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Brad Benson
09/09/2017
Brad Benson

Lyrics

 White as snow, red as blood, black as ebony,

beautiful as the light of day.

 Seven years in heaven here, innocent and free 

to wander through a garden far away.

When someone from the forest

tries to make you break your promise

don't listen to her lies

or gaze into her eyes.

You know it's just the devil in disguise.

Don't fight your final battle

choking on the apple.

Once you take a bite, the deed is done.

It's too late to change your mind.

I don't know if I could say

that it was meant to be

for you to wind up in a glass display.

Seven friends, seven sins, and one forbidden tree

All to fall into an early grave.

The one who reigns in darkness

seems completely harmless

says you could be like God is.

Don't listen to his lies

or gaze into his eyes.

You know it's just the Devil in disguise.

Don't fight your final battle

choking on the apple.

Once you take a bite the deed is done,

and you can't change your mind.

 

Brad Benson
02/25/2017
Brad Benson

Lyrics

Something buried deep within my consciousness

was trying to fill a chasm that was bottomless

I thought I found a fix in my reflection

but I was looking in the wrong direction

I was sound asleep

but Hunger was always awake

and I needed to feed it

but I just couldn't find the missing pieces

(CHORUS)

Nothing tames my appetite

when everything's so hard to swallow

I'm always unsatisfied

How could I feel so hollow inside

I am incomplete

I burrowed through the fruit of my accomplishments

never grasping what the action truly meant

I just kept consuming all I had become

and let it catalyze the process I was running from

I was sound asleep

Desire was wide awake

life can be misleading

when what you want ain't what you're needing

(CHORUS)

Safe inside my home I'm waiting alone

to change, body and soul

to taste a new way of life

to find it's finally begun

to know what I'll become

Brad Benson
Brad Benson

Lyrics

You were just a twinkle in my eye

Little puppet, then I gave you life

I told you everything you'd need to know

I thought I was the one in control

That's the way that your life began

But now the reigns are taken from my hands

Now I know I have to let go

You've got a mind of your own

I never knew my wish would come true

and give you a life of your own

I used to pull your strings

I was gonna show you how to be my creation

for all the world to see

I tried to give you everything you need

but then your dream became reality

Now I know I have to let go

You've got a mind of your own

I never knew my wish would come true

and give you a life of your own

I used to pull your strings 

but now they're dragging me

I wouldn't change one thing

Brad Benson
01/29/2017
Brad Benson

Lyrics

She couldn't stand the way I spoke

The way I could turn what she said into a joke

All I know is that she wanted someone else

and I was more than willing to undergo a change, a metamorphosis 

I would have changed to become the man that you wanted

but I will never be the one that you love to abuse

The guy who was ready to alter who he was

Too bad for you 'cause I will never change.

Her daddy told me I was just a freak

But he was so much worse than his opinion of me

I'm not losing any sleep over it now

In fact it's kind of funny how someone in love could be so naive

(Chorus)

I can still feel the sting of the arrow

You threw it all away like nothing even mattered

In spite of the pain, I would never change what happened

I don't want a change

(Chorus)

Brad Benson
02/01/2016
Brad Benson

Story

Inspired by Shel Silverstein's children's book The Giving Tree

Lyrics

Waiting

ever since you were young
you looked out for number one
and all that you'd ever want
was to be happy

my heart is aching
Just to give you everything I am

when will I see you again
I've been waiting for ages
just to give you
everything I can
so take all I have to give
so I can be part of this
life that you love to live
and you can be happy

my heart is aching
Just to give you everything I am

when will I see you again
I've been waiting for ages
just to give you everything I can
when will I see you again
I will wait until the end

cut me to pieces
if that's what you need to be whole again
I will gladly surrender whatever it takes
to help you find your way

so take everything I have
my heart is aching
Just to give you everything I am
When will I see you again?
I've been waiting for ages
just to give you everything I can
when will I see you again?
i will wait until the end
if we could be together once again
if we could be together once again

Brad Benson
Brad Benson, Barry Knox

Lyrics

Is there a light in your bedroom keeping you alive

do you think it would keep the boogey man away

Maybe you're not ready or you think it's not your time

or maybe you're just ashamed of the way you spent your life

I couldn't tell you that I was not afraid

now here I stand with a smile on my face

When it's time for you will you take the news on your feet or on your knees?

Could you pass up this kind of release?

Why are you trying to run away? Afraid to show your faith?

Is your belly yellow?

Are you quivering inside?

Do you only believe what you see with your own eyes?

(Chorus)

And when the time comes to meet your maker

are you ready to accept your fate?

Well the time's come for you to wake up

and show your faith

Brad Benson
Brad Benson

Lyrics

I'm waiting for the moment i can close my eyes again

but it's becoming more impossible the more and more I try to do it

The nights are getting longer

but I'm not getting any stronger

it's welling up inside and I feel like something's wrong

But I'm fighting, I'm fighting, I'm fighting back and I'm losing

and I'm fighting for my life but I won't sleep tonight

it's too late now, time to lay down

But I'll never close my eyes when I'm beside you

So once again I kill the light that sits above our bed

and you can bet there ain't no visions of sugarplums inside my head

I can hear you dreaming

it comes so easily to you but it flees from me

a disease in me but I'm fighting, I'm fighting, I'm fighting back and I'm losing

and I'm fighting for my life

Chorus

Brad Benson
02/09/2014
Brad Benson

Story

This song is dedicated to my son, Asher, who inspired the entirety of the work.  Just as he is a gift to me, this song is my gift to you. 

DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE!! (No strings!!) Then turn it up to eleven and listen on whatever device makes your skin tingle.  Feel free to copy the album art, too.  Cheers.

Lyrics

Hang on

Kinda feels like I'm losing myself
Like I wandered away from the path I was taking
Man I could use some directions
Kinda feels like I'm stuck in the mud
The wheels go 'round but there's nowhere to go
I am slowly sinking

Sometimes it's like you could fly
and sometimes you'll fall on your face
Somtimes you'll feel like you're not alive
get yourself out of that place

Kinda feels like I'm wasting my time
the years go by with nothing to show
There's gotta be something missing
Kinda seems like my ship's coming in
Will it carry me home or farther away
From the place I'm going

Well I might not be as lost as I think
Even if no one can find me
Nobody knows what tomorrow might hold
so I'm leaving the dark days behind me

Sometimes it's like you could fly
and sometimes you'll fall on your face
Somtimes you'll feel like you're not alive
get yourself out of that place
Sometimes you'll swear you're losing your mind
don't you worry at all, it's a waste of your time
You just gotta hang on

And when your whole world is going up in flames
you gotta hang on
You'll find your way