Austin’s voice is the most unforgettable component of Lost In Your Eyes, a burnished alto of contained force that saves its volume for the infrequent crescendos or high points of musical drama within the lyrics. As effective as her voice may be, its most obvious strength is its versatility, with its ability to make each song memorable and not a repetition of someone else’s interpretation.
Her own lyrics fit right into the pattern of heartfelt lyrics, honest in their communication of hurt or longing: "Tell me what’s in your heart/So this romance can have a proper start/Or must I forever be lost in your eyes?" Or "Tell me not to love you anymore./Tell me just to walk right out that door./Tell me that you hold no love for me./Tell me that you’re happy to be free./I can’t let you go from my heart./I can’t let you go from my mind./You’re still tearing my world apart/’Cause I still think of you as mine." The same undercurrent of hurt and sadness continues on Sting’s song, which receives an expressive introduction from Harrison: "On and on the rain will fall/Like tears from a star/Like tears from a star./On and on the rain will say/ How fragile we are."
But Austin ends Lost In Your Eyes on an upbeat note, her own "Cha Cha Blues," sounding somewhat like "Hey Big Spender" with its air of defiance and coquetry. By the time the last track is sung, it’s evident that Ann Austin is a singer with a lot to say, and we wonder where she’s been all these years.