The EP

by Songs By Ben

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    The EP is a snapshot of songs written from 2007 to late 2009. All songs were recorded in basements, bedrooms, and dorm rooms sometime during 2009.

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released April 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: Open Your Eyes
I was getting caught up looking at the perfect lives, led by fiction.
So come on let's not lead metaphor lives, find ways to manifest what's
inside.
Cuz I wait like anchors for answers, my retrograde motion lover.
You can take off your green shoe's, and stay awhile.
I want to know that I was worth your while.

Open your eyes, tell me you're alright, tell me you're okay. Tell me it's
always been.
Cuz you got me talking to you like I don't know anybody else in the room.
A Simple lie be told, I’m not looking to grow old knowing that's my life,
I'm not fine.

I know eventually mountains will turn to sand, and dreams we had will fade
away.
But those who drained me inch for inch, I’ll forgive but I wont forget.
So while I’m walking along the beach, and the sand is giving underneath my
feet,
it'll tell the stories of our lives, and everything you've done still
survives, so-

Open your eyes, tell me you're alright, tell me you're okay. Tell me it'
always been.
Cuz you got me talking to you like I don't know anybody else in the room.
A Simple lie be told, I’m not looking to grow old knowing that's my life,
I'm not fine.

Cuz I know eventually mountains will turn to sand, and dreams we had will
fade away.
Those who drain me inch for inch, I’ll forgive but I wont forget-

Open your eyes, tell me you're alright, tell me you're okay. Tell me it's
always been.
Cuz you got me talking to you like I don't know anybody else in the room.
A Simple lie be told, I’m not looking to grow old knowing that's my life,
I'm not fine.
Track Name: Believe
I've had ambitions before, but never quite like you.
She grabbed all of her things and walked out the door.
I've never seen someone enter life so quickly,
then disappear leaving a mess of it-

and girls got a plan for you and me, gotta believe
there's something to come from all of this
and girls got beauty, and girls got charm, but she's got little direction.

Make yourself at home and open up my heart,
just don't forget to keep the key locked away.
I don’t forget I did my best to show you me,
but you rearranged everything before you tossed the key.

and girls got a plan for you and me, gotta believe
there's something to come from all of this
and girls got beauty, and girls got charm, but she's got little direction.

She took some of my clothes as she walked out the door,
a little piece of me for a little piece of you.
I don't think it meant nearly as much to you as it did to me,
but I guess over time, even the deepest of wounds will heal.

The deepest wounds will heal.

and girls got a plan for you and me, gotta believe
there's something to come from all of this mess,
and girls got beauty, and girls got charm, but she's got little direction,
capable of harm.
Track Name: Clock Hands
So maybe I try too hard, but would you really say you're not worth that time?
When I gave it all for a chance.
I watched as your time faded from mine, and don't think I can't see through a lie,
when it burns inside just to know your thoughts aren't mine.

It's so many long lasting nights I couldn't feel alone, until I met you.
Now how could I feel fine, when I always have you on my mind?
Grab these clock hands and pull back time.

Maybe it wouldn't of been so bad if I didn't find out behind closed doors,
your white secrets turn into white lies.
With a big ass kiss to my cheek, as she left me alone to think about why
after all you've said to me,

It's so many long lasting nights I couldn't feel alone, until I met you.
Now how could I feel fine, when I always have you on my mind?
Grab these clock hands and pull back time.

It's so many long lasting nights I couldn't feel alone, until I met you.
Now how could I feel fine, when I always have you on my mind?
Grab these clock hands and pull back time.
Track Name: Self Storage
Take your chances on me,
and you'll find that I'm worth the wait(weight).

Cuz it's my life, and it's all that I got,
while you have songs for your self storage, and I don't.
So tell me how you're doing, are you feeling fine?
what's on your chest, and what's on your mind,
And we'll be fine.

And lose track of time with me,
and you'll find there are no delays.

Cuz it's my life, and it's all that I got,
while you have songs for your self storage, and I don't.
So tell me how you're doing, are you feeling fine?
what's on your chest, and what's on your mind,
And we'll be fine.
Track Name: Cave In
I fell asleep in an empty house,
and woke up to nothing.
With a heart that's over flowing,
and it's too much knowing,
what creaks between these boards,
what lacks in all my words.

He cheats, so would you want to know?
and he lies, but it doesn't even show.

I told you I just want you happy, well,
is that the things you don't know?
Like the world is just a lie,
and he is just another fucked up guy.
Said I'd be there to make you smile,
then he walks in, there's no denying-

He cheats, so would you want to know?
and he lies, but it doesn't even show.

and maybe life's made me a coward,
if I don't tell you, then i'm worse then him
but I don't know if I could stand to tell you,
and see your whole world just cave in.

He cheats, so would you want to know?
and he lies, but it doesn't even show.