Yours Sincerely

by Ben Smith

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about

This is my debut album.
The whole album was recorded at Vision West Nottinghamshire College as part of my Degree dissertation.
The album doesn't really have one main focus, but a bunch of different thoughts and ideas.
I've tried to replicate some of my favourite artists in each piece (BB King, Joe Bonamassa, John Butler etc).
A lot of time and effort went into the making of this, so hopefully you will download and enjoy it.
Plus a big thank you goes out to everyone that helped out on the album, Ben Hinds, Rob Binder, Matthew Coupe, Andrew Potterton, Alison Lingley & Dean Oxley.

credits

released 18 April 2014

Songwriter - Ben Smith (+ Dean Oxley on 'This Old Town')

Lyrics - Ben Smith (minus 'Wayfaring Stranger' & 'Love Me or Not')
- Love Me or Not was written by Dub FX
- Wayfaring Strangers writer is unknown

Producers - Ben Smith, Ben Hinds, Rob Binder, Mathew Coupe, Andrew Potterton

Drums - Rob Binder (minus 'Wayfaring Stranger' & 'Love Me or Not')
Piano - Ben Hinds
All other instruments performed by Ben Smith

Artwork - Alison Lingley

Mix & Mastering - Ben Smith

Promotion & Distribution - Ben Smith

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about

Ben Smith Heanor, UK

Songwriter, guitar tutor & multi-instrumentalist.
Been playing guitar for a number of years now and on the side a bass, piano, drums and vocals.
Enjoy listening to and writing all kinds of music, piano based, blues, dubstep etc.

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Track Name: Oblivious
Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah x4

Fell down on both knees
Heads up to the sky
Clasp your hands, make demands
When it don’t work, ya’ll still ask why
Oh why, oh why

Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah x4

He’s meant to be looking down on us
There’s something about that I can’t trust
Horrors happen to the, kind and the poor
All that’s left is blood and dust
Yeah, yeah

Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah x4

I’m writing rhymes, from time to time
Face the shit that’s seen as truth
Well maybe when, I’ve lain down my pen
You’ll see the light and soon need proof

Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah-Oh-Ah Oh-Ah x4
Track Name: Old, New, Black & Blue
Packed my bags; I’m on to something new
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something black and blue
Keep the ring, it was never yours anyway
I’ve left it, lickity split, here’s all I have to say

Cameras out, to record our special day
Caught you cheating, fingers beating, auntie may
Couldn’t care less which way inclined you were
Don’t tell me you’d had too much liquor
It’s the incest that turned stomach the other way

You’ve lost the house, the keys, the car
Best keep hold of that wonder bra
Cus you’ll bet there’s plenty more fish in the sea
Buts that were I pee

Now I’ve got the flat in new york city
New girl looking too damn pretty
New car, top job, everyday a first class flight
To the ex, years past, that I used to know
In her council flat snorting lines of blow
Have fun, sucking dick, round the back, every pound a pint
Track Name: Time
Come sing my song
Come sing your song
I’ll tell my tale
I’ll tell your tale
I know I’ve done wrong
But I won’t fail

My time has come
Do what I do
Face what I’ve done
Gotta see it through
Hope to see the sun
To get rid of these blues

I’m wasting time
Your wasting mine
We’re moving on
I hope I’ve won
When finally our lives untwine
The thrill has gone

My time has come
Do what I do
Face what I’ve done
Gotta see it through
Hope to see the sun
To get rid of these blues
Track Name: Not Meant To Be
One chance
He asks of you
To show his loves true
Cause he can see
What she could be

But he knows
He’s kept his eyes firmly closed
She’s kept him standing on his toes
Well maybe he will see
There not meant to be

He’s tried again
No luck my friend
Numb to it
He took the hit

But he knows
He’s kept his eyes firmly closed
She’s kept him standing on his toes
Well maybe he will see
There not meant to be

This pain won’t stay
I know it’s fake
To young to feel
But right now it’s real

Cus he knows
He’s kept his eyes firmly closed
She’s kept him standing on his toes
Well maybe he will see
There not meant to be
Track Name: We're Okay (It'll Be True, But Not Today)
Time flies, before your eyes
got to decide on what your gonna do
Long days and sleepless nights
No one know what you are going through

Well we hold our heads up high
Try not to moan or sigh
Just tell our friends a lie
That we’re okay
It’ll be true, but not today

I took the long road home
More time away from where I have to be
Prefer to spend my time alone
This peaceful night, sets my mind at ease

Well we hold our heads up high
Try not to moan or sigh
Just tell our friends a lie
That were okay
It’ll be true, but not today

Well we hold our heads up high
Try not to moan or sigh
Just tell our friends a lie
That were okay
It’ll be true, but not today

It’ll be true, but not today
Track Name: Oceans Apart
This ship, I sail
Will sink, before I finish searching for you
There’s no ocean that I wont explore
Or storm I wont sail through
This compass I hold, to show me the way
Guides me to what I want most
And this scope, that I look through each and every day
Shows that I’m getting close

When I find you, we’ll sail away
No work, no worries, no bills to pay
I’ll help you see, if you follow me
This chest I have, you hold the key

I finally hit land, & your there with a smile
Your kiss and embrace warms me from the miles
If you stay I wont go
Cause as you can plainly see
As the wind likes to blow, I love just you and me
Come sail with me, ill take you from this cruel place
I don’t care were we go, as long as I see your face
The sound of the waves will send us to sleep
We’ll explore the sea, long far and deep

When I find you, we’ll sail away
No work, no worries, no bills to pay
I’ll help you see, if you follow me
This chest I have, you hold the key

Finally found our own place
with the sea and the sand
Our own quiet place, like we’ve always planned
We’ll grow old together
Our life will be
truly better, me, you and the sea

When I find you, we’ll sail away
No work, no worries, no bills to pay
I’ll help you see, if you follow me
This chest I have, you hold the key
Track Name: This Old Town
Im miles away from home
Sitting here alone
Watching people pass
Wondering if it'll last

This old town
These empty streets
I can’t see,
How it used to be
These empty streets
Mean nothing without you
Here with me x2

These days are long
We know no right from wrong
The lights keep blazing on and on
And the people have all gone

This old town
These empty streets
I can’t see,
How it used to be
These empty streets
Mean nothing without you
Here with me x2

I don’t know what to do
I just don’t have a clue
What does this mean?
Without being seen

This old town
These empty streets
I can’t see,
How it used to be
These empty streets
Mean nothing without you
Here with me x4
Track Name: Ignorance
Shout it out, say it proud
Let their ignorance ensue
If she likes her & he likes him
Then what’s it got to do with you
Why not let it pass, show some class
Let the people have their say
You can’t control a person life
Whether they’re born straight or gay

Our planets running out of space
Populations on the rise
Yet the couples that tend to adopt
Are immoral in many eyes
Now marriage ends so easily
The hard works been & gone
Simply grant a couple their human rights
And act shocked when life goes on

We sing to stop, end the fear
Silence words like fag and queer
Close the book that brings on hate
………. Everyone makes mistakes
Maybe if, we could stand
In each others shoes
Those close minded guys, will realise
There’s nothing they will loose
Track Name: Wayfaring Stranger (Cover)
I'm just a poor wayfarin' stranger,
While travelin' through this world below.
Yet there's no sickness, no toil, nor danger,
In that bright land to which I go.
I'm goin' there to see my Father.
And all my loved ones who've gone on.
I'm just goin' over Jordan.
I'm just goin' over home.

I know dark clouds will gather 'round me,
I know my way is hard and steep.
But beauteous fields arise before me,
Where God's redeemed, their vigils keep.
I'm goin' there to see my Mother.
She said she'd meet me when I come.
So, I'm just goin' over Jordan.
I'm just goin' over home.

I'm just goin' over Jordan.
I'm just goin' over home.
Track Name: Love Me or Not (Cover)
You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning
You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got the sunrise looking in my eyes
And I know I could love you or not
But either way you’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning

I’m not getting used to my new solitude
I’ve still got a photo in my wallet of you
I’ve got to stop my self
From picking up the phone and just calling you
I’ve got to keep my emotions together and forever
So don’t be afraid
I can’t erase memories with the actions I seize
And I can not erase your smiles and your eyes
With your hair in the breeze
And the only way for me to move on
Is to write it in a song that life goes on
And I’m kicked off this earth
With no one to hold its getting cold and my chest hurts
You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning
You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got the sunrise looking in my eyes
And I know I could love you or not
But either way you’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning
What will the world bring?

You’ve got to be strong
Your story goes on and on
Even though our page is gone
Cos theirs a world out there
And even though it aint fair
You’ve got to not be scared cos I swear
I’ll always be true to you
Forgetting your smiles and eyes I could never do
Your love is skin deep with me
You could never be replaced
Even though you know my heart is free
Don’t be afraid
I can’t erase memories with the actions I seize
And I can not erase your smiles and your eyes
With your hair in the breeze
And the only way for me to move on
Is to write it in a song that life goes on
And I’m kicked off this earth
With no one to hold its getting cold and my chest hurts

You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning
You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got the sunrise looking in my eyes
And I know I could love you or not
But either way you’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning

You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning
You could love me or not
But either way I’ve got the sunrise looking in my eyes
And I know I could love you or not
But either way you’ve got to
Wake up to face another day tomorrow morning
What will the world bring?