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released July 22, 2017

all songs by benf

"build your own joy" and '"it'll all end in tears" feature Nathalie on bass and Jon on drums. "galesburg" also features Jon on the whistly thing. all songs recorded at Southtown Studio in Springfield Illinois (we should all find someone who looks at us the way springfield illinois looks at abraham lincoln).

i would like to thank everyone for listening. and i would especially like to thank the Beanhive open mic family and the DIY Galesburg crew, for being the most supportive music scene i've ever been a part of. i tried to write you all a verse in the Galesburg song but everything i came up with seemed inadequate to how important you are. and thank you to Glory Days and Cherry Street for venue space, to the bus driver for finding my glove, to the tornado siren for waking me up, to the gizmo (firestarter) for egging me on, and to the library for all the YAF. and most of all, thank you to my friends.

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Track Name: Build Your Own Joy
Do (x 26)

You thought your heart was like a basket
Of Olive Garden breadsticks
Easy to refill and to share
But now you've got a heart
Like a soup in a tin
Unopened cos the chef doesn't dare

You've got to use it all in one go
You can't get it in a box to go
So while you're keeping it safely stored

You build your own joy
You build your own joy
You build it everywhere you go
Who cares if no-one wants to share it
And you choose your own love
You don't let them tell you to stop
And you feel it everyday you've got these butterflies in your heart all the time

Do (x 26)

When a new day begins
Does the news keep you in
Are you stuck in liquid nitrogen
Cos sometimes it seems
That since 2016
You haven't had a single happy thought

Are you gonna outlive this
Or is this gonna outlive you
When were you last carefree

You build your own joy
You build your own joy
You build it everywhere you go
Who cares if no-one wants to share it
And you choose your own love
You don't let them tell you to stop
And you feel it everyday you've got these butterflies in your heart all the time

And i think i've written a lot more love songs than i've ever inspired
And i need a temporary tattoo of mistletoe that i can stick on my forehead

You build your own joy
You build your own joy
You build it everywhere you go
Who cares if no-one wants to share it
And you choose your own love
You don't let them tell you to stop
And you feel it everyday you've got these butterflies in your heart all the time
all the time
Track Name: Galesburg Regreats
Do you like watching people make decisions
You know they're gonna regret in the morning

Well you could go to cherryoke
It is held every Thursday
We get drunk and we get lonely
Singing about our ex-girlfriends

(oh cos that's definitely gonna win her back)

Woah galesburg illinois
Where are all these trains going what does this all mean
Woah galesburg illinois
Why is all this corn growing what does this all mean

do you believe in paying a dollar for pbr
do you like getting your arse kicked at pool and darts
well you could go to jazz at fat fish
they jazz up some pretty good shit
it is where all the cool kids go
but it's not quite my tempo

Woah galesburg illinois
Where are all these trains going what does this all mean
Woah galesburg illinois
Why is all this corn growing what does this all mean

How many types of cheese can you name
If you want to learn some more i know a place
Well you could go to cornucopia
It is like a cheese utopia
If you like your cheeses smokier
get that one sandwich with guoda

Woah galesburg illinois
Where are all these trains going what does this all mean
Woah galesburg illinois
Why is all this corn growing what does this all mean

Do you like eating pizza for breakfast lunch and dinner
Sometimes with a thick crust sometimes thinner
Well i eat three meals a day at baked
i call that doing the triple baked
and depending on what type of brownies i make
i might get quadruple baked

Woah galesburg illinois
Where are all these trains going what does this all mean
Woah galesburg illinois
Why is all this corn growing what does this all mean

now she's back in the atmosphere
drops of jupiter in her hair
that was not the bridge to this song
that was this song getting stuck behind a train cos it doesn't have a bridge

Woah galesburg illinois
Where are all these trains going what does this all mean
Woah galesburg illinois
Why is all this corn growing what does this all mean
Track Name: Hangover
What did we do last night
What did we do last night
i couldn't get down the stairs
everything was broken there
i couldn't wake up my friends
they were all in their own heads
what did we do last night
what did we do last night

i need some coffee first
i need some breakfast
i'm a failure but i had some success first
we had a party
of epic proportions
til it got shut down by law enforcement
didn't see the danger
went home with a stranger
partied in binghamton so why did i wake up in pennsylvania
if i hit rock bottom would i smoke the rocks
will you kick me out the house will you change the locks

it's not a joke now
how much i smoke now
used to use it as a crutch now i do it too much
and all i do is drink
and all i do is sink
into a nest of netflix and vicodin
it's all fun and games
til the morning came
and you realise your life has gone down the drain
if i hit rock bottom would i smoke the rocks
will you kick me out the house will you change the locks
if i hit rock bottom would i smoke the rocks
will you kick me out the house will you change the locks

cos i don't wanna be the same any more
i don't wanna be the same any more
i don't wanna be the same any more
Track Name: All Alone
Snakebite frozen in ice
antivenom back to life
six o'clock buses stop
i wanna be with you but i'm not
and i'm drunk and i'm cold
walking home on my own
one headlight motorbike
driving through an endless night

if you're all alone - so am i
if you're all alone - so am i
if you're all alone - so am i
if you're all alone - so am i

all the friends that i've made
they grow up and move away
used to go to punk rock shows
now they're playing 18 holes
they say it was just a phase
and they put their guitars away
i should grow up get a job
forget who i ever was

but if you feel alone - so do i
if you feel alone - so do i
if you feel alone - so do i
if you feel alone - so do i

it's like i don't mind being in other people's lives but i don't know how to let them into mine
it's like i don't mind being in other people's lives but i don't know how to let them into mine
Track Name: It'll All End In Tears (But Will They Be Tears Of Sorrow Or Tears of Joy)
i don't want you to go
i don't want you to go
i don't want you to go
i don't want you to go
but i can't get the smell of you out of my clothes
and i can't take your messages off my phone

we know this is goodbye
it was a year of goodbyes
there's only one picture of us
and we're holding hands
and i can't get used to you not being around
and that picture is still my desktop background

and maybe if things had been different then things could be different but they're not so they're not

we really did something
we did something real
it was weird timing it was weird times
but it was us who made the winter into spring
but i don't know why everything works all the time
when i've unplugged it all and i've turned out the lights

and the stars are hiding
in corners of space you'll find them all

maybe if things had been different then things could've been different but they weren't so they're not
maybe if things had been different then things could've been different but they weren't so they're not
and you said i meant nothing to you and those words weren't hard to hear
cos i don't mean anything to anybody in fact i'm barely even here