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A Fine Dance

by Be Brave Benjamin

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1.
She 04:56
Renewed each morning's dew As old as it's new There's a glimmer of you Miraculous you She shows the world what its future could be She gives birth to hope each day She cries each time it's taken away Faint on the fading breeze Deep in the swelling seas There's a shiver of me Down on one grateful knee She shows the world what its future could be She gives birth to hope each day She cries each time it's taken away
2.
A Fine Dance 04:55
God did a fine dance We all admired it But then he started to wilt So we retired him That's when you started singing You sang a song of grief And we all burst out crying "Nice," we said, "but keep it brief. Can't you see we're dying?” But you kept right on singing So then they gagged you And I was pushed into the ring "Come on," they said, "do something." But I just stood there blinking, thinking, blinking, thinking. And they all fell to their knees Praying for forgiveness Immunity from sickness Long life and riches But I kept right on blinking. And I kept right on thinking God did a fine dance. They all admired it, But then he started to wilt, So they retired him. That's when I started singing
3.
Devil Fool 03:01
The devil dips a finger into your soul He likes the taste that lingers so he eats you whole You're going down now You're devil food Your loved ones try to save you, to bring you home But you're too far away now, you can hear the moans You're going down now That devil road The lake of sin looked so inviting you jumped right in But though that lake looked so inviting in it you could not swim You just drowned down That devil pool You're going down now You devil fool
4.
At first we leap, then we crawl along the floor At first we leap, at first we leap And when we leap It’s not heaven we’re trying to reach But we’re as close as we could ever be Almost close enough to see At first we leap, then we crawl along the floor At first we leap, at first we leap And when we crawl Hoping to avoid a fall We’re just putting ourselves That much closer to hell At first we sing then we silently implore At first we sing, at first we sing And when we sing We don’t sound like no angels But we show our love for something We show it when we sing At first we sing then we silently implore At first we sing, at first we sing But to silently implore Brings us nothing more Than a mind-made wall That hides our love from all Come on let’s leap, let’s not crawl along the floor Come on let’s leap, come on let’s leap Come on let’s sing, let’s not silently implore Come on let’s sing, come on let’s sing
5.
His laugh is like the sound Of a snake slithering through a skull The skull is dry, as dry as drought, As dry as death itself Death darkens his path Yet he tries so hard to laugh I’d like to laugh When I get there, I’d like to laugh, But it sounds so painful I won’t be able I’d like to laugh When I get there, I’d like to laugh But I’m sure I’ll scream Unless I keep dreaming
6.
He wants more for his gaping maw It stares straight at you He thinks it fun when you try to run He'll just wait for you To get tired of your running You want more because you're built that way You can't help but take Though you know there'll come the day When you'll be forced to forsake Your precious things and start running But if you run too far, too long You won't give up the fight He'll come along and he'll take your song He'll cut you down in flight When he gets tired of your running More - you want more. More - he wants more.
7.
Sink or Swim 06:04
Sink or swim Sometimes seems the same to me Either way, I'm lost at sea Trying to recall How to feel free to be Happy to be Sink swim In the sea Sink or swim Sometimes seems the same to me And I know I seem small to those To those sharks I'm one of the shoal But my love could swallow them whole Sink or swim Sometimes seems the same to me Either way, I'm lost at sea In love with it all When I feel free to be Happy to be Sink swim In the sea Sink or swim Sometimes seems the same to me And I know I seem small to those To those sharks I'm one of the shoal But my love could swallow them whole. Sink or swim, sink or swim, sink or swim Either way I am lost, lost at sea
8.
Home 07:24
You came today You came to say That you have found Another way home I learned today That life does stray I thought you were My only way home You left today Now I can’t stay I’ll have to find Another way home

credits

released July 27, 2011

The musicians you can hear playing on this album are:

Edu Campos - Bass
Matt Jackson - Electric guitar and backing vocals
Jordi Lanuza - Electric guitar (on ‘I’d Like to Laugh’)
Jordi Llobet - Drums and percussion
Cristian Pallejà - Percussion and backing vocals
Benjamin Palmer - Acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Simon Williams - Bass (on ‘I’d Like to Laugh’) and backing vocals

All songs were written by Benjamin Palmer.

Recorded by Cristian Pallejà at Cal Pop, near Hostalric in Catalunya

Mixed by Cristian Pallejà and Benjamin Palmer in Barcelona

Mastered by Yves Roussel

Artwork by Mike Swaney

Photograph by Aleix Plademunt

Design by Jordi Llobet and Edu Campos

Special thanks to Aleix, Lluïsa y Pere for allowing us to take over their beautiful home for a weekend to record this album; to Cristian for believing in the songs and for being so generous with his time and energy; and to Judith for believing in Be Brave Benjamin.

Thanks also to the following for helping us along the way: Albert, Mikey, Dan, Russell, Ramón, María, Mike, Alfons, Jay, Núria, Quique, Rita, Vero, Xavi, Ari, Dani, David, Heliogàbal, Vinilo and Error! Lo-Fi.

And many thanks to all the fine musicians mentioned above who accompanied Benjamin in recording ‘A Fine Dance’.

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