Rhythm of the Road

by Bennie Benman

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Hailing from the depths of Ogden Utah, Bennie Benman shares a unique mix of bedroom folk/country/rock with his distinctive voice.

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released June 16, 2016

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Track Name: Alone
Sitting on a bus bench
Just quietly.
No, no mister please don’t make no eye
Contact with me.

So many silly, pushy people
Everywhere
Leave me alone, alone why
Do you have to stare?

When I’m alone,
Alone. Alone.
I got everything I need
When I’m alone.

When I’m alone,
Alone. Alone.
I got everything I need
When I’m alone.

You say you want to come
To come and, visit me.
You want some company, but I,
I don’t – have those needs.

You need some talkin’ soon or
You’ll just – fade away.
But I don’t think you’ve got
A single in-ter-esting thing to say.

When I’m alone,
Alone. Alone.
I got everything I need
When I’m alone.

When I’m alone,
Alone. Alone.
I got everything I need
When I’m alone.

Eight billion people – they can talk among themselves.
They should leave me alone to be all by myself.
I wish them well, but I just don’t want them around.
Is it so bad I just want that still quiet sound?

So let me be, I’m fine here
in my ser-en-i-ty.
And if I find someone who likes
the quiet too just like me.

Then we can spend some time together
Enjoy each others company.
And let the world pass by
We can – let them be.

‘Cause when WE’RE alone, just you and me
Alone.
WE have everything we need
When WE’RE alone.

When WE’RE alone, alone
Alone.
WE have everything we need
When WE’RE alone.
Track Name: Hot and Cold
When I met you
I knew that it would last.
The corners of your mouth turned up
And then you made me laugh.

I’d think about you all the time
Nothing was the same.
I’d see you in a sunny day
And you brightened up the rain.

The year we spent together
A memory to me.
But lately when I look you up you’re
Too busy to see me.

Hot and cold, you’re hot and cold
With you I’m bought and then I’m sold
Because you’re always hot and cold.

I felt new things
Things I’ve never seen. But then
the good times came infrequently
with darkness in between.

When sorrow filled my eyes
Although I still love you. I knew
the only thing that I should do.
Was getting rid of you.

So I got someone new
A much better one.
It’s someone I know that I can
Always depend upon.

Hot and cold, you were hot and cold, so
I traded cloudy skies for gold
Hot and cold, you’re hot and cold
You had me bought but now I’m sold.
I traded cloudy skies for gold
And there’s no more hot and cold.
Track Name: Rhythm of the Road
Come on get the van unloaded
Let’s dream of being rich.
Right now we gotta do this show.
Let’s get it over with.

Was on the road at fifteen.
I had had no other choice.
I thank the good Lord above
That I still have my voice.

I used to be real pretty.
Some people say I glowed. s
Years on the road my looks, they say.
Now I look more like a toad.

The Rhythm of the road, yeah
The Rhythm of the road.
The Rhythm of the road yeah
It’s the Rhythm of the road.

We’ll make you think we love you
We mean it through and through s
And as you sit there watching
You’ll believe that it is true. s

So come on drop your money.
And we’ll have fun with you.
A little while we’ll be together
And then we’ll all be through.

The Rhythm of the road, yeah
The Rhythm of the road.
The Rhythm of the road yeah
It’s the Rhythm of the road.

Another greasy dive bar
They’re drinking down the beer
The band is looking at me yeah,
Just get us out of here.

Then when the show is over, they all
Wanna take peek at me
But the only thing I’m thinkin’ is
That I need to take a leak.

The Rhythm of the road, yeah
The Rhythm of the road. s
The Rhythm of the road yeah
It’s the Rhythm of the road s

So load the van back up and
I’ll try to call my wife
Ten weeks I haven’t seen her
This ain’t no kind of life

And soon the wheels are rolling
To another little town.
We’ll do it all again yeah,
We’ve got the rhythm down.

The Rhythm of the road, yeah
The Rhythm of the road.
The Rhythm of the road yeah
It’s the Rhythm of the road.
Track Name: Ending
A few hours older
A little bit colder
We’re nearer the end.

Watching the time fly
But nothing quite as I
Quite as I had planned

Hellos now goodbyes
There’s less thrill in your eyes
The best is behind.

The lights become dimmer
Sounds become stiller
And still in decline.

Anticipation
And great expectations
Are now memories

Sand castles of our time
The fair and the sublime
Melt Into the sea.

Reality or dreams?
Plans, hopes, and wild schemes
Some never will be.

Noise and confusion
Or was it illusion?
Now serenity.

The plans that we de-signed
Things we knew we’d find
We now must set free.

Anticipation
And great expectations
Are now memories

Sand castles of our time
The fair and the sublime
Melt Into the sea.

The road that we traveled
Sometimes we dazzled
Our energy spent.

It’s soon over now
We’re wondering how
The time came and went.

Anticipation
And great expectations
Are now memories

Sand castles of our time
The fair and the sublime
Melt Into the sea.