to know,
You have enlightened,
And changed my target,
I'm throwing my fist through it all,
I'll never go back, never go back,

Verse 2:

Your words,
They cast a spell,
Leaving me a trail of good faith,

The journey has begun,
I know I'll make you proud,
You've shown and presented me,
With luminosity,

Chorus 2:

In a pile of broken bones,
You've inspired me to go on,
I'm always looking up,
Just wanted you to know,
You have enlightened,
And changed my target,
I'm throwing my fist through it all,

Bridge 1:

I thank you,
You've inspired this all

Bridge 2:

Teach me,
Teach me,
Teach me,
All you know,

Chorus 3:

In a pile of broken bones,
You've inspired me to go on,
I'm always looking up,
Just wanted you to know,
You have enlightened,
And changed my target,
I'm throwing my fist through it all,

Outro:

Teach Me,
Teach Me,
All you know,
Track Name: Open Up
Verse 1:

Take this chance I'll be your guide,
Into golden lines across the sky,
I've envisioned this animation for too long,
High above all sense of fear,
Collective hearts in stratosphere,
Soaring to it's beat,
Chasing the sun,

Chorus 1:

Lead Vocal: “Although this all will pass”

Back Up Vocal: “Open Up let your body leave the ground”

Lead Vocal: “I'll always see you here”

Back Up Vocal: “Time stalls to hold this fleeting scene”

Lead Vocal: “Although this all will pass”

Back Up Vocal: “Let your body and your mind”

All Vocals: Open up into mine

Verse 2:

Out in the cool night air,
The scattered stars,
They crown our heads,
Being here with you is all I want,
Can you hear the world closing down,
It tells our ears,
"Calm now,
Take a breath,
Enjoy this ride your on"

Chorus 2:

Lead Vocal: “Although this all will pass”

Back Up Vocal: “Open Up let your body leave the ground”

Lead Vocal: “I'll always see you here”

Back Up Vocal: “Time stalls to hold this fleeting scene”

Lead Vocal: “Although this all will pass”

Back Up Vocal: “Let your body and your mind”

All Vocals: Open up into mine

Bridge:

Open,
(Back Up Vocal: “Open Up your mind”)
Open Up,
Ahhhhhh,
Open,
(Back Up Vocal: “Open Up your mind”)
Open Up,
Ahhhhhh,

Chorus 3:

Lead Vocal: “Although this all will pass”

Back Up Vocal: “Open Up let your body leave the ground”

Lead Vocal: “I'll always see you here”

Back Up Vocal: “Time stalls to hold this fleeting scene”

Lead Vocal: “Although this all will pass”

Back Up Vocal: “Let your body and your mind”

All Vocals: Open up into mine

Bridge 2:

(Back Up Vocal: “Open Up your mind”)
Ahhhhhhh,
(Back Up Vocal: “Open Up your mind”)
Open Up
Track Name: New Beginning
Verse 1:

Alive and kicking my heals,
Starving for adventure state to,
State I'll define my New Beginning,
Now that I'm on my own I,
Glance in my rearview and find,
My desire is in action,

Chorus 1:

And I'll live,
Or die trying,
From now on,
I'm going strong,

Verse 2:

I'm looking forward,
In the (on this) open road it shows,
No signs of inflection (deflection),
Now that I'm on my own I,
remember trials I've borne
ever ready, never letting go

Chorus 2:

And I'll live,
Or die trying,
From now on,
I'm surviving,
From now on,
I'm going strong,
Ohhhhh,
Ohhhh Yeahhh,
Ohhhh,
Mmmmmm,

Bridge:

No sense folding new hands,
It's all worth living what comes next,
No sense folding new hands,
It's all worth living what comes next,

Chorus 3:

And I'll live,
Or die trying,
From now on,
I'm surviving,
From now on,
I'm going strong,
Ohhh Yeahhh,
Mmmmm,
I’m going strong,
Ohhhhh
Track Name: Change
Verse 1:

All these in's and out's,
Left untouched for so long,
Where did you go?
When I needed a soul to bond with,
I wish I could say that I miss you,
But I don't,
It's hard to forgive,
With such a stoned heart and a
bad concussion,

Interlude:

My worst has been hiding,
But it's the best I've been fighting for,
Ohhh noooo,
Im Fightinggggg forrrrr,
Ohhh Nooo,

Bridge 1:

I put my hands up and,
Reach for the sky,
Here tonight,

Pre Chorus:

Your on the run,
And getting further,
Given up to two way's out,
Two way's out,
Of the norm,
There's no other way that I feel,

Chorus 1:

It's been a long road,
It's a long line just to see you,
You've given me time to think it over,
Though I can't deny,
You met me half way for a reason,
You've given me signs,
This means,

Bridge 2:

Change,
It will find you now,
Change,
It won't let you down,

Chorus 2:

It's been a long road,
It's a long line just to see you,
You've given me time to think it over,
Though I can't deny,
You met me half way for a reason,
You've given me signs,
This means,

Outro:

Change,
Let it find you
Track Name: Still: Waiting
Verse 1:

You can try to live your life,
Controlling battles you can't fight,
And you'll find no different results,
This livin gift only lasts so long,
Could I waste anymore time sighing,
When your the one that’s been lying,

Pre Chorus:

You gave me hope inside that I could Fly,
You kept me up at night and left me dry,
I let you step on me and now I'm humble,
You made everything crumble,

Chorus 1:

Hold it up,
When your lost with no where to go, Ohh,
Give it up,
You can run but never grow,

Verse 2:

I've been listening to your whispers,
They’ve have landed my footsteps here,
Where I feel I belong,
Selfish people dying alone,
Rocky roads make it hard to be strong,
They forget how they hear when their silent,

Pre Chorus:

You gave me hope inside that I could fly,
You kept me up at night and left me dry,
I let you step on me and now I'm humble,
You made everything crumble,

Chorus 2:

Hold It Up,
Cause you know its time to grow, Ohh
Give it up,
Your lost with no where to go,

Bridge:

I'm not dying alone, Nooo,
It's waiting for you,
I have suffered too long,
But listen to me now,

Breakdown:

(Shout) “Still”
Harmonies: Still, Still, Still Waiting,
Harmonies: Still, Still, Still Waiting,
(Shout) “Still”
Harmonies: Still, Still, Still Waiting,
Hoooooo Ohhhhhhhh,
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Be free
Verse 1:

Shifting,
Seasons while my,
Heart has been diligent and lonely,
I've dedicated,
My life to this infatuation,
I'm starting to ponder,
(Back up Vocal: “I’m wondering why”)
Everyone around me is finding the one,

Pre Chorus:

It opened up my eyes,
And made me think,

Chorus 1:

I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But I Don't Wanna Be Free,
I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But I don't wanna Be here,

Verse 2:

Here with all this talk about you baby,
Now's my chance,
And It’s driving me crazy,
You've been waiting,
(Back up Vocal: “And you’ll keep on waiting”)
For your big white wedding,

Pre chorus:

You’re like an Angel,
With broken wings,

Chorus 2:

I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But I Don't Wanna Be Free,
I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But I don't wanna Be here,

Bridge:

Tonight,
When the time is right,
I know where I belong,
I wanna just give in,
I just can't win,
Sometimes I feel all Alone,
Allllll Alone,

Interlude:

I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But I don't wanna Be here,

Chorus 3:

I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But I Don't Wanna Be Free,
I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But i don't wanna Be here,
Ohhhhhhuuohhh,
Mmmmmm,
Be here,
I don't wanna be cold hearted,
But I Don't Wanna Be Free
Track Name: Mad House
Verse 1:

I have been quarantined in,
Mind shadowboxed and out of touch,

Pre Chorus:

Arms are weak,
Blood boiling inside,
An ominous pressure,
Pressing from the sky,

Chorus 1:

While the world outside still turns,
In a Mad House we'll burn,
We're not going to fail or surrender,
The majority would flee,
Abandoning their dreams,
Resulting in dismay and hunger,

Verse 2:

It used to seem so easy,
Our visions blurred with no escape,

Pre Chorus:

Only way out,
Is through the fire,
We're gonna get hurt,
Chasing this desire,

Chorus 2:

While the world outside still turns,
In a Mad House we'll burn,
We're not going to fail or surrender,
The majority would flee,
Abandoning their dreams,
Resulting in dismay and hunger,

Bridge Part I:

There's nothing we can do,
But see this through,
There's nothing we can do,
But see this through,

Bridge Part II:

May be hard right now,
Don’t you quit until it’s over,
May be hard right now,
Don’t you quit until it’s over,

Chorus 3:

While the world outside still turns,
In a Mad House we'll burn,
While the world outside still turns,
In a Mad House we'll burn,
We're not going to fail or surrender,
Track Name: Say Hello To The World
Chorus 1:

Say Hello To The World,
Say hello to the villain that spins you around,
Amen,
I do believe it,
Say Hello To The World,
Say hello to the feeling they've got you now,

Verse 1:

I've been hating,
Being jobless and broke,
I've worked so hard for
What I own,
And it's gone,

Pre Chorus:

Into your lies,
Backbiting tongue,
I will not buy,

Chorus 2:

Save it,
I do believe it,
Say Hello To The World,
Say hello to the villain that spins you around,

Verse 2:

You make us believe,
We'll receive things for free,
You think we need,
A system so big,
To overtax what we've died for,

Pre chorus 2:

You want to control me,
Holdin a gun next to my head,

Chorus 3:

Think again,
I don't believe it,
Say Hello To The World,
Say hello to the villain that spins you around,
Save it,
I do believe it,
Say Hello To The World,
Say hello to the villain that spins you around,

Bridge:

From the blood of the free,
Ancestors and hearts of the holy one’s,
You will not succeed,
Holdin me down for far too long,

Chorus 4:

Say Hello To The World,
Say hello to the villain that spins you around,
Amen,
I do believe it.
Say Hello To The World,
Say hello to the villain that spins you around,
Track Name: Elocation
Verse 1:

I walk this city,
Out in the streetlight,
I know you are home tonight,
Your so far away but you feel so close,
Cause you truly live,
Inside my chest,

Bridge 1:

Will you hold my hand?
And be my friend,
You’re the only one,
That understands,

Pre chorus:

When I feel I’m losing,
I know where to go,
You’ve forgiven my heart,
Even when you’ve felt that I have wronged,

Chorus 1:

I’ve given up,
Till the night that I met you,
You turned my dust to gold,
And revived me, reminded me I am,
Just like you,
Under the weather,
I can spread my wings,
Fly with the wind,
Just like a feather,
What an unexplained,
Elocation,

Verse 2:

These wondering thoughts,
On this cold night,
You would understand
The troubles passing through my mind,
You are the air in the room,
It’s always there,
And I need it to keep me breathing,

Pre Chorus 2;

When you feel you’re losing,
You know where to go,
I’ll forgive your heart,
Even when you feel like you have wronged,

Chorus 2:

I’ve given up,
Till the night that I met you,
You turned my dust to gold,
And revived me, reminded me I am,
Just like you,
Under the weather,
I can spread my wings,
Fly with the wind,
Just like a feather,
What an unexplained,
Elocation,

Bridge 2:

I’ve been,
Crashing under,
Missing,
Words of comfort,
Give me,
Intervention,
Your full,
Full attention,

Chorus 3:

I’ve given up,
Till the night that I met you,
You turned my dust to gold,
And revived me, reminded me I am,
Just like you,
Under the weather,
I can spread my wings,
Fly with the wind,
Just like a feather,
What an unexplained,
Elocation
Track Name: Born In The Wind
Verse 1:

I look for myself in the mirror,
Just to find a glimpse of what I know,
I'm crawling for help on broken pieces,
I cut my hands putting back together
What I thought was my reflection
But so much more,

Chorus 1:

I feel I was born to pass this on,
Just search inside yourself,
How you feeling?
There is no worrying where you come from,
Just search inside yourself,
How you feeling?

Verse 2:

Are you tired and defeated,
I've seen those tears you hold,
Let go of the life that you trusted,
Only then can you find someone to pick you up
Off the floor and design what you're looking for,

Chorus 2:

I feel I was born to pass this on,
Search inside yourself,
How you feeling?
When the sky above you seems to black out,
The one inside of you keeps you breathing,
And dreaming,

Bridge:

My Life has come full circle,
To find me calling your name now,
I am giving up these worthless feelings,
Conscience is free and now I know your here,
I was made to be born,
Oh yeah,
In the wind,

Chorus 3:

I feel I was born to pass this on,
Search inside yourself,
How you feeling?
There is no worrying where you come from,
Just search inside yourself,
How you feeling?

Outro:

Olll I was Born In The Wind,
I was Born In The Wind yeah yeahhh,
Born In The Wind
Track Name: Motive
Verse 1:

My heart beats wild,
And still I see you stand,
Fighting for the last chance,
To make me a man,
I’ll always know truth,
The way you held my hand,
The kinds of things you told me,
Will always be my friend,
Ohhh

Pre Chorus:

Sometime you had to go away,
Knowing this would set you free,
Kidnap all my memories,
And show the ones that doubted me hoooohhh,

Chorus 1:

Oh, I think its time to go,
Thank you for the motivation,
Watch me grow,
Oh, I think its time to go,
Thank you for the motivation,
Watch me grow,

Verse 2:

The days may be gone,
I may not see you now,
But someday I will,
And I’ll take down my frown,
I see you happy,
Just like you knew,
Waiting for me,
To come back to you,
Ohhhh

Pre Chorus:

Sometime we all go away,
Knowing this would set you free,
Kidnap all my memories,
Let it motivate your wildest dreams hoooohhh,

Chorus 2:

Oh, I think its time to go,
Thank you for the motivation,
Watch me grow,
Oh, Wanted you to know,
Thank you for the motivation,
Watch me grow,

Bridge:

And I will find you,
And I will greet you,
And I will know who you are,
I know you will remember me,
I hope you know,
It’s because of you,
That I’m hoping you can hear this tonight,

Chorus 3:

Oh, I think its time to go,
Thank you for the motivation,
Watch me grow,
Oh, Wanted you to know,
Thank you for the motivation,
Watch me grow,
Oh, I think its time to go,
Thank you for the motivation,
Watch me grow,
(Backing Vocal: Watch me grow)
Oh, I think its time to go,
(Backing Vocal: Watch me grow)
Thank you for the motivation,
(Backing Vocal: Watch me grow)
(Backing Vocal: Watch me grow)