Lonely Benson

by Lonely Benson

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1.
If I lay low Will you let me be Close to you? If I take time Time to explode Time to unwind I can be cool I swear I'll really try To get close to you [Chorus] Every day I wake up in some sort of peculiar paradise Like my head's all wrong But I feel alright Everything around me could melt away and flow into the ocean blue And if it pulls me in I'll float away with you I should just run Yeah I should hit the road Let someone else be Close to you And more like you Less like me But I can lay low If you let me be Close to you [Repeat Chorus] [Instrumental] [Repeat Chorus]
2.
When I saw you in the morning You were on your way to work I bought your coffee 'Cause I liked the way you talk It's kind of funny now to think I know the name of your perfume I never dreamed I'd be here lying next to you [Chorus] Strawberry afternoons By your side Where fields of flowers bloom In your sunshine And when we kiss Isn't it bliss? Strawberry afternoons [Instrumental] [Repeat Chorus] One spray, two spray Three’s too much One spray, two spray That's enough One spray, two spray Three’s too much One spray, two spray Quite enough ‘Cause I love you where you are When you’re here lying in my arms Close to my heart [Repeat Chorus]
3.
04:07
I called you up to ask you if I can come on over I've got sunshine on my mind and I know you really know her well I really like her too I really like her too Dreaming of the nights we had in Boulder, Colorado I was a victim of despair She was a shoulder only I know well I really like her too I really like her too Some folks like their morning tea I'm trying to keep it to the evenings [Chorus] No one should feel this lonely Or undercover, undercover So I'm gonna love her always My lazy lover, lazy lover There's something about her that I can't explain Whenever I'm with her I get carried away There's something about her that makes me feel so good I really like her too I really like her too Everything is sweeter, like I've never seen the colors Of the ocean or the trees, the people and the flowers I love it I really like her too I really like her too Some folks like their morning tea I'm trying to keep it to the evenings [Repeat Chorus] Some folks Some folks like morning tea I'm trying Trying to keep it to the evenings I don't stop thinking about the way she feels I won't stop thinking about the way she feels [Repeat Chorus]
4.
04:11
I was trying to do too much Trying to make the right moves Like so and so, such and such Everybody else has found their groove Oh but I haven’t found the time to spare No umbrella, no beach chair So I’ll pin the invitation by my bed And I’ll wake up from dreaming I was there [Chorus] Don’t keep letting it all build up in your head Let it go Don’t stop pushing You’re trying You’re finding a way to let go Sheepishly I fold my hand Believing that I understand The world’s not trying to bring me down Everybody else has got their own demands So I’ll make a little time to fill the well Borrow your sunglasses, your umbrell And I’ll pop my invitation in the mail Pack up my bags Should I feel bad if I go easy on myself? I’ve been known to lose my cool Historically hysterical And I don’t know how to shake it But you know I wish I could [Repeat Chorus] I’ve been known to lose my cool Insatiably irrational And the more I try to shake it The more I wish I could [Repeat Chorus]
5.
03:50
You turn your love on You turn the light off Making me wait all day You're smoking me out Then bringing me down Doing this thing your way [Chorus] If you want to take it slow I've got the time to take it slow You can just change your mind Change your mind as you go And if you decide you want another I will not be bothered Darling, I can keep my cool So how does your garden grow? Let me know You're standing me up I don't give a fuck I'm happy to drink for two I'm in no rush And you're sweet enough This marshmallow fluff will do [Repeat Chorus] I like the shade of your trees I like the way you sway The way you sway And honey when I rustle your leaves I wonder what you say What you say I'd like a love of your kind Yep, I'd like a love of your kind [Repeat Chorus]
6.
I'm gonna leave you, Mama 'Cause you treat me like a kid When I'm done with you, Baby I know I'll be glad I did I'm gonna leave you, Mama Cause you're bossing me around And I ain't working for you, Honey I don't need you bringing me down [Chorus] Come on and kiss me Cause you're gonna miss me Yes you will Yes you will You better start fishing Cause you're gonna miss it Yes you will Yes you will I'm gonna leave you, Mama Cause we ain't even friends And I've got news for you, Darling When I'm ready this is gonna end Yes it is [Repeat Chorus] [Instrumental] [Repeat Chorus] Why? Why, why, why, why? Are you leaving me darling? Why? Why? Why?
7.
Down where the water is warm On top of the gulf I want to take it slow On top of the gulf Let's explore all of these emotions On top of the gulf I need a moment to myself Light up another smoke All these couples and their babies under blue umbrellas Have me thinking we're the real thing And there's nothing better Wild flowers grow and so does all the love between us Hold on [Chorus] Well hold on, hold on What's that you said? You want to show me your Your side of heaven Now get back in this bed On top of the gulf You want to make me a daddy On top of the gulf I need a moment to reflect Light up another smoke And then another smoke All these couples and their babies under blue umbrellas Have me thinking we're the real thing And there's nothing better Wild flowers grow and so does all the love between us Hold on [Repeat Chorus] Baby, when you touch me that way Makes me want to extend my stay When you're pushing me to crazy like this I can't feel my fingers, my toes or my lips [Repeat Chorus]
8.
03:46
All these bananas on my birthday cake Remind me that I’m young I feel it just like yesterday Those days out in the sun But I think I’ve become a child of the night I'll blow back four more hurricanes Then trot down to the bluffs Watch the bridge boys with their go-go girls Interject my genius thoughts You know I like how it feels when I’m out of my mind [Chorus] If I take time to reset Fly to location by jet Can I land in your arms? Don’t give up on my yet I watched as three pink elephants Pulled me out of bed We floated through the stratosphere And this is what they said They said, “Come with us son Be a child of the moonlight” [Repeat Chorus] [Bridge - Female Character] Here in Location the air is so sweet And it carries you to me in the scene where we meet Come to me gently Kiss me with care I knew that you’d be here I just didn’t know where [Chorus (Duet)] If I take time to reset (Here in Location the air is so sweet) Fly to Location by jet (And it carries you to me in the scene where we meet) Can I land in your arms? (Come to me gently, kiss me with care) Don’t give up on me yet (It’s a natural allurance on an opposite pair)
9.
04:54
Silly girl I'll never understand your silly ways Why you insist on playing games Silly girl Silly girl I don't understand your reasons why You build walls between you and I Silly girl Only you can make me feel so terribly delightful Like my heart is inside out I'm bursting at the seams with all these technicolor dreams I'm writing all these songs about [Chorus] At first you say you do But now I'm feeling blue Why do you make me choose? Unsentimental you At first you say you do But now I'm feeling blue The shit you put me through Unsentimental you Silly girl Why are you filling me with hope When the answer will be 'nope'? Silly girl Silly girl I watch you meddling with power But your decisions leave me sour Silly girl Only you can make me feel so terribly delightful Like my heart is inside out I'm bursting at the seams with all these technicolor dreams I'm writing all these songs about [Repeat Chorus] [Instrumental] Only you can make me feel so terribly delightful Like my heart is inside out I'm bursting at the seams with all these technicolor dreams I'm writing all these songs about [Repeat Chorus]
10.
Such a revelation Coconut fell on my head What a double agent Bunking up inside my shack Altogether sneaky Making all the freaky last I’ve been piña colada a lotta the time But lately I feel like a sour lime [Chorus] I want to be your top tier love If you think that you could love enough So let me be your number one The only one you reach for Everything is changing and I I just want to get on with you Early in the morning Things were getting pretty daft I was cooking breakfast You were poking holes in the raft Somehow I think that this thing still floats It must’ve been all of the palms I’ve smoked [Repeat Chorus] You could be late (Oh no) And I just set sail (Oh boy) This could be blue skies on a breeze into hell (Good god) So what happens next? I may have been hexed Now it’s all down with the ship [Repeat Chorus]
11.
03:56
I'm in the sky You've mended my wings I'm drinking vodka on an airplane It's a long way to Brisbane We've counted the days We've talked through those nights We've dreamt of a world together And that world says we're right I want to see you now I want to be with you high up above I'm coming off the ground Coming to be with you high up above Coming to be with you high up above [Chorus] This is that someday We envisioned would come, babe Total commitment We're doing it the right way Closer and closer To closing the distance You've made the arrangements I've handled my business I want to see you now I want to see you now I'm in the sky Window seat, coach And I can see it all below me now It's all getting so close I'm in the sky I'm all bells and chimes Before you I was a spaceman In a hole, lost in time I want to see you now I want to be with you high up above I'm coming off the ground Coming to be with you high up above Coming to be with you high up above [Repeat Chorus] Because I already know and love your mind There's nowhere to go from here But spiraling down the line [Repeat Chorus] I’m in the sky You’ve mended my wings I’m drinking vodka on an airplane It’s a long way to Brisbane
12.
03:32
Babe, I'm afraid of I don't really know what But I'm losing my shit I wish I could shake it off If it's unattractive The way I'm reacting Well I'm losing my shit And I wish I could shake it off [Chorus] Love me patiently and give me time to grow 'Cause I'm wanting you More than you know Wake up early just to kiss you out the door 'Cause I'm wanting you More than before Mornings are difficult And afternoons typical I just smoke myself out I wish I could shake it off And when my spirits are lifted high I don't want to socialize I just smoke myself out I wish I could shake it off [Repeat Chorus] I don't know why I can't seem to pull myself together Could be this president or the changing in the weather But I find my comfort in your arms I find my comfort in your arms [Repeat Chorus] Babe, I’m afraid of I don’t really know what But I’m losing my shit And I wish I could shake it off
13.
03:30
Oh lord I can feel it When I watch you Take a fall Oh lord I’m entangled When I’m with you I feel it all [Chorus] I can’t escape from the waves of emotion That pull back and forth on our sands When all I become is a drop in your ocean In the moment you that reach for my hand And there’s no need for speaking No words will ever say What I feel more than I understand Entangled Oh lord I can feel it When the sun shines On your face Oh lord When you’re drinking Till you’re silly Cause you’re sad [Chorus] I can’t escape from the weight that you carry on your shoulders I bare it on mine Somehow I am you and the east is the west When I hold you and we’re breathing in time And I don’t know who all these sensations belong to Is it your breath or mine that I breathe? Entangled

credits

released April 10, 2018

All songs produced by Will Pugh and Daniel Young
All songs mixed by Will Pugh except “Let It Go”, “Entangled” and “She’s in My Universe” mixed by Daniel Young
All acoustic drums engineered by Will Pugh except “Top Tier Love” and “Location” engineered by Dan King
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Pentavarit (and various other locations, including Dan King’s house and Dan Young’s apartment)
All songs mastered by Dan Shike at Tone and Volume Mastering
Artwork by David Blaise
Photography by Zachary Gray

Lonely Benson / Daniel Young: Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Misc. Instrumentation
Will Pugh: Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals, Misc. Instrumentation
Christian Hayden: Drums (Lazy Lover, Strawberry Afternoons, Let Me Know, Leave You Mama, Top of the Gulf, Silly Girl, Moonstone, Losing It, She’s in My Universe), Tablas
Ben Bugna: Drums and Percussion (Location, Top Tier Love)
Taylor Thompson: Upright Bass (Top of the Gulf, Leave You Mama)
Thomas Altman: Upright Bass on Strawberry Afternoons
Jason Verstegen: Lead Guitar (Lazy Lover, Leave You Mama, Top of the Gulf, Location, Losing It)
Bob Bowers: Flute (Top of the Gulf), Saxophone (Strawberry Afternoons, Let Me Know)
Andrew St. Marie: Keys (Lazy Lover, Leave You Mama, Moonstone)
Dan King: Percussion and Background Vocals on Top Tier Love
Erica Whitney Wilkes: Background Vocals on Lazy Lover, Vocals on Leave You Mama
Miriam Speyer: Vocals on Location
Chance Walker: Background Vocals on Let It Go

Peculiar Paradise
Written by Daniel Young - Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Daniel William King (BMI)

Strawberry Afternoons
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Stephen Schmuldt / PBNJAMS (ASCAP)

Lazy Lover
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Austin Gibbs / Austin Gibbs Music (ASCAP)

Let It Go
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Chance Walker (BMI)

Let Me Know
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Allison Taylor Olender (BMI)

Leave You Mama
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP)

Top of the Gulf
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP), Austin Gibbs / Austin Gibbs Music (ASCAP) and Daniel William King (BMI)

Location
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Daniel William King (BMI)

Silly Girl
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Stephen Schmuldt / PBNJAMS (ASCAP)

Top Tier Love
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Daniel William King (BMI)

Moonstone
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP) and Austin Gibbs / Austin Gibbs Music (ASCAP)

Losing It
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP)

Entangled
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP)

She’s in My Universe
Written by Daniel Young / Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP)

Can’t Put You Down
Written by Daniel Young - Lazy Lover Music (ASCAP), Daniel William King (BMI) and Allison Taylor Olender (BMI)

Thank you, Will Pugh, David Blaise, Christian Hayden, Dan King, Stephen Schmuldt, Austin Gibbs, Allison Olender, Chance Walker, Jason Verstegen, Bob Bowers, Erica Whitney Wilkes, Miriam Speyer, Andrew St. Marie, Ben Bugna, Taylor Thompson, Dan Shike, Zachary Gray, Thomas Altman, Bobby Holland, Steve Soboslai, Jim Logrando, Caleb Clayton, Gideon Black, Andrew DeTorres, Josh Terry, Austin Nivarel, Andy Plank, and the following for your generous support; Jason Noggle, Kurtis Dane, Joe Wright, An Artist’s Depiction, Josh Bullis, Rita Patterson, Tim Kirch, Susan Peters, Scott & Debbie Yount, Brian Cruz, Kevin McCoy, Nalini Persaud, Big Daddy, Zack Hales, Daniel Lozada, Andy Podjan, Allen A Marshall, Dennis Doyle, Megan Fitzgibbon, Stefani Gonzalez, Jay Bjorn, Kara Lewton, Stephanie Gutierrez, Casey To, Caitie & Elyssa Lehman, Brian Sexton, Linda Rocco


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