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released July 13, 2009

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Songs By Ben New Jersey

Hello! My name is Ben. I like to write songs, and meet new people. No sense in being strangers, you should say hello!

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Track Name: We Have A Problem
Tell me what you think about when you're alone,
and what makes you feel better on the phone.
She said it's not perfect, and I say it's hard to be,
but not that you're next to me, I know what it feels like to-

Be, oh, be, oh, know what it feels like to be, oh, be, oh.

and we watch reruns on that old TV,
but they seem new with you here next to me.
With every moment, I lose track of time.
I wish things were always so effortless.

Lee, oh, lee, oh, so effortlessly, oh, lee, oh.

But you're not mine...

and we have a problem,
cuz I know you're not mine, and I need you.

We have a problem.
Track Name: Dance The Halls
I'll take the first ship I see, straight into the sky.
Put space in between you and me tonight,

cuz i know, this sunsets beautiful, but it's too cold to enjoy,
just like you.

and yea, you're beautiful, but that doesn't mean you're always right.
and yea, you're beautiful, but that doesn't mean...

I danced the halls, I danced them all,
shrank me down to four feet tall.

and if I die tonight, at least I know I tried to fly.
Cuz this moon shines its light, and tells me things will be alright.

and this sunset beautiful, but it's too cold to enjoy,
just like you.

and yea, you're beautiful, but that doesn't mean you always are.
and yea, you're beautiful, but that doesn't mean that much to me.

I danced the halls, I danced them all,
shrank me down to four feet tall.

Four feet tall, four feet tall...

cuz I know like a fool knows, if I ignore her, then maybe she'll go away.

and yea, you're beautiful, but that doesn't mean you're always right.
and yea, you're beautiful, but that doesn't mean a thing to me.

I danced the halls, I danced them all,
shrank me down to four feet tall.
You led me down the darkest halls,
you lead me up to the fall.
Track Name: Slow It Down
I woke up this morning, the only cold breeze
coming from a window shouting all the worlds needs.
All these busy people, not one would slow down,
How do all these people keep their feet on the ground?

Slow it down...
Slow it down...

Tried to change my routine up, keep caffeine away,
but just seconds in my brain was drifting away.
All these busy people not one would slow down,
My phones steady singing, but I can't put it down.

Slow it down...
Slow it down...
Track Name: Don't Stand Back
I'm not one to reel out the line, slice threads til wind blows by.
Lets just say I know when to draw the line.
So where will you be next year same time?
Still puffing thoughts you wont realize?
Or put thoughts into motion, and start a commotion, thinking-
"This is how I could set my mind free."

So don't stand back, don't waste your time.

And this is where I feel bad for telling you,
"I told you so, a year ago!"
Wont change, wont move, wont leave,
as long as you stay the way you breath.

So keep puffing thoughts you wont have,
and one day you will look back thinking-
"Shoulda put thoughts into motion, stared a commotion,
knowing that's how I coulda set my mind free!"

So don't stand back, don't waste your time!
Your time... your time...
Track Name: French Vanilla
And when I awoke, I was still home.
Not asleep, lost inside your living room.
Dreams clouded but i'm still living in,
from what i'm told a 'perfect place to call home'
Speak your mind, and take your time,
cuz while you're here, it's always fine.

And I wont be. I wont be.

And your cold winter bites not here,
summer sun keeps us up til the next debut, she said-
"Have another drink to pass the time,
cup of French Vanilla, glass of wine.
I know you don't talk so much, and that's just fine."

And I wont be. I wont be.

Cuz I want home a feeling that follows me where I go,
not anchored to the ground, and I don't care what they say!

I wont be.
I wont let you be just another memory in my head,
I wont be.
and I wont let you see how much you have affected me.
I wont be.
I wont let you be just another memory in my head,
I wont be.
and I wont let you see how much you have affected me.