US Mini Album

by Ben Christophers

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released June 1, 2010

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Track Name: They Make Sparks With Their Claws
From a reel to reel I listen close
push my hand up to the speaker
good vibrations running into me
got a pushbike called the Vindeck
taped my radio to the crossbar
to hear the bands we loved to sounds of our wheels

Fell in love with a girl who leaned against a red brick wall
in one day disappears from this world
I've had gladness on my tongue I catch like snow when I was your flag
I've seen time end things

Unleash them dogs of love
they make sparks with their claws

Well your daddy was in a dark place when he left you for depression
leaves a little spy glass in us all some days
and your momma's the gentle breeze among the whirlwinds tail
you see heaven when she smiles

In the garden a silver birch tree slightly leaning to the right
in my memories the leaves were shimmering gold
I've been pulled beneath the surface like a spy into the night
and I've kissed the mouth of happiness and grief

Unleash them dogs of love
they make sparks with their claws
Track Name: These Are The Days
If i was a vicar i would help
one's in need, be so wise
in my house there'd be a wooden horse
a loving fire in november

and if i was an old man i would lean
under the weight of my stories
at the gates of my garden i'd stand
wishing well

it's only in my mind
only in my mind
these are the days
these are the days
we set controls for the heartless sun
i don't know what it means but i have longed for it

if i was a murderer i would be merciless
oh so calm
i would wear a cape upon my back
and forever more it would follow me

Let us find the sun
bodies turn to dust
i don't know what it means
but i long for it

It's only in my mind
only in my mind
these are the days of milk and honey
we set controls for the heartless sun
don't know what it means
but i longed for it
Track Name: Nobody Knows
You don't stop
trying to take down
all that chimes in my life
i don't know why
it does my head in
that you don't see it
you don't see it
you celebrate

Nobody knows the trouble that's been
this feeling of loss
becomes a circus white elephants

We slowed down
passed the street fight
tempted by all the ugliness
you are peeking over your seat
and I hate it, I hate it
you think you know me

Nobody knows the trouble that's been
this feeling of loss becomes
a circus of dust for all of us
Track Name: Snow
Won't you do something for me
let the silence between us remain
I love the smell of the first morning coffee

But it don't taste the same
like the freshly fallen snow
and how it reaches into my happiness
it would surely make me freeze

If blackness rows across my vision
lord give me the courage for all my children
I have stood at the gates of hell
and learned of the fire that burns in me

But it don't taste the same
like the freshly fallen snow
and how it reaches into my happiness
it would surely make me freeze
Track Name: Circle
If I could hold you in my arms
make you surrender kindly
would be the best thing howling river
we are the young lights of our days

Down the lanes of all our childhood
we are lovers we are endless
try to catch this moment
catch the moment
dance the pain away

How can I believe the light
Just don't want to fold before time
let the circle end
let the circle end with you

My love is strong
holy armour
there was a sickened beast below
"Oh darling please make your peace"
dance the pain away

Let the circle end
let the circle end

If you let it go
it will ease
don't spend your life fighting
let the circle end
let the circle end with you
Track Name: Where's My Soul Gone ?
I tire of love
when the signs are pointing to the signs
it is a lonely low
are we all together out of place

Where's my soul gone
it is it is growing
Where's my soul gone
can I be really growing
are we all together

In the coldness of blood
burns a low light like heaven
don't exist a fever
like nothing else exists

Where's my soul gone
it is it is growing
where's my soul gone
can i be really growing

come on come on let go
are we all together
are we all together
are we all together
are we all together
Track Name: We Are Made Of Broken Chords
Tonight we climb from the black suicide machine
yet I know there is a little fox deep beyond your darkness
because I feel it too

We are made of broken chords
our love is one of them
why we have to hurt this way
when brightness seems to fade away

And love marches in arrow heads like a comets tail
for the punk rock in our hearts
all the fears I know it is the crown
a wilting rose of memories grows into a strangle
around our throats

We are two oceans apart
our love is one of them
why we have to hurt this way
when brightness seems to fade away