Trust (LP)

by Ben's Imaginary Band

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1.
If it feels good, or it’s helpful Try to picture a better place but I, don’t, see that working today Cause you can’t stay in bed No you can’t stay in bed and if it’s for the best Then we wouldn’t leave again If it heals you, and you want more Try not to be such a bitter boy So, I, think how could you fall in love Cause you can’t stay in bed No you can’t stay in bed and if it’s for the best Then we wouldn’t leave again We wouldn’t leave again
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I’m in love, with a girl who sometimes leaves this world cause I can’t find her some days But I’m sure, She is pure she told me so, so I know cause of the days when she stays I’m in love with someone who I trust to tell me what is real, what’s illustrations I’m in love with someone who with the tip of their tongue can turn the balance beams from right to wrong I’m in love, with a girl who sometimes leaves this world cause I can’t find her some days
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Slapback 02:59
When I find the time I will tell you again please be careful with what you don’t wish for And it may seem kind of unkind I presume but it helps me when I just can’t sleep When you were born the world stopped spinning for ten minutes so since then the timing never seemed right like a tape that plays too slow to a movie track your lips going too soon voice going too fast And the melody meant to set the mood won’t quite When I find the time I will tell you again please be careful with what you don’t wish for and it may seem kind of unkind I presume but it helps me when I just can’t sleep When you were born the world stopped spinning for ten minutes so since then the timing never seemed right like a tape that plays too slow to a movie track your lips going too soon voice going too fast And the melody meant to set the mood won’t quite
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The strangest thing I’ve ever thought was why am I here if you are not but now I know it’s true I know why I am blue I know why my colour’s all awry is cause I let you in my life So strange, so strange the way that one behaves When you turn off the light in their brain When you take off their roof and it starts it starts to rain Though I have learned to count the days like a little kid playing marble games still now I know it’s true I know why I am blue I know why my colour’s all awry is cause I let you in my life Night light, night light keeps me company But it won’t quite, be what you need When you wake from a book of dreams With the pages torn so you don’t know what it means There’s a bully who sleeps upstairs He tells me things I don’t want to hear but now I know it’s true I know why I am blue I know why my colour’s all awry is cause I let you in my life
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When I was four years old we had a burnt black pellet stove And one day I found a frail female mosquito And I don’t know if she knew but I thought she could do with a little more warmth So I let her go on top that old black stove And I watched her dance her life away If her feet hadn’t melded with the metal She could’ve flown from the lethal Instead a silent scream seemed to follow And I don’t know if she knew but I thought she was going to be ok So I let her go down her own road And I wondered if it lead back to me Yeah I let her go her own road And I wondered if it lead back to me Now I’m not as young I remember what I’ve done Cause one day I’ll find another one And I won’t let it go, I won’t let it go
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Doormat 03:32
If you want someone you can walk on I know someone If you want someone you can treat bad enough that they love you more and they hate themselves for it but they don’t know how to quit If you want someone you can count on I know someone If you want someone you can leave when its rough and they won’t call you unless you call them first cause to them it’s just another lesson learned Lie lie lie lie lie lie Don’t bother with goodbye If you want someone you can walk on I know someone If you want someone you will give you their trust and they won’t get mad if you break their heart because they don’t think that they deserve one
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He doesn’t think it’s worth it to fight it now he doesn’t think oh there’s another way out Cause it’s always around So with his eyes still closed he climbs the ferry that takes her home cause it doesn’t mean much when a pretty thing goes just let her go Yeah it wasn’t a camera that stole his soul only a microphone It never goes away this meaninglessness It never goes away but I wish if it did cause its all that you miss so with his eyes still closed He climbs the ferry that takes her home it doesn’t mean much when a pretty thing goes Just let her go It wasn’t a camera that stole his soul only a microphone I wanna believe, I wanna believe there’s no place that could replace the time you find inside your mind and though it means I cannot dream well I want to dream, I want to dream cause I still love you though I know I shouldn’t want to I suppose Its just what I do, and I’m alone and will be
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Hello I’m a liar and a beggar and a thief oh if you let me in your home I’ll only learn to cause you grief Yeah somewhere in your sleepless eyes there’s a world that does reside And as with time with many other things that will soon subside And if only the earth was large enough to fall into itself pull in the stars, destroy the sun leave us here combined as one entity alone in time, was darker once but now it shines to guide those, that are to come in search of things we’d never done before we’d never done before we’d never done before Hello I’m a loser and an outcast of this world but if by chance I could steal the wisdom of your pearls Well my pain and pleasures are conjoined and I could never find a void that’s large enough for me to store the fears I can’t ignore And if only the earth was large enough to fall into itself pull in the stars, destroy the sun leave us here combined as one entity alone in time, was darker once but now it shines to guide those, that are to come in search of things we’d never done before we’d never done before we’d never done before
10.
He said so then, lets talk about it, cause I think about it all more than you can – She said no Ben, that’s not a good thing, that’s not the only thing keeping you alive And, and when I turn my head a little too quick I see you there And, and though I’m still awake I’m terrified and I can’t take much more of this it hurts my head why I was, what I was And then there’s these things I call them wavelengths they help me determine spaces placed between events She said I know but you’re so oh hard to tell its hard to tell if you are even here at all And and when I turn my head a little too quick I see you there And and though I’m still awake I’m dreaming of your pretty face And when I think, I think of you I’m hoping that you’re thinking of me too
11.
I’ll find me a way out of here I tried before but I don’t know, don’t know and an exit sign is all I’m looking for First the pressure to burst my skin then the wounds filled with gin and I would pass out from this pain if not for my adrenaline I was only trying to preserve the things that I once knew Protect you from this hell but I can’t protect you from myself You dragged me here how long ago Why you did I don’t want to know but I’m happy now that we are all alone I was only trying to preserve the things that I once knew Protect you from this hell but I can’t protect you from myself And this is all just consequence of loving someone far too much And all I do I really only do for you
12.
A White Boat 04:54
These words lift up the whole world off your shoulders off your shoulders This note turns to a white boat so you can sail the waves you can sail the waves And this line gives you back the time you spent with me spent with me And this piece gets rid of gravity so nothing pushes you down or around This verse knows why you hurt what you’re worth and why your tired heart does not work This chord the one you can’t afford takes this air from me and fills your lungs so you breathe
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If I could only trap one second of my entire life to live eternally I know the one i know the one for me for me And If I could only look at the entire world just one last time I know the view I know the view for me for me Oh maybe I create reality see what I want to see and what I see is right No I’ve never been stuck in someone else’s dream I want to find you next to me Awake and find you next to me Sometimes I feel like I am not from here but a distant star and I get to go I get to go home go home And when I leave if I could take just one thing with me just one memory I know the one I know the one for me for me Oh maybe I create reality see what I want to see and what I see is right No I’ve never been stuck in someone else’s dream I want to find you next to me awake and find you next to me You look so beautiful from your hair down to the floor I would lay next to you, if my body I could move And we will sleep, sleep this off for eternity We will sleep this off for eternity We will sleep this off for eternity We will sleep this all for eternity We will sleep this off for eternity Eternity, eternity, Eternity, eternity, Eternity, eternity

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released July 5, 2011

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Ben's Imaginary Band Toronto, Ontario

The band is imaginary, but the music is real — I am just making it alone. I write the songs and lyrics, sing, play all the instruments separately, and record and mix the songs in my bedroom/studio. Occasionally I get some help from one friend or another for a backing vocal or instrument part. ... more

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