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ben lee

"The Rebirth Of Venus" (2009)

What's So Bad (About Feeling Good) lyrics - ben lee

Well you're lookin' so compose as you're starin' down your nose at me, laughin' at the way that I dance
But I just keep on movin' while you're lookin' disapprovin'
I feel sad for you, you never take a chance
So let your feet start shuffling and let your hips swing.
I know your heart's as hungry as mine.
Close your eyes, look at me, open up your mind you'll see that we can share a moment, a moment in time

[Chorus]
Tell me what's so bad, about feeling good
Tell me what's so bad, about feeling good

Well it's not all analysis or mathematic pression
oh all the simple things in life are not small
and all your daily drama and the politics of pleasure
well they really do not matter much at all
so let your words start spilling out against your will
and let your love minlge with mine
close your eyes, look at me, open up your heart you'll see that we can share a moment, a moment in time

[Chorus 4x]
Tell me what's so bad, about feeling good
Tell me what's so bad, about feeling good

No guilt. All Pleasure. C'mon I wanna hear you yell it now
No guilt. All Pleasure. C'mon everybody yell it now
No guilt. All Pleasure. I wanna hear you yell it baby
No guilt. All Pleasure. C'mon everybody...Tell me what's so bad, about feeling good
Tell me what's so bad about feeling good.
Tell me what's so bad, about feeling good
Tell me what's so bad, about feeling good
...about feeling good....about feeling good...what's so bad about feeling good...

Surrender lyrics - ben lee

Well I have felt an angel's kiss
And I have seen the sweet sunset
I thought maybe I was this
I found out that I am that

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

All the things I long to touch
And all the tastes that seem so sweet
They don't matter all that much
When I'm falling at your feet

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

Oh yeah!
Come on!
No-one puts baby in the corner!
yeah!

Well I can't promise I won't fall
And I can't say I'm never scared
I can't promise much at all
But when you call me I'll be there

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

Let go
Give in
Give up
Surrender

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Sing lyrics - ben lee

Hey, you, back against the wall,
Wondering if the world will fall apart.
Hey, you, crying in your drink,
Looking for an answer to something in your heart.

You can find it anywhere. [x5]

Sing, it's your favorite song.
When you're singing along,
Nothing is wrong.
Everybody just sing,
For the people who can't.
It'll help them survive;
We are free and alive.
Everybody just sing.

Hey, girl, what's the matter now?
Feeling like each day it's something else.
Hey, you, waiting in the shallow,
Looking for a reason,
Find it in yourself.

You can find it anywhere. [x5]

Sing, it's your favorite song.
When you're singing along,
Nothing is wrong.
Everybody just sing,
For the people who can't.
It'll help them survive;
You are free and alive.
Everybody just sing.

I'm gonna sing. La la la la la.
Come on sing with me. La la la la la.
Come on, guys. La la la la la.
Sing with me. La la la la la.
Keep it going now. La la la la la.
La la la la la.
La la la la la.
La la la la la.

You can find it anywhere. [x8]

Sing, it's your favorite song.
When you're singing along,
Nothing is wrong.
Everybody just sing,
For the people who can't.
It'll help them survive;
You are free and alive.
Everybody just sing.

It's the secret revealed,
If you wanna get real,
If you wanna feel.
Everybody just sing,
For the people can't.
It'll help them survive;
It'll keep them alive.
Everybody just sing.

Come on, let's sing!

I Love Pop Music lyrics - ben lee

I love pop music, this is how we do it
It's politics you can romance to
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it,
Philosophy that you can dance to

The price of oil is at an all time high and rising (yeah)
Global warming threatens life as we know it on this planet (ohh ooh)
And leaders have not committed to a plan of action on renewable energy
The food crisis is currently affecting a hundred million people world wide

I love pop music, this is how we do it
It's politics you can romance to
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it,
Philosophy that you can dance to

Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone
Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone

There are over 6 billion people on this planet and not enough fresh drinking water (we're in trouble)
Religious intolerance creating geopolitical instability (shine a light)
Politicians battling each other like professional wrestlers (ooh)
Further division is not the answer, division is not the answer

I love pop music, this is how we do it
It's politics you can romance to
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it,
Philosophy that you can dance to

Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone
Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone

Turn up the radio

Greed and fear seem to be the driving forces of modern life
We're encouraged to consume and consume with no thought of where it all comes from, and where it all goes
Our lives are accelerating as we fall out of touch with nature and ancient myth
We're desperately in need of a brand new dream

I love pop music, this is how we do it
It's politics you can romance to
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it,
Philosophy that you can dance to

I love pop music, this is how we do it
It's politics you can romance to
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it,
Philosophy that you can dance to
(Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone
Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone)

I love pop music, this is how we do it
It's politics you can romance to
I love pop music, sprinkle sugar through it,
Philosophy that you can dance to
(Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone
Turn up the radio
And sing along, like you're all alone)

Rise Up lyrics - ben lee

Whats in your heart
Whats in your head
Its one of the other these days
The quick or the dead
Sometimes we gotta fight
So don't you complain
Cause I never promised this
Would be easy babe

You and me are gonna rise up
and they will be surprised, yep

And every things weird
But soon they'll be gone
Cause are whispered words
are louder then bombs
so don't you lose faith
say its no fun
cause we've come to far to stop
before we're done

You and me are gonna rise up
and they will be surprised, yep
You and me are gonna rise up
and they will be surprised, yep
(They will be)

Sometimes we get lost
But soon we'll be found
This is far to important
To turn back now

You and me are gonna rise up
and they will be surprised, yep
You and me are gonna rise up
and they will be surprised, yep
They will be surprised, yep
They will be surprised, yep

Cause we're gonna rise up
Come on and rise

Yoko Ono lyrics - ben lee

We're in trouble,
In a mess I've got a feeling
That only you can stop it
Cos it's over if we say so

They still don't get it
That it's not an easy job
To be the one who says yes
When the whole world only says no

Will they ever believe this is only a dream
When will they scream

Yoko Ono
Break me open
Tell me which way
Do we go now
Yoko Ono
I've been hoping
To change this world
Before it's over

We're all choking on the fog and war
Help us, we adore you
Ohh, Yoko Ono
Ohh, Yoko Ono

They're still reeling
From the fact you keep stealing
Their alpha male rock star
It was mine that opened his heart

And in that moment he could fly
And his music was a jet
And you were the reason
Cos you made every (thought?)

When will they realise that he only wanted to cry
When will they cry

Yoko Ono
Break me open
Tell me which way
Do we go now
Yoko Ono
I've been hoping
To change this world
Before it's over

We're all choking on the fog and war
Help us, we adore you
Ohh, Yoko Ono
Ohh, Yoko Ono
Ohh

Teach us how to cry
Teach us how to dream
Teach us how to die
Teach us how to scream
Teach us how to f*ck
Teach us how to pray
Teach us how to be
Man teach us!

Yoko Ono
Break me open
Tell me which way
Do we go now
Yoko Ono
I've been hoping
To change this world
Before it's over

We're all choking on the fog and war
Sorry if we hurt you
We're reaching out for something more
Help us, we adore you
Ohh, Yoko Ono
Ohh, Yoko Ono
Ohh, Yoko Ono
Ohh, Yoko Ono

Boy With A Barbie lyrics - ben lee

I was a boy with a barbie when they teased me it was hard
Just a boy with a barbie from the start
Don't think it meant to break my heart

I was a boy with a barbie this is beautiful and true
I had a crush on every girl I saw they never knew
I've never told a single soul but you

[Chorus]
Boys with their barbies and girls with toy armies
We don't have to play by their rules

I don't know where it started, all these roles and make believe
Just a boy with a totem make believe
Now it seems naive, I kept my heart upon my sleeve

I was a boy with a barbie and the teachers looked concerned
Although they tried to stop me getting burned
I guess they didn't realize it would hurt

[Chorus]
Boys with their barbies and girls with toy armies
We don't have to play by their rules

Boys being prudes while the girls make thier moves
We don't have to play by their rules

So let them wear that dress, let them make that mess
Let em take that fall, let em kick that ball
And thank to the ones that tried to stop my fun
You made me what I am, you made me what I am
You made me a man

[Chorus]
Boys with their barbies and girls with toy armies
We don't have to play by their rules

Boys staying home while their girls on the run
We don't have to play by their rules
Play by their rules

Bad Poetry lyrics - ben lee

Lovin' you makes me wanna spill my heart and soul.
Lovin' you makes me wanna tell you things you've never been told.
Lovin' you makes me wanna write bad poetry.

Loving you makes me wanna waste my time,
So tell me, what's it gonna take to change your mind?
(Lovin' you) How much bad poetry?

And I love you so much, please don't show anyone this stuff
It's between you and me, this bad poetry.

Lovin' you, maybe baby.
Lovin' you, by the phone alone.
Lovin' you, please I'm on my knees,
And that's bad poetry.

Lovin' you, like a rose in june.
Lovin' you, fly me to the moon.
Lovin' you, makes me wanna write bad poetry.

And I love you so much, please don't show anyone this stuff
It's between you and me, this bad poetry.

And I love you so much, please don't show anyone this stuff.
While search for a rhyme, 'cause I'm running out of time.
It's between you and me, this bad poetry.
This bad poetry.
Oh, this bad poetry.
This bad poetry.

Blue Denim lyrics ben lee

Find the fine line between the good times
And hide 'em behind the locked door
I got nothing to say about puberty
That you haven't heard before
Brutal truths, the troubled youths
And boys, I'll tell you, champ
Spin the bottle, truth or dare
They're just trying to get in your pants

Blue denim, come on gimme danger
Blue denim, baby, break it in
Blue denim, girl you're a teenager
Blue denim, feel it on your skin

Darkness creeping 'round the corner
And I might just creep too
At your feet with your new power
We're all thinking about you
If you want a new sensation
And got something to prove
Teenage screams for your blue jeans
Make up an perfume

Blue denim, come on gimme danger
Blue denim, baby, break it in
Blue denim, girl you're a teenager
Blue denim, feel it on your skin [3x]

Blue denim, blue denim, said blue....

Who can say....what it all means....find the answer.....from your new jeans

Blue denim, come on gimme danger
Blue denim, baby, break it in
Blue denim, girl you're a teenager
Blue denim, feel it on your skin [4x]

Wake Up To America lyrics - ben lee

America is a big country
America is a big idea
I once got a fortune cookie that said
America is a place where people can invent themselves
So when I found myself making out with two girls at once at the Linkin Memorial in Washington, DC
I knew what that fortune cookie said had been
Beautiful, strange and true

[Chorus]
Wake up to America, up to America
Feel your broken heart
Beaten' like a drum
Wake up to America, up to America
Even in the dark
Shine for everyone

America, I've been reading your history
And alot of it sounds like Empire building
America the world needs a foreign policy of compassion
I still believe that somewhere underneath all this mess
America's a good country
Coz' I guess I believe that people in their hearts are esentially good
They just get greedy and they get scared

[Chorus]

America it must get so lonley being you sometimes
Up all night, no one to share the long drives with
Don't worry we won't let you fall asleep at the wheel

[Chorus]

Wake up to America, up to America
Up to America
Up to America
Up to America
Up to America
America
Wake up to America, up to America

I'm A Woman, Too lyrics - ben lee

Do do do do do do [x4]
It's true, it's true,
I'm a woman too,
I move with the flow of the seasons
I do, I do, cause I'm a woman too,
I don't make sense but I got my reasons,
So hear me roar
I will not be ignored
If you've ever had to fight, you're a sister of mine
If your heart's got something to prove
Then you're a woman too

It's here, it's clear,
This world can be unfair,
There's always someone being kept down
It's true, it's true cause I'm a woman too try to shut me up and I'm gonna get loud

So hear me roar
If you've ever had to fight, you're a sister of mine
If your heart's got something to prove
Then you're a woman too
Are you a woman too?

The African,
He's a woman too
The American,
He's a woman too
The Palestinian,
He's a woman too
The Jew
He's a woman too
The freedom fighter
He's a woman too
The messiah
He's a woman too
This planet
It's a woman too
You,
You're a woman too
You're a woman too
You're a woman too

So hear me roar,
I will not be ignored
If you've ever had to fight you're a sister of mine
If your heart's got something to prove
Then hear me roar
I will not be ignored
If you've ever had to fight, you're a sister of mine
If your heart's got something to prove,
Then you're a woman too
You're a woman too
And I'm a woman too
And I'm a woman too

Song For The Divine Mother Of The Universe lyrics - ben lee

Sweet mother I’m coming home
Now I know I’m not alone
Cause I’ve been far
Now I’m close
Sweet mother I’m coming home

Tell me mother can you hear me sing
Your love is everything
Heart and soul
Breath and skin
Your love is everything

Oh mother, please hold me tight
Cause mother I need some help tonight
What went wrong
Will soon be right
Oh mother, please hold me tight

Tell me mother can you hear me sing
Your love is everything
Heart and soul
Breath and skin
Your love is everything

Oh mother, this world is strange
Love me mother and make me brave
In my dreams
On this stage
Oh mother, this world is strange

Tell me mother can you hear me sing
Your love is everything
Heart and soul
Breath and skin
Your love is everything

Tell me mother can you hear me sing
Your love is everything
Heart and soul
Breath and skin
Your love is everything…

"Ripe" (2007)

Love Me Like The World Was Ending lyrics - ben lee

This is the first day of the future,
And all i want is you.
I wear a pair of socks you left here.
But i know, i know, i know, nobody could ever fill your shoes.
I can see so clearly when your smoke gets in my eyes.
Please me with your promises and hurt me with your lies.
Baby can you hear the message i am sending?
Love me like the world is ending.
This is the last day of existence.
And all i want is you.
There's a certain sadness.
But i know, i know, i know, the sky is what makes the ocean blue.
I can see so clearly when your smoke gets in me.
Please me with your promises and hurt me with your lies.
Baby can you hear the message i am sending?
Love me like the world is ending.
And they all say to pour it has to rain
So don't complain if we get wet in the deep end.
I can see when your smoke gets in my eyes.
Please me with your promises and hurt me with your lies.
Baby, can you hear the message i am sending?
Love me like the world is ending.

American Television lyrics - ben lee

Back in the day, when i was a teenager
Out on my own fall in love with strangers.
Oh no desire, what are you putting me through?
You look beautiful in 1992.
I'm watching, what do i want to be?
Baby, i'm in love with possibility.
Give me sex, and give me patience.
I can't wait, i can't wait. change the station.
I'm watching american television.
Back in the day waiting for a sign to move.
I got nothing to say, i got something to prove.
Oh me, oh my, teenagers get bored.
You look beautiful in 1994.
I'm dreaming, it's not a fantasy.
Baby, i'm in love with reality.
Give me joy, give me emotion.
I can't wait, i can't wait, change the program.
I'm watching american television.

Here we are, now we are the boulevard.
Dropped off our fear at the junkyard.
Oh man, we can turn it up load.
You look beautiful, right here, right now.
I'm still watching, what do i want to be?
Baby i'm in love with possibility.
Give me sex, indecision.
I'm watching american television.
I'm watching, what do i want to be?
I'm watching america.

Birds And Bees lyrics - ben lee

I get the feeling everyone's feeling the same
Like somebody somewhere should
Be calling their name
Praying in churches or out in the clubs
Everyone's looking, looking for love

Birds and bees
And songs like these
Cos we want what we want
And it's natural baby
Birds and bees
And songs like these
Cos we want what we want
And it's natural baby

It's not a secret, it's not a crime
I've never done this before
Well neither have I
So I blow out the candles
And I'm making a wish
Come over here babe
And give me a kiss

Birds and bees
And songs like these
Cos we want what we want
And it's natural baby
Birds and bees
And songs like these
Cos we want what we want
And it's natural baby

And it's natural baby

I get the feeling everyone's feeling the same
You lean in close and you whisper my name
You're whispering
You're whispering
Life is but a dream
And you are so beautiful
You make me want to scream

Birds and bees
And songs like these
Cos we want what we want
And it's natural baby
Birds and bees
And songs like these
Cos we want what we want
And it's natural baby
And it's natural baby
And it's natural baby

Is This How Love's Supposed To Feel? lyrics - ben lee

You kissed me slow
It happened way too fast
I told myself
There's no way it would last
Is this how love's supposed to feel?
Is this how love's supposed to feel?

And all my friends
Are saying it's not right
I want to sleep
Beside you every night
Is this how love's supposed to feel?
Is this how love's supposed to feel?

So say you'll stay
I promise I won't go
There's just one thing
I really need to know
Is this how love's supposed to feel?
Is this how love's supposed to feel?

Is this how love's supposed to feel?
Is this how love's supposed to feel?
Is this how love's supposed to feel?
Is this how love's supposed to feel?

Blush lyrics - ben lee

Mon cmon cmon tell me your name
I think we spent a past life together
Cmon cmon cmon tell me your name
I think we spent a past life together
So good to see you again

Anytime I feel the rush
I might say something to make you blush
When all the way is not enough
Some might say my love will make you blush

I don't I don't I don't want nothing back
I wanna love you like the sun loves you
I don't I don't I don't want nothing back
I wanna love you like the sun loves you
I bet you've never been loved like that

Anytime I feel the rush
I might say something to make you blush
When all the way is not enough
Some might say my love will make you blush
So walk away and act tough
When I say something to make you blush
Cos always I not enough
Some might say my love will make you blush

Cos I know
It's cold
So stand firm
And be bold
I know
It burns
So hold tight
And stand firm
Cos hurt is the question
Cos hurt is the question
Cos hurt is the question
Cos hurt is the question
And love is the answer
And love is the answer
And love is the answer
And love is the answer

Anytime I feel the rush
I might say something to make you blush
When all the way is not enough
Some might say my love will make you blush
So walk away and act tough
When I say something to make you blush
Cos always I not enough
Some might say my love will make you blush

My love will make you blush

Numb lyrics - ben lee

I'm in surgery
It's an emergency
It just occurred to me
Ironically I caught a disease
They take a piece of me
Enjoy the scenery
Counting back from ten but
I will never fall asleep

I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
So let the music come
Let the music come
Let the music come

I'm writing pop songs
Done it for so long
Sometimes I dream about
A chorus that's so clever it's dumb
And now they're telling me
The music industry
You can stay if you behave
Be a good boy go to sleep

I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
So let the music come
Let the music come
Let the music come
I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
So let the music come
Let the music come
Let the music come

So if you're asking me
What you mean to me
This is a dream to me
A theme for me
I gotta believe
In what you're telling me
In what you're selling me
In what's compelling me to feel
The only reason I need
Here comes the drum beat
I'm moving my feet
The only reason I need
The only reason I need
And a guiter chord
I feel so sure
The only reason I need
The only reason I need

I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
So let the music come
Let the music come
Let the music come

I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
I refuse to go numb
So let the music come
Let the music come
Let the music come

What Would Jay-Z Do? lyrics - ben lee

I want to look sharp
Be strong, refuse when I know it's wrong.
I want you to know my name
I want the hottest chick in the game
I want a big heart
And I want a big car
I want to be a self-made man
I want to know the things that he understands

What does he do when he's lost and confused?
What would Jay-Z do?
When i'm feeling blue
What would Jay-Z do?

I want to pay my dues,
A better life I want to choose
I want to seize the day,
Vacation in Saint-Tropez
I want to grow through the pain
I want to change the game
But it's times like these when life brings me to my knees

What does he do when it's hard to get through?
What would Jay-Z do?
I'm talking to you
What would Jay-Z do?

Cause you are you
And I am not
So come on, show me what you got
You are you
And I am not
So come on, show me what you got

What would Jay-Z do?
What would Jay-Z do?
What would Jay-Z do?
I'm talking to you
What would Jay-Z do?

Sex Without Love lyrics - ben lee

I saw you
At a party
And asked you if you'd like the dance with me
You asked me
For a ride home
And I thought that I should take a chance on you

First we're talking
Then we're kissing
Finding out what I've been missing

Heaven's above
Sex without love
I thought you wanted me
I thought you wanted me
Heaven's above
Sex without love
I thought I wanted you
I thought I wanted you

To lay down
Lay down beside me
But here we are and it feels weird with you
I wish someone would tell me
Where is my baby
And how I found myself right here tonight
This is not my kind of danger
Taking candy from a stranger

Heaven's above
Sex without love
I thought you wanted me
I thought you wanted me
Heaven's above
Sex without love
I thought I wanted you
I thought I wanted you

This whole thing is getting strange
I sorta wish I never came
All this talk and playing games
Is slowly driving
Me insane

Heaven's above
Sex without love
I thought you wanted me
I thought you wanted me
Heaven's above
Sex without love
I thought I wanted you
I thought I wanted you

Oh oh
Sex without love
Oh oh
Sex without love
Oh oh
Sex without love
Oh oh
Sex without love

Home lyrics - ben lee

Well thanks for coming to dinner
And yeah I'm glad we're friends
But honestly I'm not ready
For this evening to end
It's only 10 o'clock
And I don't feel much tired at all
When I get a taste of something
I always want some more

I'm tired of being alone
I want to take you home
You stole my heart
I should have known
I want to take you home

So how about a cup of coffee
Or we could get a snack
Or if you're heading uptown
Maybe we could share a cab
I don't wanna be rude
Don't mean to be obscene
It's just that I feel so much better
When you're next to me

I'm tired of being alone
I want to take you home
It started big
The feeling's grown
I want to take you home

And I could live without you
I could live without you
I could live without you
I just don't want to

I'm tired of being alone
I want to take you home
You stole my heart
I should have known
I want to take you home
I'm tired of being alone
I want to take you home
It started big
The feeling's grown
I want to take you home

So Hungry lyrics - ben lee

It's strange
It's mad
To want someone so bad
And can't
You tell
Feel it in every cell
Our eyes
They meet
I won't accept defeat
I feel
Brand new
Can't keep my hands off you

And we get so hungry
We eat each other alive
We get so hungry
Only the strong survive
We get so hungry
Cannot get you off my mind

If hearts
Could speak
Some things I can't repeat
Cos you
Were sent
To steal my innocence
It's all
So much
Your love your words your touch
Your glare
Your scent
Makes me believe again

We get so hungry
We eat each other alive
We get so hungry
Only the strong survive
We get so hungry
Cannot get you off my mind
We get so hungry hungry

We sleep
We dream
Discuss the things we've seen
We take
We give
This is the way we live

And we get so hungry
We eat each other again
We get so hungry
Only the strong survive
We get so hungry
Cannot get you off my mind
We get so hungry
We get so hungry
We get so hungry

Just Say Yes lyrics - ben lee

It's not hard to see
The truth will set you free
So you take what you want
And I'll take what I need
What's the point in praying
If you don't mean what you're saying
Everything you've chased is here and now

Love is a reason to exist
So let it all go and just say yes
If it feels right then why resist
Throw down your arms and just say yes

And I was often told
To mine a heart of gold
To find a destiny
Waiting there for me
There's no point in demanding
Total understanding
When everything you've craved is here and now

Love is a reason to exist
So let it all go and just say yes
If it feels right then why resist
Throw down your arms and just say yes
Just say yes, Just say yes

There's nothing to be 'shamed of
If it's hurting you're afraid of
Everything you need is here and now

Love is a reason to exist
So let it all go and just say yes
If it feels right then why resist
Throw down your arms and just say yes
Just say yes, Just say yes

Just say yes
Just say yes
Just say yes

Ripe lyrics - ben lee

The moon sheds light across the end of the bed.
You made me wait but now i'm touching your leg.
And i remember all the little things you said,
"quesadillas, made with cheese" and "a rock band who went japanese."
So for once in my life, i saw what i wanted and took a bite.
I picked the fruit from the tree and it was ripe.
Your love got big, your drugs got worse each afternoon.
Like bacon at a bah mitzvah, like a lead balloon.
And who's to say what really happened in that room each day?
I was looking for a bride, you were looking for a groom.
So for once in your life, you saw what you wanted and you took a bite.
You picked the fruit from the tree and it was ripe.
And all you people are the heroes i'd known.
We're staring off the edge into the unknown.
We are not there yet but we cannot go home.
So we cry, and we sing.
Yeah, i remember everything.
For once in our lives, we saw what we wanted and took a bite.
We picked the fruit from the tree.
And it was ripe.

"Awake Is The New Sleep" (2005)

Whatever It Is lyrics - ben lee

Are you changing?
Do you know it?
Do you feel it?
Do you know?
But you're waiting
While you're waiting
Why are you waiting?
Just do it - whatever it is

There are secrets
There are places
There are places you can go to
They might tell you
Yeah they'll tell you that you shouldn't
But do it - whatever it is
Go do it - whatever it is
Just do it - whatever it is

And you're dancing
And you're looking kinda crazy
And your arms are making little circles
There are reasons
There are reasons you can find out
So do it - whatever it is
Just do it - whatever it is
Go do it - whatever it is
Whatever it is

It's so quiet
And you're dreaming
I turn to you and say
"Awake is the new sleep"
So wake up
And do it - whatever it is
Just do it - whatever it is

Cos awake is the new sleep
Awake is the new sleep
So wake up
Wake up
And do it - whatever it is
Just do it - whatever it is
Go do it - whatever it is
Just do it - whatever it is
Whatever it is

Gamble Everything For Love lyrics - ben lee

Gamble everything for love
Gamble everything
Put it in a place you keep what you need
You can gamble everything for love if you're free
You gotta gamble everything for love

Baby are you cold?
Are you cold baby I could wrap you up
Wrap you up in my love
If you wanna you can gamble everything for love
If you wanna you can gamble everything for love

Tell me are you feeling lost? have you crossed
Into places that you never knew to get through?
Tell me are you gonna cry all night?
Tell me the truth and ill tell you the truth
If you gamble everything for love
You're gonna be alright
Alright

Make a list of things you need
Leave it empty
Except for number one - write love,
Gamble everything
Keep it under lock and key
If you wanna you can gamble everything for love

Love me with an open heart
Tell me anything
We can find a place to start to gamble everything
We can set this thing apart
Cos were gonna
Gonna gamble everything for love

Tell me do you lose your way each day?
Are there people you don't recognize?
Do they lie?
Tell me do they make you feel too real?
Tell me the truth and ill tell you the truth
If you gamble everything for love
You're gonna be alright
Alright

You can go your own way
You can go your own way
You gotta go your own way
If you gamble everything for love
If you gamble everything for love

Gamble everything for love
Gamble everything
Put it in a place you keep what you need
You can gamble everything for love if you're free
You gotta gamble everything for love

Tell me are you getting hurt?
Is it worth it?
Tell me are the people strange?
Do they change?
Tell me are you letting go?
Do you know?
If you gamble everything for love
If you gamble everything for love
If you gamble everything for love
You're gonna be alright
Alright

Begin lyrics - ben lee

I'm walking down Broadway
Each footstep is a new love letter
I'm trying to make eye contact
With each and every stranger that I pass
I'm thinking about the city
It's living proof people need to be together
I'm thinking about how I just wanna open up
And give and give and give

And its ok for you to care
Cos I can feel you in the air
And while you wonder
How's this gonna end
I only wanted to begin

I'm thinking about desire
I've had to learn how to sin successfully
I'm thinking about bliss
And bliss is all dressed up and there's no one to dance with
Remembering her smile
And the nuclear bomb and the reasons I loved her
I'm walking through central park
I'm in a foreign country and I'm waiting for a sign

And its ok for you to care
Cos I'm not going anywhere
And while you wonder
If you should let me in
I only wanted to begin

I'm still singing
Twisting new melodies, breaking arrangements
I'm thinking about my heart
I guess youve heard, sometimes its heavy
But I just keep moving
When I hit a wall I look up at the sky
I'm thinking about my maker
And despite all this I know she wont give up on me

And its ok for you to care
Cos I can taste you everywhere
And while its true all straight things must bend
I only wanted to begin

Catch My Disease lyrics - ben lee

My head is a box filled with nothing
And that's the way I like it
My garden's a secret compartment
And that's the way I like it
And that's the way I like it
Your body's a dream that turns violent
And that's the way I like it
And that's the way I like it
The winter is long in the city
And that's the way I like it

So please
Baby please
Open your heart
And catch my disease

I was backstage in Pomona
And that's the way I like it
She drank beer with coca-cola
And that's the way I like it
And that's the way I like it
She told me about the winds from Santa Ana
And that's the way I like it
And that's the way I like it
She told me she'd love me like fireworks
And that's the way I like it

So please
Baby please
Open your eyes
And catch my disease

So please
Baby please
C'mon
And catch my disease

They play good charlotte on the radio
And that's the way I like it
They play sleepy Jackson on the radio
And that's the way I like it
And that's the way I like it
I hear Beyonce on the radio
And that's the way I like it
And that's the way I like it
They don't play me on the radio
But that's the way I like it

So please
Baby please
Open your heart
And catch my disease

So please
Baby please
C'mon
And catch my disease

Apple Candy lyrics - ben lee

I wanna know what he knows
I wanna feel what he felt
I wanna go where he's been

I wanna know what he knows
I wanna hear your secrets
I want you and I want him

Cos you smell like apple candy
And we're singing hallelujah
And the edge in your affection broke my skin

I wanna know what he knows
I wanna touch what he touched
Call me by his name

Cos I know you made a promise
And told him he's your lover
Make me feel the same

Cos you smell like apple candy
And we're singing hallelujah
And I'm feeling so much younger than my years
But I wanna know what he knows
I wanna go where he's been
I want you and I want him

So you said "go find some trouble"
And you would do the same
Then we opened up our hearts
So we could change

But you smell like apple candy
And we're singing hallelujah
And you smell like apple candy
And we're singing hallelujah
I wanna know what he knows
I wanna feel what he felt
I wanna touch what he touched
I wanna go where he's been
I want you and I want him

Ache For You lyrics - ben lee

In the rain
I'm walking slowly
There's a light
In your apartment
I don't know why
I ache for you

And its alright if
You're undecided
Or if you're scared
That you might like it
Or if its true
I ache for you

There's no rhyme
And there's no reason
You're the secret in the back of my skull
There's no logic
So please believe me
Our love's confusing
But it never gets dull

It's getting late
Anticipation
And if we talk
Communication
And then you'll know
I ache for you

And yeah sometimes
It's just desire
Another problem that you really don't want
But anyway
I ache for you

There's no rhyme
And there's no reason
You know the secret in the back of my skull
There's no logic
So please believe me
My love's confusing
But it never gets dull
I ache for you

And I'm tired
Of so much wanting
And what if -
Don't even think it
But why not?

There's no rhyme
And there's no reason
You put a secret in the back of my skull
There's no logic
So please believe me
My love's confusing
But it never gets dull

There's no rhyme
And there's no reason
You're the secret in the back of my skull
There's no logic
So please believe me
My love's confusing
But it never gets dull

I ache for you

Into The Dark lyrics - ben lee

I'm feeling better
Since I surrendered
You cant climb till youre ready to fall

You're not a landmine
You're not a goldmine
No, you're not mine at all

So tell me baby
Can you hear me?
I sent a message out into the dark
It's a mystery
When you're near me
I've gotta find my way to your heart

I learned my lesson
First impressions
Are more often right than wrong

It's not a slow dance
This modern romance
Feels like we've already waiting too long

Don't worry baby
About how it should be
I sent a message out into the dark
I'd rather talk to you
About how it could be
I've gotta find my way to your heart

I was one of those
Breathing tornados
But now I live at the eye of the storm
And its all faded
That sense of separation
Since I let your love keep me warm

You tell me baby
That you can feel me
I sent a message out into the dark
When I kiss you
Thats the real me
I've gotta find my way to your heart

So tell me baby
Can you hear me?
I sent a message out into the dark
It's a mystery
When you're near me
I've gotta find my way to your heart

No Right Angles lyrics - ben lee

I've been thinking 'bout the straight and narrow
Slip sliding round the back of my hand
Keep turning and its almost tomorrow
I'll find a way to make you understand
There are no right angles in my life
No right angles in my life

Right now I'm hearing nothing but silence
High beams are on - I can feel you
Every piece contains a little bit of violence
And you've changed so much but its still you
No right angles in my life
No right angles in my life

So breathe
Feel the open space
Leave it all behind
Coming into grace
No right angles in my life
There are no right angles in my life

Suspicious minds and you're back on the warpath
All the things you think are up my sleeve
Though you tell me that I'm just like a circle
Somehow you still don't believe
There are no right angles in my life
There are no right angles in my life

So dream
Let your body play
Anyone in need
Give it all away
No right angles in my life
There are no right angles in my life

I've been thinking 'bout the straight and narrow
Slip sliding round the back of my hand
Keep turning and its almost tomorrow
Find a way to make you understand

Please
Taste the sea you sail
Baby I believe
There's no way you can fail
No right angles in my life
There are no right angles in my life
There are no right angles in my life

Get Gotten lyrics - ben lee

Ok baby
What'll it be?
I asked my friends and they all agreed
You're exactly the kinda trouble that I need

I've got songs that give
I've got songs that prove
Songs I use
When I want to seduce
And I want to seduce you
Why wont you let me?

I wanna get you
So get gotten
I wont stop
Till I get to the bottom
I wanna get you
So get gotten

I've got big big dreams
In a small small world
And I'm using god
To pick up girls
And I'm willing
To put it all on the line

I've got words that destroy
Words that build
I use words
And I feel no guilt about it
I've got words that got bump in the night

It's no secret
That ive fallen
I wont stop till I get to the bottom
It's no secret that I've fallen

Cos first you're ripe
Then you're rotten
Don't stop till you get to bottom
First you're ripe
And then rotten

Once I knew
But I've forgotten
I'll find out when I get to the bottom
Once I knew
But I've forgotten

I wanna get you
So get gotten
I wont stop till I get to the bottom
I wanna get you
So get gotten

Close I've Come lyrics - ben lee

I slipped into a house
To escape my enemies
And opened the door to another world

Of lovers and whores
But I loved you more
Than any of them and ever before

Look how close I've come
I'm far away

The universe is brought back
From the brink of destruction
Every time you smile

But I can see things clearer
It's all smoke and mirrors
Yeah you broke my fucking heart but I still want you

Look how close I've come
I'm far away

One can only guess
What would happen if
I got all my questions answered

Then we'd know for sure
Who's got the quickest draw
Who's laying dead and who's above the law

Look how close I've come
I'm far away

The Debt Collectors lyrics - ben lee

In my dreams they're coming to collect
I've got something that they want
And I don't know what it is
But you hid it in my luggage
Like a needle in a haystack
So I'm running like a criminal
I'm sneaking round each corner
In a phone booth, through a window
And the air is cold around me
And I'm running for my life

Borrow, beg or steal
Everything is real
One day you might feel
Alright again

So I kissed you on the lips
You were sleeping
Like a racehorse in the evening
All that power, motivation
And the endless broken omens
And I don't know if I love you
But I really wanna own you
And I've kept you like a secret
From the moment that I found you

We can make a deal
Everything is real
One day I might feel
Alright again

And I can write my way
Out of this pain
That's a promise that you made me
In a letter that you sent me
From Chicago on a freezing day in winter
Bow I feel a little lighter
But it really doesn't matter
Cos this love is not obedient
It's got its own agenda
And it wants to take me over
And it wants to pull you under
And it would like nothing better
Than to tear us both to pieces
And it wont do what its told

Show me how you feel
Everything is real
One day it'll be
Alright again
One day it'll be
Alright again

We're All In This Together lyrics - ben lee

Woke up this morning
I suddenly realized
We're all in this together
I started smiling
Cos you were smiling
And were all in this together
I'm made of atoms
You're made of atoms
And were all in this together
And long division
Just doesn't matter
Cos were all in this together

I saw you walking
In the city
We're all in this together
The city's changing
Cos we are changing
And were all in this together
Every twelve seconds
Someone remembers
That were all in this together
In the kitchen
Of your rent-control apartment
We're all in this together

C'mon baby
I dont mean to rush you
I only wanted to reach out and touch you
I've gotta start to open my heart

I know you think
About jumping ship before it sinks
But were all in this together
Ask a scientist
It's quantum physics
We're all in this together
And on the subway
We feel like strangers
But were all in this together
Yeah I love you and you love her
And she loves him
But were all in this together

Y'know baby
There's never been protection
In all the history of human connection
C'mon darling
It's alright to show me
You don't ever need to be lonely
Once you start to open your heart

I saw you crying
I started crying
Cos were all in this together

And then religion
It's a big decision
But were all in this together

We're all in this together

Light lyrics - ben lee

You are the one who brings the weather
You are a dream I've had forever
You know exactly what I'm wishing
You're gonna love me into submission

Feelings I had
While at your feet
Those kind of things
I cant repeat
You're gonna fill their world
With light

You put the point in exclamation
You took a day to build a nation
You're gonna teach me how to live
You're gonna teach me how to give

Feelings I had
Well who can say?
I cant explain them
Anyway
You're gonna fill their world
With light
You're gonna fill their world
With light

I'm Willing lyrics - ben lee

I took a breath of fresh air
I took in the view at the top
I took a lock of her golden hair
I took a look - it was gone

If living
Is giving
I'm ready
I'm willing

I took her heart cos she let me
I took a walk in the dark
I took some time to decide if it was right
I took a walk in the dark

If living
Is giving
I'm ready
I'm willing

I took a piece of the puzzle
I took a souvenier
I took both roads everywhere they went
Now something's gotta give

And I'm willing

"Hey You. Yes You." (2003)

Running With Scissors lyrics - ben lee

This open sky is painted blue
These curtains kissing in your room
This is the letter I wont send
This is a property condemned

Their sleeping hearts'll never understand
You can't hear the song until you dance
We run with scissors in our hands

Well I can feel you in my bones
These are the symptoms that I've shown
It's always every now and then
Life is unusual again

Their sleeping hearts'll Mever understand
You Can't hear the song until you dance
We run with scissors in our hands
Their sleeping hearts'll never understand
You can't hear the song until you dance
We run with scissors in our hands

So don't ask me for a reason
Don't look at me for a reason
Don't look for me cause I'm runnin' too fast

Their sleeping hearts'll never understand
You can't hear the song until you dance
We run with scissors in our hands
Their sleeping hearts'llever understand
You can't hear the song until you dance
We run with scissors in our hands

Aftertaste lyrics - ben lee

And it's none of my business,
I got a weakness
Can I beat this?
The autumn leaves
Are falling in the breeze
It's not my fault
There's a storm over yonder
You gotta wonder
What it's all about
Destiny was never up to me
And it's not my fault,
Your love's like salt

The aftertaste is gunna break my heart
Feels like its over before it starts
The aftertaste is gunna break my heart

And I really didn't need this
Don't wanna be this
Don't wanna see this
I'm fallin' in,
I'm going there again
And it's not my fault
Are you sick of pretending?
That all this trouble is really endin'
The way things break
Every step you take
Is not my fault
Your love's like salt

The aftertaste is gunna break my heart
Feels like its over before it starts
The aftertaste is gunna break my heart

Your love's like salt

The aftertaste is gunna break my heart
Feels like its over before it starts
The aftertaste is gunna break my heart

The aftertaste is gunna break my heart
Feels like its over before it starts
The aftertaste is gunna break my heart

Dirty Mind lyrics - ben lee

Yeah
It's the only way that I want it - Inside
Yeah
Don't you want me to want it - Oh no
Yeah
And other things I consider
You know you'll never forgive me
'Cause a dream is a weapon
And I think about you everyday
So come for the danger, stay for the strange
But I'm never going to give it away

You'll never clean my dirty mind
You'll never clean my dirty mind
All right [X2]

Yeah
And I don't need protecting
From the way I'm connecting
Yeah
'Cause it's never as good
IF you do as you should
Yeah
You've gotta let yourself dream it
You've gotta let yourself mean it

'Cause a dream is a weapon, and I think about you everyday
So come for the danger, stay for the strange
But I'm never going to give it away

You'll never clean my dirty mind
You'll never clean my dirty mind
All right [X2]

'Cause a dream is a weapon
And I think about you everyday
So come for the danger, stay for the strange
But I'm never going to give it away

You'll never clean my dirty mind
You'll never clean my dirty mind
Alright
[X4]

Something Borrowed, Something Blue lyrics - ben lee

Polystyrene, I wanna daydream, I need an enemy to get me through,
Prodigal sunscreen, our love's a guillotine, something borrowed, something blue.
Another ship sunk, family tree trunk, deep scar diving, I look for you,
And we're hoping and we're choking, something borrowed, something blue.

I get the feeling I could leave you on the interstate,
I get the feeling like I just broke through.
I get the feeling like you never mattered anyway,
Something borrowed, something blue.

It gets harder, my father, the weight you manage and the damage too,
Polystyrene, I wanna daydream, something borrowed, something...

I get the feeling I could leave you on the interstate,
I get the feeling like I just broke through.
I get the feeling like you never mattered anyway,
Something borrowed, something...
I get the feeling I could leave you on the interstate,
I get the feeling like I just broke through.
I get the feeling like you never mattered anyway,
Something borrowed, something blue; something borrowed, something blue,
Something borrowed, something blue; something borrowed, something blue.

Ten floors, I'm falling, guess who I'm recalling?
Oh yeah, it's true, my life begins and ends with you.

I get the feeling I could leave you on the interstate,
I get the feeling like I just broke through.
I get the feeling like you never mattered anyway,
Something borrowed, something...
I get the feeling I could leave you on the interstate,
I get the feeling like I just broke through.
I get the feeling like you never mattered anyway,
Something borrowed, something blue; something borrowed, something blue,
Something borrowed, something blue; something borrowed, something blue.

Run lyrics - ben lee

I feel you in the sidetrack
I'm reaching out for contact
To keep you on my mind
And are you close to breaking?
I'm sorry if you're aching
But I don't wanna hide
I feel you somewhere downtown
I hear you in the low sounds
I bleed until I'm cut
And I'm still thinking of you
I promise I can love you
If you can keep it up

Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa
Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa

The secret that I'm keeping
The moment that I'm reaching
The image on my mind
I feel you in the outback
I'm holding out for contact
But you're so far behind

Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa
Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa

Wake up, jumpstart. You're name across my heart
Someone dragged mine, until the finish line
Slow burn, U-turn. Still laugh at lesson learned
Fun, damage done. If you want me you gotta:

Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa
Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa
Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa
Run if you want me, you're moving too slow
Run if you want me, whoa

Chills lyrics - ben lee

Light another cigarette
and maybe by the end of it
you'll have changed.
Make a mental note to self
to dig a deeper wishing-well
next year.

Still, you are the only thing I fear
You give me chills, you give me chills

Sentimental waking up
or sleeping in a coffee cup it seems.
You're so high, the sky's scared
and now you're in my nightmares
and my dreams.

Still, you are the only thing I need
You give me chills, you give me chills
You give me chills, then you leave me cold

Still, you are the only thing I feel
You give me chills, you give me chills
You give me chills, then you leave me:
You give me chills, you give me chills
You give me chills, then you leave me cold
And then you leave me cold

Music 4 The Young & Foolish lyrics - ben lee

I could never leave you waiting
I've never been so close
There's nothing that we'd need to save here
So just let it go

And take me over, and leave me broken
'Cause this is music for the young and foolish

Spilling everything in the dark now
You can have it all
We can build it up to the stars
Just to watch it fall

So take me over, and leave me broken
'Cause this is music for the young and foolish

Don't wanna live under water, I don't wanna drown in the sun
Just wanna cry on your shoulder until the tidal wave comes
Don't wanna live under water, don't wanna drown in the sun
Just wanna cry on your shoulder until the tidal wave comes

Seeking for a secret craving. Headlights on a sign
I might have to walk away from you, babe, to make you mine

So take me over, and leave me broken
'Cause this is music for the young and foolish
So take me over, and leave me broken
'Cause this is music for the young and foolish

No Room To Bleed lyrics - ben lee

Caught in the deep
Waiting for a sign
I couldn't keep the flowers on my pillow
Alive
Falling asleep, with half of an eye
I want to see the lights of San Francisco
At night
Wait but I won't say that I'm sorry
Watch as I burn my bridges down
And all the time I kept it inside
You leave me no room to bleed
Close to the chest and near to the ground
It's for the best of all the flood gates around me
Lie down
If all that you see has left you unchanged
What did you mean when you said that I was bleeding
In vain
Wait, and I'm living underwater
Watch while I burn my bridges down
The words that I say and the hurt goes away
you leave me no room to bleed
But somewhere inside I'm still on the line
You leave me no room to bleed
Wait on the landscape that I'm breaking
Watch as I burn my bridges down
And I've tried to run but now I'm all done
You leave me no room to bleed
You leave me no room to bleed

On & On lyrics - ben lee

Without a gun I'd be defenceless against you
Without a doubt I'd lose everything I have
Last chance - something I'm trying to tell you
It's clear you're really not my friend

On and on while you're gone
On and on while you're gone

Someday rise and realise I'm fine
So strange not waking up by your side

On and on while you're gone
On and on while you're gone

Anywhere you have to go, any risk you have to take
Anything you need to know, any heart you have to break
If you hear me, come near me
This is your song
On and on while you're gone

Eight o'clock - watch the TV
Nine o'clock - I think I'm going to hell
Ten o'clock - Why'd you leave me
Eleven o'clock - I'm not doing so well

Anywhere you have to go, any risk you have to take
Anything you need to know, any heart you have to break
If you fear me, don't fear me
This is your song
On and on while you're gone
On and on while you're gone

Shine lyrics - ben lee

Ocean sea floor
I've been waiting for you
See less, be more
Where you been?

With a teenage head
And the trouble you've bought
If you slow down now
Then you're gonna get caught

Darkness before
I've been waiting for you
Charlie Brando
Where you been?

With a teenage head
And the trouble you turn
If you slow down now
Then you're gonna get burned

All I wanted was to live on my blind side
Every shadow's like another bad dream
Move fast and Mister dim those headlights
Don't let 'em shine in front of me

Silent swallow
I'm still praying for you
Darkness shadow
Where you been?

With a teenage head
And the trouble you turn
If you slow down now
Then you're gonna get burned

All I wanted was to live on my blind side
Every shadow's like another bad dream
Move fast and Mister dim those headlights
Don't let 'em shine in front of
All I wanted was to live on my blind side
Every shadow's like another bad dream
Move fast and Mister dim those headlights
Don't let 'em shine in front of me

With a teenage head
And the trouble you've bought
If you slow down now
Then you're gonna get caught
All I wanted was to live on my blind side
Every shadow's like another bad dream
Move fast and Mister dim those headlights
Don't let 'em shine in front of
Don't let 'em shine in front of
Don't let 'em shine in front of me

In The Morning lyrics - ben lee

In the morning, in the morning
You were there and you felt things get strange
Early in the morning

You learned your lesson, learned your lesson
Misery is too depressing, hey
Now you learned your lesson

But you'll forget, you'll forget
When you're lonely you'll forget
You'll forget when you're lonely
You'll forget

Hey desire, hey desire
Please protect me from the things I'm wanting
This is a recording

Here's a secret, here's a secret
Love's a game where rules just complicate it
Lose it if you break it

But you'll forget, you'll forget
When you're lonely you'll forget
You'll forget when you're lonely
You'll forget

You'll forget, you'll forget
When you're lonely you'll forget
You'll forget when you're lonely
You'll forget

Still On The Line lyrics - ben lee

You cant fight, it's everywhere you hide
It's so strong, it's just where it belongs
For all time we're living in a lie
It's so strange, it's perfect in its way

And this isn't over, but I'm getting closer
I can't shake the feeling inside
And this isn't over, but I'm getting closer
I can't shake the feeling inside

I'm still on the line
I'm still on the line

It seeps in, it's underneath the skin
The world turns, but still you never learn
So hold still depression the way you feel
You're close to you're close to all that ??? you

And this isn't over, but I'm getting closer
I can't shake the feeling inside
And this isn't over, but I'm getting closer
I can't shake the feeling inside

I'm still on the line
I'm still on the line
I'm still on the line
I'm still on the line

And this isn't over, but I'm getting closer
I can't shake the feeling inside
And this isn't over, but I'm getting closer
I can't shake the feeling inside

I'm still on the line
I'm still on the line
I'm still on the line

[Outro]

"Breathing Tornados" (1999)

Cigarettes Will Kill You lyrics - ben lee

You throw me in a pan
You cook me in a can
You stretch me with your hands

You love to watch me bake
You serve me up with cake
And that's your big mistake

Your guest comes in dressed smart
You offer a la carte
You didn't have the heart

And I want a TV embrace
And I, I'm getting off your boiling plate
They swore you'd steal my steam to feed your dream
And then be gone
I wish I could say that everyone was wrong

You left me burned and seared
You left me ripped and teared
And older than my years

I should have know at first
That you would leave me hurt
You had to try dessert

No way to let off steam
Don't bother milk or cream
No way to let off steam

And I want a TV embrace
And I, I'm getting off this boiling plate
They swore you'd steal my steam to feed your dream
And then be gone
I wish I could say that everyone was wrong

It must feel good to stand above me
While I make you so proud of me
It must feel good that I'm now gone
I wish I could say that everyone was wrong
I wish everyone was wrong
I wish everyone was wrong
I wish everyone was wrong
I wish everyone was wrong
I wish everyone was wrong

Nothing Much Happens lyrics - ben lee

It's sad and spent
Feel the motion again
Stop and pause
Then move some more

Still surprise you when it shatters
But nothing matters
Still surprise you when it shatters
Don't you know that nothing happens
But a lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
A lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens

Choose a town
Find a girl to follow around
Stay on track
And just sit back

Still surprise you when it shatters
But nothing matters
Still surprise you when it shattered
Don't you know that nothing happens
But a lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
A lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
A lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
A lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
But a lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
A lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
A lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens
A lot goes on
A lot goes on
But nothing happens

I Am A Sunflower lyrics - ben lee

Today a boy outgrew his town
They say his sadness was his sign
It used to happen every day or so they say
He's gonna take it all this time

And everybody feels it
And everybody knows
There are those that have the flame
And then there's those that just want to get close

Today a boy became a man
'Cause he prepared himself to fail
He escaped one night
Just trying to save his life
I am the hero of this tale

And everybody has seen it
And everybody knows
There are those that have the flame
And then there's those that just want to get close

Please take off your clothes
Give me your hand
Please sleep in my bed
Please understand
I'm gonna lay down the law

'Cause everybody feels it
And everybody knows
There are those that have the flame
And then there's those that just want to get close

Closer to God
Closer for sure
Close your eyes
And watch me become more
Become more
Become more
Watch me become more

Tornados lyrics - ben lee

I'm feeling tornados
Blood drips off the town now
Blood drips off the town now

I'm watching the wind change
Blood drips off the town now
Blood drips off the town now

My mouth is dry
I've had better luck
My eyes are blind
But soon I'll straighten up
Soon I'll straighten up

I left for a while
Blood drips on the floor now
Blood drips on the floor now

I'm looking for ghosts here
Blood drips on the floor now
Blood drips on the floor now

My mouth is dry
My joints are stuck
My eyes are blind
But soon I'll straighten up
Soon I'll straighten up
But soon I'll straighten up

My mouth is dry
I've had better luck
My eyes are blind
But soon I'll straighten up
Soon I'll straighten up

And I feel it ending
Blood drains from my face now
Blood drains from my face now
And you keep my heart pure
You keep my heart pure
You keep my heart pure

The Finger And The Moon lyrics - ben lee

I walk the streets with some friends of mine
Just like every time
Sit here letting time line my face
Fill this empty space
I was tired
I was unsatisfied
I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong

I asked you if I could come inside
When I need to hide
Wait for your love to swallow me
Please don't try to follow me
I was tired
I was uninspired
I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong

I walk the streets with some friends of mine
Just like every time
Sit here letting time line my face
Fill this empty space
I was tired
I was unsatisfied
I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong

No time like the present this
Emptiness kiss and a physical sickness
I'm falling in fear again
I know I'll never be here again
No time like the present this
Emptiness kiss and a physical sickness
I'm falling in fear again
I know I'll never be here again
I know I'll never be here again
I know I'll never be here again
I know I'll never be here again
I know I'll never be here again
I know I'll never be here again

Birthday Song lyrics - ben lee

Hey there I said it
I'm in love
With you

There's an ocean between us
Just like me
Deep and Blue

And I, at times have had nothing
But tonight I want nothing but you
You're the only thing I want
The only thing I want
The only thing on my mind
All the time

Staying up 'til dawn won't take its toll
'Til we get old
And drinking is just the way
We keep away the cold
And you, you know what it means
To be true and searching like me

You're the only thing I need
The only thing I need
The only thing on my mind
All the time

And you gave me a reason
To give you my soul
I'll give you it all

You're the only one I want
The only one I need
The only one on my mind
All the time
All the time
All the time
All the time

Nighttime lyrics - ben lee

This tender body
Just wouldn't have a clue
What it could be in for
So come on get your shoes on
I'll get you what you go through

And all the people
Around here every day
They go home in the nighttime
So come on do your make-up
And get me what I'll go through

I'm worth my weight in gold
Watching the crowds unfold
Late-start velocity
Nighttime's making a mess of me

And you hear music
Everywhere you go
Music's better in the nighttime
So come on play a record
It'll get you what you go through

I'm worth my weight in gold
Watching the crowds unfold
Late-start velocity
Nighttime's making a mess of me

I'm worth my weight in gold
Watching the crowds unfold
Late-start velocity
Nighttime's making a mess of me
Nighttime's making a mess of me
Nighttime's making a mess of me
Nighttime's making a mess
So come on get your shoes on
Nighttime's making a mess of me
Nighttime's making a mess
Nighttime's making a mess
Go on get your shoes on
Go on get your shoes on

Burn To Shine Lyrics – Ben lee

You called me early one morning
And said you were glad I was home
You were lying there flat on your back
Getting drunk playing guitar alone

Did she say
She was leaving the very next day
Did you beg her to stay
Did you beg her to stay

You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine

It doesn't get easy get empty get older
And realize we actually die
Filled up with fear and the question persists
That you just might be living a lie

And I saw, as you beat your tired fists on the wall
Are you asking for more
Are you asking for more

You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine

I'm keepin' it together
Just keep it together at best
Somewhere inside of me
I know that this is a test

You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine

Sandpaperback lyrics - ben lee

I've been looking for some kick
Looking for one trick
To get through the day

I've tried watching the time pass
Watching the hourglass
Do you ever get the feeling that you just don't want to play?

I'm finding it strange such
That people don't change much
'Til they're torn apart

Keep one eye on the object
And don't change the subject
Do you ever get the feeling that this is just the start?

Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
I've been saved by
I've been saved by you

It's just another thing that I'm wanting
Time that I'm wondering
If I could bend

And I don't believe that things just repeat
Do you ever get the feeling that history must end?

Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
I've been saved by
I've been saved by you

And dearly departed
You leave a city broken-hearted
Or you were never never really there
And dearly departed
You leave a city broken-hearted
Or you were never never really there

Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
Sandpaperback inside me
I've been saved by
I've been saved by you

10ft. Tall lyrics lyrics - ben lee

I'm ten feet tall today
I'm higher than a kite
I sidle up beside
Awake for five days and five nights

I've got a glow today
For everyone I know
It hurts to watch me glow
I'm blind so watch me grow

I hit the ground and I'm downtown
The street's alive there's people 'round
Wonder how I did it all before
You know, I've walked away from more...

I'm ten feet tall today
And no one can explain
And no one can obtain
And I will buckle under strain

I hit the ground and I'm downtown
The street's alive there's people 'round
Wonderin' how I did it all before
You know, I've walked away from more than this
I've walked away from more than this
Away from more

I'm ten feet tall today
I'm higher than a kite

Ship My Body Home lyrics - ben lee

Coming out of Sydney
Country music playing
Cursing all of them who stayed

In the city
I own this city
Get drunker than a poet who just got paid

And I'm finally hoping
That I'll be torn open
So that every word I say is true

The words I'm shouting
While I work it out
In case trouble takes me and I don't make it through

You have to ship my body home
Ship my body home
All I ever wanted was to finish what I started
But there's no way I could do it on my own
You have to ship my body home

Driving through the mountains
Cutting through the night time
Stopping now and then to wonder why

I left the city
The quiet city
I killed its memory just to watch it die

And I'm finally hoping
That I'll be torn open
So that every word I say is true

The words you're hearing
While I make it clear
In case trouble takes me and I don't make it through

You have to ship my body home
Ship my body home
All I ever wanted was to finish what I started
But there's no way I could do it on my own
You have to ship my body
Ship my body
Ship my body
All I ever wanted was to finish what I started
So ship my body
All I ever wanted was to finish what I started
So ship my body
All I ever wanted was
All I ever wanted was
All I ever wanted once I finished what I started
Was to ship my body home

Sleepwalking lyrics - ben lee

So glad you're coming
I've nothing on my mind
If I could only visit
The places that you hide

It's blurred against the background
It vanishes as soon as you tell
I know this feeling
I know this feeling well

Despite these complications
There's nothing on my mind
Turn and face it properly
If you have to look behind

It's buried in the chaos
It vanishes as soon as you tell
I know this feeling
I know this feeling well

You're broken and I want it
You're broken and I want it
Asleep
Asleep

Teach me to sleepwalk
There's nothing I want more
Teach me to sleepwalk
There's nothing I want more
Teach me to sleepwalk
There's nothing I want more
I know this feeling
I know this feeling well

"Something To Remember Me By" (1997)

How To Survive A Broken Heart lyrics - ben lee

I should let this go but I just can't
And now it's just a lesson I can't grasp
So what's really the best that I could do
To hope to see you every year or two

And the things you said
Do they still make sense
Could you mean them now
Did you even mean them then
I could torture myself Insane and tense
But I don't have the strength

I'm crushed in pain you drifted through my life
But even looking back I know it's right
I gave you my heart scared complete and whole
When all you ever asked for was my soul

And there's nothing left
But a song or two
That mean not a thing
If I can't play them for you
If I could hear your voice just one more time
Maybe I'd be fine

But I guess I won't
'Cos it's too late now
And I guess you're gone
'Cos it's too late now
And the pain I feel
Is all I can take
Maybe this turn of karma
Is too late
Maybe I was wrong
Maybe I was caught In a net of passion
Maybe I was caught
Maybe I should take it all with salt
And soon I'll believe that it's not my fault
And it's not my fault
And it's not my fault
And it's not my fault
And it's not my fault
And it's not my fault
And it's not my fault
If I say it enough
I'll believe that It's not my fault

Deep Talk In The Shallow End lyrics - ben lee

If you were here I'd slap you senseless
Then I'd ask you where you've been
I'd tell you don't you know I worry
Sitting up each night in fear
And then I'd tell you that I'm angry
And I'd say you did me wrong
And that I hate you 'cos you sneak into
My every single song

If you were here you'd see the damage done
And then you'd feel the shame
I'd make you understand my pain

If you were 'round I'd show you wounds and scars
The proof that you were here
And then I'd make you cry like I did
If my point still was not clear
If you were here I'd scream and
Maybe trash the room if I had time
And then one single word would break your spirit
Just the same as you broke mine

If you were here you'd realize what you did
Stay for a million years
I'd make you cry my tears

But you're not here
And I'm not strong
And this whole thing has gone on too long
I need to leave this on my shelf
But instead I say it to myself

If you were here I'd slap you senseless
If only you were here

New Song lyrics - ben lee

My heart it is eternal
And my soul it often flies
You can see it in the evenings soaring through the skies
And it takes me close to madness
Though it never really tries

I've crossed a million rivers
And I've walked a million miles
I've kissed a holy angel and I've tried to show some style
I never even questioned
How I know it's all worthwhile

But I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
I will fall

My legs they get so tired
And my head it often screams
You can hear the thoughts all turning overload of fears and dreams
I don't mind the sting of feeling
But it burns when I'm empty

I'll ride the road I've chosen
And at times I know I'll fall
I have nothing to lose now so I want to taste it all
Wintertime in Glendale
Till the next location calls

But I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
I will fall

I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
I will fall

I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
I will fall

Well there's no one left but you now babe
Got to say that it's your call

I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
And I'm gonna make it through and I'm gonna do it all
I will fall

Eight Years Old lyrics - ben lee

Eight years old
I was in love with a girl
Eight years old
My only love meant the world
We'd hang out
Play catch and kiss at lunch time
I was young she was something to call mine
I'd be lying if I said I was not
Devastated and broken when she
Opened my hand slid hers in
Then walked away

It was bad
The only eight year old kid suicidal
In the school
Convinced I was down to survival
Melodramatic in my usual way
I was sure that the whole world would end
When the girl left that day
And it did

Seventeen years old
Riding home on the bus
Seventeen
Looking for someone to trust
The seat next to me
Sits down a girl I once loved
She looks at me
And then I remember her touch
She smiles
Then touches my knee
All of the sudden I'm eight years old not seventeen
Again

Here's this girl
I was in love, I was eight
Almost a decade later
A decade too late
So she smiles
Asks me "so how you been?"
Then gives me her number to go out sometime this weekend
My head is spinning it's all too surreal
Deja vu doesn't begin to describe how I feel
So I laugh
There's nothing to say
Maybe everything in my life's gonna end up this way

Career Choice lyrics - ben lee

When I was a kid I was best at whatever I did
When I was a kid I was smart, at the top of the class
When I was a lad I was sure I had the world in my hands
I was my own teacher I had my own plan

I could have been an athlete could have trained all the time
Been just like the others could have left them behind
But I was too lazy I could not see ahead
All I thought of was music that was filling my head

I could have been a painter painting life in a rush
All I saw in a day on canvas with my brush
But I was just painting my life in a song
Getting all the chords right getting all the words wrong

I could have been a writer with a back catalogue
Full of stories of crimes, sex and beer, girls and drugs
But instead I was writing my first song so bad
On the cheapest guitar that the music store had

'Cos instead I strummed on guitars
Instead I wasted my time
And I strummed on guitars

I could have been a lawyer defending some guy
With a paycheck so big for my heart paid to lie
But instead I was keeping the truth to myself
In the records I placed one by one on my shelf

I could have been a champion, man of the year
Wave to the crowd as they scream and cheer
But here I am playing to people sat down
Nursing their beers while I play the clown

And instead I strummed on guitars
Instead I wasted my time
And I strummed on guitars

I could have been a racing car driver speed mad
Seeking the thrills that my youth never had
But instead I was busy enjoying my age
With teen punk rock anthems and hearts paid to rage

I could have been a scientist, doctor or man
With a stethoscope diagnosing ladies' old hands
But instead I built fret-callous fingertip scars
On my ten year old hands meant for toy ships and cars

And instead I strummed on guitars
Instead I wasted my time
Strummed on guitars

I could have been so much
But I wasted my time on useless guitars
I could have been so much
But I'm not
And I'm glad
And I'm glad
'Cos when I was a kid I was best at whatever I did

Daisy lyrics - ben lee

I didn't see it coming
I just thought that you were friendly
But here we are passionately embraced
I suppose it's kind of funny
But it's also kind of scary
That your kiss brought back a feeling I'd erased

When you said that you were lonely
And I said I thought you would be
Then you took me to a darker holy place
Then I said I liked to kiss you
And you said you loved to kiss me
Then kissed the sweetest kiss I'll ever taste

'Cos I've known you for an hour
But you're growing like a flower In me
I've known you for a lifetime
Or we're soul mates from a past life
Daisy

It's all mixed with indecision
And a painful soulful spilling
Of everything I've ever felt or known
And you know that they're all looking
So you kiss me even harder
Then hold me and I just feel right at home

Your touch is soft and tender
So I raise my flag surrender
Then say "I feel you staring at my soul"
And it makes them all feel awkward
But our time here's more important
So we sink into our closed eyed painful hole

I'm scared of what will happen
So I kiss you, say I'll call you
Then I tell you so much I don't understand
Then you kiss me with an answer
And my question seems invalid
And I go to bed with daisies in my hand

I call you there's no answer
But I know I have to see you
So I call and call and call and call again
But you never get my message
Or you choose not to return it
Because you shouldn't, needn't, wouldn't or just can't

I'm lonely and I love you
For the moment that is what's true In me
I've known you now forever
Joined at the soul together
Daisy

There'll be no way to avoid you
When I see you in the movies
And I realize right now you're not here with me
If I'll see you in my lifetime
If again I'll feel you kiss me
I suppose that I'll just have to wait and see

But for now I'll just be grateful
To be touched by such an angel
And put it down as life experience
That my muse is just a daisy
With the most beautiful nature
Will one day fall back in my flower bed

And I know you said you love me
And that's the only memory left For me
'Cos I need you more than ever
Joined at the soul together
Daisy

Ketchum lyrics - ben lee

Today I got my call from Ketchum Idaho
From Hemingway and railways and whiskey wine and snow
But if you've never been in pain before then I guess you wouldn't know

I'm leaving in a while now for Ketchum's icy sting
To walk and fish and write some songs, to stay up late and drink
And if I stay there long enough then I'll never feel a thing

And Ketchum will be good to you if are strong and brave
She caters to the melancholy every single day
And babbles like a drunk old man unloading all his pain

I'll lock myself in Ketchum's stare I'll make her my whole world
I'm gonna roam the Ketchum streets to find a Ketchum girl
And then I'll let her break my heart 'cos that's all that I do well

The valley will become my home her hills will keep me safe
I'll give her songs about my soul when there's no soul left to take
And I'll forget I ever lived in any other place

And it may seem inevitable I would love this fate
So beautiful and tragic and her heroes can't escape
And Hemingway he shot himself one July evening late

But me I couldn't bring myself to bloody Ketchum's name
Underneath her passion boils, never spoils surface tame
I'll slowly let her kill me with her lonely wind and rain
Her lonely tears and pain

My Drifting Nature lyrics - ben lee

We used to be the best of friends
I wrote a song for you
You'd call me for no reason
Talk about TV and food

We used to be the best of friends
You read my horoscope
You said I wasn't anal enough to be a Virgo
I said that's what I hoped

I admitted I was scared to you
I said I couldn't sleep
I told my jokes and they were bad
You laughed to humour me

We used to be the best of friends
We flirted but no more
Sometimes we'd drop each other hints
That we would both ignore

But now we're not the best of friends
We said we'd always be
There was a night I should've kissed you
That blame belongs to me

'Cos you got a boyfriend, got a life
I guess he took my place
I started speaking to you less and less
Till you were just another face

But sometimes our eyes meet
Sometimes we look around
Then one of us will look away
I usually look down

The other night I was hanging out
Red eyes, wet hair
I looked across the circle
And you were sitting there

The moment lasted forever
The reefer round this time
I took the hit and passed it on
Inside I nearly cried

When I think about the friends I've had
Forgotten faces in a crowd
The many times I've bared my soul
I've grown this old, I've cried out loud

I looked at you, you sat in shock
I looked at you, you sat in shock
My drifting nature has got to stop
My drifting nature's got to stop

2 Sisters lyrics - ben lee

On the TV there's a picture frame with two separate photos in it
My two sisters that's just about the closest they've been
My folks will tell you they've been that way forever
I can't remember the last time they were in the same room together

You'll hear stories about how they used to fight
Screaming slamming doors keep the neighbors up at night
And me their evil baby child brother
Just about the last thing they have in common with each other

Two sisters everything is awkward, tense
Don't know each other and it doesn't make sense at all
Two sisters both led lives extreme
Tried to erase any similarities

Married, single, secure, a floating balloon
Tried to forget the fact that they both came from the same womb
Two sisters a deadly combination
Avoid it at all costs it's not worth the frustration

Maybe a brother and a sister would be best for all
Two sisters had so much in common
Now they don't know each other at all
You thought that they'd grow closer with age
You were mistaken, they'll go to their graves apart
Not regretting what they didn't do
Never missing the sister that they never knew

Maybe the friendly sibling myth is a scam
I don't know any siblings that walk around holding hands
Maybe we all expect too much of them
Not only to be sisters but also to be friends

Maybe two sisters need to fight scream and weep
Maybe if two sisters don't fight
Then two sisters will never speak
Keep your theories and parent psychology
It doesn't hold with me

A frame with two separate photos in it
Is the closest that my two sisters have been
A frame with two separate photos in it
Is the closest that my two sisters have been
A frame with two separate photos in it
A frame with two separate photos in it

A Month Today lyrics - ben lee

Just 18 I've seen the world
Done more than some their whole lives unfold
Still at school just saving face
But a month today I'll be leaving this place

I've lived a million lives so far
But I'm still naive and a broken heart
I feel like I've heard it all before
With a whole life ahead to hear a whole lot more

You wouldn't believe half the things I've seen
Way too much for just 18
I've written songs about them all so far
And played them all on an acoustic guitar

Life is good, it's been alright to me
I've recorded my heart on a couple LPs
It all comes down to the same old thing
Trying to find someone to share it with

I'm lost, I know that the world is weird
I'm swimming in waters that I used to fear
Crazy things have made me kind of tough
Sometimes I think that I've seen too much

Just 18 I've seen the world
Done more than some their whole lives unfold
Still at school just saving face
But a month today I'll be leaving this place
But a month today I'll be leaving this place