Song A Week - Summer 2017

by Ben Below

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released August 31, 2017

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Track Name: Li'l Brother
Pick up the phone
You fucking aren't alone
There's no use living on the streets
If you come home, you can sleep and rest an eat

We want you back
C-c-c-call me back
We won't judge you any more
We feel the lack, won't you come walking through the door

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Li'l Brother won't you come home
Li'l Brother don't you care
Li'l Brother don't you see
There's naught for you out there

You selfish sick
You fucking make me sick
Mom is pulling out her hair
Make it quick, cause you could be anywhere


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Track Name: Tomorrow Repeats
You don't fight fair, no
You don't fight fair, no
I don't want to think about it
You don't want to know about it
You don't want to talk about it
I don't want to hear about it

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We're coming down now, baby, down now
We're coming down onto the sheets
We're coming up now, baby, up now
We're coming up so feel the heat

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Every time I close my eyes I see your shadow
Every night I miss your perfume on my sheets
Every time I close my eyes I wish that there was no tomorrow
But tomorrow, tomorrow, it repeats

You can't come here, no
You can't come here, no
I don't want to know about it
You don't want to think about it
You don't want to hear about it
I don't want to talk about it

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Track Name: My Favourite Colour
My favourite colour is red
It's the splash of the blood of my enemies
Spilled from a hole in their head
They'll soon be dead, by my hand
How did it come to this so quickly?

My favourite colour is green
It's the field I got to to lie in and try to forget all their screams
It seems I'm more affected than I used to be

My favourite colour is blue
It's the sea that I'll sail on to take me to places to plunder anew
It's all I knew, growing up, I was raised on nothing but violence

My favourite colour is black
It's the hole where there should be a conscience
Instead there's a notable lack
Perhaps the fact that I notice its absence means something
Track Name: Spaceman
On a cold and empty moon
Lonely, so lonely

Through a distant wormhole
A cosmic separation, reduced improbably

As the radiation fades
A world in celebration, a live mythology

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A spaceman came to us in spandex
The spaceman taught us how to play
The spaceman sang for us, and shared with us his love
But the spaceman, the spaceman couldn't stay

Don't sweat it baby
Thinking 'bout what could have been
There's no knowing

Don't cry baby
This is how it's got to be
I'm going

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So where's your hero now?
Where's your hero now?
You need to carve your own path
You're your hero now

He showed up when I was nineteen
With an old guitar on his back
He showed me how to rock and roll, and I ain't never looking back
Then he left the country, living off powder and milk
Dressing up as a pretty boy in his finest silk
Then he mellowed out, where is he now?
He's gone, but his legacy still lives on

So where's your hero now?
Where's your hero now?
You need to carve your own path
You're your hero now

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Track Name: An Audience With Myself
When we talked, we talked for hours
Until we'd said all to be said
And when we walked, we walked through flowers
Through the lingering of their scent

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When all to come's been said and done
I'd miss your company
So while outgunned, and while outdone
I won't give up on me

There was a time I'd sing forever
But then the darkness stole the sun
I won't stop it all, not now or ever
There's races still to run

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Track Name: Devil's Advocate
You've come to a decision, after who knows how long
You've compromised opinions, a solution's been agreed upon
One thing you didn't realize, didn't take into account
A person always present, and one you can't discount

(Um, could I just play devil's advocate for a moment?)

In every disagreement, no matter how banal
No matter my opinion, I'll interrupt them all
Everyone and everywhere, decisions great and small
I'm representing Lucifer, and we will bring your fall

Cause I speak to the devil and he speaks to me
And he really can't stand it when people agree
We made a deal to spare me from eternal misery
So I'll be here to ruin your arguments relentlessly
Track Name: My Imaginary Friends
Jimmy's got to work late Friday evenings
He's up for a promotion, don't you know
Sam has got to watch the kids till Monday
and Laura's running late for Tae Kwon Do
Sarah's sticking to an early bedtime
She's revising for accountancy exams
Lizzie's busy, Nick is sick
And Annabelle and Steve have other plans

So I call my imaginary friends, they're never busy like the real ones
Because the reals ones, they don't want to play any more

Anthony's in training for the circus
He'll teach me how to tightrope walk one day
Mustafa runs a Middle-Eastern country
He won't talk to Clare who's in the CIA
Molly is a private funded astronaut
She hoped to be the first woman on Mars
Felix, who's originally from Venus
Says there's nothing much to see among the stars

That's why I call my imaginary friends, they're more exciting than the real ones
Because the real ones don't want to have fun any more

Sam says that they'll find a babysitter
'cause they'd like to meet Mustafa for a chat
Laura wants to be a heavier hitter
So she's interested in Molly's training plan
Clare seems somewhat interested in Sarah
They could use her numerate skills across the pond
Annabelle and Steve's first plans have cancelled
And they want me to respond

But I call my imaginary friends, they don't get jealous of my real ones
Oh the real ones, who needs them anymore.

I call my imaginary friends, they're never busy like the real ones
Because the reals ones, they don't want to play any more

I call my imaginary friends, they're more exciting than the real ones
Because the real ones don't want to have fun any more
Track Name: Object Permanence
Object permanence is the understanding that even when you can't see something, it is still there.

Sometimes I forget that even when I can't see your smile, it is still there
Track Name: sdrawkcaB gniviL
I'm living backwards in a forwards world
A haze of confusing shapes and swirls
I tried to write a song to share my loneliness and fear
But when I play I-V-vi-IV, that's not what you hear

I'm living backwards, moving backwards through time
I'm living backwards, don't you see
I'm living backwards, moving backwards through time
I'm living backwards, only me
Track Name: Blood Drive
I know what you're thinking - what's a creature of the night doing living in a beach side town? Well, vampires can like going to the seaside too - some of us at least. Perhaps un-intuitively, the biggest thing getting in the way of being a functioning member of a beach-side community isn't the daylight issue - nah, you'd be surprised how vibrant the city can be at night. We sleep in the day, and surf in the evening, not unlike the students. Our diet on the other hand, there's the real issue.

CHORUS:
I'm a summer vampire (I'm thirsty for blood)
I tried hunting livestock (But it's never enough)
And down at the hospital all of their stuff's 'reserved for patients'
I need a fix
I need it quick
I haven't fed for so long I'm anemic
Now the summer vampire's hungry for you, you, you

So sorry about that - I can get a bit carried away when I'm hungry, and I am *so hungry*. You know how it is - old habits die hard, and we're really trying to move away from that whole 'murder humans in a back alley and drain their blood' thing. But, alternative methods don't always give us the results we require, and the authorities don't notice the occasional person going missing, especially when they've got no connections and whatnot.

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Track Name: The Traveller
It was spring when I saw her last, with her future still up in the air
She watched on as I pulled away with a thousand mile stare
She said 'You can't go, you can't go, tell me you won't go'
She said 'I need you, I need you, at least I want you'

I know I've been on the road too long when the faces all look the same
At heart I'm a wanderer so I can hardly take the blame
They say 'You can't go, you can't go, tell me you won't go'
They say 'I need you, I need you, at least I want you'

I met a girl in a country town, we began to hit it off
I've known more than I can count, but I'd never before known the touch of love
She said 'You can't go, you can't go, tell me you won't go'
I said 'I won't go, I won't go, because I can't go'

I'd found the impossible, I was prepared to settle down
Then she said 'it's over', it was time for her to skip town
I said 'You can't go, you can't go, tell me you won't go'
I said 'I need you, I need you, I think I love you'
Track Name: Sinful
The first to raise its head and beckon glimmers
Its wake depicts a vault, a key, a crown
A crash! The creature, weak and feeble
Struggling under weight of gold
Inviting you, nay, begging, knock it down

The next stands tall, it dons the crown and smiles
A radiant beauty emanating forth
The scene of all you wish you had beguiles
And drives a jealous need to prove your worth

A haze of thickened, acrid fog surrounds you
Filling eyes and ears, and slows your path
To rest, perchance to sleep, temptation
Naught to stop you stopping here
Unwind, let others face the aftermath

Angry at your lack of will, the smog clears
The fourth is walking slowly in your way
Jostling and taunting you, the beast sneers
Adequately prepped to draw your rage

Now a shifting form appears before you
Its body twists to match what flesh desires
Supple limbs and silken skin
Surprising yet enticing now
That stills the heart and kindles carnal fires

The room awash with pleasant scents of feating
A calling to imbibe unto excess
Your stomach growls, with your control releasing
But, you resist cementing your success

The villains beat, no vice has overcome you
Some close, but no! Despite how hard they tried
You sit upon your twisted throne
Surrounded by your fallen foes
And in your beating heart you foster pride

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